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Scarfes Bar

4.3
4.3
39 Reviews
£25 and under
International

Scarfes Bar cocktail menu is a journey through the great musical genres inspires by the iconic caricatures of Gerald Scarfe.
The new menu is the ultimate symphony of superstars, as the best in the business rub shoulders with each other for an eclectic combination of cocktails from across the musical world..
For each musical genre, Pop, Classic, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Electro, Jazz, World and Hip Hop, a legendary musician has been selected and a duet of contrasting drinks have been created to resemble two key moments in their individual careers.
Finally, each drink has been allocated a melodious flavour profile, ranging from the light and refreshing Piano, to the medium and characterful Mezzo Forte to the full bodied Fortissimo, combining in a full orchestra of high, soft, deep and low flavour notes across the menu.

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Menu

Classic

  • High C Spritz*£18.00

    Hendrick's Orbium, Mandarin & Bergamot, Mediterranean Vermouth, Cedro, Olive Leaves

    • Curtain Call***£18.00

      Roe & Co, Clarified Carob, Hazelnut & Mint, Fortified Wine, Liquorice

      Pop

      • Tell Me What You Want*£19.00

        Monkey 47, Mango Wine, Unicorn, Pink Grapefruit

        • Lady Vamp**£20.00

          Crystal Head, Chestnut Wine, Fig & Raspberry Leaf, Discarded Vermouth

          Soul

          • Diamond Bouquet**£19.00

            Snow Queen Enigma, Fortified Wine, Royal Jelly, Pickled Grape

            • Memphis Punch**£21.00

              Maker's Mark Scarfes Select, BBQ, Grilled Corn, Clarified Milk, Kola & Marshmallow

              Funk

              • Purple Tears*£19.00

                Tanqueray 10, Muscato, Aronia & Golden Berries, Jasmine & Patchouli

                • Scandal Symbol**£23.00

                  Avion Tequila, Hysterie, Passion Fruit, Curry Leaf, Clarified Milk, Perrier-Jouët

                  Hip-Hop

                  • Poetic Justice**£19.00

                    Chivas Mizunara, Tonic Wine, Sassy Small Batch Cider, Maple Wood, Hazelnut

                    • Tradin' Old Stories***£21.00

                      Johnnie Walker Gold, Sticky Beak, Hops & Pear, 5 Grains

                      Jazz

                      • Satchmo's***£21.00

                        Macallan 12yo, Fermented Persian Dates, Recovered Coffee & Lemon, Sepia

                        • Crescent City Crusta*£19.00

                          Remy Martin 1738, Pandan, Banana Vinegar, Unripe Grape

                          Rock

                          • Take it Away!***£21.00

                            Casamigos, Belsazar White, Green Coffee & Guarana, Brewed Coco, Chinotto

                            • Scarfes Issue*£19.00

                              Glenfiddich 15yo, Cynar, Carrot, Watermelon

                              Electro

                              • Petit Dj Né**£19.00

                                Grey Goose, Coconut, White Chocolate, Cereal, Orange

                                • Casque Strength*£19.00

                                  Havana Selection Maestro, Noilly Prat, Granny Smith, Ginger, Cardamom

                                  World

                                  • No Booze No Cry*£11.00

                                    Rastafarian's Vermouth, Raspberry & Sandalwood, Unfiltered Barley, Lucky Saint

                                    • Hope Street**£23.00

                                      Zacapa 23, Drunk Orgeat, Apricot, Reggae Reggae, Hemp & Pineapple Milk

                                      Last updated: January 4, 2020

                                      What 39 people are saying

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                                      4.3
                                      4.3 based on all time ratings
                                      • 4.2Food
                                      • 4.1Service
                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                      • 3.6Value

                                      92% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                      1. C

                                        Carrot365

                                        London

                                        13 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        13 reviews

                                        Dined on April 10, 2017

                                        overall3food4service3ambience4

                                        We have been regulars at the bar for many years but we no longer go. This was the last occasion that we dined there. We noticed that the new drinks menu had gone up in price significantly and while the drinks were previously great, this was the first time I had a bad tasting drink. The Indian lunch was really great and something unique but we see that it is no longer available. We felt that while the bar is still nice, the prices have really gone up and sadly the quality and range has decreased. The bar also has a bit of an odd vibe now. It’s very loud and busy and there are even bouncers on the door which is odd for a hotel bar. We also noticed that there are a lot of male customers that are hassling the female waitresses. Obviously this is not the bar’s fault but it is an issue that perhaps needs addressing and it’s a bit uncomfortable.

                                      2. H

                                        Howard53

                                        New York Area

                                        47 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        47 reviews

                                        Dined on March 1, 2017

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Great lunch spot I had lunch with two friends last week. The food (Indian cuisine) was quite good as was the service. The room itself is very beautiful.

                                      3. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 13, 2017

                                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                                        The atmosphere is amazing, very nice decoration. The food is not so good, indian style, but we didn't enjoy it, somewhat poor quality.

                                      4. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on February 8, 2017

                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                        I love this bar. Really relaxed at lunch time, much busier in the evening - but both great experiences. Only thing that lets it down is the rude doorman. Una

                                      5. m

                                        michaels

                                        London

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on January 24, 2017

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        ticks every box, a great place to settle in for the afternoon . . .

                                      6. LB

                                        LadyB12

                                        London

                                        85 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        85 reviews

                                        Dined on December 29, 2016

                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                        Had the express lunch, the starters were more excellently cooked than the mains this time. The main courses were good on the whole but the basmati rice portions were on the dry and chewy side. I suspect the kitchen was rather hot and busy and the rice may have been left out uncovered for a bit too long. We did tell our Italian waitress to pass our message to the chef and she did kindly offer to bring us more portions of rice but there was no need as our bellies were happily full.

                                      7. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        83 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        83 reviews

                                        Dined on December 21, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        My favourite spot in London.The lamb chops are amazing.The setting is great and never disappoints.I took some American friends who were here for Christmas and they loved it.

                                      8. VS

                                        VictoriaS

                                        New York Area

                                        3 reviews

                                        2.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on December 17, 2016

                                        overall2food4service1ambience4

                                        Beautiful venue but that's about where it ends. Service was incredibly slow and the drinks horrendously overpriced. £15 a glass for an average wine, you don't pay anywhere near that much for the same drink in a place like The Shard

                                      9. Y

                                        Yummie

                                        London

                                        14 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined on December 17, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Situated in fabulous Rosewood Hotel, relaxed, cosy, great service & food. Would highly recommend.

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Berkshire

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 17, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A wonderful find. A very warm and sumptuous place to share a meal or drink with attentive staff. I'll be going back...

                                      11. E

                                        Elaine

                                        Hertfordshire

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 1, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Recommended by the Telegraph we agreed with their review that it felt more like being in a Club bar. The indian meal, choice of two or three courses for a set price was outstanding. And good value. The drinks were highly priced though, but service was personal and waitresses charming and had obviously tried the dishes.

                                      12. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 24, 2016

                                        overall3food4service3ambience4

                                        unfortunately when we arrived for our table we were told that in fact no booking had been made. I showed the confirmation on my phone. All the large tables were already reserved and an impromptu table was made up which was over in the corner and very cramped. When the last member of our team arrived and spoke about our table we were moved to another table (which had now become free). This was slightly better but all very cramped. The service was quite slow, we waited about 30 mins for our drinks order to be taken and then our food order about 5 mins after that. The food that came up was very nice and the overall feel of the bar is lovely - which is why we went back there.

                                      13. C

                                        Cocott

                                        London

                                        3 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on October 14, 2016

                                        overall4food4service3ambience5

                                        Lovely cosy venue and one of my favourites as a regular visitor for either a catch up with friends or business lunch. Food is delicious although if very hungry might have to order two dishes. Drinks are a little expensive so nice to wet the appetite and pop around the corner where a bottle of champers is almost the same price as 2 glasses.

                                      14. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 1, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The service in this very attractive bar was first class. The food also surpassed our expectations. The portions were an excellent size not your usual small and delicate. We will definitely return

                                      15. JI

                                        JacekI

                                        London

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on October 1, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I went there for lunch with my girlfriend. Amazing food, amazing service, the interior design of the place is just amazing. Get mentally ready to spend a lot on drinks cause they are on the expensive side but the place is definitely worth it.

                                      16. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 7, 2016

                                        overall2food3service2ambience4

                                        I phoned in the morning to ask whether any light food (sandwiches, salads, sharing platters) would be available at the bar, as I had noticed that the menu was mainly Indian. I was told that other options were available , but when we got there, they were not. The waitress also really struggled to communicate.

                                      17. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Hertfordshire

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 27, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful bar with a low-key ambience. Expensive drinks inevitably but the decor certainly merits the prices!

                                      18. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        83 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        83 reviews

                                        Dined on August 19, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This is my favourite hangout especially for a catch up and business meetings.

                                      19. JU

                                        JessicaU

                                        Louisville

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 5, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We have never had an experience like eating at Scarfes. The food, ambiance, and service were spectacular. We asked for special accommodations for medical reasons, and they were extremely receptive and helpful. The food was delicious and plentiful. The prices are high, but Scarfes is worth every penny.

                                      20. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on June 3, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of my favourite places to socialise. As an interior designer I appreciate the fabulous furnishings and surroundings. I love the food and everything about it.

                                      21. B

                                        Businesslunchguy

                                        London

                                        34 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        34 reviews

                                        Dined on March 5, 2016

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        Exquisite and interesting Indian cuisine in an unexpected setting! Walls adorned with Scarfes illustrations, with comfortable and eclectic seating, excellent bar too! Fantastic dishes, some that I haven't seen on a menu in London ever but are terribly authentic, the prawn with kasundi was a treat! Will be back soon!

                                      22. EJ

                                        EmmaJ

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        2.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 2, 2016

                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                        The waiting staff directed one of our party to another table to wait for us despite the fact that we were already there waiting for her. Not very impressed as she was pushed for time and meant that we started our discussion late when we had been waiting for half an hour. The staff when tried to get their attention often rushed past and spent a while talking to someone on a table opposite us. Atmosphere was generally nice though and drinks/snacks provided good other than that.

                                      23. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        14 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined on January 30, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Love it! Cool place with the best drinks!

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on January 14, 2016

                                        overall2food1service1ambience5

                                        No member of staff greeted me in this spectacular room. I had to seat myself. The staff had no knowledge of my booking. I had to showmthem the confirmation email on my phone. While l waited 10 minutes for my delayed lunch companion, no-one offered me anything except a menu. When my colleague arrived and we looked at the (one) menu, it turned out to be like a cheap indian - inappropriate for a lunchtime business meal. We immediately decamped to the sister room across the entrance where the menu was much better and the soup and salad passable.

                                      25. DS

                                        DebbieS

                                        London

                                        15 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on January 6, 2016

                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                        Unusual setting and meal. Nice food, will definitely go there again.

                                      26. LB

                                        LadyB12

                                        London

                                        85 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        85 reviews

                                        Dined on December 30, 2015

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Always good to return to celebrate our Happy Holidays. The waitresses were all so pretty and attentative to our needs. We particularly liked the sharing platter served on a cricket bat and this was after we scoffed our way through their Indian fusion menu. The sharing dessert was excellent value to ... compared to the house wine at £11 per 125ml glass but that is to be expected for such a warm and classy establishment.

                                      27. T

                                        Tony

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 19, 2015

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        The Rosewood is a fantastic hotel and it's bar does not fail to impress too! Nice food, fab drinks and the most perfect decor. We will be back on Christmas Eve ... If there is space!

                                      28. YY

                                        YumYum

                                        London

                                        14 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined on December 11, 2015

                                        overall3food4service3ambience4

                                        The food is good without being exceptional and the menu choice quite limited. The atmosphere and decor are good and more characterful than most hotel bars and restaurants. It is worth a visit but probably better for a drink and a snack than a full meal.

                                      29. RJ

                                        RJaW

                                        London

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on November 28, 2015

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We really enjoyed Scarfes Bar. It's a beautiful setting with lots of nooks and crannies to hole up in with your favourite person. There was a roaring fire and the illustrations dotted around are hilarious. The food was superb, one of the best curries I've had and the veggie option was great too. The service was great and I won't hesitate in going back soon.

                                      30. H

                                        Hales7000

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 9, 2015

                                        overall4food4service4ambience1

                                        I'm under 35! I loved Scarfes, and everything about it EXCEPT the piped music was way too loud and way too different from the ambience the decor, food and service suggests. Please Scarfes, consider people's aural experience and don't assume we like the music chosen by that says restaurant manager. Otherwise this is a sublime place to come.

                                      31. TS

                                        TommyS

                                        London

                                        33 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        33 reviews

                                        Dined on June 22, 2015

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Expensive but worth it for a treat every now and then

                                      32. B

                                        Burnus

                                        Kent

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 10, 2015

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I was taken here as a birthday treat for lnch and the food was excellent as was the service and the place itself is beautiful. I will be taking my partner there very soon.

                                      33. M

                                        Mushroom

                                        London

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on January 14, 2015

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        A beautiful room with great ambience. You are advised to book for evenings later in the week.

                                      34. CB

                                        CharlieB

                                        London

                                        23 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        23 reviews

                                        Dined on January 10, 2015

                                        overall3food3service2ambience5

                                        Went there for midafternoon Saturday drinks to catch up with an old friend. Ordered a soft drink at the bar while waiting for her. She showed up quickly, we were given a table, and when I tried to take the Coca-Cola I had just started drinking to the table the bartender said "No no, I'll bring it for you." Okay. So my friend and I go to a very nice spot. Five minutes later a woman comes over and says "Wouldn't you like to go to YOUR table?" "No", I said, "Is this one okay? We're fine, thank you." She says of course and immediately leaves. I can see my Coke sitting on the bar untouched. Five minutes later with no service I flag the hostess again, she seems surprised to see us. She asks if we would like anything. I said sure, I've been waiting for the Coke that I've been watching sit on the bar for the last ten minutes, and my friend would like a coffee for now. She runs and gets the Coke, ten minutes later the coffee arrives. The new server tries to insist the coffee is for me. After that things worked out, but for a deserted bar and an eventual £120 tab based on drinks alone you'd think the service would have been far more on their game. Terrific ambience though.

                                      35. OS

                                        OSJ1956

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on December 31, 2014

                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                        Went for lunch for two at Scarfes and was pleasantly surprised. The food is relatively straight forward and expensive for what you receive, however the reason you will go to Scarfes is the setting. Leather chairs and oak panelled walls, give it a homely feel while, The staff are excellent and the wine list very good. I would recommend going for quiet drinks as it gives you the feel of drinking in a country house, rather than the centre of London.

                                      36. j

                                        johnnois

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on December 11, 2014

                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                        This is a hotel bar that does fancy bar meals. It's good quality fare, but, as you'd expect on a bar menu, nothing adventurous. Portion sizes aren't huge and so you could get much better value from some of the better pubs in the area. In particular, if you imagine that it's might be an inexpensive place to grab a meal, you will find yourself sorely mistaken. It's not that the food itself is all that costly (although it isn't cheap). For example, I'm perfectly happy to pay £15 for a cheeseburger, so long as it's a sizeable piece of juicy, flavoursome meat, cooked to perfection, served with crisp double- or triple-cooked chips and a generous salad garnish. For that price at Scarfe's, you get a tasty burger and a few unexceptional fries. Nothing to complain about, but not much to recommend. However, the sting comes as soon as you want a drink: the least expensive wine (which was certainly tasty, but no better than you could easily get for half the price elsewhere) comes in at £45 a bottle. Setting all that aside, it's the ambience where Scarfe's beats other options nearby: a large bar, with cosy wood, glass, mirrors, a real fireplace, sumptuous seating, warm lighting and wonderful cartoons by Gerald Scarfe that provide a great talking point. The service was attentive and wonderfully courteous. You could happily spend a few hours here, letting the hubbub of London pass by.

                                      37. T

                                        Twocats

                                        London

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on October 21, 2014

                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                                        Went for a pre theatre lunch the food was good, Crab Cakes for me with thrice cooked chips and pizza and broccoli for my wife. Very nice surroundings with Scarfes paintings on one wall of the lounge and we sat next to an open log fire (gas) I can recommend this place and the next time we are in London this would be one of our stops

                                      38. b

                                        bgch

                                        London

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on September 4, 2014

                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                                        Not much to say here apart from I'd highly recommend this venue for a business meeting, would also be good for a date or evening drinks. The decor is fantastic and grand but the place doesn't feel pretentious. Great staff. All round a lovely surprise, I'll definitely be back and the client I took there told me he'd be using it for his own client meetings in the future!

                                      39. J

                                        James

                                        London

                                        32 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        32 reviews

                                        Dined on July 23, 2014

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Lovely curries (particularly the fish curry). Good décor (think gentleman's club) and lovely and cool even on a warm day.

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                                      Scarfes Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 39 OpenTable diners

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                                      Online reservations at Scarfes Bar can only be made directly on their website.

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