London Cocktail Club
Time Out says
A Monument branch of the cocktail chain.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If you’ve been to one of London Cocktail Club’s eight other bars, you won’t find much difference in the menu at this latest branch: large glasses, heavy on the ice but not stinting on the booze either. Make no mistake, these babies will get you to where you want to go.
What is new, however, is the marked upgrade on decor and premises – if you’re expecting the usual sweaty, confined space and eclectic mix of furnishings then you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. By LCC standards this is positively upmarket. Comfy sofas line the brick walls of a carpeted underground cavern, which are in turn adorned with pictures of besuited animals. How long they can maintain the decadent feel of the place remains to be seen, as happy hours are already eagerly attended, with the place thinning out slightly after the 7pm cut-off. The tipples are still top, though: a vodka, rum, Cointreau and gin packed Long Island Ice Tea, served in a pint jug, was my powerful drink of choice. The party atmosphere of banging tunes, dancing on bar stools and the inevitable mayhem strong drink brings to a crowded bar live on. LCC: coming to a neighbourhood near you (if it’s not rocked up already).
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Bartender/manager was extremely rude and inadequate who seemed to be having issues with people having drinks at the bar. He kept accusing random people from our group that they had too much to drink. This was absolutely not the case as the service was so incredibly slow they could have only had 2 cocktails max for the 2h 30m we spent there. Even more he kept chasing them around the place even though they were just sitting and talking to other people, not making any problems or scenes whatsoever. It was absolutely ridiculous! This was after we closed our massive tab which was only a part of what we spent at this place as we were a very large group of people! Just don't waste your money and time here and go some place fun! The only good thing about this place is the exit!
THEY ARE VERY DISHONEST, the HAPPY HOUR IS A LIE, we ordered two same cocktails and they said to us that we have to pay the normal price + the service, (Not the happy price). After, a friend ordered another cocktail and the waitress brought 2 instead of 1.. saying to us that in "happy hour" we HAD TO BUY 2 of that cocktail and like was prepared we have to pay it. Very bad place, don't lose your money there
With all the charm and sophistication of a provincial Wetherspoons, and full of a clientele who believe that their data entry job qualifies them as "working in finance", this place is beyond grim. Add to this an over-bearded barman who seemed to think his "Shoreditch of 5 years ago" look gave him the right to be outright rude to his customers, and you get a feel for the LCC vibe. It was something about a VIP area apparently, a concept about as plausible as a VIP area in Nandos.
This place's only redeeming feature was a clearly embarrassed and overworked waitress, doing her best to stem the rising chav-geddon.
Classist? Possibly, but this place has none. Think Friday night in late 90s Slough.
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