Artesian Bar

4.3
49 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Artesian is at the forefront of the sophisticated London bar scene, showcasing the city’s largest collection of rums, an extensive Champagne list, alongside an inventive menu of cocktails and blends.

The team behind Artesian have helped to receive numerous accolades in the last four years. Artesian has scooped ‘The World’s Best Bar’ for four consecutive years from Drinks International Magazine.
This is the menu that you are always looking for and never find. Artesian’s menu is creative and takes bar food and drinks out of the ordinary and into the gourmet.

Available all day, Artesian’s menu will delight.
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1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

comfortable bar in a hotel that is definitely on the up.
great respite from the shopping action.
little birthday cake was a lovely touch
service excellent

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

My booking was for 2 people at 4:45pm - I arrived at 4:58 to be told there was no booking in my name. I was then told it had been cancelled because of a 15min no show policy - fair enough but it was not 15 minutes. By the time I’d discussed the situation my phone ultimately showed 5pm.
They did find me another table but I did feel as though I’d been chastised & it was not 15 minutes

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Sadly very disappointed on this visit (we have been before). Booked, but got their a little early and were shown to table in the corner. So we asked to move. I chose a cocktail from the special menu and was advised by the waiter it was not what you would call a long drink, but could almost be classed as food so this was not a good choice for me as I was thirsty. All the other choices had ingredients I did not like so I asked if they had a more normal/generic menu. Waiter told me that if I knew what I wanted they could make one up for me but no they did not have any normal kind of cocktail menu despite being a famous cocktail bar. So I just ordered a simple gin and tonic. Now you would have thought with Gin being one of THE most popular spirits at the moment, I would have been asked what kind of gin I would like - again it was a no. Whilst waiting for our drinks we were approached to query our reservation which the establishment could not find on their system, so I had to prove it by showing an emailed booking confirmation on my phone. Special early evening cocktails with my daughter before going to the theatre after a Christmas girly day out together spoiled.

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s
London
137 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

a lovely place for a catch up and off menu options so great!

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Nice drinks and snacks so started well but then took ages to get the bill (30 mins amd had to ask twice!). Also our coats were not brought out to the table when asked for either (had to go and stand by the entrance door and ask again!). We were late for making our afternoon plans as a result. Probably a smooth process if a hotel guest or a regular sitting at the bar but not a good experience for us visitors unfortunately.

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KS
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the Artesian, it isn't a cheap option but it feels like a special occasion every time I visit. I don't live in London so I make sure every trip there has time for cocktails at the Artesian. The staff are attentive and professional and make the experience feel special. I will be back next time I visit London.

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E
London
66 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a mid afternoon cocktail meet up with my sister. Stylish but chill. Creative cocktails. Quite delicious.

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waited a long time to finally visit the artesian and lucky for me got a chance to visit London and come over and it was worth it! The cocktails were fabulous! The cocktails were splendid! We sat at the bar and it was amazing! The lobster soup is very recommended!
So hospitable and warm alongside great service!

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T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The drinks were amazing and the setting was so beautiful.

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OO
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely place, not so obvious to find the first time, good interior and lovely staff.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waiters were fabiolous. The coctails were fantastic. Lovely eveneing.

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AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a delightful experience and looking forward to repeating it when next in Town.

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MA
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my boyfriend had some anniversary drinks in Artesian. The cocktails were amazing, the ambience and the staff excellent. They actually treated us champagne and a cake to celebrate our anniversary which was awesome. Totally recommended for a special occasion. A bit pricey but comparable to same style of bars in London.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Arrived and lady said you couldn’t book, so my husband showed her the booking. Cocktails were nice, ok for a quick drink.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect cocktails with great hospitality. Artesian is back to the top list of cocktail bars in London thanks to Remy Savage brilliant mind.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A most pleasant venue for a drink, snack and a chat !

Reasonably priced delightful surroundings.

Service, whilst charming, could be a little quicker !

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Beautiful room but poor service and food. Booked a 12:30 business lunch and the restaurant had been booked out as a filming location that morning. Film crew overran and kept the doors locked until 1:00. We were kept waiting thirty mins, no member of staff apologised or gave us a break on the bill or a coffee. Lost thirty mins of meeting time standing in the hallway waiting. Salads didn’t look or taste fresh. Soggy and soaked in dressing. Not worth the lost time or money.

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DD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar at the Langham hotel. Fantastic cocktails and great service. We were there for pre lunch drinks and couldn’t recommend it enough. Ftm

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c
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks at the bar enjoyed my evening there with very professional bartenders!!!!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, decent food and not excessive prices !

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LS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails were excellent and the service could not be faulted, especially the 3 waitresses on the Friday afternoon. I thought it value for money and would return.

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KM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The drinks are overpriced but we knew that already. It was not our first time.
I was happy with the taste of the drinks but really disappointed with the presentation. The originality of the presentation made it worth paying 20£ for a drink.... but i’m not so sure anymore. It made the bar different than the other ones !

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational bar. The decor, drinks and service was second to none. We would not hesitate to go again! Loved every moment.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This has become the place for our reunions after our end of course celebration here. Easy to access and lovely environment.

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OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting, helpful and friendly efficient staff. Lovely cocktails.

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s
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Cant say I will be returning.
Drinks ok, but service... shocking!
I asked for the bar menu around 4.30 and was told that the main menu starts at 5. I asked if we can have a cheese or meat plate and he said he would ask.
Came back and said no as the chef wasn't set up... Did not no this place made there own cheese??
for 5 star prices and to get 2 star service, I will not be coming back.

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S
London
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for cocktails for my birthday m. Amazing time & surprised with a birthday treat. Would really recommend a visit. The new cocktail menu is amazing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I am very disappointed by my last visit to this bar. Cocktails are served in simple glass. There is no more originality in the visual, the servers have no more explanation to give. It has become a simple bar much too expensive. It's too bad ! After a dozen visits, I will unfortunately not return.

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FA
London
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Artesian is a pleasure to visit. This visit was much improved and we look forward to visiting again very soon.

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JB
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Interesting cocktail menu and comprehensive drinks list.

Exspensive but we anticipated this as we purposely picked The Artisian as it looked so opulent, it was a special occasion and we were happy to spend more than usual. The bar was beautiful and comfortable.

The service was appalling. We waited quite some time to be served, then waited a long while for our drinks to arrive and then we had to chase the staff to serve us again. They kept flitting by us looking very busy ignoring our empty glasses and dirty plates. Eventually I went over to who I assumed was the manager and said we seem to be being ignored, she came and served us herself and then things became as they were before, long wait for the drinks and difficulty catching the attention of the waitress. Eventually we left, after asking a snooty looking lady if we could order and being told to 'wait'. My friend spoke to the manageress on the way out and she persuaded us to come back in for a glass of champagne to make up for it. She was very pleasant and apologetic and we appreciated the gesture but for the price of the drinks the service should have been a whole lot better.
We were so disappointed with the experience in general, it spoilt what should have been a special occasion.

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LL
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The barman was excellent and good at suggesting cocktails but the women at the entrance was very unhelpful we had booked a table over 2 months ago and it wasn't ready the women at the desk couldn't care less that we were late to be seated. Very rude

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Los mejores cócteles y mejor servidor en un local agradable y quizás un poco exclusivo sobre todo porque los precios no son económicos pero vale la pena si estás de visita y te gusta la Cocteleria de máxima calidad , a pesar de tener reservada mesa optamos por cambiarnos a la barra y ahi si la atención fue totalmente personal y cercana una velada inolvidable grazzie ragazzi!!

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best bar I've tried!
The staff is really nice! I've done a haute horlogerie meeting there and it turned out great!

To be repeated!

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X
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every cocktail from innovation is amazing! Mind the step is my favourite. Coccon is fantastic. I really impressed by the creativity of the bar!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The cocktails were amazing starting with the presentation of the drinks and the flavors!
Very good food and the service was great!
100% recommendable!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting, fab cocktails, along with helpful and complimentary staff. I would recommend for sure.

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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot to celebrate libations. Easy to see how it is consistently the best bar in the world. Don’t go cheap. Just go!

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F
London
81 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing venue with great drinks. Not cheap but good for a special occasion.

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Clacks
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Artesian each time we’re in London, the service is always impeccable as is the setting but i’m afraid i’m not a fan of the new cocktail menu 🙁

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SB
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Creative cocktails in a lovely setting. Only let down by incredibly slow service. Meant we only had time for one cocktail.

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