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Oxo Tower Bar, SE1

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Barge House Street
SE1
SE1 9PH
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E TA left this review about Oxo Tower Bar

As described below, this slightly trendy but also very pleasant bar is not for the faint-of-wallet. Bar snacks start at around £7.00 and include traditional pub food such as crispy octopus and Oxo-burger and chips (chips work out at 73p each). It's somewhere to go if you want to impress or enjoy a spectacular view of the City lights reflected in the Thames, but it really doesn't work for a crawl.

On 5th December 2013 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Oxo Tower Bar

A swish, urbane bar located on floor 8 of the iconic Oxo Tower on the South Bank of the River Thames, owned by fashion retailer Harvey Nichols. The tower was rebuilt in 1929 in an Art Deco style for the manufacturers of OXO, who, to get round an advertising ban on the tower, built it with four sets of three vertically-aligned windows - each of which ‘coincidentally’ happened to be in the shapes of a circle, a cross and a circle.

The large semi-circular bar is split into two sections - a drinking area on the left (south facing) and a brasserie (north facing) which both afford panoramic views of the capital from the large plate glass windows. There’s a baby grand piano that gets tinkled as part of the live jazz music that takes place most nights.

Drinks-wise, there's a fair selection. Beer comes in bottles (Meantime and Adnams both spotted – over £5 each) along with a comprehensive wines and spirits list, a lot of which are eye-wateringly expensive. Better value are the cocktails (retailing for around a tenner) as most contain 2-3 shots of higher-end spirits (for example, mine had Laphroaig in) and are a cut above what you might get in a normal bar. Beware to order drinks from the barman, as table service incurs a surcharge. Whilst a dress code isn’t advertised (and our group got in looking less than suave) I suspect that tracksuits and builders garb may be politely refused at the door. Food is available and there’s light background muzak on the go.

All in all, it’s worth a visit to say you’ve done it. If you have a hot date or an anniversary to celebrate, you could do worse than bring the recipient of your generosity here.

On 20th September 2010 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Quinno _
London Waterloo, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.18 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Oxo Tower Bar, SE1
5th Dec 2013, 04:29
Review submitted by E TA
 
5th Mar 2012, 17:17
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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