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Description

Come with us now on a journey through time and space. With the help of the classic pickled cocktail, the Gibson, and a dazzling supporting cast of over 40 highly inventive cocktails, The Gibson's menu is built around a magical calendar that transports you to different seasons in different eras.

The shimmering interiors have been designed to make you feel like you are stepping through a portal into a futuristic Edwardian world where stunningly original drinks are accompanied by live music and food that has been carefully curated to complement the flavours of the drinks.

Info

None
Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch
18
Disabled Toilets
Casual

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
17:00 01:00
17:00 01:00
17:00 01:00
17:00 01:00
17:00 02:00
17:00 02:00
13:00 22:30

Location

The Gibson
44 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AQ

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Old Street (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Cocktail £11.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.00
Bottle of House Wine £25.00
Bottle of Champagne £50.00

Menus

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This venue serves Bar Snacks and Tapas food.

A word from the chef:
Classy bar snacks to the tune of pickles, charcuterie boards, mixed nuts and olives complement the drinks at Gibson.

Our Review

The Gibson Bar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review

The Gibson Bar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review

The Gibson lies along Old Street towards Clerkenwell and Farringdon; an area that's fast becoming a firm favourite of mine. You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice when choosing which bar to try next and now with The Gibson joining this elite...

Read our full The Gibson Bar Shoreditch - London Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Venue Hire 35-40 45-50
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Drinks were creative. Cocktail runner was very sweet. Will be back for another. Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-16
by on April 19th, 2018
5

Too noisy and the cocktails were nothing special Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018
2

Lovely little venue on Old Street, reminiscent of an apothecary's shop. Staff were very welcoming and helpful in narrowing down their very extensive cocktail menu. Fantastic cocktails with as much effort made on the presentation as on the intriguing combination of ingredients. Highly recommended! Suggest booking in advance as the bar is quite small (Party of 5, booked in advance) Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-14
by on April 16th, 2018
5

Great cocktails - great service ! We’ll definitely come back soon Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-13
by on April 15th, 2018
5

Everything was fabulous the drinks and the service Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-10
by on April 12th, 2018
5

Perfect night at The Gibson, amazing cocktails and lovely service. Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

We were there for an hour, but it was a great hour. I'll be honest and I didn't recognise all the ingredients in the cocktails, but they were all great! Will be back again soon. Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

Great Saturday evening at The Gibson. The cocktails were amazing both in the way they looked and tasted, probably the best ones I have tried. Very unusual and exciting flavours as well as design. The bar itself is very cosy and well decorated , there was also a gentlemen playing the piano which made the atmosphere very pleasant and relaxing. The staff were all very nice, smiley and helpful during the whole time we were there. The menue is not like in other cocktail bars and we didn't know any of the cocktails on it, or had an idea what they might taste like ; however the lady looking after us on the night was very helpful and made some great recommednations. Overall would definitely recommend this bar if you are looking for something exciting and unusual,all the drinks we had were approximately 12/14 pounds a cocktail which were very reasonably priced considering the amount of effort placed in making them. Definitely will visit The Gibson again in the future. Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

The drinks were so impressive; the service was excellent too! We pre-ordered and our drinks arrived soon after we did, which was great...avoided waiting time, etc. Thank you! Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-07
by on April 9th, 2018
5

The whole experience was brilliant. We loved the cocktails they were very special. The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere is the bar was great. Loved the pianist too. Thanks for such a great evening Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-06
by on April 8th, 2018
5

It was my first time visiting the Gibson and I loved it. Great atmosphere and good service. The drinks were amazing, very fun and innovative.Definitely a great experience. Visited The Gibson on 2018-04-05
by on April 7th, 2018
5

Fabulous time was had trying out lovely cocktails in an intimate atmosphere. We would love to have a version in Brighton! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-31
by on April 3rd, 2018
5

Lovely little venue. Unfortunately we didn't enjoy the cocktails. I wouldn't just say they were not to my taste, i would go as far to say they were horrible. The table next to us felt the same and we even tried each other's. Not one drink out of four was drinkable. I do appreciate that mixologists are always looking for a new style of drink. And as much as Classics are classics for a reason it would be pretty boring if everywhere only sold them but they still need to be palatable. One cocktail that my husband chose tasted like how we would imagine Toilet Duck to taste. I'm very sorry to be so negative and wish you well. I'm sure plenty of customer don't agree with me otherwise you wouldn't of had a place on the best bars of the world list last year. Lots of people rate the Nightjar but I feel it's style over substanceand and to much ingredients. I'm more of a dukes girl. The Artesian bar was my favourite but unfortunately that has gone downhill. So I am searching for a new favourite bar. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-31
by on April 3rd, 2018
1

Amazing cocktails and place.. just music was a bit loud.. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-31
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

This is one of those places you find and don’t want to tell anyone about! Staff were fantastic, I didn’t like one of my drinks so they replaced it without question. The food was great, we had octopus and steak tar tar. The cocktails look good and taste good! The only downfall is that you are quite close to the next couple. Also the bill wants as painful as we expected! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-31
by on April 2nd, 2018
5

Pretty terrific cocktails and the pianist was brilliant. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-30
by on April 1st, 2018
5

Amazing moment at thé bar. Staff very pro. Thx for the wonderful expérience Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-27
by on March 30th, 2018
5

Good place, interesting singer, would recommend Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-24
by on March 29th, 2018
5

I love this bar. I can’t say enough good things about the drinks and the staff here. Great drinks and great service. I can’t wait to come back. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-26
by on March 28th, 2018
5

Great cocktails and service, would definitely recommend it! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-26
by on March 28th, 2018
5

Lovely cozy venue. Staff were amazing and very accommodating regarding our group booking for a birthday party. Interesting and lovely drinks too! Wil definitely come back! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-25
by on March 27th, 2018
5

Brilliant as usual, I love how relaxed and cosy it is, but with excellent service and exciting drinks. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
5

Amazing drinks and atmosphere! No complaints! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
5

Amazing place. Loved it!! Would definitely recommend Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-24
by on March 26th, 2018
5

Just what the doctor ordered, great cocktails with a twist, great service and lovely visit vibe with some great music Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-22
by on March 25th, 2018
4

Small but great vibe and fantastic cocktails. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-22
by on March 25th, 2018
5

Amazing atmosphere and really stunning cocktails, staff were really attentive Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-22
by on March 24th, 2018
5

Great cocktails, nice atmosphere. The 2 bartenders at the bar was really nice! ( unfortunately we didn’t ask they name! ) but one was from Italy and another one Hungarian, both very friendly and did help us with our drinks. Can’t wait to go back! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-19
by on March 23rd, 2018
5

Drinks good and inventive, but seats so uncomfortable we left after the first round.... Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-20
by on March 22nd, 2018
3

Amazing as usual. I flew from California back to London just to come back to the Gibson. That’s the truth. You won’t find more innovative drinks anywhere in London. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-20
by on March 22nd, 2018
5

Excellent, as always! Love the experience of each cocktail and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable about the entire menu. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-20
by on March 22nd, 2018
5

Very nice staff and and interesting drinks, will definitely come again. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-18
by on March 20th, 2018
5

Amazing little cocktail bar with incredible drinks Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

Amazing cocktails! Totally magical and delicious Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-17
by on March 19th, 2018
5

The Gibson is a small quaint bar, the cocktails are amazing, really fun and original. The staff are very friendly and attentive, the live pianist added to the feel of the bar. It was a great start to my birthday celebrations. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
4

Delicious cocktails presented in fun glasswear. Fun environment, friendly & helpful staff with lovely live Piano music. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
5

One of the best experiences in a cocktail bar! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-15
by on March 17th, 2018
5

Great experience as always. Such lovely staff and incredible cocktails Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-09
by on March 14th, 2018
5

Highly recommend this place, great cocktail selection and very friendly staff! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
5

Best place in London to enjoy great quality drinks in an exclusive atmosphere. Staff is really nice and helpful suggesting drinks and delivering an excellent customer service. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-09
by on March 11th, 2018
5

We had a lovely time at Gibson! Our waitor was very helpful and recommended beautiful and tasty drinks. The only thing we were slightly missing was Piano music as we were there on sunday. Thank you! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-04
by on March 6th, 2018
4

We had a lovely time at Gibson! Our waitor was very helpful and recommended beautiful and tasty drinks. The only thing we were slightly missing was Piano music as we were there on sunday. Thank you! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-04
by on March 6th, 2018
4

Top night at The Gibson. Booking process was simple and attentive. Drinks were wonderful and staff catered to our every need to make this an enjoyable place for some pre-dinner drinks. Of all the unusual drinks on offer i went for a simple espresso martini. Best i have had to date, with a chocolate rim and a little chocolate on the side. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-03
by on March 6th, 2018
5

Just a fantastic time! The drinks and staff could not have made this a better evening- thanks! Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-03
by on March 5th, 2018
5

Amazing cocktails both in presentation & taste, staff are friendly and happy to give help on choice, as menu is a little over-complicated. Great small and intimate atmosphere and fab music. Visited The Gibson on 2018-03-03
by on March 5th, 2018
4

Candeladpm I wanted to go for so long! Cocktails are great and the environment is warm and familiar. All members of the staff were really professional and kind. Piano and live music, cocktails and great atmosphere. It is perfect! Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-26
by on February 28th, 2018
5

Exquisite place. Amazing cocktails. Great atmosphere Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-26
by on February 28th, 2018
4

Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-26
by on February 28th, 2018
5

Great eve...unique cocktails and lovely bar staff. I would recommend! Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-23
by on February 25th, 2018
5

Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-23
by on February 25th, 2018
5

Great night and amazing cocktails. Big thank you to the staff who made our night special! Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-22
by on February 24th, 2018
5

Great little venue with fantastic cocktails. Would recommend for date night, just don't sit next to the piano. Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-16
by on February 21st, 2018
5

Thoroughly enjoyed the expert knowledge displayed by the waitresses, the fabulous love piano player and the cocktails were exceptional. Great evening Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-17
by on February 19th, 2018
5

Small and cosy with an abundance of unique cocktails and excellent service! We had a great time :D Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-17
by on February 19th, 2018
5

Had a lovely night, cocktails and staff were both amazing Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-17
by on February 19th, 2018
5

amazing - thanks for accommodating Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-17
by on February 19th, 2018
5

I always love travelling back in time with the Gibson. Although this was the first time i was there for the live jazz which was an absolute treat! It was also my first time sitting in a aisle seat which was very uncomfortable so only recommend the bar or tall seats as the small ones on the side are very uncomfortable. Great cocktails as usual :) Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-09
by on February 13th, 2018
4

Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-10
by on February 12th, 2018
5

Great services and amazing cocktails Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-08
by on February 10th, 2018
5

We loved our night at The Gibson, it was the perfect venue for our party. We loved that it was vibey but not too crowded with people on a Saturday night. The only thing I would change was the type of music played inbetween the lovely live vintage era pianist - it would definitely have been better to have more music of the same era inbetween and keep the modern music for later in the evening after the live music had ended. Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
5

Absolutely cracking bar! Cocktails are phenomenal and atmosphere is warm and inviting! Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-03
by on February 5th, 2018
5

Amazing cocktails! Beautiful to look and, and delicious to drink. Great atmosphere, very stylish decor. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful, and was happy advise with our choices of cocktails. I would advise having a look at the cocktail menu before you go as it's very extensive!! I would definitely recommend a visit. Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-02
by on February 4th, 2018
5

Really good service and excellent cocktails. The only reason I’m not giving it five stars is because we were sat underneath the coat hooks and at various points in the evening the coats fell down on top of my date and he kept having to pick them up and replace them back on the hooks. It had been raining as well so the coats were soggy! We did ask to move but the request couldn’t be accommodated due to the bar being fully booked. All in all we enjoyed our evening and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys an elaborate cocktail Visited The Gibson on 2018-02-01
by on February 3rd, 2018
4

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit which was a gift to my son’s partner who was suitably impressed. Great service, ambience and wonderfully creative cocktails. Visited The Gibson on 2018-01-31
by on February 2nd, 2018
5

Super drinks but the place is very small and you drink elbow to elbow with other people which is not comfortable. Visited The Gibson on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
4

Great service, fantastic drinks, brilliant atmosphere, especially like the pianist. Visited The Gibson on 2018-01-22
by on January 25th, 2018
5

Superb experience. Great service from Sara and amazing drinks. Certainly coming back! Visited The Gibson on 2018-01-20
by on January 23rd, 2018
5

I had been to the Gibson numerous times before with a couple of friends, but this time around I picked it to celebrate my birthday and we were a large group (18 total). It was an excellent night, the drinks were great and innovative as always but above all we were very well looked-after by the members of the staff. It’s a gem and I would highly recommend for a memorable night out! Visited The Gibson on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

The cocktails were amazing - so inventive and imaginative and the staff were really friendly and helpful. We only stayed for one drink but intended to stay for longer because where there were people sitting at the bar and we were at a table along the side, my friend kept getting bashed into by public and the staff. Obviously not intentionally but this really ruined the experience. I'd take the seats away from the bar and give people at the side a bit more room - obviously this means 6 or so fewer people to drink but it would make it more enjoyable for everyone else. Thank you. Visited The Gibson on 2018-01-12
by on January 15th, 2018
3

Excellent cocktails and good service Visited The Gibson on 2018-01-11
by on January 13th, 2018
5

Superb cocktails and food and a very friendly team. My birthday party was a big success!!! Visited The Gibson on 2018-01-05
by on January 8th, 2018
5

The only thing I would say negative is the waiter seemed a bit tense/short of patience. Food took a while to come but I think it’s because they just forgot because they were extremely apologetic. All in all was an amazing experience. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves was the perfect setting to catch up after a year. Thank you! Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-29
by on January 3rd, 2018
4

Absolutely amazing. Cannot fault the quality of the cocktails. The atmosphere was brilliant and the staff were perfect. A allround great experience Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-30
by on January 2nd, 2018
5

Loved it! Drinks are incredible and the staff are lovely. Very relaxed vibe, my only negative is the slow service, we had 2 cocktails each in 2 hours, they're super strong so we only would have managed 1 more but that option would've been nice. Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-23
by on December 29th, 2017
4

Perfect Evening, great music and Good drinks Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-19
by on December 21st, 2017
5

My new favorite cocktail bar in London. Friendly staff, amazing cocktails, and nice atmosphere. Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-16
by on December 18th, 2017
5

Amazing cocktails and impeccable, knowledgable service. Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-09
by on December 11th, 2017
5

AMAZING cocktails! Presentation was fabolous and the staff as well! They have delicious food and snacks also! Very reccommendable! Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-07
by on December 9th, 2017
5

Love the ambience, the innovative drinks, the live music and the friendly staff. Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-07
by on December 9th, 2017
5

Fabulous as always. Perfectly pitched cocktails. Elegant service and a bit of live jazz. What more could you want? Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-06
by on December 8th, 2017
5

Truly exceptional service and drinks from the first reservation enquiry to the end of the night. For anyone who appreciates the art of cocktail-making and isn't just looking to get drunk, I cannot recommend The Gibson highly enough. A new favourite. Do be prepared to wait for your drinks, (two bartenders are serving the whole place) but they are absolutely worth the wait. Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-02
by on December 5th, 2017
5

Taste wise this would give nightjar a run for its money!! Small, cosy and delicious - simply fantastic!! 😊 Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-02
by on December 4th, 2017
5

Booked last minute for a small group of friends. We were blown away by the bar and the ambience. The cocktails were very unusual and unique. Service was excellent. This is somewhere very special and we will be visiting again! Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-01
by on December 4th, 2017
5

I love this place, the drinks, the guy at the piano, the atmosphere - faultless. When I say 'drinks' though this is not just any old cocktail, they are works of amazing tasty art! Visited The Gibson on 2017-12-01
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

I love this place and the cocktails are exceptional. We had the added element of a bit of drama as one of our group was taken ill. The wonderful staff couldn't have been more kind and helpful. I have heard back that he is now OK. Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-28
by on December 3rd, 2017
5

The most unusual and interesting Bar we have ever been to. This place is different world. Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-27
by on November 30th, 2017
5

always worth booking ahead as it goes from strength to strength. Great drinks,service & atmosphere .. Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-25
by on November 28th, 2017
5

Amazing experience and perfect night, as always! Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-25
by on November 27th, 2017
5

Everything was great! Thank you for the nice evening!:) Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-18
by on November 26th, 2017
5

Great selection of cocktails and very professional staff. I loved it that they explained the cocktails with more details. Keep it up guys! Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-22
by on November 24th, 2017
5

Cocktails, ambiance, pianist were all 1st class. Can’t wait to go back!! Loved everything about it. Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere and original cocktails Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-17
by on November 19th, 2017
5

One of my favourite bars. Exquisite cocktails, beautiful and inviting decor and a level of service that is rarely found in London. Although it has an exclusive and high end feel - you also feel very welcome. Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-14
by on November 16th, 2017
5

Nice atmosphere, complex menu, my gf's cocktail (The Gibson Girl) was a bit surprising although she knew all the ingredient. I liked mine though and the waitress was kind enough to change the cocktail so all in all a good experience! Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
4

I had a great time again with the lovely staff at The Gibson. There is nothing nicer than being remembered (for good reasons!) by the barmen who make you feel welcome again and again. The cocktails were conversation pieces in their own right and absolutely delicious. I will be back and I am looking forward to it already! Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
5

Fantastic drinks and great atmosphere. We will definitely be back! Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-11
by on November 13th, 2017
5

Great atmosphere and cocktails, service was exceptional and the live music was nice too! Definitely recommended. Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-02
by on November 11th, 2017
5

Great Experience. It's always a pleasure enjoy the cocktails in this place. Everything's accurate, from the cocktail to the Waitress' knowledge. One of the few places in London where spend an evening without mistakes. Stacce Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-07
by on November 9th, 2017
5

The good: the wait staff are very all nice and the drinks are quite good. Menu is extensive and creative; the wait staff tell you about the drink when it is served, which is a nice touch. The bad: Once you've ordered one drink, getting a menu to choose another is quite a difficult task - forget about keeping your menu to look through while you wait. The food menu is given on being seated but is taken immediately after one drink order and never returned (even though I asked for it back it never returned). It is very difficult to get the waiters' attention to order a second drink and once you do the staff inevitably tell you not to order what you've chosen (comments such as: "it's very sour, you may not like it" and "that choice won't go with your previous drink"). My friends and I got the impression they would rather we didn't order more drinks, which is very strange. I have been twice and had the exact same experiences so it definitely wasn't a one-off. Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-28
by on November 8th, 2017
3

Amazing bar, friendly service and outstanding cocktails! The ambience was great and the music fantastic. Totally recommended! Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
5

We loved the coctails! And we visit coctail bars quite often and love to experience new bars. The service was excellent: that we could sit next to each other as long as it was not fully booked was a nice gesture, as well as the free champagne when I had to wait a bit longer for my cocktail. The down side was a bit this very noisy group of wedding girls/women...very loud and disrespectful but nothing what the Gibson could do about... In our personal ranking you got a 8-8.5 out of ten and you are the only cocktailbar we will recommanded and will re-visting when returning to London. many thanks and cheers Sylvia & Bas (Berlin/Brussels) Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
5

Fantastic drinks with great presentation Nice atmosphere and friendly knowledgable staff Great place Can’t wait to go again as I need to try the rest of the menu Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-04
by on November 6th, 2017
5

Great venue with great cocktails & amazing service! The pianist was also an added bonus with lots of singing along from everyone... a great night out with friends from work. Will be going back! Visited The Gibson on 2017-11-01
by on November 3rd, 2017
5

Our stay was fantastic. Service and Cocktails were phenomenal! Additional live music (one man at the piano) was very good - absolutely appreciated. Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-27
by on November 3rd, 2017
5

This is a really special cocktail bar, which has so many original touches and where every detail has been thought about. The drinks are exquisitely crafted, and live piano music perfectly enhances the evening. Everyone must visit! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-30
by on November 1st, 2017
5

Good Drinks and amazing Service!!! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-28
by on November 1st, 2017
5

Very accomodating and great drinks 😊 Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
4

I wanted to visit this bar for a long time and finally made the booking for my birthday for a group of 8. The venue has a very strict door policy and no standing allowed inside - I was not made aware of this at the time of the booking or when I was asked to pre-pay for drinks. Some of my guest have arrived a little bit early and were made to wait outside until the time of the booking which was very embarrassing for me. Once inside we were sat at 2 tall tables with uncomfortable high stools – a rather strange choice of sitting for a large group, I would’ve much preferred the couches. Our pre-ordered sharing cocktails arrived and they looked absolutely fabulous; both the dishes used and decoration on top of the cocktails were gorgeous, mostly consisting of dehydrated fruit and fresh mint. Once we’ve finished the sharing cocktails we’ve ordered individual drinks and oh my god, they took forever to come. In the 3.5 hours that we in the bar we’ve only managed to have 2 cocktails each. Yes, the decorations are beautiful and cocktails look very instagrammable, but the waiting time is just unacceptable. One of the cocktails in ordered, “Beyond the Pines” came with 2 burning pine cones sat on top of the ice – I was terrified of burning my face and hair and whilst trying to remove the decorations, some of the “coals” fell off, landing on my friend and burning her tights. The second cocktail, which took an even longer time to arrive, was called “Tatanka’s smoke”…this one had wood shavings on top as decoration, which went into the drink and which I ended up swallowing. Why someone would choose to put something like that into a cocktail I will never know. All in all, a very strange and uncomfortable visit. Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-28
by on October 30th, 2017
2

It was a good atmosphere and the drinks were exciting! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-27
by on October 29th, 2017
5

Good recommendations of cocktails not on the menu! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-26
by on October 28th, 2017
4

Fabulous, intimate and delicious. I had the best cocktail and the best experience. Thank you for looking after our group so well. Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-24
by on October 26th, 2017
5

Fantastic - great mix of the spectacular, artistic interpretation and alcohol!! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-24
by on October 26th, 2017
5

Our favourite night of the year so far and our new favourite cocktail bar in London! They've really nailed it - amazing cocktails with the right level of theatre backed up with a great venue and experts in their field offering great advice. Really really like this place, it's going to be really hard to get a table once the word gets out! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-18
by on October 24th, 2017
5

Very good experience will defiantly come back Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
4

it was a treat and experience - only problem is having a cocktail elsewhere will never be the same again! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-21
by on October 23rd, 2017
5

Amazing experience as usual! My favourite cocktail bar! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-16
by on October 18th, 2017
5

What a great night! We arrived as a group at 10PM and our pre-ordered drinks were waiting for us. Great team, great atmosphere and lovely drinks. What more could we ask for. Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-14
by on October 16th, 2017
5

For my leaving do, introduced 17 friends to the Gibson on a Friday night and they were wowed by some amazing drinks and service. Thank you guys! Always know where my cocktail home is. Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-13
by on October 16th, 2017
5

Friendly staff, great cocktails, jazzy atmosphere! Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
5

Average - service was not that great! Lady at the door slightly rude, and waitress was even more rude / not helpful and definitely very moody even though we had a reservation of 12 people and made a bill of almost £400. One of my guests had to actually tell off the waitress as he was trying to order 1 drink for probably 1 hour! And when they decided to tell the waitress to bring my birthday cake out her reply was: "We are very busy right now!". The presentation of the drinks was good but other than that there is nothing else that would make me go back Visited The Gibson on 2017-10-07
by on October 9th, 2017
2

Absolutely fabulous night. Amazing cocktails created with care and flair. Ordered a punch bowl of the Electric Earl for our group and everyone was most impressed. Cannot recommend The Gibson highly enough. Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-30
by on October 2nd, 2017
5

Hands down my favourite cocktail bar in London. The cocktails are innovative and delicious! The staff are extremely friendly and give great recommendations. Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-29
by on October 1st, 2017
5

Great service, our Italian attendee was very friendly. Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-22
by on September 26th, 2017
5

Lovely atmosphere. Lovely service Really enjoyed the piano playing in the background Unfortunately we didn't enjoy our drinks and left to head to a different cocktail bar. Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-21
by on September 23rd, 2017
3

Amazing Bar. Definitely recommend it Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-20
by on September 22nd, 2017
5

really enjoyed our visit, great staff and drinks. would definitely return. Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-20
by on September 22nd, 2017
5

Brilliant service and lovely cocktails!! Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-19
by on September 21st, 2017
5

Lovely night with friends, amazingly inventive and visually stunning cocktails and a good selection of nibbles. The guys who work there helped me choose every drink based on what I like and were excellent in doing so. I will be returning! Also loved the live piano music. Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-13
by on September 16th, 2017
5

Incredible experience at The Gibson! Beautiful, original and very good cocktails. I'll come back very soon to try all of them :) I highly recommend the place! Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-12
by on September 14th, 2017
5

Best bar I have ever visited Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-07
by on September 13th, 2017
5

Really cool cocktails! Good service and friendly staff Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-09
by on September 11th, 2017
5

Really awesome, unique cocktails in a dark, cosy place. Wide variety cocktail menu and extra helpful staff to make the perfect choice. Enjoyed every moment there. Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-01
by on September 3rd, 2017
5

Talk about absolutely amazing cocktails! Pork scratchings, feathers, lollipops and more, had a fab time there. Great service too. Visited The Gibson on 2017-09-01
by on September 3rd, 2017
5

Friday night 7.30- 10pm. Great building with a special feel, super kind and attentive service with the patience to explain each and every drink and match them to our individual moods and idiosyncratsies. The pianist's playlist was well chosen and having music really added to the atmosphere. We tried many of your cocktails and each was very special. Our only comment was that some didn't have the stength and the kick we are used to from NYC cocktails. Personally my palette is not so sensitive for me to pick up the different nuances of flavour but we were all intrigued by your cocktails both their quirky presentation and the carefully chosen blend of flavours and ingredients. I'm sure we will come again. Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-25
by on August 28th, 2017
5

Unassuming from outside, utterly charming, cosy and welcoming inside. Imaginative cocktails (if only these could have a Michelin star:-)) that kept us guessing, attentive but subtle service, small and intimate venue -all in all an ansolute gem. Second "date to impress ", friends from overseas to treat place. Speak easy at its best. Will definitely be back Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-25
by on August 27th, 2017
5

Great bar, excellent cocktails and wonderful piano player, will be back! Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-17
by on August 20th, 2017
5

Very nice and exotic drinks. The music is not loud and so suitable for a discussions/dates, etc. There should be more advertisement though as the bar is not noticeable on the street Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-14
by on August 17th, 2017
5

innovative cocktails, a dark and intimate very cosy setting. perfect for a date and general fun. Visited The Gibson on 2017-02-14
by on August 16th, 2017
4

Amazing, unique and affordable cocktails in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Would not hesitate to go back! Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

Amazing, unique and affordable cocktails in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Would not hesitate to go back! Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

Amazing, unique and affordable cocktails in an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Would not hesitate to go back! Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

I had a great night at The Gibson. The staff were great and had alot of passion for the drinks they served and knew about. The drinks themselves were some of the most interesting ive had in London and the vibe in the bar was great, particularly enjoyed the pianist. The place is a little small but as long as you book ahead you should be fine. The late licence helps too ;) Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

Loved the drinks and live music !! Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-12
by on August 14th, 2017
5

It was pleasure to see this bar. Big experience. Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-08
by on August 10th, 2017
5

Amazing experience and very, very good drinks! Thank you :) Visited The Gibson on 2017-08-03
by on August 7th, 2017
5

Un voyage extraordinaire et délicieux! Bel endroit, magnifiques cocktails, excellent pianiste et une équipe adorable. Thanks The Gibson! Visited The Gibson on 2017-07-24
by on August 2nd, 2017
5

It turned out it was piano bar as well-great :-) Visited The Gibson on 2017-07-26
by on August 1st, 2017
4

Good like always!!! Thanks Guys Visited The Gibson on 2017-07-29
by on August 1st, 2017
5

Although quite tiny... They more than make up for it with great staff, great drinks and great vibes! Also, that jazz pianist who plays is incredible! Visited The Gibson on 2017-07-29
by on July 31st, 2017
5

Fantastic cocktail bar with amazing food, drinks and service. Unique spot and perfect for dates. Visited The Gibson on 2017-07-28
by on July 30th, 2017
5

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