Evans & Peel Detective Agency

4.5
113 reviews
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We are detectives Evans & Peel. We work privately with individuals throughout London and beyond, supporting them with their individual cases.

Our specialist areas are blackmail, missing persons and armed personal protection. There is no case too big or small, from burglaries to alien abductions, we’ve solved them all.


Our discreet detectives use their bespoke skills to work out how to give our clients that special and unique service. Drop us a line and make an appointment to present your case to us, to tailor the investigation to you.


Be safe out there…
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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent selection of cocktails that are well balanced and innovative. So many places think a cocktail needs to be essentially an alcopop, full of sugar - E&P offer drinks for a more mature palate and really gets the best out of the ingredients they use. Snacks are good value with decent sized portions.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Well its unique and an expirecne that makes the slightly pricey drinks worth it... there is something about going into a small room have some fun with the detective and then after that being let in to a bar that you wouldnt Jave geussed was there.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great fun, would definetly reccomend. Great atmosphere.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. I won’t give away any secrets but be prepared to get a little out of your comfort zone when you arrive.

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1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The initial entry was exciting. Well hidden. The venue was very interesting and well setup. The staff were very attentive. Overall brilliant experience. Although we got a bit carried away on the drinks but that’s because the cocktails are amazing.

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TF
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This restraunt has a unique concept and
Its really fun. The food is very tasty, and I hope more menu to be arranged.
The staff is very friendly.Please keep smiling and I am lookinq forward to seeing
You again!
Many thanks

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing drinks and lovely environment

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Drinks were great and we loved the atmosphere. Our waitress was also great but there was no one else serving so we always had to flag her down for things. I thought the food was overpriced for what it was, and the Mac and cheese is awful if you don’t like bleu cheese.

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This place was so much fun! A little hard to find at first, but we eventually got our meeting with the detective in no time...

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the whole experience from the investigation at the door to the brilliant cocktails (worth the prices) and the 50s ambience is fab. Food is mostly bar snacks so would be nice to have more of a full menu, but my second time visiting and still loved it and would recommend!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem with fab cocktails, such a fun vibe and great staff!

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JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great as usual, the atmosphere is intimate and classy.
Drinks are pricey but you pay for the atmosphere and service.
Only negative is they removed the grilled aubergine from the menu!

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CL
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lived up to its good reviews. Very unusual place. Exciting entrance through the bookcase!
Food was very tasty and the staff helpful. Easy to order more if you needed it. Shame we didn't get to try the fried apple pie and ice cream (chef had problems with the pastry!) but we were offered a free glass of prosceco to make up for it. A very enjoyable different night.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I thought this would include solving a mystery. Based on the emails I received I thought we would be assigned a case but when the “detective” asked what case we were there to solve and we weren’t sure he just led us into the bar. The bar was nice and the ambience was nice, it just wasn’t what we expected. I would recommend it as a bar for drinks (even though they aren’t cheap they were good).

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

It’s a great cosy bar, with some really good cocktails and ambience. Don’t go for the food, it’s terrible.

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RC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The cocktails were nice but we thought we were entering an detective experience! This was literally just an expensive bar

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great, authentic and interesting. The table we had was very small, not so comfortable but overall a nice experience. The menu is not varied but for us was not a problem, the ribs had an excellent taste. I would recommend this to my friends.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The concept and atmosphere is exceptional but the drinks and food are £2 more expensive than they need to be. The cocktails were nice but the food menu is pretty basic. Don't go expecting fine dining but do go for a unique experience and a couple of drinks.

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CL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visit speak easy's when ever I travel with my friends and this is a definite must when I'm in London it was my first time in London and my first time at Evans & Peel. My only complaint was the music was a little loud where I was sitting and that's because I was right underneath a speaker but other than that I plan on going back next time I visit London.

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T
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very well done "secret" bar in Kensington. The craft cocktails were excellent. We had just a few bar snack food items (buffalo cauliflower and buffalo wings) and they were very good also.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Went on Saturday night as we booked , a dozen people waiting outside the door ( who didn’t have a booking) the reception guy was not in a good mood , reception seemed too robotic and standard ( nothing special ) didn’t go with the whole speakeasy role play , seated at a table for 2 , they have a nice drinks menu , food was fair to below average , ordered fries but didn’t arrive for 40 min and then kitchen closed , they apologized but when it did the dish tasted like they were made a day ago , too oily. Ordered beer baron it was good and another drink as well, noticed a lot of the online reviews mentioned drink recommendations that are no longer on the menu. Overall good experience might come back with a larger group , the booth look like fun for a larger party

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have gone to Evans and Peels a few times and always loved the occasion. This time I brought some friends who had not been before. I was looking forward to the usual high class performance from the ‘detective’ when we came in, but he seemed to be just rushing us through, answering the phone and continually flicking through the iPad at the desk. It really let down the entrance and lost a lot of the character I usually associate

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OT
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Very fun atmosphere

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I had quite different expectations from one of the best speak easy bars in London. The ambiance was great, staff was very friendly and living up to the expectations, but unfortunately the cocktails were quite mediocre I may say. We tried 9-10 of the overall menu and all of them seemed quite watery or extremely sweet. Prices wise were okayish compared to other high end speak easy bars but still..

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great drinks and very helpful and friendly staff.... A great secret bar you will want to share with friends (but secretly you want to keep it for yourself) we love it....

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KB
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for my friends birthday, bar the initial 5 mins where the case I submitted was read out that was the only time throughout the entire night was any reference towards a “detective agency”
Good food, arrived quickly, altho they had run out of 1 of the dishes we wanted and we weren’t a late booking
Delicious cocktails
Good atmosphere, swing background music, staff great

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with lovely food and fantastic cocktails. Will 100% be back. Double thumbs up

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JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly intimate romantic venue, drinks not cheap but you pay for the very beautiful nuanced atmosphere. Staff are great.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great place to visit. Very eccentric and quirky. Great cocktails and friendly service. Love the smell and taste of the smokehouse food. All very interesting and worth visiting. Love the swing music playing too....as it added to the atmosphere.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good, it was great to wind my fiancee up with a trip to the Detective Agency. She didn't have a clue at all and even started to worry about what we were going to have to do once we got to the front door.

The drama and atmosphere was excellent. My only fault would be that the chairs are uncomfortable and the majority of the cocktails are gin based. Not a very big selection either but I guess this is in keeping with prohibition type feel to the place.

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CV
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so exciting to be there!! Fun, fun, fun!!! The service was prompt and the food delicious. The atmosphere fantastic. Loved, loved the cocktails 🍸

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I would've put 5 stars, as the concept, theme and execution are all brilliant, but we were waiting a while ringing the buzzer lots before a couple just let us in and then the introduction was slightly ruined for us. We still had a great time! The staff were so apologetic, and they were wonderful throughout. The drinks were amazing, and the music, decor and atmosphere too! Would highly recommend.

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H
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really original concept and very good service. Excellent cocktails. Maybe just more of everything, more 'agent' theme aspect throughout the night and more jazzy music. Otherwise, brilliant. Thank you Xx

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun different experience! I will defiantly be going back :)

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Atmosphere was ok, music great, but just too dark & as we didn't have a case to solve there was nothing related to a detective agency - no interaction with staff, just prohibition era lighting & seats!
Food was pretty good though...

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a
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great venue with character and excellent service. The food menu could be improved to include a wider range of options as before. Overall, it stands out as one of West London's most exciting finds.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So. Much. Fun!!! This speakeasy is everything it should be- with staff who doesn’t break character, a very hip setting and amazing food and drinks. Definitely recommending to everyone- would love to go back again next time I’m in London!

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Sadly not as good as it used to be...Sadly not as good as it used to be

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great time, really suited/nice decor, friendly staff, enjoyed the music, fantastic cocktails, just would say it’s best to think of a case to submit before going as we tried avoiding this & mr detective insisted he solve some sort of mystery before entering, which was fair enough & quite fun nevertheless.

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MG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved this place for a date. Quiet and the environment is great with candle light too. Not much on the menu in terms of food and not many vegan options.

Great and fun experience though.

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