This bar at the Metropolitan London hotel was one of the most exclusive party spots of the late 90s. It's now open to all, so you don't have to be a member to make it inside to see the new lick of paint, the expanded cocktail list and a food menu serving seasonal British cuisine.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings still play host to sets from a roster of resident DJs. The cocktail list ranges from mojitos, martinis and a Metropolitan spritz to a Bel Ami, a Shadow Punch and a Met Michelada - the bar's own take on the Mexican classic. An extensive range of spirits is also available, including tequila and mezcal.
Dishes during the day include crispy bites of slow-cooked Norfolk lamb belly, a house burger and a salad of roast chicken, avocado and spinach in a mustard and walnut dressing. Light bites are available in the evening, with sliders, chicken yakitori skewers and mini vegetable empanadas alongside soy sauce glass noddles and blackened salmon tataki. Afternoon tea is available, too.
|Venue name:||Met Bar||Contact:|
|Cross street:||19 Old Park lane|
|Opening hours:||Open 9am-2am Tue-Sat; 9am-midnight Mon, Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Hyde Park Corner tube|
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I have visited The Met Bar twice recently for two completely different occasions. Firstly, a pre theatre afternoon tea with some girl friends. It was delicious with a fabulous twist on the usual afternoon tea. I am very tempted to return again to try their festive afternoon tea as this looks impressive! More recently, I celebrated a friends birthday there after being out in London for dinner. The bar man was impressive, making cocktails tailor-made to each of our individual tastes. Great atmosphere too!! Need to plan my next visit soon!!!!
The Time Out review is pretty much spot-on. Exorbitant prices for no-better-than-average cocktails, and a surly crowd makes for an unappealing evening. I certainly wouldn't hurry back.