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Description

Callooh Callay is an eccentric and beautifully quirky cocktail bar in Shoreditch, tended to by some of Londons best bar staff. Step away from the busy Old Street bars and go discover something a bit different.

Flick through the street art tour cocktail menu, explore this Shoreditch bar and find the secret Palace of Humbug room, hidden behind a wardrobe and party to classics and party tunes at the weekends where Callooh Callay becomes a lively and good times bar. The cocktails are expertly crafted and will surprise and delight with an ever changing food and drinks menu.

Impress your friends with a trip to this cool London bar for a unique night out. Make a booking for Callooh Callay at the weekends as this is a very popular London bar. Want to try more of what Callooh Callay have to offer? Check out their latest bar, Little Bat

Info

No Door Charge
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch
Over 21
No music
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00
18:00 01:00

Location

Callooh Callay
65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Cocktail £9.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.00
Bottle of House Wine £19.00
Bottle of Champagne £60.00

This venue serves Bar Snacks and Vegan Friendly food.

Our Review

Callooh Callay London - Cocktail Bar Review

Callooh Callay London - Cocktail Bar Review

In recent times, I think it has become increasingly difficult to find establishments of genuine quality in Shoreditch. Callooh Callay has been a main stay of the area for some time, offering award winning cocktails in a wonderfully...

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Had a great night and experience. Best part, when I can't decide on a drink I can just explain to the bartender what I like/dislike. Then he will come up with a suggestion that spot on. Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-16
by on February 21st, 2018
5

Lovely place and good service - will definitely go back and recommend! Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-10
by on February 19th, 2018
5

Great and beautiful place. Really good music and the staff is just absolutely friendly and fun! We have a brilliant night! One of the best places in London Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-17
by on February 19th, 2018
5

Aside from the cocktails which are special, the food is really good as well! Try the truffle mac & cheese ;)
by on February 16th, 2018
5

Drinks where so sharp (in a good way) and refreshing amazing spot for great cocktails, staff are really friendly, i had put a special request through due to medical condition and was treated so well to make sure i was comfortable, will defo be going back x thanks cc team Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018
5

1st time upstairs! The staff was fun and attentive. We had a great time. Thank you. Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018
5

Had a great visit - we were served in the back bar by a really polite and attentive member of staff. Great atmosphere and great drinks though I’d like to see the sticker book menu come back rather than the current apple advert one. Would definitely come again! Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-14
by on February 16th, 2018
5

Visited Callooh Callay last Friday night with my bf and had the best time! You need to book in advance, which we did, 7pm booking, greeted at the door straight away and taken through the wardrobe to our seats in this dark (candle light), intimate room. Fantastic service, great cocktails! Perfect date night place! Will definitely be visiting again soon. Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-09
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Great atmosphere - Great Team - Great cocktails :) Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-08
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Great service, engaging friendly staff and truly innovative different cocktails ! Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-06
by on February 8th, 2018
5

Lovely spot, great staff, great drinks and an amazing vibe! Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-03
by on February 6th, 2018
5

Had a fantastic night, would recommend a guys who are looking to take a first or second date out, to go! Place is dark lit with lots of candles, whilst it's a cocktail bar you do have the choice of normal bar drinks as well........which is exactly what I wanted! Table service for drinks was on point as well, rarely waiting long to be served. Had a great night and will 100% be going back! Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-01
by on February 5th, 2018
5

Both bar staff were brilliant and really attentive. They definitely deserve extra praise and good bonus. One the best customer service I have experienced. Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-02-01
by on February 3rd, 2018
5

Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-31
by on February 2nd, 2018
5

No news about kitchen cooker was out.... so we went and we couldnt stay at restaurant,.....sad, because nobody told me,... Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-26
by on January 29th, 2018
1

The kitchen was closed due to the chef having an accident the day before, which is of course unforseeable, however as we’d made a booking I thought we could have gotten an email to let us know.. Also there is nothing Lewis Carroll themed about this bar except for the wardrobe and the name! The cocktail menu was iPod themed!? Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-26
by on January 28th, 2018
2

Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-26
by on January 28th, 2018
5

great service and drinks! would definitely recommend for dates Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-25
by on January 27th, 2018
5

Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-23
by on January 25th, 2018
2

Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-19
by on January 24th, 2018
5

We had a perfect night on our first date. Beautiful romantic setting, great service and accommodated my requests. Thanks to the team there. I would highly recommend it and we will be back for sure. Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-19
by on January 24th, 2018
5

Great service from really friendly staff, will definitely be back soon :) Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-10
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Great service and even better cocktails. Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-12
by on January 14th, 2018
5

The drinks were superb, but I found the menu hard to read in the dim light while sitting in the back. It wasn't so much about the dim light, but it was more about how the white font was situated on the multi-color graphic drinks menu. Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-10
by on January 13th, 2018
4

Sad to say that I booked a table for my birthday and we did not enjoy it and left swiftly after one drink in search of another bar. There was no atmosphere in the back room, when we left to leave and walked through the first bar that had so much more to it. The waiter was rather serly and there was no movement on the menu at all. We were forced to order cocktails exactly as they were even though we didn't feel comfortable as there were elements that we were not sure of. Cocktails arrived and only 1 out of 5 varieties ordered was liked - we ended up sending two back to swop and my other friends were too embarrassed to also ask to swop. I had a good few reccomendations for this place so was excited but I cannot say I will be returning. Thank you, Ella Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-06
by on January 12th, 2018
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We had a great time and will be back! Service was great, sorry can’t remember the name of our waiter... my son who’s birthday it was, lived the atmosphere and I we both loved the music too. Thank you for a great evening! Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

We had some great drinks and the food (scotch egg & lobster mac n cheese) were awesome ! Visited Callooh Callay on 2018-01-04
by on January 6th, 2018
5

Bloody excellent. Superb cocktails, service, atmosphere. LOVE. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-22
by on January 3rd, 2018
5

Amazing night! Food and drinks were delicious and the staff could not have been more helpful. Would definitely go back! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-30
by on January 1st, 2018
5

Absolutely fantastic bar and wonderful staff. Would highly recommend! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-22
by on December 24th, 2017
5

When we arrived, the table we were sat at was very wobbly and unstable. Eventually we were moved to another table. The biggest problem however is that we were told that the kitchen was closed and there was no food. We had not been informed of this in advance. As a result, we had to leave after one drink and trawl the streets looking for somewhere suitable for 8 people to eat and drink. Very frustrating, Cocktails were good though. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-18
by on December 20th, 2017
2

Great venue and drinks. Shame the kitchen was closed else we would have stayed longer. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-18
by on December 20th, 2017
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Lovely atmosphere. Great drinks. What more could you ask for? Well. Maybe some vegan options on food? And some non-alcoholic beers and spirits? Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Great cocktails. Music a bit too loud for a small space with seating. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
4

Absolutely fantastic atmosphere and vibe and even better cocktails. Loved every minute of it and will definitely be taking more friends there. Next time, hoping to get into the secret bar upstairs, however going through a cupboard, Narnia style, was still up there for me!! See you again soon. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-09
by on December 15th, 2017
5

Wonderful experience and love the back room decor, the music on hand was very chilled and old skool, couldn't of asked for anything better. The waitress who looked after us was very professional and also suggested a great drink for us to have and enjoy. (She had piercing on her cheeks and great smile, sorry for not being able to remember the name, also a great big thank you to Ellie) Would highly recommend and visit again very soon. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-12
by on December 14th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere and quirky design. Music was playing old skool classic hip hop and the jam was top notch. Whoever was on duty for the playlist knew exactly the music to go with the vibe. Staff was brilliant and so was the drinks. Next time I’ll order food :) Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-12
by on December 13th, 2017
5

Such a nice bar! Great for groups and the music is the perfect volume meaning you can actually hear what people are saying! Really enjoyable experience, will definitely return. Phone booking was super easy and the lady on the phone was so helpful and lovely. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
4

Really worth booking as the front bar gets really busy. There is more seating in the hidden room through the wardrobe. Really cool and fun bar, great for smaller groups! Table service and really delicious unusual cocktails. Over 21's. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

My experience of hosting a party at the palace of humbug was great from start to finish. All staff especially Patrick at the bar and the man that greeted us on arrival and oversaw the party as well as Sarah were so lovely and helpful. The food was of a good quality, many of my guests complimented it. The cocktails were fab too. I was definitely happy with my party, thanks so much all! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

Staff, food, drinks & venue all fantastic. Best venue we've had for the works xmas party. So much fun. Very professional on the night. Highly recommended. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-08
by on December 10th, 2017
5

Great venue with curious decor. Superfruendly and helpfull staff. Good drinks, bit pricey. ;) Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-06
by on December 9th, 2017
5

We sat in the room through the wardrobe. The decor is tired and the place needs a revamp, especially the toilets. The cocktails weren't that strong. The staff were all lovely and friendly. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-01
by on December 4th, 2017
2

So enjoyed our recent visit to Callooh Calay. It was a great way to start the evening. Cocktails were top notch and fab recommendations from our server. Would thoroughly recommend . Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-12-01
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

Fabulous experience! Will go back again and i LOVED your cassette wall in the loo! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-30
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

Great time had, great service from staff, lovely drinks and atmosphere. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-29
by on December 1st, 2017
5

Always a pleasure to spend time in soooo Cool Callooh Callay!! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-22
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Excellent customer service from the members of staff there. Very friendly and attentative. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Wonderful venue, with mixologists who know what they are doing. Big shout out to Liam who's served me a few times now and always gives me the nod when i go in there. Keep it up!
by on November 24th, 2017
5

The bar was nice but my date was terrible!! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-21
by on November 23rd, 2017
4

Very cool place! If you have people coming to visit I'd recommend taking them here for a bit of a novelty bar!
by on November 21st, 2017
5

I had a great time here! My first time at a speakeasy and The venue, layout and vibe is really cool and fitting for the theme. The only thing I found a little disappointing was the layout/design of the menu. It just didn’t go. It felt like iTunes was being promoted - trying too hard to add a modern twist to something classic ? Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
4

We had a great time at Callooh Callay! The private bar had a great atmosphere and amazing cocktails! Would definitely visit again :) Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-17
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Uniqie & quirky atmosphere; great menu selection and very attentive staff; would love to come back if I'm in London again. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-10
by on November 20th, 2017
5

We visited the upstairs bar, the drinks were amazing and the staff were so attentive and friendly! So much more chilled out than a lot of the bars in Shoreditch, not overcrowded or anything - will definitely recommend! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
5

Always a great place to visit. Staff are fab and so are the cocktails. Sadly we were kicked off the table dead one 8pm even though our table did not have any anyone coming after us. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
4

Excellent from start to finish. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
5

Patrick was a stellar server, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere of the upstairs bar! What a unique experience - sad we won't be trying the cocktails again as they were limited time only, but they were gorgeous. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-10
by on November 12th, 2017
4

Good service, great cocktails! Had a great night. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-09
by on November 12th, 2017
5

Perfect setting, service and venue however miss the quirky changes, the seasonal menu design which has now conformed to a standard. Regardless thank you for your attentive and polite service x Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-09
by on November 11th, 2017
5

Thanks we were well looked after throughout Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-09
by on November 11th, 2017
5

Best customer service I've experienced in a long time! Also... whoever planned the playlist on Wednesday was spot on. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-08
by on November 10th, 2017
5

Incredible service and such creative cocktails! Which happen to be delicious! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-03
by on November 7th, 2017
5

Great service, very professional staff. Would go again for sure! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
5

We had such an amazing time at CC the other day, and by luck! Ellie from the FOH team was absolutely wonderful and managed to get us a table! Drinks were on point, and staff were super lovely and welcoming. One thing I would like to comment on was the volume of music Inside the wardrobe room. I think all of us were shout talking, which sometimes get abit much after a few tipple. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-03
by on November 6th, 2017
5

It was a great memory, with a good team ! Will come again...mais be in the third room ..? 😉😊😊 Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-27
by on November 5th, 2017
4

Really great drinks, should have asked for more help from the waitress as it felt like a potluck with what I got! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-11-02
by on November 4th, 2017
4

Great place excellent staff helpful and friendly food great drinks perfect great selection Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
5

Went with a few friends, we sat in the back room which was great atmosphere. The drinks were excellent and reasonably priced too which was a surprise. The staff were fantastic especially our waitress (Australian girl with cool hair). Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
5

Not bad at all, but overrated. "One of the 50 best bar in the world", maybe one of the 50 best bar in London. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-26
by on October 30th, 2017
3

Got a table up in the palace of humbug. Cool secret bar. Felt very special. The bartenders were awesome. Super friendly and the drinks were delicious. Served with passion and knowledge. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Great staff, great music, great cocktails. Will be back! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-23
by on October 25th, 2017
5

Favourite cocktail bar in Shoreditch. Describe the type of drink you like and the bar staff will mix you something up. They get it right everytime.
by on October 21st, 2017
5

Ok so I thought the inside of the place had a really cool speakeasy vibe and the design was really cool. Having said that, I honestly still dont understand the inspiration behind the iBevs menu? If it was sponsored by Apple then its cheesy. If it was ironic, well then its lost on most people because its so anti-climactical. It was my first time and I took my date out telling her to expect the menu to be very Lewis Carrollesque. We were disappointed. I had the Mainland cocktail. Thought it was actually super tasty, closest thing to an Old Fashioned I could find on the menu. The size of the drink was a little small and 3 drinks in I felt I was still on my first. But it was so well done, it saved my night. But we loved the interiors, we though the room on the inside was very trippy and we think the tables are really fun. The barber shop signpost was funny. On my reservation request I asked for a corner table. There was one right next us that was empty all night and it wasnt ours... I dont know why we werent given it. Anyways, room for improvement. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-18
by on October 20th, 2017
4

Fantastic cocktails as always. We were also a few minutes late for or booking but they managed to give us a space anyway. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Great location, very quirky setting and the staff were great. Really good selection of cocktails as well. I'll definitely be going again. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-13
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Great birthday cocktails, very fun!!!! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-13
by on October 15th, 2017
5

very nice place, I haven't done the secret room but the "standard" one was pretty cool. Plus the guy that makes cocktails is very cute! All staff is very friendly and they make wonderful cocktails. Would recommend
by on October 12th, 2017
5
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Perfection, my girlfriend thought I was taking her to just another bar, when we got the special experience. Amazing drinks, fantastic staff. We will be back Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-08
by on October 10th, 2017
5

Great service, ambience and drinks Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Love this place. Booked a table in the back room. Drinks were incredible and the room is very cool. Music choice was a little dull and too low key for a Saturday night- we had regretted boooking the back table and wished we'd been up front! Would still come back many more times Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
4

Whilst the waiting staff and ambience of the place are spot on, the fact the bar staff wouldn't make us well known cocktails 'off menu', and the fact we were sat in a converted bath (quirky and fun but ultimately quite uncomfortable for 2 hours) slightly marred our evening. The drinks we 'did have' were good though. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
3

We had a great night, cocktails were fab and our server was so lovely however i cant remember her name. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-06
by on October 9th, 2017
5

great bar, great cocktails & it was a weds! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-04
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Fantastic customer service and delicious cocktails. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-10-06
by on October 8th, 2017
5

I missed the old cocktails. The last time we went you had incredible cocktails in interesting jugs and glasses. Things are certainly simpler....shame Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-30
by on October 2nd, 2017
3

As always, amazing drinks and fantastic service. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-30
by on October 2nd, 2017
5

We had a really nice time, we booked the longest slot. Had cocktails, food and some fizz. The place it so nice, we've been a few times before. The only thing I would say is we felt abit rushed off our table when we were due to leave. We were given a 20 minute warning then a 5 minuet warning, so at the point we just took our drinks into the bar area. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-29
by on October 1st, 2017
5

Great service, excellent drinks menu and a lovely atmosphere. We really enjoyed our time. Thank you! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-29
by on October 1st, 2017
5

Fantastic level of cocktail knowledge on the part of the server. Always a nice chill place for a drink. Bacon-salt popcorn recommended, as a stomach-liner. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-26
by on September 29th, 2017
5

Really great ambience. Service was excellent and drinks were delicious :) Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-22
by on September 24th, 2017
5

Made to feel special from the very beginning. Security on the door, gents who take you to your location and the waitress and bar staff all impecable. Whill defi itely come here more often. Love it! Ray Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-22
by on September 24th, 2017
5

Was a very nice evening, good bar, great staff and interesting drinks. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-20
by on September 22nd, 2017
5

Excellent cocktails and service. Fun atmosphere too! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-16
by on September 19th, 2017
4

My partner and I had a great time here on Saturday night! It was so easy to book and when I phoned on that night to move up the time of our booking, the manager/host was really accommodating and we were still able to drink in the back room. The drinks were so unusual yet delicious - the bartenders did a great job. The waiter in the back room was great - he knew when to come over to the table at the perfect time and gave great suggestions when we wanted to change it up. Would definitely recommend and go again. Thanks for a great night! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-16
by on September 18th, 2017
5

We were given a 30minute then 5minute warning from the hostess that our reservation was over, it felt as though we were not wanted and that the priority here is turnover tables as quickly as possible. This was the first time we'd sat at the rear of the bar, the tall metal chairs were very uncomfortable. As always drinks were good and the hostess was otherwise friendly and helpful. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-15
by on September 18th, 2017
2

We were up in Humbug on Saturday 9th Sept, unfortunately I cannot remember names but the Australian waitress and also the bar tender were absolutely amazing. The bar tenter taught us so much about all of the drinks and the history behind them and much much more. The waitress was so friendly and talkative. We had a brilliant experience and would like to thank them both! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-09
by on September 12th, 2017
5

Everything was excellent, from the warm welcome from the cute Geordie on the door to the incredibly sexy redhead that talked us through the cocktail menu. Well worth the trip up to you. Will only let my special friends know about you. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-09
by on September 11th, 2017
5

All staff who dealt with us were wonderful. The place was fabulous and the cocktails second to none Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-09
by on September 11th, 2017
5

Really excellent cocktails - the whisky ones in particular. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-09
by on September 11th, 2017
5

Really lovely service with knowledgable staff. Will recommend to everyone I know! :) Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-09-08
by on September 10th, 2017
5

Great bar and great service. Perfect first date choice! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-31
by on September 2nd, 2017
5

Outstanding as always. Never had a bad cocktail here. Always loved this bar Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-25
by on August 27th, 2017
5

Myself and a friend book for early cocktails at 7pm on a Saturday. Great place ... decor lovely and quirky, fab cocktails. Only downside was we were sat on a sofa with a table in the centre opposite a couple on a date ... so close we felt as if we were on the date with them which was slightly awkward. Other than the seating issue staff were fab and would definitely return x Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-19
by on August 21st, 2017
4

Excellent service - especially from the polite, charming and efficient Satanist with orange hair. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-19
by on August 21st, 2017
5

Despite booking an area for my birthday, when an extra two unexpected friends turned up I was rudely in front of my friends told there was not room and they were turned away. No effort was made to either move us to the bar or use another of the numerous empty tables. My friends and I were embarrassed and were given no option but to leave. The Manager was rude, unprofessional and uncreative which ruined what could otherwise have been a great evening. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-04

Reply from Callooh Callay

I apologise that this is how you feel things were on the night. We keep a close count of table capacities during the evening to ensure we don't go over our legal capacity and also to ensure guests have the best time possible. Your reservation was for 15 guests. This number was confirmed via email, phone and in person when you arrived. When the 4 extra guests pushed the numbers over we really didn't intend to be rude. We simply had to inform you that we couldn't let anyone else in for your booking. We kept a count of the amount of people that came to the door for your party on the night and it was 33. We're sorry that you feel we ruined a great evening, but if a table reservation doubles in size to the point we simply can't fit the numbers, we don't really have a choice in the outcome.
by on August 20th, 2017
1

Thank you for allocating our booking, this was a surprise for my partner as it was his first time at Callooh Callay. Whilst all the staff were polite and attentive, great table with the couch, CC are missing some of their unique quirks. Before the decor, CC was known for its alternative and ever changing menu design. From Now 46 cassette holders, Panatone chart and my favourite the Oyster card holder. These little quirks made each visit a surprise as is stepping through the wardrobe on arrival. It was an instant instagramable wow moment (perfect for surprises). CC will always be a first class cocktail bar just dont loose your edge by simplifying the experience. Thanks once again. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-11
by on August 14th, 2017
5

First time in Callooh Callay and will definitely be returning. Loved everything about it, from being shown to our table through the wardrobe, to the drinks and the service. Had a great night! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-11
by on August 13th, 2017
5

Our waitress was so helpful! One of the cocktails wasn't exactly to my liking but they didn't charge for it. Had a great evening and the music was on point! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-11
by on August 13th, 2017
5

I had a really great birthday night here. The staff were very good. Attentive, but never intrusive, we didn't have ever to wait for drinks which was much appreciated!food was good, especially the nachos. We particularly liked how the waitress greeted us with a tray of glasses of water for everyone, and kept them coming all night unasked. As it was five frisky hours drinking cocktails, this was good!! 😊 Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-10
by on August 12th, 2017
5

Fantastic venue, delicious cocktails and super friendly staff- as always Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-05
by on August 7th, 2017
5

I love this place! Great service and drinks. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-05
by on August 7th, 2017
5

Great service and all the cocktails we had were fantatstic Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-03
by on August 6th, 2017
5

Great vibe! Cocktails were amazing Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-04
by on August 6th, 2017
5

Great choice of cocktails, nice and relaxed atmosphere and music not too loud. I'll definitely come back soon 😊 Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-08-02
by on August 4th, 2017
5

Good cocktails, but the upstairs bar needs more work on atmosphere and decor. It was sold as "secret new bar through the wardrobe" but it's just up some stairs, not the speakeasy vibe that was expected. It's also £2 more for a cocktail upstairs. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-07-28
by on August 1st, 2017
4

Palace of Humbug is a great little bar tucked above Callooh Callay. Very nice atmosphere and great drinks. It's the perfect spot to hang out with friends. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

Booked a table for my b day. They were very accommodating to all my requests. I and my friends had a lovely time there. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
4

Fab! Amazing the different taste of cocktail and staff service brilliant can british sign language, thanks! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-07-15
by on July 17th, 2017
4

I thought the location and decor was great, cocktails top notch. Staff a little officious and could be more welcoming / friendly. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-07-14
by on July 16th, 2017
3

Atmosphere was good, food was ok. However drinks were quite disappointing, was expecting a lot more from the cocktails Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-07-14
by on July 16th, 2017
3

Friendliest bar staff EEEEEEVEEEERRRRR. Seriously. Tremendous knowledge of all the beers, wines and cocktails, and forged a conversation that weaved all those sat at the bar together. Never once felt like I was on my own (despite being so), and for a fantastically fancy (in the best way) spot, affordable prices. And if you think you like your reflection now, try walking through it...
by on July 13th, 2017
5

Our waitress (didn't get her name) was AMAZING! Really knowledge able about the cocktails, gave helpful suggestion regarding drink to try and was very welcoming. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-07-08
by on July 11th, 2017
5

Thank you. Great visit and appreciate the flexibility and short notice. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-30
by on July 3rd, 2017
5

The food is great, the cocktails are even better and the service given by the friendly staff is top notch! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-26
by on June 28th, 2017
5

Cozy hidden spot in Shoreditch, love the cocktails, nice stuff, great place for pre-drinks to start a good birthday night :) Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-24
by on June 26th, 2017
5

Had a really nice night there. Well looked after by all the staff. Great place Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-16
by on June 19th, 2017
5

Lovely venue and great atmosphere Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-15
by on June 19th, 2017
5

Wonderful visit and lovely staff who held our reservation for us!!! Will visit again soon! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-16
by on June 18th, 2017
5

Very lovely night, your member of staff Ellie (I think) had amazing customer service, would recommend to a friend. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-07
by on June 12th, 2017
5

Good service, good cocktails and good location. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-03
by on June 7th, 2017
5

- Beautiful place (both the whole bar and the Upstairs Bar, which I had privatised) - The service (we had a waitress and a bar man for ourselves all night) was brilliant. They were so kind, smiling and helpful, really outstanding service - The food (we had a selection of canapés and bowls) is incredibly good for finger/bar food - We were able to play our own music so we could dance I highly recommend this place if you plan to celebrate something with c.35 guests Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-03
by on June 6th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere. Great cocktails! Will be back : ) Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-06-02
by on June 5th, 2017
5

outstanding small but precious space that you guys have! lovely drinks and delicious steak burgers! it was a really good girls night out! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-31
by on June 2nd, 2017
5

Another great night here, with fab cocktails, friendly staff, in a quirky retro setting. Definitely recommend Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-26
by on May 31st, 2017
5

Cool venue, with attentive table service and great music on a Sunday night! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-28
by on May 31st, 2017
4

Nice venue, good service. Cocktails are strong Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-28
by on May 30th, 2017
4

I invited my Ushers & best man to attend a Speak Easy club but it didn't exactly have the wow factor when arriving. There was no password and the doors through the 'Wardrobe' were wide open. Cocktails were ok but could have better with 2 having to be sent back. Not sure if i'd attend again based on Sundays visit Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-28
by on May 30th, 2017
2

I love Callooh Callay and have done so for years since they opened, always highly recommend to friends who haven't been. I recently booked to try out their latest venture the Palace of Humbug and it was weird. Felt clinical, verging on soulless. No atmosphere and uncomfortable bar stool seating on cheap looking light up tables. Go for a normal booking at Callooh Callay. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-26
by on May 30th, 2017
3

Such a fun experience. We had a really amiable waiter who helped us with our drinks choices. Each one was spot on! The eton mess was also delicious and topped off the evening. Thank you! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-24
by on May 26th, 2017
5

Super evening. The lady working on the 23rd (blonde hair) was brilliant, she chose all my cocktails! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-23
by on May 25th, 2017
5

Had a really good night my wife and I will be visiting again. The staff and cocktails were fantastic. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
4

Five stars thumbs up yes Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-18
by on May 20th, 2017
5

Excellent Service and Excellent Cocktails, as always. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-11
by on May 15th, 2017
5

Amazing experience, will definitely be coming back. Cocktails and service were spot on Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-11
by on May 13th, 2017
5

Had a great time and your staff are all very friendly and welcoming. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-10
by on May 12th, 2017
5

Inventive delicious cocktails and friendly bartenders Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-07
by on May 9th, 2017
4

Thank you for a great evening the cocktails were fab, the setting and ambience of the room was lovely and the service was consistent from beginning to end. The waitress was really welcoming kept the water topped up and was really helpful. Thankyou guys for a great night. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-06
by on May 8th, 2017
5

Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere, lovely drinks, would highly recommend and will be returning that's for sure! Great night all round! Thank you! Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-06
by on May 8th, 2017
5

Overpriced drinks, very sanguine atmosphere. The bar in the front looks nicer. Visited Callooh Callay on 2017-05-06
by on May 8th, 2017
2

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