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Description

Based in the riotous Headquarters of the secret society that ran Victorian London, The Escapologist is styled as part ‘modern day Victorian men’s club’ and ‘part Masonic lodge’. Partying like it's 1899 seven days a week, the focus is on memorable times with great drinks in an outrageous space.

Legend has it that in 1898 party fiend and general vagabond Baron Von Took fled to London shrouded in scandal. With little to his name but his skills of cunning and a questionable reputation he battled for survival from one day to the next until his erratic behaviours landed him a date with the gallows. His final wish being a drink in one of Covent Garden's numerous brew houses, from which he promptly escaped. His following days were spent in hiding, rebuilding his power base. This new phase saw him galavanting with the stars of the time from Disraeli, to Brunel, Dickens to Nightingale, Tesla and Shaftesbury. By now he had adopted an almost mythical reputation as a heroic party goer and evader of the realm. Since history has a way of smoothing rough edges, his moniker over time became ‘The Escapologist’.

 

 

Info

Door Charge may apply
Happily Affordable ££
Covent Garden
21
No music
None
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
17:00 00:00
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17:00 00:00
17:00 23:30

Location

The Escapologist
35 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LD

Area:
Central London

Nearest station:
Covent Garden (Tube)
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Our Review

The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review

The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review

Shrouded in myth and mystery, the latest experience on Adventure Bars' list of pearl jams comes the secret London party den, The Escapologist. Styled around the scandalous and fiendish figure, Baron Von Took, who famously escaped from imprisonment...

Read our full The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review review

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Great cocktails, amazing service Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-16
by on May 27th, 2018
5

Awful experience. Non refundable booking fee £25 which is firstly very unusual in London. My friend was ill after a bad lunchtime meal - called the venue and explained we couldn’t come for drinks. They said as unforeseen circumstances we could move the booking to another evening. When I tried to do this - no reply to emails ! So be very careful - quick to take your money!! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-19
by on May 27th, 2018
1

Great atmosphere, tasty cocktails and friendly staff. Pizza to keep you fuelled - all round winner Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-25
by on May 27th, 2018
5

Great cocktails and solid pizza - venue very nice also. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-24
by on May 27th, 2018
4

The cocktails were amazing and the waiter was great. We had such a good time....will definitely be back! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-22
by on May 25th, 2018
5

Amazing venue, the decor was kitsch and cool. The staff were friendly, kind and helpful. The drinks, especially the cocktails, were fantastic. I’d definitely recommend and we’ll certainly be coming back! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-21
by on May 23rd, 2018
5

Staff were very helpful and the room was perfect for my Gatsby 30th. Everyone had a fantastic time and the atmosphere was great. Thank you to Sam for helping me organise the night. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-19
by on May 21st, 2018
5

It was not a great time. Two stars here belong sorry to the kind host we met on Friday evening and helped us sort out the bill. We sat in deafening noise below a blaring speaker without meeting or waitress for a full 45 minutes. When she did arrive and take our orders, she failed to bring some of the correct drinks. Then, when we ordered another round, we realized after 30 thirsty minutes that they were not to come. Our waitress never came back. I went to collect the bills, but she had messed up the tabs as well. Despite the kind host and forgiving the mishaps our waitress, I will never go back simply because it is far too loud to hold any sort of conversation. Our request to turn the music down just a notch ( since we were placed directly under the speaker) was denied. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-18
by on May 21st, 2018
2

Had a surprise party for my boyfriend, the staff could not have been more accommodating and everyone had a good night! Amazing food and drinks for good prices. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-19
by on May 21st, 2018
5

This place is perfect for a date night or pre-theatre pizza and cocktails. It got very busy for summery Thursday night but the food and 241 cocktails still remained on point and the staff were amazing. Make sure to get there before 7pm because they serve BOGOF Prosecco, unheard of! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-17
by on May 21st, 2018
5

We came for pizza and a couple of cocktails before the theatre and loved it - great cocktails and great atmosphere. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-18
by on May 21st, 2018
5

Awesome place for the end of a great night with my friend! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-18
by on May 20th, 2018
5

Amazing people and place! Great for parties with friends and colleagues Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-18
by on May 20th, 2018
5

Had a fantastic night with my girlfriend at The Escapologist, very friendly staff who made our first visit very enjoyable! Great atmosphere and great mixer of music. I have recommended this place to my friends and family and definitely will be attending again in a week or so Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-18
by on May 20th, 2018
5

Overall very good from easy online booking to courteous security and entertaining maitre'd. Cocktails are very good and even better during happy hour. Would definitely return and explore more drinks off the list. Not really a complaint, but would be nice to turn down the volume of speaker in booth. As it both busier, it was more difficult to catch a wait[er|ess]'s eye - although once ordered, drinks were not delayed. Music was better than expected. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-17
by on May 20th, 2018
4

The staff were super friendly and the cocktails were some of the best we've had in a LONG time. Loved the atmosphere and we can't wait to return! Thank you to everyone at The Escapologist! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-03
by on May 16th, 2018
5

Booked a table for 10 of us to celebrate a birthday on Saturday night. We had a fantastic night, staff were great as were the cocktails & pizza. Would definitely recommend! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-12
by on May 14th, 2018
5

Great cocktails and pizza and even better during happy hour! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-12
by on May 14th, 2018
5

Great cocktails and pizza and even better during happy hour! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-12
by on May 14th, 2018
5

It was ok, service was a bit slow. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-12
by on May 14th, 2018
4

Prior communication was very unorganised. But overall on the night top service, amazing drinks and fab atmosphere. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-12
by on May 14th, 2018
5

It's a great ambiance and place. We had a lovely time in our spring drinks. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-10
by on May 14th, 2018
5

Great night, cocktails were so good. Fave was the espresso martini (my friend and I probably rated it the best we've had in London! and i got a double of the roasted popcorn - delish!). Music was great as well! Only thing we would have loved is if it had a dfloor! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-11
by on May 13th, 2018
5

I booked the table for my birthday on the day, booking was super easy! The place and the drinks are amazing! but service!!! After we asked for the bill the lady brought it straight away but then dissapeared. I finally managed to find her 15 mins later to find out I need to pay at the bar. That happens-no worries. However, when I tried to pay they realized that my card, that they took for the tap when we came, was missing-it’s been given away to someone else by mistake. I would not expect to pay service charge if my card was going to be given away to strangers by mistake on my birthday, but the lady serving us did not even offer that, which I thought was the least she could do in this situation. I was lucky that the lady who had received my card had realized it’s not her name on it and brought staff attention to it. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-11
by on May 13th, 2018
3

So good that I didn't ask for a refund on the £11 left on my tab by the time we had to leave. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-11
by on May 13th, 2018
5

A very pleasant experience but would like to check that my £25 deposit was contributed to my final bill? Please contact me at sam.hollister@vimn.com Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-10
by on May 12th, 2018
4

Fantastic service, all the cocktails we had were amazing. Such a cool venue hidden in the middle of London. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-05
by on May 8th, 2018
5

A group of 8 of us came here for pre-dinner cocktails to celebrate a family 21st birthday. We had pre-booked a table and had a lovely area all to ourselves. Service was great, very attentive and we all made the most of the happy hour cocktails! My only gripe is having to pay a non-refundable £25 on booking a table which is then deducted from your bill on the night. Apart from that it was a great evening. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-05
by on May 8th, 2018
4

Brilliant night - fab cocktails, amazing pizza, great venue and the staff were all very attentive and friendly. Would definitely recommend Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-05
by on May 8th, 2018
5

Fantastic night, would highly recommend, cocktails were great!! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-05
by on May 7th, 2018
5

The one thing that stands out from my visit is the staff. They simply can't do enough for you! From the very entertaining chap who greeted us at the door with a show tune, the security guard who searched our bags (in a super polite way), to the man who took us to our table and the lady who looked after us while seated. Lovely, lovely people and the bar has a very relaxed atmosphere. Cocktails and pizzas are yummy. Will be booking another visit soon! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-05
by on May 7th, 2018
5

I can not fault the service from all the staff at The Escapologist but a special shout mist go to Sam who not only had us in stitches but was so attentive in serving us. Thank you so very much for the amazibg pizza and cocktails! I can not wait to visit again! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-05
by on May 7th, 2018
5

Had booked a table which was a really good deal for me and my party. The bar staff were beyond helpful but sadly on the door, the assistant manager that day made it clear that he was in charge and had the authority to have us removed if our group were too much. Once we sat down and had our drinks it became clear to them very soon that my party were no bother and they apologised. It was a negative start to our booking but the drinks and bar staff were amazing. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-05

Reply from The Escapologist

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback from your recent visit to the Escapologist. We strive to deliver the best experience possible from start to finish and unfortunately this fell short on this occasion. I would love the chance to turn your opinion of the Escapologist and give you the experience you should have received on your previous visit. If you could send me an email to sam.c@adventurebar.co.uk so I can make this right for you.
by on May 7th, 2018
2

Fantastic, visited before and was fantastic then also, happy hour is a must all staff on the night excellent Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-04
by on May 6th, 2018
5

Great environment and brilliant cocktails! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-04
by on May 6th, 2018
5

A great tucked away bar in the heart of Covent Garden with a friendly atmosphere and good happy hour! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-05-02
by on May 5th, 2018
4

I love love love this place! The cocktails are sooo yummy and 241 most nights. The lemongrass Collins is to die for, never take it off the menu!
by on May 4th, 2018
5

We booked a table when the in-laws were down to stay. The group ranged from a 19 year old to 60 year old so I was slightly worried not everyone would enjoy it. But it was absolutely fantastic, everyone had so much fun. Having a table was ideal because I don't think standing would have gone down well and the tunes were perfect. My partners dad was even singing and bopping again (something he never does). Of course the cocktails were fantastic and at happy hour prices its amazing. We'll definitely be back Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-14
by on May 2nd, 2018
5

Although the food and drinks were nice, we were a little disappointed at the service here. I had booked a table in plenty in advance as it was my friend's birthday. When we arrived, we were taken to a tiny table in the first section of the bar and told we couldn't get table service in that area. I would have thought this should have been mentioned when booking as it meant we still had to face the big queues during Happy Hour and were surrounded by lots of people trying to get to the bar near our table. The toilets were also not in a great state which is never nice when you are out for food and drinks. Unfortunately I wouldn't be rushing back to The Escapologist... Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-28
by on April 30th, 2018
2

The bar was beautifully decorated, the food was excellent and the drinks delightful. Our waitress for the evening provided great service and we couldn't have asked for a better hen evening. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-28
by on April 30th, 2018
5

Great cocktails! Non of this ready mix rubbish Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-28
by on April 30th, 2018
5

Great night out - nice cocktail bar in central London and we were looked after really well by the manager and team there on our booked tables Would highly recommend! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-28
by on April 30th, 2018
4

Having visited previously I knew exactly what to expect and as ever, it didn't disappoint. First rate service and cocktails to die for. A superb experience. 5 stars that are well deserved. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-27
by on April 29th, 2018
5

You guys forgot to knock off our last £10 for feedback Also as the bar filled our table service reduced somewhat Manager was very friendly and made us feel welcome Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-27
by on April 29th, 2018
5

Brilliant cocktails and service!!! Couldn’t fault any of it!!! Thank you our lady that looked after us! Fantastic xxx Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-25
by on April 27th, 2018
5

Friendly staff, cool music, food and drinks were good. However, Table wasn’t really in the best spot for eating though. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-25
by on April 27th, 2018
4

Lovely bar, cocktails were great. Lovely little booths on your own. X Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-25
by on April 27th, 2018
5

We went on Weds 25th April and had a table from 6.15-7.15. Although it was Happy Hour, nowhere did it say you had to have the same two drinks to take advantage of it. Since there were only 3 barstaff I had to wait 15 mins to be served i.e. A quarter of our time there....... so not sure if we’ll return. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-25
by on April 27th, 2018
2

Was a great night and good pizzas, although my friend asked for a soft drink (as she does not drink alcohol) and the bar man said they have water! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-25
by on April 27th, 2018
4

Best cocktails in town! Love Lond island ices tea, porn star martini and espresso martini. We had a great time and atmosphere in the bar is great. Evryone lookz nice and friendly! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-14
by on April 25th, 2018
5

We had a drinks table booked for 6.30pm 22/04/18, our table was ready for us as soon as we arrived even though we were slightly early! A lovely waiter aided us in choosing cocktails and brought them over promptly. Excellent value for money with the happy hour deal on! Lovely cocktails in a very nice bar! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-22
by on April 24th, 2018
5

When we arrived on Sunday afternoon, we had planned on eating, however we were told the kitchen was not open. I couldn’t find anywhere on the website that said this would be the case. However, we got great customer service and were allowed to order some food in. I was really happy with this result and it meant we didn’t leave disappointed. We also enjoyed some great cocktails. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-22
by on April 24th, 2018
4

Easy booking experience, delicious cocktails and great staff. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-11
by on April 23rd, 2018
5

Really nice cocktails, cant fault them. However took us a long time to be seated at the table we had booked. Manager took us to one area and told a large group that they had to move because we had arrived only to find out it was the wrong table. Embarrassing and a took a long time to finally get seated at correct table - organisation could be improved Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2018
4

Great way to round of a special day out. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2018
5

Great place to celebrate your birthday ! The staff is very good and always there to support ! I highly recommend the place Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-21
by on April 23rd, 2018
5

Absolutely superb couple of hours. Stunningly delicious cocktails and staff that make you feel welcome. Escapologist proves hospitality is not dead in London! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-28
by on April 23rd, 2018
5

We went to the escapologist for our friends hen do and it was the best decision ever. Staff were so friendly, helpful, generous. They gave us a separate room for free to show our filmed Mr and Mrs questions bit! And then we drank our 2 for 1 cocktails into the night. Brilliant cocktails, atmosphere and as I say, staff. A great experience! I would highly recommend going here. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-15
by on April 17th, 2018
5

Great pizzas and drinks. Some confusion between staff as to whether we had a tab or not which seemed to be down to miscommunication and has some drinks added to our bill which were not ours. Overall a good night and would go again. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018
4

Great staff and great cocktails, GM Sam was great and came and introduced himself and Doorman Abril was the friendliest and most respectful doorman I have met. Will definitely be going back. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-12
by on April 16th, 2018
5

Cool bar with great cocktails. It's in a really central location but doesn't feel overcrowded. I needed a place to meet some friends and was really pleased as they loved it. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-02
by on April 16th, 2018
4

Amazing drinks and an even cooler atmosphere! Will definitely be coming back Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-13
by on April 15th, 2018
5

Throughly enjoyed our night at the escapologist! We came in for the 2 for 1 Happy Hour and were glad that we had booked a table as it was very busy but a great atmosphere! We ordered the pizzas which were delicious and massive which made up for the fact they took a while to arrive but the drinks were absolutely fantastic and the deal made the experience even better! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-13
by on April 15th, 2018
5

Amazing venue, great cocktails and lovely atmosphere.....Happy Hour 5-7pm 🍸😁🍸😁 Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-13
by on April 15th, 2018
5

We booked a table for 9 people several days before. When we arrived we were shown to a tiny booth they would fit 5 at a push. We had no choice but to cram 9 men around it. The drink orders were slow and confused with orders forgotten. We all wanted a pizza each but the table was so small we could only order 3! So they missed out on custom and we went hungry! Only plus side was cocktails were tasty and 2 for 1. If it hadn’t have been for this offer we would not have stayed. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-12
by on April 14th, 2018
2

Great cocktails and very nice atmosphere. Bit crowded at happy hour but overall very happy! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-12
by on April 14th, 2018
4

Great cocktails and happy hour is great. Cute little place, book in advance because it definitely gets busy! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-11
by on April 14th, 2018
5

Venue was great and charming space as always, cocktails lovely, had a supper sassy waitress with an attitude but it didnt spoil it too much ;) Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-11
by on April 13th, 2018
3

Great drinks, especially Flaming Zombies. A good atmosphere, even on a Tuesday night. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-10
by on April 12th, 2018
5

Absolutely fantastic! We had an amazing time - the staff were lovely, the bar was beautiful and the drinks were wonderful Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-10
by on April 12th, 2018
5

Came here on a Saturday night for a friend's birthday. The staff were so attentive from start to finish, it really made our night. We had a a great booth to sit at downstairs and the decor and atmosphere were both great. More importantly, the cocktails were delicious, especially the porn star martinis! And the happy hour made the price very reasonable. Will definitely be going again next time I'm in London! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-07
by on April 12th, 2018
5

The cocktails were delicious but the bar staff really were the highlight of our evening! They were so friendly, chatty and made great recommendations! It was such an enjoyable experience that we’ve decided to book another trip to London to revisit The Escapologist! Huge thank you to Mesi, Cona and Kynaeos (hope we’ve got the spelling right)! See you soon x Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-09
by on April 11th, 2018
5

Best cocktail bar in covent garden, Great staff and great ambiance, highly recommended. Staff made us special on our wedding anniversary, We Can't thank them enough, well done and look forward to another time. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-07
by on April 11th, 2018
5

Just wanted to say what a fab evening we had last Friday (6th April). All the staff were really helpful and offered to make changes to some of the cocktails to deal with an allergy. Fabulous service with a really great atmosphere and amazing cocktails (best pornstar martini I've had in London). Have already told loads of friends about the place and will definitely be making a return visit. Thanks again, for a great time Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-06
by on April 11th, 2018
5

Last Sunday was the second time I visited. The first time was around two weeks ago on a Saturday, and I REALLY enjoyed the drinks and the friendly staffs. However, I did not really enjoy this time. The vibe and the service did not really meet my expectation. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-08
by on April 10th, 2018
3

Fab night of cocktails and prosecco celebrating our wedding anniversary! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

I think this place is better for a small amount of people, when you've just fallen upon the bar or want a quick pizza and cocktails. For the deposit paid and given that it was my birthday, I expected a litte bit more and my guests said that the table service was very slow. The gentlemen at the door were lovely though! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
3

Amazing Night - great drinks and friendly staff Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-06
by on April 8th, 2018
5

Always love coming here, great place with amazing staff who are very friendly! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-06
by on April 8th, 2018
5

Marvellous - can’t wait to return! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-06
by on April 8th, 2018
5

Good vibes, good drinks, my second visit to your bar was even better than the first! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-06
by on April 8th, 2018
5

I came here for drinks during the week with a group of about 9 of us. The booking staff made it very simple for us to reserve an area, with only a small deposit put down beforehand which we could use as a tab The drinks decently priced, and all of the bar staff seemed very friendly and helpful. The only negative point I have is that I thought we got through the tab quicker than expected, and when I enquired into this they said it was because service charge had been added on top. Considering we had been going to the bar to order our drinks, and there hadn't been any table service, I thought it was a bit cheeky. Maybe I missed it in the small print or on the menu, but maybe this could have been made clearer. This is just a minor niggle though, and I will definitely be coming back again.
by on April 7th, 2018
4

Table service was not good, they don't seem very keen to serve/sell drinks. However once you got them, the drinks were reasonably well made. The actual bar had a nice interior, good lighting and decent layout. Overall I would probably try another venue before returning. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-05
by on April 7th, 2018
3

Brilliant service and amazing cocktails 😊 Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-05
by on April 7th, 2018
5

Great atmosphere, nice staff, and delicious drinks Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-03
by on April 6th, 2018
5

Friendly bar staff and nice surroundings Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-01
by on April 4th, 2018
4

Very good atmosphere, staff are very welcoming overall great experience thank you! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-04-02
by on April 4th, 2018
5

Reception guy was brilliant, we loved him. However, waitress was rude, messed up drinks order and had to print the bill off three times because it was incorrect. Also, twice we’ve reserved s table and twice we had to tell the waitress to take the deposit paid off the bill. Probably won’t be coming again Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-31

Reply from The Escapologist

Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback from your recent visit to The Escapologist. We strive to deliver the best experience possible and I am extremely disappointed this fell short on this occasion. I would be grateful if you could drop me an email at sam.c@adventurebar.co.uk so I can look into this and try and make this right for you. Thanks, Sam
by on April 2nd, 2018
1

Great night out for the bank holiday weekend -good atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-31
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

Excellent service, lovely cocktails and amazing pizza in a really nice place. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-31
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

Cocktails were really good! Service could have been better but I guess it was due to how busy the place was... Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-31
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

This place is exactly what it says it is. A fun Classy cocktail bar without being pretentious. Very friendly staff and lush cocktails. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-30
by on April 1st, 2018
4

This place was amazing.Samuel gave us a tour of the 3 rooms all with a different vibe.Gets very busy so you must book.We will definitely return. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-29
by on March 31st, 2018
5

Staff were welcoming friendly and the bar was divine ! Thank you so much we have already planned our next visit :) Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-29
by on March 31st, 2018
5

Great vibes and cool atmosphere! Super cool decor! Happy hour was a treat- two for one cocktails! No allergens listed on the menu though. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-28
by on March 30th, 2018
4

Drinks were amazing and the venue is pretty cool, however it is very loud for a cocktail/secret bar and we were only there from 7-8pm on a Tuesday! Service overall was mixed. I was asked to pay a deposit of £25 which was completely fine, however when we arrived we didn't have table reserved for us (or apparently we had, but they let a walk in take it). Plus there was no table service, however they did make expectation to us after some badgering from my girlfriend. The drinks were great and we could have drunk a lot more, however everything was quite slow and ad-hoc, plus they had no bar snacks or charcuterie which would have gone nicely with the drinks. Lastly when I went to pay (at the bar) they didn't factor in my deposit and it took a while to track down someone who knew who I was or the money spent on my table. So overall not the best experience for a venue marketing itself as little more then your 'average cocktail bar'. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-27

Reply from The Escapologist

Thank you for your recent feedback. Firstly I would like to apologise about your experience with us. I was extremely disappointed with the level of service you received on the night. We strive to deliver the best experience possible and this fell massively short on your visit. I am sorry about the mix up with the tables on your evening with us, I will be looking into this to make sure a mistake like this does not happen again. I would love the chance to try and make this right for you and would be grateful if you could drop me an email at Laurence.s@adventurebar.co.uk Many Thanks, Laurence.
by on March 29th, 2018
2

Great fun and lovely cocktails! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-26
by on March 28th, 2018
5

Great cocktails as ever and good to see Ryan back. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-23
by on March 28th, 2018
5

The drinks and the atmosphere were great. I particularly liked the private booth, ideal for celebrating my birthday with friends. In addition, they have 2-4-1 cocktails until 7 pm even on a weekend. However, the service was extremely slow. They took 30 mins for the first round and around 45 mins for the next. It was apparently because everyone was ordering cocktails before the end of happy hour, but that is not a good excuse. I suggest employing more staff on the weekend or in the evenings if that is the problem. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17

Reply from The Escapologist

Thank you for your recent feedback with us, I am very happy to hear that you liked the venue and the area you had reserved for the evening. I am sorry to hear that you that you had to suffer some long waits on the evening, we always strive to be super-efficient with our service times but this time we fell short, we will be looking into this to tighten up service times during busy shifts. I would love the chance to try and make this right for you and would be grateful if you could please drop me an email on Laurence.s@adventurebar.co.uk or give me a call on 02079246055. I look forward to hearing from you. Many Thanks, Laurence.
by on March 28th, 2018
3

I felt a bit cheated to be honest; my table was by the front door which was horrible and breezy, so I raised it with a waitress and she moved me in front of the bar so I spent the evening at a table surrounded by people (drunk people at the bar, elbowing my sides)... which is of course fine it’s busy as it’s a Saturday but you shouldn’t have a table in the “standing” area. Really dissapointed with the service, however the cocktails were tasty. Probably won’t bother coming back now. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-24

Reply from The Escapologist

Thank you for your feedback. I do apologise that you experience was not a 5* one. We always aim to make sure our guests are as comfortable as possible, apologies this was not the case on this occasion. I would like the chance to investigate this for you and make this right. I would be grateful if you could drop me an email at Laurence.s@adventurebar.co.uk with some more information. I have investigated what happened on this occasion and I would love to be able to contact you to make right of the situation. I look forward to hearing from you. Many Thanks, Laurence.
by on March 26th, 2018
2

Great vibe, music, staff. Will definitely come back. Would advise to book a table or get in the guest list as I could see people being turned down at the door as the place was full. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
5

We had a great night at the escapologist. The booth we had was really comfortable and there was a great atmosphere too. Thanks for a great night! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
4

I’ve been here before and loved it, and this time decided to recommend it to some friends for dinner and drinks. However I received a phone call a couple of hours before telling us that we will be unable to eat as the kitchen is broken. This ruined our plans a bit so we decided to go elsewhere. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
3

Fantastic cocktails and attentive staff Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-23
by on March 26th, 2018
5

Ok, but wouldn't go again. Booked a table for drinks on Saturday, half way through a hen party sat themselves on the corner of our table and we had to shout to hear eachother. We left before our booking time was up. The cheesy club music getting blared was also pretty awful, but the espresso martinis were delicious! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
2

Whilst we loved the venue and had a great evening, the booth we were assigned was in no way big enough for a party of 12 people and unfortunately the group of 20 next to us kept drifting into our space and so splitting our group between those sitting and those standing. A little frustrating and a member of staff didn't ask them to keep to their area, as we requested. They also managed to order a couple of drinks on our tab. Definitely not acceptable! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-22
by on March 26th, 2018
4

Staff were brilliant, really friendly and helpful. As the end of Happy hour approached the bar became more and more reminiscent of the Hunger Games, everyone out for themselves in order to bag a 2 for 1 deal. Cocktails were great, prosecco even better, will def be back. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-23
by on March 25th, 2018
3

Staff are brilliant. The mixologists are out of this world and just because its happy hour it does not mean they scrimp on the alcohol. I was especially impressed by the female mixologist who didn't think her first attempt at an espresso martini was good enough so made a second one which passed her high standards. I love that! They had no food the night we went but they were happy to refund my deposit or let me add it to our drinks bill. I'll definitely visit again. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-21
by on March 23rd, 2018
5

We really enjoyed the ambience and your fabulous bar staff! Happy hour was excellent and the cocktails very inventive! Thank you! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-20
by on March 23rd, 2018
5

Lovely bar & great service. The location is perfect especially for after work happy hour drinks! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-19
by on March 21st, 2018
5

Terrible, I phoned to book a table for dinner for 5 and was told they needed a £25 deposit. I therefore decided to risk it and turn up without the booking as we were meeting at 6.30 on a Monday night. When we arrived, all tables for dinner were free. I then asked for the food menu and was told the oven was not working and had not been working for a few weeks. This should have been communicated on the phone irrespective of whether or not I paid the deposit/made booking. Being 8 months pregnant it was not ideal to have to wonder around Covent Garden to find somewhere for a meal. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-19

Reply from The Escapologist

Thank you for your recent feedback. I am disappointed to hear that you did not have a good experience at The Escapologist, we strive to deliver the best service possible and unfortunately this fell short on your recent visit. I would like to apologise you were not given the correct information in advance with regards to our kitchen being closed on a Monday evening and also the kitchen issues, I will be looking into this to make sure that a mistake like this does not happen again. I would be extremely grateful if you could drop me an email on Laurence.s@adventurebar.co.uk as I would love the chance to try and make this right for you. I look forward to hearing from you. Many Thanks, Laurence.
by on March 21st, 2018
1

Great cocktails, good happy hour deals! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-19
by on March 21st, 2018
4

Great service and very accommodating. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-15
by on March 20th, 2018
5

Amazing cocktails and super friendly staff - what a great start to our evening of celebrations Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-10
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Fab experience as always, great cocktails and good service Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Very disappointing. I had booked to bring my daughter on her 19th birthday together with a friend and my other daughter (aged 15). I checked when I booked that that ages were not a problem and I was assured it was fine. In the event they don't accept under 18's so we were turned away. Very disappointing. The management team were very apologetic but nonetheless it was very disappointing Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17

Reply from The Escapologist

Thank you very much for your review and I am very sorry to hear that your experience was not a positive one. The Escapologist does operate an over 21’s policy, on occasions where guests are bringing their 18+ children along for dinner and cocktails we will make an exception. I do apologise if there was some miscommunication on this occasion, we are currently investigating this to make sure something like this does not happen again. I would love the change to turn your 1* into a 5* and would be greatful you could drop me an email on Laurence.s@adventurebar.co.uk I look forward to hearing from you. Many Thanks, Laurence.
by on March 19th, 2018
1

Absolutely brilliant, great venue, helpful staff and amazing cocktails Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Lovely atmosphere and great table service from Sam. The cocktails are delicious too! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Very good cocktails and friendly staff. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

I thought the Escapologist was perfect for my birthday drinks. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the booking process was simple! The cost of reserving the area in the bar was very reasonable as the amount gets taken off the end anyway. Thank you so much! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Great atmosphere - really enjoyed it! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Spent my birthday here. Had a great night. Lovely staff, great service and most importantly fantastic cocktails. Certainly will be spending other nights here. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Love this bar - went for birthday cocktails - reserved a table - fab fab fab Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
5

Cocktails slightly disappointed and table crampt. There was a good atmosphere nevertheless. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
3

Service was impeccable and attentive, and the staff led me to a quieter table as the place was a bit too noisy for my tastes and noise travelled a lot. Couldn't be helped on a Friday evening though! I'd recommend it for groups more so. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
4

Nice chilled out vibe and drink prices are reasonable during happy hour Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
4

Too busy, too many people. Bar service slow Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
2

Great staff and great cocktails Thanks for a great night Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
5

Always amazing service! Had a lovely booth booked and the drinks were delicious. You can tell they're good at what they do! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-15
by on March 17th, 2018
5

Great drinks and great vibes on a Wednesday after work for a few drinks. Service was great too. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-14
by on March 16th, 2018
5

I had a fab evening with my boyfriend. Happy hour is great and the cocktails are a real experience! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-13
by on March 15th, 2018
5

We had a fantastic time at The Escapologist. The cocktails were so good and the pizza delicious. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the service was really quick considering we were a large party of 10. It was a lovely atmosphere to round off my sisters hen party and everyone had a brilliant time. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-10
by on March 13th, 2018
4

Friendly bar staff, private booths and delicious cocktails. I signed up online and received £10 off my cocktail. I was told it would be free but got charged the extra. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-01
by on March 13th, 2018
4

Absolutely brilliant! Welcomed into a fantastic looking bar with a great presence, with good music completed with friendly, kind, warming staff. We had a big party of 17 and they accommodated the group perfectly! All 17 including the stag had a spot on night and I'd definitely recommend The Escapologist to anyone! Thank you for having us! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-10
by on March 12th, 2018
5

Fantastic night out! Great music and great environment! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-10
by on March 12th, 2018
5

Great night, great music, great service Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-10
by on March 12th, 2018
5

Loved this place. Been before and will come again. Good vibes, good drinks Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-10
by on March 12th, 2018
5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-10
by on March 12th, 2018
5

Great service with lovely cocktails and pizza! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
3

Well looked after and Wilma go again. Only downside was that I left my card behind the bar and when I phoned up the girl wouldn’t go and look to see if it was still there. I had to go in. I had to block my card. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
5

Staff were excellent from the moment we arrived A very enjoyable evening Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
5

Over rated. Booked a table in advance. Service terrible as we consistently had to wait for our drinks. Friendly staff but not enough of them. Website shows a much more premium venue than it actually is. Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-08
by on March 10th, 2018
3

Always have the BEST time at Escapologist, staff are friendly and really fun! And the cocktails are amazing! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-08
by on March 10th, 2018
5

Great first impression, we were greeted by around 10 smiling team members. First drinks served quickly and tasted great, although we had been allocated a table for 6 people despite there being 10 of us. However everything went really wrong at 6:50pm when we ordered out next round of drinks - 10 bottles of Peroni. A fairly simple order you would think. We waited 15 minutes then chased the waiters on the missing drinks at 7:05pm, and again at 7:10pm when they still hadn't arrived. Finally by 7:15pm, 25 minutes later and still no sign of the bottles of beer, we decided we'd have to cancel the drinks and leave. It took a few minutes to find the waiter, and not surprisingly the missing drinks were already on the bill. The waiter had to find the manager to remove the drinks which took another few minutes. Next, the waiter tried 3 different card machines to process the payment, non of which had connectivity. All in all, the time taken from ordering drinks which we never received, to paying and leaving the premises, it was over half an hour. We were out to celebrate a special occasion and this completely put a dampener on the evening. And unbelievably, they left the service charge on - £17!!! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-07
by on March 9th, 2018
2

Good atmosphere and nice decoration, it was Perfect Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-07
by on March 9th, 2018
5

Not enough seating, but otherwise wonderful cocktails and nice atmosphere! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-01-19
by on March 9th, 2018
4

Excellent evening can't wait to return Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-03
by on March 7th, 2018
5

Such a good bar...cocktails were delicious! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-03
by on March 5th, 2018
5

We went during happy hour on a Saturday and it was just as busy as you’d expect. We managed to perch by the bar which was a great spot to not be in the way of people but to also soak in the atmosphere from the bar staff. The head bartender was hilarious and we had a good laugh with him even though he was super busy. The cocktails were amazing, such good value during happy hour - we will definitely be returning next time we’re in London! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-03-03
by on March 5th, 2018
5

Staff were amazing, pizzas were delicious, cocktails were fantastic! Visited The Escapologist on 2018-02-24
by on March 5th, 2018
5

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