Trader Vic's

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Trader Vic's

Trader Vic's retro bar and restaurant has been situated in London's Hilton, Park Lane, since 1963. Its tiki lounge vibes effuse the era it opened and bring a little of the Pacific to the city. The walls and ceiling are clad in bamboo and straw mats, with aboriginal-esque prints and sculptures, and ocean-themed trinkets around the place 

The menu boasts global cuisine cooked in Chinese wood-fired ovens, ranging from the Mediterranean to the Middle East via East Asia. Enjoy a surf and turf luau (barbecue ribeye steak and whole barbecue lobster) for dinner, or snack on mango chili spring rolls and finish up with rum ice cream.

The tropical theme runs through the drinks menu, too, with a whopping 200+ signature cocktails to choose from, as well as a selection of South African, Australian, Spanish, French, Italian, Chilean and American wines. You can also catch live music performances, DJs and carnival-esque parties.

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Trader Vic's says
Our bar and restaurant at the London Hilton on Park Lane offers an eclectic collection of global cuisines using our Chinese wood-fired ovens, tropical cocktails served in Trader Vic’s signature glasses and an exotic atmosphere with authentic artefacts and trappings from around the world.
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Venue name: Trader Vic's
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Address: London Hilton Park Lane
22 Park Lane
London
W1K 1BE
Opening hours: 6-11.30pm daily; Bar: 5pm-1am Sun-Thu; 5pm-3am Fri, Sat
Transport: Tube: Hyde Park Corner
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GordyUK
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This is a review of the restaurant. TimeOut wouldn't create this in its own category despite the restaurant being 3/4 of the premises and famous for years. The bar is just an extra, but hey ho. I first ate here about 25 years ago and by complete fluke found myself staying in the London Hilton above, so thought it would be good to see how Trader Vics in the basement was doing after all these years. It was like stepping into a time warp. I could easily have been back in the 90s again. Nothing had changed at all. Still felt like a Tikki hut, and not in an old tired way either. The menu was almost the same too. We had the famous Cosmo Tidbits and 2 dishes from the clay oven. Both were perfect. In fact the only reason its not getting 5* was due to allowing a large noisy hen party right next to quiet tables. I thoroughly recommend this RESTAURANT and if I'm around in another 20 years, I'd certainly go back. Be warned though, its kinda pricey

Rosa P

A few of me and friends come here for pre drinks before we went on to Drama night club in the same hotel. The drinks here are dangerous! Especially the sharing ones. But we wasn't complaining! 

Jenni D

Do you like Pina Coladas and taking walks in the rain? Well you're in the right place! Trader Vics is the best place to go to transport you from wet London town to a Tiki Bar in Hawaii. Home of the original Mai Tai, Trader Vics is a cosy hotel bar (found underneath the Park Lane Hilton) to drink fancy cocktails in. Reasonably priced and certainly not a naff themed bar, it's a nice place to go to recuperate after braving shopping on Oxford Street.