Magic Roundabout

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The ONLY place to spend your Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter/Life. Voted 'Best All-in-one in Shoreditch 2016/17 and 'Best Outdoor Space in Shoreditch' in the 2015/16.

Located literally in the middle of Old Street Roundabout and accessed via a secret staircase in the tube station, The Magic Roundabout is London’s most unique party space, offering award-winning street food, banging coffee, beautiful cocktails, craft beers and great music, all in an outdoor setting which is completely covered and heated in winter! The venue gets a totally new look every six months and for winter 2017 will be taking you on a trip down memory lane through the flower-powered 60s right through to the fresh prints of the 90s. 

Expect delicious food from award-winning Burger Bear (we recommend the Grizzly Bear which is a gooey bacon cheeseburger topped with a secret recipe Bacon Jam) and Skins who offer loaded retro potato skins with many filling options including Fleetwood Mac'n'Cheese and the Mighty Mexican. Plus, for winter 2017 Magic welcomes new kids on the block Smokin' Lotus who will be home-smoking pork and beef brisket (and veggie options) daily. The combination of smoked meats and Asian flavours is truly mouthwatering and we predict great things! 

As if that wasn't enough, a line-up of DJs plucked from some of London’s biggest clubs will be on the decks each night, playing a superb mix of disco, house and party classics. 

An industrial haven for three of London’s favourite things: eats, beats and booze. BOOM!

What's on

To see all upcoming events view the full event calendar.


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Info

Free Weds-Fri, event dependent Sat-Sun
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch
18
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
- - Private Hire Only
- - Private Hire Only
17:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
13:00 22:00

Special Opening Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 23:00

Location

Magic Roundabout
Old Street Roundabout, London, EC1Y 1BE

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £5.00
Pint of Real Ale £5.00
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £7.50
Jaeger Bomb £4.00

Menus

Burger Bear Menu 2017 Download
White Men Cant Jerk 2017 Download
Loaded Skins Menu - LAUNCHES APRIL 2017 Download


This venue serves American, Burgers and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
We only use the best quality ingredients and make our food, come see what all the fuss is about and exactly why we win so many awards!

Our Review

The Magic Roundabout Old Street - London Bar Review

The Magic Roundabout Old Street - London Bar Review

After securing a stonking £36k via Kickstarter last year, the brains behind Stokey Bears restaurant and the Burger Bear pop-up events unveiled their ambitious plans for a multi-partner, permanent venue located slap bang in the middle of Old...

Read our full The Magic Roundabout Old Street - London Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Whole Venue Outdoor Space 150 500 on request £7.5k £20k+
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Lovely staff and great atmosphere. About £8 for a double which isn't too bad in central London cordelia visited Magic Roundabout on 14 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017 by
4

Fantastic evening, bar staff were polite and helpful, great venue. visited Magic Roundabout on 12 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017 by
5

Old Street's hidden gem, great place to catch up with old friends and make new ones!...and the plus side even the rain doesn't stop the fun so it's not just a summer time venue
13 Oct 2017 by
4

I love The Magic Roundabout, I always have a great time in there, although £5 for a tequila shot is a bit excessive!! visited Magic Roundabout on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
4

Great place for large groups. Always love the atmosphere and the mix of food, drinks and music. visited Magic Roundabout on 06 Oct 2017
08 Oct 2017 by
5

I celebrated my birthday here and it is Highly recommended! The venue itself is very cool lots of drink and food options and it is covered so no worries if it's raining! I would easily vote this one of the best pop up bars around London. Silence (Event host) was exceptional, really welcoming and helpful! Thanks so much for helping celebrate and making the night so enjoyable!! :) visited Magic Roundabout on 30 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017 by
5

Fantastic venue and the woman who works as the Front of House was so helpful with ensuring my table reservations were fulfilled and that I had a great birthday night. Would recommend Magic Roundabout. 5*s! visited Magic Roundabout on 30 Sep 2017
02 Oct 2017 by
5

Staff were really welcoming and made a special effort, as we were there for Birthday celebrations. Great food and drinks available, and a really nice atmosphere. Clare visited Magic Roundabout on 14 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017 by
5

Had a great time, staff were attentive, would come back :) visited Magic Roundabout on 23 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017 by
5

Very friendly welcome by hostess, however bring a group of 20-30 students we had prior agreements to a drinks discount. We were promised this yet the deal was no deal at all and their standard price. £20 for 5 330ml of beer or Strongbow is hardly student friendly. And £20 for a pitcher. Also, doorman very difficult at end of the night when trying to briefly bring friends up for a few minutes prior to close. Thanks but no thanks. visited Magic Roundabout on 13 Sep 2017
15 Sep 2017 by
3

I did have a good evening however when I got there I wasn't very impressed... considering I had booked an area a few weeks in advance and given my bank details as a security incase I didn't show up - I got there on time and was shown to a table that was full of people that had no idea the area was reserved for 7pm. I then had to stand and wait for the group to move off which made me feel uncomfortable. I feel there should have been a marker on the table at least letting people know that the table was reserved from a certain time. Other than that, I had a great night. Just a shame it doesn't stay open later!! visited Magic Roundabout on 09 Sep 2017
11 Sep 2017 by
3

Music and vibe was great. Drink prices terrible. Single 7 with a double 8 ?! Events coordinator terrible. Shown to desk and not seen since. Advertised as free drink and food and cake for bday person none were received. Would of gained 5 stars if not for these problems. visited Magic Roundabout on 09 Sep 2017
11 Sep 2017 by
3

Booked Bassano Bar for a work party and everyone had such an amazing night! Between us all, we sampled nearly everything from the food stalls which were all delicious. Overall, it's a fun venue with excellent staff and I would definitely recommend! visited Magic Roundabout on 07 Sep 2017
09 Sep 2017 by
5

Booked a space for 15 people, staff were great. Have my boyfriend a free drink for his birthday. Music was great, table was right next to the bar. Everyone had a great time! Thank you daisy-Rae visited Magic Roundabout on 02 Sep 2017
04 Sep 2017 by
5

I celebrated my brithday here with 20 of my friends on Saturday and we had the best time! All the staff were really friendly and nice! The food and drinks were ao amazing and the face paint was a mega plus giving that festival kind of feel. I would recommend people to go here because it's a place everyone has to experience! Thanks for such amazing time!!! Adeyinka visited Magic Roundabout on 02 Sep 2017
04 Sep 2017 by
4

Awesome spot. Highly recommending to other colleagues visited Magic Roundabout on 01 Sep 2017
04 Sep 2017 by
5

Fantastic night the host was great it was birthday and was treated with lots of free shots to me and my friends! visited Magic Roundabout on 31 Aug 2017
02 Sep 2017 by
5

The staff was good, but it wasn't too busy, maybe because it was a bank holiday. The DJ was fantastic, I tried 2 food vendors, The first was Grizzly Bear, a burger joint. I had the Grizzly Bear Burger, I was very dissapointed, i give it 2 out of 10 marks. The bacon was burnt and the burger was not cooked, not worth 10 pounds. Then I tried White Men Can't Jerk. had some jerk wings, cost 5 pounds, rating 5 out of 10 marks, I would buy it again. also, i had the jerk fries, rating, 7 out of 10 marks, cost 3 pounds. Didn't get to try Skins Food. beefy89 visited Magic Roundabout on 28 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017 by
2

This venue is a good space and great location. However major concern regarding the lack of security back/ body checks. As the location of the venue is accessed through Old Street Station itself, you'd think they'd at least check our bags! People could have brought anything into that venue but the none the wiser door guard just pointed us in while reading a newspaper at the door. visited Magic Roundabout on 24 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017 by
2

Jess was the most spectacular host. She was so kind to us and made us feel so special. She also had the best trousers. I love her. Feeling magic, No static, Truly fantastic. Jess was a dream, Her trouser hareem, Her colour was bright, We partied all night. WE LOVE JESS
24 Aug 2017 by
5

fab day ! lovely staff great atmosphere visited Magic Roundabout on 19 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 by
5

great staff, very helpful and tolerant of all the confetti we left lying around!! The food was amazing and the whole evening had a great vibe. Thanks! visited Magic Roundabout on 18 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017 by
5

Staff were amazing and friendly! Very good on the door and getting everyone in and taking people to the table. Super organised. visited Magic Roundabout on 18 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017 by
5

Great night - booked a space for 30 + people for my daughters leaving party (emigrating) - perfect spot at far end of venue with a bar in that area. Also the BBQ was really good and helped soak up all the booze. billericaybaz visited Magic Roundabout on 18 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017 by
5

love it here, reasonable price. Very quirky. Been about 5 times and would continue to go.
16 Aug 2017 by
5

I booked this for my birthday party 12.08.17 and have to say I had the most amazing time, special thanks to Silence who was a wonderful hostess and made sure that we all had a great time. Amazing venue and great party vibe, we will definitely be coming back and recommending this to everyone. Thankyou again, natalie x visited Magic Roundabout on 12 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017 by
5

Great evening on Friday, very busy. visited Magic Roundabout on 04 Aug 2017
08 Aug 2017 by
5

Fantastic Saturday drinking/chilling/dancing day spot! Must-have espresso martinis! taramik visited Magic Roundabout on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

We had a table reservation for 13 people. I arrived 30 mins early and the table was all setup and ready which was great. The staff I had spoken to to book the table were very friendly and accommodating. The one thing that was a bit of a pain was that our group was in London for a hen party weekend so we all had suitcases, bag checks meant we all had to open up our suitcases which was a bit annoying but understand why they have to do this. Would go again, recommend prebooking a table. visited Magic Roundabout on 05 Aug 2017
07 Aug 2017 by
5

I came here for my 30th Birthday, it's a really cool bar! The staff were lovely, they gave me a great spot and realky took care of me. I would go again. Francesca visited Magic Roundabout on 28 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017 by
5

Nothing to complain about it, just an advice... the music could be more mixed. We were there since 7pm... to listen only electro songs it's very trying for those who doesn't like these kind of music and wanted to dance. Monique visited Magic Roundabout on 01 Aug 2017
03 Aug 2017 by
4

Valentina and arya stark payrise arjun visited Magic Roundabout on 29 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
5

Not the best experience, unorganised when trying to make the reservation initially have been told the reservation was open to then be told it wasnt, After calling again myself to double check it turned out to be a mistake, we went ahead with the booking to then receive an email cancelling again, To which i had to call again to make sure it was reserved since a £50 penalty would have been issued if we did not show. When previously visiting the venue in person to ask if dogs were welcome it was a absolute yes, when making the booking there was a lot of uncertainty until we told them what dog we had. On arrival bouncers were pretty unprofessional and rude, (due to the fact they had a busy day with an earlier event) we arrived at 17:27 and were made to wait outside for all of 3 minutes as our booking was not until 17:30, we were a group of 15 people and were then proceeded to be told to not block the underground entrance by the bouncers when it would have been easy enough to just let us in all of 3 minutes early. when placing a food order at a venue for £72 for over 11 items, we were only given 5 -6 items from the order max. Although i have the receipt for a much larger amount so we actually lost money by not having our full order given nor were we offered to be refunded. All in all a pretty bad experience however since we are a company that had book this in advance there was little point moving on after the hassle of getting in and the time wait on food. Would not reccommend for Company groups over 10 people, very dissapointing would not come again. visited Magic Roundabout on 28 Jul 2017
31 Jul 2017 by
1

Great vibe , good for groups of friends
28 Jul 2017 by
5

We reserved a section for our Summer party last week and all had an excellent night - good vibes, great music and friendly bar staff. Will definitely be back!
27 Jul 2017 by
4

Very chilled vibe , everyone was friendly . Different groups just having fun and listening to good music. Will be coming back . visited Magic Roundabout on 15 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
4

Booking staff were rude and difficult to deal with. Queues for women's toilets took over 45 mins. visited Magic Roundabout on 15 Jul 2017
17 Jul 2017 by
2

I love the MR. It is completely unique, you can grab some good, grab some cocktails and you're good to go. They are listed on the Drinki app too where you can get a free cocktail
14 Jul 2017 by
5

Had a Fun evening at this place I booked for my birthday which I reserved an area via dmn. Really enjoyed it and the whole vibe as was very different and unlike anywhere I've been before with various food and drink vendors and pop ups and dj, it would have been nice if the music was urban to match the description on the website as a urban hangout. It was very housey and dance, which whisky was good it would have been nice of this was mixed up a bit with some r and b and old school hip hop however I suspect they have different themes of music for different nights across the weekend, would recommend wmcj and hoxton gin. We went on a Friday evening which was extremely busy which although I was expecting I never ensivaged it would be this busy. It was very tricky to try and get to the main bar with long queues and towards the end of the night it only got busier and more crowded so was thankful we booked a table which doesn't guarantee all of your party will be seated but the majority are and areas are allocated on the day, the only annoyance I experienced was various people attempting to use the table we booked to sit and put their drinks down and I had to tell them no a number of times and that this was booked and not available even tho there was a sign on the table clearing stating this table was reserved. decker84 visited Magic Roundabout on 07 Jul 2017
14 Jul 2017 by
4

Held out staff party here, had a great night! Amazing food, music and atmosphere. Would 100% recommend. Food queues can be pretty long, but worth the wait! visited Magic Roundabout on 06 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
4

I had a great baby shower. Amazing venue. Staff and security super helpful and fun. Thank you visited Magic Roundabout on 08 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017 by
5

Great service and a fun night! visited Magic Roundabout on 06 Jul 2017
08 Jul 2017 by
5

We held a corporate event recently at the Magic Roundabout, the staff there were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely look at using the venue again. visited Magic Roundabout on 04 Jul 2017
06 Jul 2017 by
4

Lady at the counter was very friendly and attentive all evening. First place we got seated was too loud and crowded for us but she noticed, moved us, and we had a lovely time until closing... and maybe a few minutes past... Thanks for the good food and drink and please give a hearty thanks to the lady who sat us, and sat us again. Best visited Magic Roundabout on 23 Jun 2017
26 Jun 2017 by
4

Great summer day! The drinks and atmosphere were great. However, we were expecting to eat some potato skins but they were not serving Monday-Wednesday (we came on a Tuesday) which was a shame! But lovely venue especially on top of the station! Trisha visited Magic Roundabout on 20 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017 by
3

Horrible treatment by manager tonight after my friend got knocked over by staff in toilet,when he bashed the toilet door in her face leaving us both covered in beer. Staff agreed to pay for the beer he knocked over , then incredibly rude manager came along and handled our conplaint by chucking us out of the club after we both have paid entry and didn't do anything apart from complaining about the situation. He was disrespectful and didn't try to solve the situation by any means ,after my top was covered in beer. "He said if we don't like it we can go".Very unprofessional management and complaint handling skills, I definitely won't be going again.
25 Jun 2017 by
1

Amazing place I love the vibe here it's really cool actually ... never imagined this would be old street actually and I look forward to the Afro beats Sunday actually
15 Jun 2017 by
5

The evening for my b'day drinks was fun, with good food and a lively, buzzy atmosphere. The only downside was the bad smell around our table. We had a table in front of the cocktail bar, and there were drains behind our table which emitted an unpleasant smell - not very nice when trying to eat your food. Apart from that, it was good. Richard Sands Richard visited Magic Roundabout on 02 Jun 2017
05 Jun 2017 by
4

I celebrated my 30th birthday here and it was a fantastic night. Managed to reserve a big enough table for about 15 of us. It was perfect for everyone as there were great beers, ciders and cocktails as well as food right there! Delicious burgers, fries, potato skins with veggie and some vegan options. It had a bit of a festival atmosphere being outside under canopies and the food trucks right there. It does get busy and the toilets get very busy with long queues. All in all a great relaxed atmosphere with good music. Would highly recommend. visited Magic Roundabout on 02 Jun 2017
04 Jun 2017 by
5

It was our birthday; everything was arrange and the place was perfect for 30 people. Cool place :) visited Magic Roundabout on 31 May 2017
02 Jun 2017 by
4

Really enjoyed our night, great venue! visited Magic Roundabout on 25 May 2017
29 May 2017 by
5

Good idea but execution is a bit hit and miss. food limited. Drinks poor. Cocktails are weak and don't justify the price tag in shoreditch where good cocktails everywhere.
27 May 2017 by
3

We had a great evening at the magic roundabout to celebrate my birthday! It was such a good atmosphere and so much fun! Thanks a lot! I was only a bit confused as I thought the party would go on after 11pm, but then it appeared to be somewhere else. This wasn't clear to me, we would have loved to stay longer. Will come back for sure!! visited Magic Roundabout on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Thank you so much for making my birthday fun filled! I love getting my free drink on arrival! Had lots of space to sit and drink with my friends! Will be coming back! christina visited Magic Roundabout on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
4

Really accommodating staff! Loved the experience! visited Magic Roundabout on 20 May 2017
22 May 2017 by
5

Good venue for a party. Spacious with good vibes and drink options/food for everyone. visited Magic Roundabout on 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

Despite the inclement weather we were pleasantly surprised that the venue was warm and under cover. Great ambience and decor, no happy hour but drinks prices not too high. The food stalls were delicious (I only had a burger but the potato skins looked tasty too). Great service, great time! Caitlin visited Magic Roundabout on 19 May 2017
21 May 2017 by
5

The place was great. A top venue which i will definitely coming back to. We were well looked after and the overall experience was a top one. visited Magic Roundabout on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
5

We had an amazing time! Great staff, great vibes visited Magic Roundabout on 13 May 2017
15 May 2017 by
4

Fantastic always! We reserved the area at the back that was all set up and ready, The music was on point, the place was buzzing and our people loved it. visited Magic Roundabout on 12 May 2017
14 May 2017 by
5

Had a birthday reservation and we were given enough space for a party of 25 people! the place itself is quite cool and had a great atmosphere for a Saturday night. Everyone seemed to enjoy the food (especially the jerk chicken) and the drinks were not too bad! visited Magic Roundabout on 06 May 2017
09 May 2017 by
5

Amazing place but could be open for longer visited Magic Roundabout on 05 May 2017
07 May 2017 by
4

Great outdoor space. Killer summer vibes! Great fun and cool space. visited Magic Roundabout on 30 Apr 2017
07 May 2017 by
5

Great venue! We enjoyed our brief experience. Food options are great as well. Thanks. Julie visited Magic Roundabout on 21 Apr 2017
23 Apr 2017 by
5

Amazing experience ! We love this place ! Thank you visited Magic Roundabout on 15 Apr 2017
18 Apr 2017 by
5

The whole experience was great x visited Magic Roundabout on 08 Apr 2017
13 Apr 2017 by
5

GREAT DAY! Worst thing was we were there for 6 hours and spent 1.5 waiting for the toilet which did ruin the vibe as the queue was out of control :( otherwise great day! But everyone moaned about the toileta visited Magic Roundabout on 08 Apr 2017
11 Apr 2017 by
4

I had such high hopes and had been looking forward to going for ages, but it just wasn't for me. We had a booking and it took a while to get in as it was so busy, even before 8pm people were queuing and it was one in one out. The table wasn't big enough for all the people I'd booked for. My drink was disgusting it was supposed to be a gin and tonic but tasted like fizzy water with a bit of gin in. Food however was great. We only stayed for one drink and then left.
10 Apr 2017 by
2

The place is great in the summer time! Definitely has a mini festival vibe going on. A few different bars, food trucks and themed areas when I was there. Would definitely return!
07 Apr 2017 by
4

Really great venue. Great music, food and a vibe. I would definitely recommend this place. visited Magic Roundabout on 24 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017 by
5

I love the place, the atmosphere, the service !! Its just awesome ! sharlene visited Magic Roundabout on 01 Apr 2017
03 Apr 2017 by
4

Came here for a birthday/engagement party and were given a great spot for ~30 of us. Everyone was well fed, watered and despite being semi-outside in March the heaters kept us warm. One of the best venues I've been to for a large group of people! Thanks guys :) Harriet visited Magic Roundabout on 24 Mar 2017
28 Mar 2017 by
5

Apart from the woman at the door being so rude the night was great. visited Magic Roundabout on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
3

We had a great time on Friday evening, LOVE the venue, and the food was immense!! The only downside is that we were placed on a table which was closest to the dj booth, which was a nice thing. However, it didn't have a heater next to it and there was a fan/draft coming down directly onto our table, so we had to sit there with coats on and hoods up!!! The remainder of the venue was a nice temperature because of the heaters dotted around and the music was great (although a tad louder would have been perfect). Unfortunately because we felt as cold as we did, our party wanted to leave earlier than planned and we moved onto somewhere else nearby. However, if we weren't as cold, we would have stayed all night for sure. Just wanted to give you that feedback so you could maybe add one more heater to that table ;-) visited Magic Roundabout on 24 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
3

We booked a table for 10 at 13.30 pm but unfortunately the Venue wasn't open when we arrived so we had to find another venue for lunch. Someone did call and apologise at 14.25 but probably worth putting something in place to stop people being able to take bookings for times the venue isn't open. :) visited Magic Roundabout on 25 Mar 2017
27 Mar 2017 by
1

The place was very nice. However the service let me down a bit. I spoke to the girl on the phone who takes bookings and inquired about a table for 20 people... she told me that it was not a problem at all! I decided then to go ahead with the booking and I was asked to leave £50 deposit which I did. As soon as the money was confirmed I received another email saying that it won't be possible to have seats for all my guests and that we will have "a small base table " I asked why was that.. and guess...I received no reply to my email! Then at the party itself, the staff was not escorting people to the table hence I had friends who took some time to find us. Well, good location but the service, not there yet. visited Magic Roundabout on 24 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017 by
3

Had a great night at the Magic Round About, music was good, and the food was great, (will be going back for more in the near future) visited Magic Roundabout on 18 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by
5

Had the best 21st and all my mates said how brilliant and cool the place was! visited Magic Roundabout on 18 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017 by
5

So so cool. Great music interesting people. Oh and the food!!! Probably the best wings I've had in London. visited Magic Roundabout on 17 Mar 2017
19 Mar 2017 by
5

Booked for a group of 30+ had our space clear by the time we arrived. Quick service at the bar and decent food too. Great atmosphere for a large group and would recommend. visited Magic Roundabout on 16 Mar 2017
18 Mar 2017 by
5

Really cool place to chill out with friends, burgers were good and the glow in the dark mushroom area was really cool. However I was disappointed that the Caribbean food place and cocktail bar wasn't open on a Wednesday, I wasnt made awear of this when making my booking , I also didn't see anything about this on the website Emma visited Magic Roundabout on 15 Mar 2017
17 Mar 2017 by
3

would be better in summer visited Magic Roundabout on 04 Mar 2017
14 Mar 2017 by
4

Went for my birtbday last night. Allowed to book a table/space for free. Great outdoor area with portable fires. Different bars and different restaurants. Pricey drinks. Toilets are abit of a joke really badly designed but a great night had by all 😬😬 carmel visited Magic Roundabout on 11 Mar 2017
12 Mar 2017 by
5

Toilet queue was so huge that the boys weren't allowed in cubicles, just urinals. Staff also wouldn't let anyone come back in if they wanted to leave. So men be warned- don't visit MR if you need to go!!! Ended up with the whole party having to leave early. Not great for my 30th birthday. visited Magic Roundabout on 04 Mar 2017
06 Mar 2017 by
2

Everything went perfectly to plan! visited Magic Roundabout on 25 Feb 2017
27 Feb 2017 by
5

Perfect place for having fun Alexandra visited Magic Roundabout on 24 Feb 2017
26 Feb 2017 by
5

I was pretty dissapoitned had not even got a table or anything in that matter except for a drink was no point even making a booking but lucky my mates made it a good night Paul visited Magic Roundabout on 04 Feb 2017
07 Feb 2017 by
1

Nice place, well decorated, fantastic food, good drinks even if it's a little expensive, but my only criticism is about the sound system....need a better one & louder visited Magic Roundabout on 04 Feb 2017
06 Feb 2017 by
4

Had an awesome time :) Would definitely go again. Shivnee visited Magic Roundabout on 21 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017 by
5

Brilliant venue, lovely staff & yummy food. Hannah visited Magic Roundabout on 21 Jan 2017
23 Jan 2017 by
5

i reserved a space for 30 people.. when i arrived we didnt have a space. i had to talk to the staff twice and they only gave me one big table, for 30 people this wasnt enough i then had to complain that we need more... not really good service as i booked in advanced visited Magic Roundabout on 14 Jan 2017
16 Jan 2017 by
3

Everyone loved it! Really easy to book a table, and the staff were really helpful. The burgers were amazing and the place was great. If going in winter dress up warm. It has heaters but it's still worth having a coat etc. I coudnt find any cider at the bars, and beer is £5. Apart from that would recommend. visited Magic Roundabout on 13 Jan 2017
15 Jan 2017 by
4

Fantastic fun! I booked a table for my 25 birthday drinks, the food was great and the atmosphere was buzzing. Almost felt like we had fallen down the rabbit hole into Wonderland :) visited Magic Roundabout on 07 Jan 2017
09 Jan 2017 by
5

GREAT SERVICE GREAT NIGHT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND :) visited Magic Roundabout on 22 Dec 2016
03 Jan 2017 by
5

Great venue- hired an area for 50 people and there was plenty of room. Really cool venue and is decked out beautifully for winter- would definitely return! visited Magic Roundabout on 16 Dec 2016
21 Dec 2016 by
5

Nice & frendley... Nice crowd easy access. visited Magic Roundabout on 16 Dec 2016
18 Dec 2016 by
4

Everything was perfect. I liaised with Sarah with regards to my booking, she was so helpful and lovely and ensured I had a big enough area for over 100 of my guests which is normally so hard for anywhere to do so close to Christmas. The ambience was great, the bar service was so quick and despite it being winter we were all very warm thanks to the heaters. Everyone had a fantastic night thank you so much! X visited Magic Roundabout on 16 Dec 2016
18 Dec 2016 by
5

Excellent venue, amazing staff, happy office party! Thank you to everyone at The Magic Roundabout visited Magic Roundabout on 09 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
5

I booked a space for my birthday, but the area we received was very close to the dance floor, which was already very rowdy and full of drunk people when we arrived at 7pm. The atmosphere was pretty uneasy, even verging on unpleasant and aggressive at times. I don't know if we were unlucky with the location of our table and if it's normally like that, but I wouldn't hurry back, even though the burgers are good. visited Magic Roundabout on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
2

The bouncers in this place ruined my friends whole birthday and everyone's night. I'm not being bias if my friend was in the wrong I wouldn't dispute a bouncer using appropriate force but the fact this was a homophobic attack on my friend where the bouncers offered my friend outside to fight and walked him out when he was explaining to the other bouncer what happened the one with the problem picked my friend up from behind and threw him so hard to the floor he was knocked out. He has a broken eye socket an cheek bone for doing nothing wrong this happened at 6pm we had just start3d are night ... it was our first night there after hearing such good things we were so excited but what a shame the bouncer nearly killed my friend... he was arrested and the club was shut ... disgusting Hannah visited Magic Roundabout on 10 Dec 2016
12 Dec 2016 by
1

Excellent location, great atmosphere and interesting surroundings. Highly recommend visited Magic Roundabout on 07 Dec 2016
09 Dec 2016 by
5

Wonderful space for a delicious cocktail and some amazing food too visited Magic Roundabout on 07 Dec 2016
09 Dec 2016 by
5

It was really good but when we arrive no one told me which was the table so I looked by myself and when I found it it was not clean. There was no one to ask to please clean the table so I clean it ! visited Magic Roundabout on 07 Dec 2016
09 Dec 2016 by
4

Went here for some drinks on a Saturday evening and had reserved a table. The venue itself is great with interesting different areas and even though it's slightly exposed to the weather, plenty of heat lamps keeps it warm enough. The atmosphere was good for chatting and celebrating with friends. The food looked really decent from what I could see although we didn't actually try any. Only disappointment was queuing at one bar only to be told that there was no draught (only one tap had a glass over it so this hadn't been clear) and that all they had were cans of a brown ale or stout, which wasn't a substitute for the lighter stuff on tap. Went to the other bar and, as was another customer before me, told by the bartender that there was no gas which was why the beer was flat, with no immediate solution to this apparent, or any apology to go with it. Admitted I didn't have to buy the drink, but it was the closest I could get to a pint at that time. Not really the range and quality of beer I'd read about elsewhere. All round though a decent venue, just a shame about the drinks on the night. visited Magic Roundabout on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
4

The venue is lovely and we had a fabulous night, only down parts were offered a rather small people for 10 of us which made it impossible for us to all sit around and the bar staff are somewhat rude. But other than that the food, the music and drinks are lovely and the toilet attendant is such a lovely man he needs to be promoted. visited Magic Roundabout on 03 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016 by
4

Such a fantastic location, very hospitable booking team and the best burgers in London. Just an all round top spot to host a birthday! We all had a blast, thanks team Magic Roundabout! visited Magic Roundabout on 26 Nov 2016
28 Nov 2016 by
5

Great night out just wish there was more toilets the que gets a bit much. Fantastic ambience great place to chill or dance with a variety of seating areas visited Magic Roundabout on 25 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by
4

What an amazing place! Had party of about 20 and the staff were great. Lovely atmosphere... visited Magic Roundabout on 25 Nov 2016
27 Nov 2016 by
5

Pretty cool place would defo go again love that you can just smoke anywhere as it is outside! Very different to the usual bars.
25 Nov 2016 by
4

Great events manager, Steph, who made the whole booking process and night very easy. The space was great and the night was also great. The music and drinks were also very very good. Thanks for a great night, would definitely come back again. This is a perfect place for a birthday for large groups. visited Magic Roundabout on 18 Nov 2016
21 Nov 2016 by
5

Love it here. Totally unique decor and great food. Its got something for everyone; dance floor, chill out spaces and areas to mingle. One thing is, even though its covered and heated, its still outside so do bring a coat! Sarah visited Magic Roundabout on 23 Apr 2016
16 Nov 2016 by
5

Great vibes had loads of fun visited Magic Roundabout on 12 Nov 2016
15 Nov 2016 by
5

Bit loud right next to the speakers visited Magic Roundabout on 11 Nov 2016
13 Nov 2016 by
4

Absolutely astounding venue! Completely unique and I cannot wait to go back. Thank you for reserving an area for us and hosting us, it was perfect - right next to the bar!! I wish you all the success team magic, see you soon! -Tim x visited Magic Roundabout on 29 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016 by
5

Recently my partner and I went to the Lost World Cinema in Elephant and Castle to watch hook and it was amazing! The Italian food stalls were fab, we had stone oven cooked pizzas and Italian coffees and couldn't get enough of the cute music and buzzing atmosphere. The drinks vouchers were awesome and climbing through the jungle cave to get to the cinema was so cool. Highly recommend.
25 Oct 2016 by
5

We had a great time, thank you! The only downside was when we arrived and were shown to our table, I asked the lady that escorted us there a very simple/easygoing question about the size of the table, she replied with a very sarcastic tone, as if I had said something offensive.... Wasn't really necessary at all, and came across extremely rude. Aside from this we will most definitely be returning, as the venue provided us with exactly what we wanted. visited Magic Roundabout on 22 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016 by
4

I have booked the Magic Roundabout many times now for after work drinks for roughly 30 people. Its a great venue with lots of space. The drinks are reasonably priced. Highly reccomended.
21 Oct 2016 by
5

Great venue for large groups and very friendly staff. visited Magic Roundabout on 14 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016 by
5

Really cool venue! Great burgers!! visited Magic Roundabout on 14 Oct 2016
17 Oct 2016 by
5

Brilliant, funky night which catered for all of my friends, those who wanted to dance, those who wanted to mingle with others and then those who wanted to sit down and chill..! Defiantly would go back again! Niamh visited Magic Roundabout on 30 Sep 2016
07 Oct 2016 by
5

Amazing, I had the best birthday ever there. Really good vibes, good music and drinks. Couldn't flaw it but NB... 1) the short guy working behind the bar with dark hair in a top knot, will tell you that your drinks come to £40, cash the money into the till and whilst you're waiting for the change of £50 you've given him, he suddenly decides that the total is now £50 and robs you of your change, missselling your drinks to you! Lois visited Magic Roundabout on 16 Sep 2016
23 Sep 2016 by
4

Loved it here.... reserved a table for my birthday on the bank holiday weekend. Got there at 4pm and din't leave until it closed. Good music, good food and reasonably priced drinks. charlotte_shields visited Magic Roundabout on 28 Aug 2016
23 Sep 2016 by
5

great night for a get together with mates! it was easy to book a table before hand and was good to have a drink somewhere a bit different. Yummy bar food was a bonus rebecca visited Magic Roundabout on 02 Sep 2016
19 Sep 2016 by
4

Good night for a birthday. Wish it opened later. Chilled place. Good food too. I would come back here again. Good location as its in the station. Wish I'd explored the whole place more. kbomb visited Magic Roundabout on 16 Sep 2016
18 Sep 2016 by
4

We had private hire of the Bassano Bar for our work summer party one evening. It was a great vibe and everyone enjoyed the food. DJs were great and all in all an amazing night. Only thing was we had paid (min. spend) to hire the private area but did have to act as our own security to make sure others didn't come in. Would definitely recommend! shhhutupmeg visited Magic Roundabout on 09 Sep 2016
14 Sep 2016 by
4

Great time until bouncers bundled a bunch of us off to back of club insisting wewere "peddling drugs". then proceeded to frisk/violate us onebyone. Spoiled the night needless to say
12 Sep 2016 by
2

The food was amazing and the vibes was also great. Its very trendy and cool and will defo come here again. good for after work drinks or pre drinking or even if you just wanna hang out with a few friends, thank you martelle visited Magic Roundabout on 10 Sep 2016
12 Sep 2016 by
4

Our table was directly under a speaker and directly next to a bin. Its an expensive way not to talk to each other all night. Burgers are good tho which is a consolation sam visited Magic Roundabout on 25 Aug 2016
07 Sep 2016 by
3

Half the area was closed for a private event, which was fine as there was a few tables we were allowed to use around the side that wasn't booked out. My boyfriend and I were tired after a long day and didn't want an alcoholic drink so we went to the bar to order two diet cokes, where we were rudely met by a bartender who openly judged us for getting a soft drink and turned his nose up at us. I would never expect this from any bar/pub/venue/restaurant. We left after finishing our diet cokes (God Forbid they were alcoholic) I will not be returning and definitely not recommending to anyone.

Reply from Magic Roundabout

Hi there, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. I am so sorry to hear about your experience, this is TOTALLY unacceptable. You should be able to order anything you like (including a tap water) and be made to feel like a VIP so I can only apologise for this instance and assure you that it is not the norm. Please give us an opportunity to prove this by coming back and giving us a second chance. I'd really appreciate it if you would contact me so we can make it right: sarah@magicroundabout.co. I look forward to hearing from you! x
18 Aug 2016 by
1

Went on a Friday evening, great vibe and atmosphere, a nice way to wind down and enjoy summer time in the city. Definitely worth a visit. Only complaint is that seating is very limited as most tables are reserved in advance.
12 Aug 2016 by
3

Reserved an area for 10+ people for my birthday. Unable to find a member of staff when I arrived, after 20 minutes found my table (enough to seat 6) tucked away in the corner, absolutely stunk of sewage so we moved away from the table and managed to find somewhere else. Really disappointed.

Reply from Magic Roundabout

Hi there, Thanks for giving us feedback, your experience was clearly a crappy one and I can only apologise, especially since it was a special occasion and it should have been just that; special. We do tend to only book base tables for groups unless a minimum spend is agreed, but this should have been clearly explained to you at the time of booking so you knew what to expect. With regards to the smell, unfortunately this is a very annoying and unavoidable problem we have with the drains. The roundabout was built in the 1960's and doesnt have a very good drainage system in place. When we get very hot weather, the drains do smell. We've tried everything we can to prevent this but it is an ongoing struggle (although, fortunately only one that applies in a heatwave). Please give us a chance to make it up to you. We owe you a birthday party 2.0! Drop me an email any time: sarah@magicroundabout.co so we can arrange a do-over for you and your friends. We really are so sorry that you were left disappointed but we hope you'll find it in your heart to give us a second chance. x
08 Aug 2016 by
1

Found Magic Roundabout on Design My Night, what a find. Great vibe, music and food. Will definitely be back. My whole group were impressed also. Highly recommend for a good night out Tim visited Magic Roundabout on 30 Jul 2016
01 Aug 2016 by
5

Absolutely loved the Magic Roundabout on Friday night. The Cuban vibe was awesome, food delicious and a chilled, fun crowd. My friends are still talking about the magical place on the roundabout where we celebrated my birthday. Steph made the birthday extra special by reserving a great table and answering my many emails in the run up to the day. She even came along to help the party with some shots and have a dance. Thank you so much for everything. We will definitely be back time and time again over the summer.
24 Jul 2016 by
5

Had a great Thurs night here. Cool outdoor space with lots of spaces to sit but with canopies too. The burgers from Burger Bear were amazing. Fun atmosphere would def return.
19 Jul 2016 by
5

Thanks for a fab evening. Came with a bunch of mates from work and we had a fab time, met the owners who were so kind and welcoming. Really nice vibe, at the bar, great music, food looked amazing although I totally forgot to eat any! And they kindly gave me a drink to help me celebrate my birthday which was very sweet of them. Thanks again for a lovely night and accommodating an area booking.
18 Jul 2016 by
5

Definitely going to check this out! Looks like great fun and something worth checking out. Free events in London are always the best and soooo much fun! Cannot wait x
13 Jul 2016 by
3

Great night! Was there for 1/4 final France vs Germany.. France won! Good food, good atmosphere, we got a table as requested. Surely a place to be for a great night! Amy visited Magic Roundabout on 07 Jul 2016
10 Jul 2016 by
5

We hired an area for a Birthday Party and it was really nice. If there's no rain involved, the picnic tables all around the place are amazing! Bar staff was helpful and cool, burgers were out of this world and the jerk chicken was also amazing!
21 Jun 2016 by
5

A great venue! We loved it, even in a torrential downpour! I couldn't get enough of the Burgers. Friendly bar staff and no hassle booking for a last minute table. Nerys visited Magic Roundabout on 17 Jun 2016
20 Jun 2016 by
5

OMG WHAT A PLACE FOR AN EVENT! On Wednesday 15th June myself and my company hosted a huge activation event for a launch! I can not explain enough how amazing the team and space at the roundabout are! Sarah the event manager has been on hand for every single thing for the last 3 months of my constant calls and emails and NOTHING was a problem! She was beyond amazing so helpful and just worked with everything we needed! Eddie the General manager was just as amazing, running around between the two of them non stop to make sure everything ran super smooth, both with the most wonderful energy and creative minds! Eddie managed the entire door process down to a T and made sure the entire team were on hand all all times and again nothing was a problem! The two of them together along with the rest of their amazing team make you feel so secure and happy to be placing an event there! The actual space itself is a hidden dream! You can literally transform it or use it exactly as is, it has every single thing you could ever need and the public adore it! It has been very well thought out and created into a little hub of total fun and chill! I have spent years organising events and by far this space and the staff have been the best! I can not recommend this place enough you must must must go! The food is delicious!!!!! I lived off it for 2 days straight and still enjoyed it so much! Massive thank you to Sarah and Eddie for being amazing and the entire Magic Roundabout Team - we cant wait to come back! Carly - The Collective

Reply from Magic Roundabout

Thanks so much for the kind words. We love hosting events (even ones that run from 7am until late into the night haha), and it was a pleasure delivering such a spectacular!
17 Jun 2016 by
5

Awesome Concept let down by basic mistakes. We booked a base table for 12, with the understanding that seating would not be guaranteed for all guests, however a bench for 6 people surrounded by other fully booked tables was not ideal. On the weekend in question the grill for the jerk chicken was broken and had been all week apparently, it would have been nice having booked a table to have at least been told of this. Whilst I cant blame the bar for the rain, the plastic roof was damaged in a number of places resulting in water poring in, which didn't help in an already over crowded covered area. Given how easy and cheap that style of roof is to repair or replace the damage can only really be seen as just plain laziness from the bar management. The night in question was the open England match for Euro 16, not exactly a drinking occasion that has snuck up on the vast majority of bars, so to run out of all draft cider and the majority of beers by 9pm is crazy, and then to offer cans as a replacement for the same price as a pint is frankly disgusting! and finally while your burgers where actually amazing! the service to get them was awfull, no queuing system was in place to order, we then only received half our order and where then told our order ticket was blown away by the fan! so our remaining order was put to the back of the queue? it took over 20 minuets to receive all of our food! Like I say an awesome venue with loads of potential but defiantly in need of some more work on its service robh visited Magic Roundabout on 11 Jun 2016

Reply from Magic Roundabout

Hi Rob, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Really sorry if you were under the impression that the base table would be bigger. We try to be super clear about the fact that this is a base only at the time of booking and its why we do not charge entry fee or ask for a minimum spend. Ultimately, if we book tables based on how many people can actually sit down, then we'd be fully booked much faster and would leave a lot of people disappointed. Its our view that a guaranteed base is better than nothing at all and we dont restrict the number of guests that you can then bring to that base. Points taken on the roof, it needs fixing, we'll get on that asap. Our English summer is reliably wet as ever and no one likes a drip down their back while watching the game ;) With regards to the drinks, our supplier lets us down and missed our delivery on Saturday. Bloody nightmare. We know as well as you do how much money can be made on a night like that so it was a real disaster for us. However, the cans are NOT the same price as the pints (max £4.50 vs £5) and on Saturday we were doing a deal on 5 cans to bring the price down to £4 each. Lastly, thank you for the feedback regarding the food system and service. This is frankly ridiculous on our part and I can only apologise and ensure you we've taken this on board and will make sure it doesnt happen again. Ultimately, we are a new bar and still finding our feet, which is why your input is super important. We really will take this all on board so please do visit us again soon to see how we've improved. Sarah (Head of Extravaganzas)
15 Jun 2016 by
2

Venue was amazing complimented by good vibes , good music, Sunshine and Cocktails! So Easy to get too from Old Street Station and the food looked amazing! Will definitely be going back this summer! Emily visited Magic Roundabout on 11 Jun 2016
14 Jun 2016 by
5

Venue was wicked, burgers were amazing and general vibe was perfect. Only complaint is that I pre booked a base table for our party which ended up being 2 picnic tables and the only shelter from the rain were the parasols which didn't stop us from getting wet. As much as I understand the weather conditions were out of the staffs hands, whilst the venue was still empty and very quiet, I asked a member of staff to see if she could help us with another table with more shelter. She said she was still in the process of setting up and organising tables and would let us know in 20 minutes. We never heard from her again and we ended up finding a better table ourselves. I felt we could have been assisted better on this one. Catherine visited Magic Roundabout on 11 Jun 2016
13 Jun 2016 by
3

AMAZING night, once again the team were attention, reactive and over all adorable. I was made to feel super special and the rain did not stop me having a great time.
13 Jun 2016 by
5

This is literally my favourite place in London, they staff are friendly and helpful....they make it great! Also the food in both Bear Burger and White Men Can't Jerk is unreal! Finally the music is awesome, keep those DJ's coming guys....cannot wait for a summer of partying there :) Nicole visited Magic Roundabout on 21 May 2016
24 May 2016 by
5

Simply awesome. Booked a private area for an event - the area was perfect and secluded. The team upon arrival and prior to the booking were very helpful. Thank you! Andrew visited Magic Roundabout on 19 May 2016
23 May 2016 by
5

Amazing venue, staff are really cool and hospitality was top notch! Had a great time Sat 30th April for The Magic Roundabout Tea Party. Everyone was smiling and atmosphere was the best TroglodyteDisco visited Magic Roundabout on 30 Apr 2016
03 May 2016 by
5

What an absolutely blinding venue! We went on a Saturday eve/ night to celebrate a friend's hen and it was the perfect venue. We were given a cool seating area overlooking the dance floor and we're VERY well looked after. The staff were lovely friendly and attentive, the jugs of Pimms were fab and the burgers were out of this world. Thanks Magic Roundabout for making it such a perfect evening!
26 Apr 2016 by
5

Absolutely wonderful team and venue! My birthday was amazing 😊 great service, clean, my friends loves the food and music and the area I had reserved. Can't recommend this place highly enough! laurenbennett90 visited Magic Roundabout on 23 Apr 2016
25 Apr 2016 by
5

Really accommodating staff, couldn't do enough to help. Great place for birthday drinks. We had a big table near a heat lamp and close to the bar, good music, food and festival vibe. Will definitely go again. Carolinekells visited Magic Roundabout on 09 Apr 2016
13 Apr 2016 by
4

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