American Bar

4.4
26 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
The American Bar at The Stafford London is an institution in its own right where every available wall and surface is crammed with an intriguing collection of artefacts, knick-knacks and signed celebrity photographs donated by patrons and guests over the years.

Overseen by head barman Benoit Provost, The American Bar is open daily from 8am until midnight. Join us for a light breakfast, enjoy an al fresco lunch in the private cobbled courtyard, or the soak up the history and enjoy a signature cocktail.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKiriakos
London
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

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vipAndreaF
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience5

2 stars as for the second time made reservation via the app but no table reserved.

Managed to have the table anyway all perfect as always just annoying …

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GrantW
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great little bar, full of character. Fabulous staff, good food, great cocktails...what's not to like!

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vipLovenyc
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

I wouldn’t recommend for dining. They sat 7 people at 2 small tables for lunch. Wouldn’t move a chair over for us when restaurant was empty and made one of us sit on poof. Wasn’t comfortable. Too bad because food was good.

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vipGVLreveiwing
London
30 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Shampoo at the bar, excellent service.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and nice restaurant! Perfect for a nice lunch. Recommend the club sandwich.

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NickR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Saturday lunchtime having reserved a table for 2 for lunch prior to a theatre matinee visit. I had traditional fish, chips and mushy peas washed down with a bottle of Aspall organic cider and my wife had an American bar club sandwich and fries accompanied by a QM cocktail. My battered haddock was perfectly cooked within the beautifully crisp and tasty batter. The chunky thrice fried chips were delicious. The mushy peas were a glorious compliment to the fish and the homemade tartare sauce was a triumph. My wife’s club sandwich was prepared with grilled sourdough and contained a succulent chicken breast which was perfectly grilled and complimented by crispy pancetta and grilled baby gem, vine tomato and Burford Brown egg. A good sized portion of thin fries accompanied the sandwich and a good selection of condiments.
The American Bar was quiet when we arrived (our reservation was made for 12 noon) but did become busier during the time we were there with patrons mostly choosing to dine there rather than just enjoy a drink. The location of the hotel in the heart of upmarket St James May put off some people but the American Bar delivers a superb mix of classic British hospitality, great food in an eclectic setting and is just minutes walk from Piccadilly shops and the West End. I would highly recommend the American Bar for a pleasant bar lunch in central London.

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vipAlexC
London
60 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in London for drinks or lunch

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ColinS
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday treat for me from family. All very good as usual

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Chippy
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all round. Good fish and chips. Atmosphere, warm cosy and with professional service .look forward to coming again.

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a fab place to try cocktails

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vipKiriakos
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have another booking so it is needless to say that overall we like it very much. Especially the Scott’s Eggs. Everything is perfect for us.

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Angie
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks, great ambience. Not as busy as you would expect, and you can’t go wrong if you go here. For a friend’s get-together or a date, both works!

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vipKiriakos
London
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with beautiful garden. Service was also excellent. The food was very delicious especially the Scott's eggs and of course the rest . I would recommend this place as it is a hidden paradise in central london.

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Algoma
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location, good food, but only bar seating inside. Dining tables are in courtyard which got chilly at lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Staff very attentive and professional. Food very poor and expensive. Lobster and crayfish roll .. Crispy French stick with a dollop of lobster and crayfish on top and some chips£20? Meantime pale ale £9?
Would visit again but not for food.

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vipCassieLady
London
42 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a catch-up over breakfast, outdoor area in good weather is perfect.

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vipAndrewg
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, nice ambience, good value

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vipEmeril
Naples
86 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Had great burgers for a late afternoon meal. Mixed drinks well done. Entire bar has worldwide memorabilia. Service was top notch. A fun place for a relaxing bite.

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PetrosB
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, excellent food quality and servings, excellent, attentive service!
Most highly recommended! Do not miss out on this one!

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vipCassieLady
London
42 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely setting, with delicious food and great service. I wasn't too sure how it would work for breakfast, but your meal comes on a cushioned tray. It was lovely.

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Elsbethv
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2016
Overall2food5service1ambience5

THE setting is perfect for outside lunch/dinner/drinks. I have been twice , both times THE service incredible incompetent and slow. Good food, good wine, not cheap, which would be fine, if service would be better. WHen seated it takes a long time, at least 10 minutes for a waiter to take the drinks order. And food when ordered took forever to arrive. Very nice setting but for a business lunch way too slow......"

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Katarina
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This is a hidden treasure and it's particularly nice on a sunny day sitting outdoors. It's a beautiful spot and food is nice and staff friendly (but a bit slow at times).

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vipAlex
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a little hard to find the location but once there great outdoor space and service is excellent! All the food was delicious too.

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RinaR
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a great afternoon outdoors. The ambience is great... Food was very good. The only thing that has to improve is the service, it was very slow.

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TeresaF
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely typical British setting with good typical American and other foods. The service was outstanding and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The American Bar is full of character and memorabilia, but it is also nice on a sunny day to sit in the courtyard. We ate lunch in the courtyard and then had coffee in the bar.

FAQs

American Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.