Ask For Janice

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Description

Ask For Janice is a dynamic restaurant and bar located close to Barbican and Farringdon stations. Step off Long Lane to encounter a bright and breezy restaurant area, filled with contemporary art from the likes of Kid Acne and Damien Hirst. There's room for 70 covers (seated), who tuck into scrumptious grub from breakfast right through til night. The venue lays on a spread of pastries and heartier breakfasts in the morning, fresh & light lunches and a choice of larger plates once dinner time rolls around.

This atmospheric bar & kitchen is really only half the story though. Locate the secluded speakeasy style basement bar and you're in for a real treat. It's smaller than the main bar and the dark, atmospheric vibe is noticeably different to upstairs. You'll have the chance to pick between a really strong spread of draft & bottled beers and over 40 gins, and every glass of wine is priced the same so there's no need to base your choice on cost. A bustling and eclectic music policy is the one constant throughout the venue.

Info

No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
City of London
18
Wheelchair Access
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
07:30 00:00
07:30 00:00
07:30 00:00
07:30 00:00
07:30 00:00
10:30 00:00
- - Private Hire Only

Location

Ask For Janice
50-52 Long Lane, Farringdon, London, EC1A 9EJ

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Barbican (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.50
Pint of Real Ale £4.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.00
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £8.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.50
Bottle of House Wine £23.00
Bottle of Champagne £32.50
Jaeger Bomb £6.50

Menus

Party menu for groups of 20 or more Download
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Our Review

Ask For Janice Farringdon - London Restaurant Bar Review

Ask For Janice Farringdon - London Restaurant Bar Review

Just across the road from Smithfield Meat Market is a modern, chic, and tastefully creative restaurant bar, Ask For Janice. The Venue: Ask For Janice lies open armed for all that pass by with its full-length windows, showing off the crowds...

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Great venue, great food, great service. Constantly being topped up for the bottomless brunch and Ali is amazing. Would absolutely go again! visited Ask For Janice on 08 Jul 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your brunch and hope to see you again very soon! The AFJ team x
22 Jul 2017 by
5

Lovely ambience, amazing food, great selection of gin and very friendly staff. Thanks for making the evening special!! visited Ask For Janice on 14 Jul 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Thank you so much for your lovely words, we are so happy that you had a special evening here! We look forward to having you back again very soon. Cheers, The AFJ team x
17 Jul 2017 by
5

Brilliant place to brunch! The waiter was desperately trying to get us drunk which was exactly what we wanted!!! The food was great! Three small delicious plates and the booze never stopped flowing! Highly recommended! visited Ask For Janice on 08 Jul 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, we are so glad that you enjoyed your brunch! Hope to have you in again very soon. The AFJ team x
09 Jul 2017 by
5

Loved it. Great choice on the menus. Lovely staff, great atmosphere, quirky vibe. Will definitely go there again. visited Ask For Janice on 02 Jun 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Delighted to hear you enjoyed our menu, looking forward to having you back again soon. Cheers, The AFJ Team x
05 Jun 2017 by
5

Very nice, great service - but crumpets unfortunately inconsistent! On my first visit recently, they were deeelicious, whereas this latest visit they were far stodgier, with no "tell tale" holes... :-( disappointing visited Ask For Janice on 31 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Sorry to hear that, hopefully you'll come back soon and they'll be just as good as the first time you had them! Cheers, The AFJ Team x
01 Jun 2017 by
4

Fantastic breakfast and great coffe! visited Ask For Janice on 22 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

So happy to hear so! Thank you! Cheers, The AFJ Team x
29 May 2017 by
5

This place is fantastic. Great food and drink, friendly staff and a great atmosphere to catch up with friends! visited Ask For Janice on 19 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Great to hear you had a good time! Thanks for the feedback ! Cheers, The AFJ Team x
22 May 2017 by
5

Had a great time, venue was perfect for around the 30 guests we had! friendly staff, and drinks were a reasonable price. visited Ask For Janice on 16 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey Rachel, so glad you enjoyed your time here, hope to have you all back again soon! Cheers, The AFJ Team
16 May 2017 by
5

Brilliant venue, service and food. Highly recommend and we will be going back. Thanks! visited Ask For Janice on 13 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

You're so welcome, thank you for your great review! Cheers, The AFJ Team
15 May 2017 by
5

Perfect venue for a bottomless brunch. Food was gorgeous, staff were very attentive with topping drinks up and a really relaxed, friendly and fun atmosphere. visited Ask For Janice on 13 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Ah, so glad you had such a good time! And thank you for your kind words. Cheers, The AFJ Team x
14 May 2017 by
5

Delicious food and average good value (35 pounds brunch with bottomless alcohol for 2 hours service charge included) ! Very noisy though... Sophie visited Ask For Janice on 13 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Glad you enjoyed your food, apologies that it was very noisy, we will bear your feedback in mind! All the best, the AFJ Team x
14 May 2017 by
4

It was ok. Service was slow, a coffee took about 15 minutes to come and there was a hair in one of the dishes - this was removed from the bill but the staff were not overly apologetic. Probably wouldn't go back for food. visited Ask For Janice on 05 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, so sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience here at AFJ. Please drop us a line at info@askforjanice.co.uk and we'll organise some drinks on us and make sure you have a much better experience! Many Thanks, The AFJ Team x
08 May 2017 by
3

Great bar! Really accommodating with our booking. Fantastic gin selection with some great pairings. Managed to tick off some gins I haven't tried before (which is saying something!). Only regret is not getting food - it looked and smelled delicious! CocALeeky visited Ask For Janice on 05 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Great to hear that you enjoyed our gins, do come back and try our food though, we think you'll enjoy it just as much! Cheers, The AFJ Team x
08 May 2017 by
5

We ate about 12 tasting dishes and in general they were tasty, interesting and well put together, and the overall menu of tasting plates is pretty well considered. We ate on a Friday night when the bar is quite busy; not necessarily everyone's cup of tea but it works quit nicely if you want to eat and drink in a busy, relaxed and fun space (like being in a southern European City actually), plus the staff managed to attend to us well. Good gin list. visited Ask For Janice on 05 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Thank you so much for your review, great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner! Cheers, The AFJ Team x
06 May 2017 by
5

Good atmosphere, gin selection was good. Something missing compared from other gin-bars is that they offer a description of what the gin tastes like too, so it can help you decide. The staff were really friendly, but at points a bit keen to come over and sell us more gin - it was OK sometimes, but a bit too much at others. visited Ask For Janice on 04 May 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Glad you enjoyed our gin, apologies if our staff were a bit keen, we're very passionate about our gin! All the best, The AFJ Team x
05 May 2017 by
4

Lovely food, lovely flavours, lovely decor, lovely atmos, lovely staff. Very happy i tried this place - will be back again! aprice visited Ask For Janice on 29 Apr 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Lovely review! Thank you so much, The AfJ Team x
02 May 2017 by
5

Great food - the bottomless brunch is great value! Will definitely go back. visited Ask For Janice on 15 Apr 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Thanks for your great feedback, hope to have you in for another brunch soon! Cheers, The AFJ Team
16 Apr 2017 by
5

really lovely place great gin cocktails. Really accommodating for our group visited Ask For Janice on 07 Apr 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Delighted to hear that you enjoyed our cocktails! Cheers, The AFJ Team x
10 Apr 2017 by
5

Food, drink and service was spot on! Will be back soon don't you worry :) visited Ask For Janice on 08 Apr 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Sp glad you thought so! Looking forward to having you back soon! The AFJ Team x
10 Apr 2017 by
5

only down side was we couldn't stay longer (theatre) ;-) visited Ask For Janice on 07 Apr 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hope to have you back another time when you can stay longer! Al the best, The AFJ Team x
08 Apr 2017 by
5

Lovely food and service - love the little plate concept - you get to taste more dishes. Delicious coffee and virgin bloody mary. visited Ask For Janice on 01 Apr 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there! That's so great to hear you like what we do here at AFJ. Looking forward to having you here for some more small plates! Best, AFJ x
02 Apr 2017 by
5

We had our work Q1 do at Ask for Janice, the team couldn't have been better. They helped me organise everything, the food was amazing, and the basement was a great location for us. Overall, super happy. Special thanks to Radka & Charlotte. visited Ask For Janice on 30 Mar 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi Hannah, We are so pleased to hear you and your team had a fab time doing your Q1 here at our basement bar :). Your words a music to my ears and we hope to see you back soon. Best, Radka and the team x
31 Mar 2017 by
5

Another great meal - this time 'small plates' ideal for sharing. We loved the braised leeks with smoked mackarel, pork belly with fennel and brown shrimp and the roast Jerusalem artichokes! Excellent, informative service too. visited Ask For Janice on 21 Mar 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks very much for your wonderful words. I am delighted you enjoyed sharing our small plates and that our team looked after you well! I am passing the feedback onto the head chef Laura who will be also surely pleased to hear your hunger was satiated and taste buds tickled. We are looking forward to having you back soon. Best, Radka and the AFJ team
22 Mar 2017 by
5

Great staff and amazing atmosphere visited Ask For Janice on 14 Mar 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Heya, Thanks so much for your kind words. Please to hear you like how we roll and our vibe! Looking forward to having you back soon. Best, Radka and the AFJ team
15 Mar 2017 by
5

Excellent service, great bar though the house lager wasn't the best - if they could improve that it would be the perfect bar. visited Ask For Janice on 08 Mar 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, Thanks so much for taking time in reviewing us! I am pleased to hear you liked the team and that we took good care of you and I am sorry to hear the house lager was not exactly your cup of brew. We always strive for excellence and will definitely take your feedback on board when doing a batch number 3 of our company's lager. Fingers crossed! Also, feel free to drop by and try our lovely selection of canned and bottled beers- hopefully this could make up for it. Many Thanks! Radka and the AFJ team
09 Mar 2017 by
4

Such lovely food and plenty of bottomless cocktails, which were kept regularly filled... the staff were great and accommodated me at short notice. Only one thing stopping this from being 5 star- I was really pleased to see what I thought were gender neutral toilets- just a door marked 'loos', but once i went inside, the identical stalls were totally unnecessarily marked 'Boys' and 'Girls'. I spoke about it with my party and some others of us were disappointed by this as well. I think particularly in light of recent events, such a clearly forward thinking and progressive company might think about making themselves a safe space for trans people, as it would be so easy to do But as I say, everything else was awesome- I am still thinking about the haddock and lentil plate. visited Ask For Janice on 25 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks very much for taking time in writing the review. I am super pleased to hear you and your group had a fab time brunching with us. Unfortunately, our booking system does not allow me to see your identity in order to drop you and email directly as I would love to privately explain the reason for the loos' gender division. It would be lovely if you could drop me an email on radka@askforjanice.co.uk to discuss this further. I am looking forward to hearing from you! Many Thanks, Radka, General Manager
27 Feb 2017 by
4

Service is exceptional but I am disappointed that you have taken the goose cooked chips off your menu as they were just amazing visited Ask For Janice on 23 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, I am so pleased you like our team and also have a little secret to spare: the duck fat fries are a counter-good and we can still make them for you on request. Just drop by and we'll have a chat with our chef to cook some up. Many Thanks, Radka and the team x
27 Feb 2017 by
5

Very nice place! Always good!!!! visited Ask For Janice on 24 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Heya, Thanks a million! We are always pleased to hear that our guests like how we roll. Can't wait to have you back. Many Thanks Rad and the team x
26 Feb 2017 by
5

Fab. Totally recommend. Great booze, great food, lovely service visited Ask For Janice on 23 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, Thanks very much for vouching for us! Can't wait to have you back for some more goodness :) Rad and the team x
25 Feb 2017 by
5

Great food. Fun vibe. Good drinks variety visited Ask For Janice on 21 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

So great to hear you enjoyed what we do! Looking forward to seeing you back. Best, Rad and the AFJ team x
23 Feb 2017 by
5

Very friendly staff and great food and cocktails. visited Ask For Janice on 17 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, This is so amazing to hear! I am pleased you liked us as well as what we do. Hope to have you back soon! Best, Radka and the AFJ team x
19 Feb 2017 by
5

Atmosphere had a good buzz for a Thursday night without being rammed. Asked for a quiet table and got just that. Table service was perfect and quick throughout the night and the selection was just right visited Ask For Janice on 16 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey Jack, Thanks so much! I am happy to hear you had a groovy time here at AFJ and that your eve out was a success. We hope to have you back for some more drinks at another occasion. Best, Rad and the AFJ team x
18 Feb 2017 by
5

I really enjoyed my birthday evening at Ask for Janice. The staff were very attentive and helpful and even gave me a chocolate brownie with a candle in it. There was a bit of a mix up over chips which was unfortunate but otherwise I couldn't fault it. visited Ask For Janice on 08 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, I am very glad to hear your birthday at AFJ was a success and that the team treated you well. I am really sorry that there was a mix up with your chips through! Please let me know if there is anything we can do to offset this (perhaps a cocktail on us from our new cocktail menu?). Please drop me a line on info@askforjanice.co.uk so we can put a name to a face and take good care of you. Many Thanks Radka and the AFJ team
17 Feb 2017 by
4

Great service as always. One of my favs for a cosy night of drinking! visited Ask For Janice on 14 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Heya! Thanks so much for taking time in writing these kind words. We are super happy to be one of your favs for boozy nights out :) Best, Rad and the team x
16 Feb 2017 by
5

Great food, wonderful service, unlimited Bucks Fizz through brunch. A fabulous start to my weekend! visited Ask For Janice on 11 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hello there, That's so great you enjoyed brunching with us! We hope to have you back soon and kick-start your weekend with some more Bucks Fizz :) Radka and the AFJ team
13 Feb 2017 by
5

I celebrated my birthday at AFJ and everything was perfect. I reserved a space for 20 people, which was at a good spot and ready for us when we arrived. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Thank you. visited Ask For Janice on 10 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks so much for your wondeful words. We are pleased to hear you had a blast here at AFJ and that we helped to make your birthday party a success :) Looking forward to seeing you soon! Best, Radka and the team
13 Feb 2017 by
5

Friendly, accomodating, delicious, relaxing, unique. chloet visited Ask For Janice on 08 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, That's so lovely of you to say that we are all of the above :) Thanks so much and come back soon. Radka and the team
10 Feb 2017 by
5

We recently held our engagement party at Ask for Janice on a Saturday 4th February and the evening went so well! The staff were really friendly and ensured that we had the perfect evening. All the guests commented on what a cool venue Ask for Janice is and would happily go back there. One of our friends has already organised a work social at the venue after coming to our party. We could not recommend it highly enough! Jo & Rob visited Ask For Janice on 04 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi Jo and Rob, Thanks very much for your kind words. I am delighted to hear that we helped making your special day a success and that your guests had a good time! We hope to have you back soon. Best Radka and the AFJ team
07 Feb 2017 by
5

Went to Ask for Janice for the first time for bottomless brunch with a friend on Saturday and had a great time. Three food dishes and unlimited cocktails was a good price for the deal and a great way to spend a couple of hours on a weekend. The food tasted great, with quality ingredients clearly being used. The service from all members of staff was outstanding, the whole team were really attentive and super friendly. Really cute place with a fun yet relaxed vibe. My two criticisms were that there were no sweet food options (like pancakes or fruit, etc) and that the pre-made cocktail jugs were not as alcoholic as other venues offering bottomless brunches. The bucks fizz was hardly fizzy. (Now I sound like an alcoholic!) I will definitely recommend Ask For Janice to friends and be back again soon! visited Ask For Janice on 04 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks very much for taking time to write such a detailed feedback! I am truly pleased you loved the team and the food- we love our guests too! :) I can reassure you that we're taking your points into account and they will be shared with the rest of my management team and hopefully, we can make everybody's experience a 5* blast! Also, we are still in the process of learning as we go as this was only our second brunch and we will most certainly be reviewing what works and what doesn't :). We hope to see you again soon. Best Rad and the AFJ team x
06 Feb 2017 by
4

We had the bottomless brunch which was great! really tasty interesting food and good drinks. visited Ask For Janice on 04 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, Thanks a million! I am glad you enjoyed brunching with us and hope we'll have you back for some more deliciousness in future. Rad and the AFJ team x
06 Feb 2017 by
5

Great food and drinks. Awesome service, our glass was never empty :) The staff was also lovely Alejandra visited Ask For Janice on 04 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Your words are music to my ears and I hope that your glass will be always half-full and most certainly never empty! :) Can't wait to have you back for some more brunching. Best Radka and the AFJ team x
06 Feb 2017 by
5

Food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. I had a great experience and would highly recommend. I couldn't fault the bottomless brunch at all. Regularly topped up with whatever cocktail you wanted. I will 100% being going back. Jade visited Ask For Janice on 04 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, It's always a pleasure to hear that someone had a fab time at AFJ! Thanks so much for your fantastic feedback- I am delighted you had a great time brunching with us. Hope to have you back some time soon. Best Radka and the team x
06 Feb 2017 by
5

Quite noisy, but it was early Friday evening and lots of people were having a drink after work. The food order came all at once which wasn't ideal as we had a very small table. It made you feel that you had to rush eating your starter or your main would get cold. Would definitely make sure that the order didn't turn up all together when we go again. Yes, we will definitely go again as the food was fantastic. Everything was cooked well and beautiful sauces to enchance the flavours, lovely. visited Ask For Janice on 03 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, I am really sorry to hear that your experience at AFJ wasn't exactly perfect at this occasion. I will ensure the team is briefed to be aware of the space on the table vs. the amount of food ordered and that they always ask whether you'd like everything at once or in separate courses. Otherwise, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and shall pass your feedback to the kitchen. Best Radka General Manager
06 Feb 2017 by
4

Great venue with very attentive staff. Nice to try some new Gins and the small plates were a perfect accompaniment. I will definitely be back!! visited Ask For Janice on 03 Feb 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, Thanks very much for your kind words. We hope to get you back soon for another G&S session then :) Cheers AFJ x
05 Feb 2017 by
5

We were a group of 8 for breakfast. The waitress was very helpful and attentive. The food was all really good, especially the sausage sandwich and scrambled eggs on sourdough. Really like the industrial vibe opposite Smithfield market. visited Ask For Janice on 30 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks a lot for taking time to review AFJ! We are pleased you enjoyed your breakfast- I am sure our chefs will be delighted to hear you enjoyed what they do. We hope to see you again soon! Best AFJ x
01 Feb 2017 by
5

Amazing food, great venue and lovely attentive staff. A brilliant bottomless brunch (I really cannot praise them enough!) jenny88 visited Ask For Janice on 28 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi Jenny, Thanks so much for your kind words! We are very happy you enjoyed your brunch at AFJ and that the team looked after you well. We hope to have you back for some more brunching :) Best AFJ x
30 Jan 2017 by
5

Such a great brunch, lovely food and great service :) Dan visited Ask For Janice on 28 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi Dan! You and your friends were a super lovely bunch to look after! Thanks so much for the great feedback. We are pleased you reckon our first brunch can be considered a success! Best AFJ x
30 Jan 2017 by
5

The food is amazing and the atmosphere was really nice. Will come back for sure! We loved it! visited Ask For Janice on 28 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, Thanks a million! We hope you visit again soon. Best AFJ x
30 Jan 2017 by
5

Food was query but generally fine. Service was ok but a little slow. My main problem with this place is the bare concrete walls which make the place so loud you can't think. It's almost as if they've done it deliberately to keep the turnover high. The lack urinals is also silly as it meant I had to queue for the bathroom. visited Ask For Janice on 27 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks for taking time to review AFJ. I am really sorry to hear your experience with us was not quite up to scratch and that you were not completely satisfied when visiting. I can only reassure you that the volume of music is most certainly not set high deliberately in order to have a higher turnover, but it is merely a reflection of the vibe. I can see you visited us on Friday night, which is the busiest night of the week and also tends to be the loudest. In any case, we love our guests and it is in our best interest to keep them as long as we can. If you feel like you'd want to give us a second chance, please drop us an email to info@askforjanice.co.uk and we'll personally look after you. Many Thanks
29 Jan 2017 by
3

Great gin! Very good staff and nice atmosphere. visited Ask For Janice on 26 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Heya, That's so great to hear you loved what we do! We hope to have you back for some more gin soon! Best AFJ x
28 Jan 2017 by
5

We had a fantastic time at Ask for Janice! We were taking a friend for her birthday (after only discovering this lovely place 3 days before). The food was absolutely amazing and absolutely loved the g&t's - the special serves are super!! Staff were all very lovely too! Great Monday night :) visited Ask For Janice on 23 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, We are delighted you found us and that you returned for your friend's birthday that turned out to be a success! So so lovely to hear your words of praise! Thanks a million and come back to see us again soon. AFJ x
25 Jan 2017 by
4

Fabulous service, great food and drinks - they couldnt have been kinder and more helpful and made my party a real success visited Ask For Janice on 20 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks very much for taking time to write these beautiful words. We are absolutely delighted you liked your experience and hope you'll come back for more soon :) Best AFJ x
24 Jan 2017 by
5

Great food and service and a wonderful gin list. Lovely place to meet with friends. jo_85uk0027 visited Ask For Janice on 21 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi Jo, Thanks a million! Your words are music to our ears and we hope to have you back for some more gin soon. Best AFJ x
23 Jan 2017 by
5

Fantastic small plates for sharing. visited Ask For Janice on 18 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, The Head Chef Laura will be absolutely delighted to hear that you like how we roll! Thanks very much AFJ x
20 Jan 2017 by
5

My new favourite spot! Lovely setting, lovely staff and all the gin you could ever wish for... visited Ask For Janice on 18 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks very very much for choosing us to be your new fave spot! We hope to have you back for some more goodness soon. AFJ x
20 Jan 2017 by
5

Food was good, our drinks order was forgotten, so not great service. visited Ask For Janice on 17 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, I am terribly sorry to heat that your drinks were forgotten and that your experience with us wasn't up to scratch this time round. Please drop us an email to info@askforjanice.co.uk or alternatively give us a call on 02076002255 and we'll sort you out with a couple of drinks on the house if you are willing to give us a second chance. We'd love to have you back. Best AFJ
19 Jan 2017 by
3

Really good bar. Only downside is that it closes too early. Russell visited Ask For Janice on 13 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks for your fab review. Much appreciated! We're sorry we close early too, although please note that our licensing activities can be extended for purposes of private parties (exclusive hires) up until 2am! :) If you're keen to hear more, please drop an email to denise@ulg.co.uk and she'll tell you all about it. Best AFJ
16 Jan 2017 by
5

The food was great, the atmosphere laid back and cool. The customer service I received during the booking process for my birthday party and throughout the night was excellent: very responsive and accommodating. Would definitely recommend. visited Ask For Janice on 07 Jan 2017

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, This is so great to hear! We are absolutely delighted you had an amazing time with us and are already looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best, AFJ x
09 Jan 2017 by
5

Great food, drinks and environment. visited Ask For Janice on 21 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks very much for finding time to review us. Glad you like our vibe! Best AFJ
04 Jan 2017 by
4

Great service and amazing food! Always incredibly helpful for our Christmas celebrations! visited Ask For Janice on 21 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hello there, We are extremely pleased you had a great time celebrating Christmas here at AFJ. Hope you had a blast! Thanks very much for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon. Best AFJ
04 Jan 2017 by
5

Great service, lovely food and very patient with us as we stayed well beyond out eating time:) visited Ask For Janice on 21 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks for your lovely feedback and taking time to write it. We hope to have you back again soon! Best AFJ
03 Jan 2017 by
4

The beer in the chicken made it a bit bitter visited Ask For Janice on 21 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there, I am really sorry you found the Beavertown roast chicken from our Christmas feasting menu slightly bitter. The beer used for the preparation of this dish was the hoppy Gamma Ray -American Pale Ale. Thus, there should be a bit of zesty bitterness. We have passed the feedback onto the head chef and hope we can improve and your future visit to be 5*. Many Thanks AFJ
03 Jan 2017 by
4

Ask for Janice is a great find - interesting food, friendly staff and not too expensive. visited Ask For Janice on 21 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there! We are delighted to hear you had good time here at AFJ. Thanks very much for your kind words and we hope to have you back soon. AFJ x
23 Dec 2016 by
5

Had a great party, good food and good service. visited Ask For Janice on 15 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks a million. Your kind words are music to our ears. Hope to have you back soon for some more goodness. AFJ x
20 Dec 2016 by
5

Had a fantastic night - great drinks selection and the duck fat chips were fab! visited Ask For Janice on 16 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey there! We are so pleased to hear that! :) Thanks so much AFJ x
19 Dec 2016 by
5

Delicious food, super friendly ambiance, festive feel, lovely amiable and friendly service, amazing G&T menu, it was just great! visited Ask For Janice on 15 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Thanks very very much! So pleased to hear that you love what we do! Best, AFJ x
18 Dec 2016 by
5

I work just a few doors down the road from Ask For Janice. Frequently during the week I stop by to have meetings with colleagues. I love the place; fantastically friendly staff (shout out to Radka and Danielle), lovely atmosphere (helped along by great background music) no matter the time of day. Delicious food too; everything has a nice little twist. Try their chorizo, fried egg and hash brown dish - it will make you breakfast happy. The other night I took my team there for our Christmas party, and it's fair to say we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Probably a bit too much, but that's all good. So it's coffee and meetings by day, and unadulterated fun by night. Best review ever, right? visited Ask For Janice on 13 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

This is the very BEST review ever indeed!!! AFJ loves you for your kind words and being so lovely to the team at all times. We'll see you again soon (we shall keep the sofa warm and your black Americano ready :) ). AFJ x
15 Dec 2016 by
5

Great experience! Lovely staff, easy booking and great value for money. Would definitely recommend it. visited Ask For Janice on 13 Dec 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Thanks a million! We are super delighted to hear that! AFJ x
15 Dec 2016 by
5

Great bar and good service, thanks for the free cake! :) visited Ask For Janice on 29 Nov 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

No worries at all! We're glad you had a good one! AFJ x
02 Dec 2016 by
5

Tiny table and stools uncomfortable (why couldn't we sit at the empty proper table for two with chairs?); service friendly but unfocused; my baked eggs were left waiting far too long and arrived rubbery. A nice concept, strong menu, but let down by its execution. visited Ask For Janice on 22 Nov 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, We're sorry to hear that. Thank you so much for taking the time to send through your feedback though. If you would like to contact us at info@askforjanice.co.uk we can chat about it further. Thanks, AFJ
24 Nov 2016 by
3

Relaxed, casual, cool and great food. Don't sit by the door as there's a draft. visited Ask For Janice on 22 Nov 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thanks so much for your kind words. We hate that pesky draft just as much as you do!! Hope to have you with us again soon. Love, AFJ
24 Nov 2016 by
5

Ask for Janice is simply a wonderful place. I had my birthday there last Friday and it was the third time that I have been there. The staff are always nice in there -they gave us complete space to have drinks and enjoy chatting to friends. It really is a sophisticated gem of a place with a superb wine list and good gin based cocktails too. I thoroughly recommend this establishment as it is a place where you feel relaxed and is welcoming to all. Thank you AFJ. visited Ask For Janice on 18 Nov 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that we could show you a good time on your birthday :) come back and see us again soon! Love, AFJ
21 Nov 2016 by
5

Brilliant venue for a private party/dinner, very helpful staff, extremely flexible to our needs on the night. visited Ask For Janice on 12 Nov 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi Sapana! Thanks very much for your kind words and amazing review. We hope you and your guests had a blast! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best AFJ x
14 Nov 2016 by
5

As always Ask For Janice were faultless. The staff, drinks and food are all amazing and the atmosphere relaxed and fun Hannah visited Ask For Janice on 11 Nov 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hi there, Your words are a music to our ears! Thanks so much for coming round- we are pleased you had a good time here at AFJ. Cheers AFJ x
14 Nov 2016 by
5

very good food! But bad cocktail visited Ask For Janice on 01 Nov 2016
03 Nov 2016 by
3

Awesome bar - lengthy gin menu, relaxed atmosphere, super friendly staff and tasty food made for a great night out! visited Ask For Janice on 22 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016 by
5

I've been here a few times, it's a little gem in Farringdon. Great craft beer on tap, always changing and fantastic food, a bit more unusual and quirky than the usual Farringon serve up. A must to hang out with friends of an informal business lunch. visited Ask For Janice on 20 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016 by
4

Ask for Janice is my favourite place in London: the staff are friendly, the gins are plentiful, it's cozy and not too loud, and I love love the haddock rice balls. visited Ask For Janice on 17 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016 by
5

Fantastic night. Our work do was impressive from the disco lights, to the amazing and friendly bar staff, music ,food is exceptional. Best place to be in Barbican.. Thanks from all of us at PTE visited Ask For Janice on 14 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

We had a booking for 30 and we had a lovely evening, but it was a shame that an error was made on the night and our space was almost completely given away, and we had to fight for it back. They were apologetic, but only after trying to blame us for the mistake. visited Ask For Janice on 13 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016 by
4

I reserved an area for eight on Friday night for drinks. I booked it with very short notice so was very grateful when it was confirmed. I can't fault Ask For Janice. The atmosphere was perfect, the staff so accommodating, the drinks menu well priced and varied and the food absolutely delicious. All my friends commented on how fantastic the venue was and how much nicer it was than some of the more corporate bars nearby. I'm already planning my next visit for brunch. Thank you so much for making my birthday drinks so memorable x Hannah visited Ask For Janice on 12 Aug 2016
15 Aug 2016 by
5

I reserved an area for 15 people on a friday evening. Had a great time, as did my friends. The staff were excellent and drinks well made. I'd definitely be re-visiting in the future and well places only a couple minutes walk from farringdon station r88m visited Ask For Janice on 03 Jun 2016

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey Rishi! We're super happy you and your friends had a great time! We loved having you at AFJ so it means a lot. It was a pleasure meeting you and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers Zaz Assistant General Manager
08 Jun 2016 by
5

I reserved an area in this bar for my birthday drinks after I was let down by another bar on upper street. I have to say the service from my initial call to the goodbye from the staff at the end of the night was exemplary. The staff were attentive, the menu- drinks ( extensive gin list) and food was amazing. The decor was very quirky cool and interesting, The only problems were 1. Janice was no where to be seen and 2. we were so content with the ground floor that i didn't actually make it downstairs to the secret cocktail bar. But that just means I'm guaranteed to go back again soon. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Reply from Ask For Janice

Hey!! Thank you so much for such a glowing review - it really means a lot! We are super pleased you enjoyed your visit to AFJ. We keep our food local and fresh representing seasonality and the gin, well, It speaks for itself! Always happy to book in a last minute party and we welcome you back with open arms very soon! Cheers Vicki General Manager
10 Apr 2016 by
5

Went for lunch on a busy Friday. Good service. Affordable, well presented main dishes for lunch. I had avocado toast which you find everywhere these days but this was unique with ricotta and pomegranate molasses. Would definitely return. Gabriella visited Ask For Janice on 12 Feb 2016
15 Feb 2016 by
5

Last Friday was my first time visiting AFJ, and it is a fun venue with a nice vibe. We had a booking for about 6.30 and by then it was very busy - it actually got less busy later on - which might put some people off as (with the music playing too) it got quite loud. The bar doesn't have cocktails which is a shame, but the wine / beer is reasonably priced. Only downside of the night was trying to order food - we queued at the bar only to be told someone would come to our table. We waited about 20 mins and in the end had to go up again. A bit annoying but the food we got was yummy, that being said, I guess it's what you should expect on a busy Friday night. I would definitely be up for going again. Natasha visited Ask For Janice on 05 Feb 2016
08 Feb 2016 by
4

This bar has an exclusive yet affordable feel to it. I really enjoyed the decor both inside and out. The food was really good as were the drinks, I would recommend to not only groups, but to also people wanting an after work drink given its convenient location.
01 Apr 2015 by
5

Delicious, wholesome, British food and an outstanding choice of drinks (craft beers and gins especially!) make this a definite go-to, any time of the day or night! Staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and easy on the eye too, which always helps...
28 Jul 2014 by
5

I'm a big fan of Graphic Bar as I drink in Soho a lot after work, and am excited about these guys bringing out another spot. Hopefully another cracking haven for after work drinks.
28 Apr 2014 by
4

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