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Combining vintage fixtures with contemporary decor, Abbey is a premium bar located in the heart of The City. Serving quality food and an impressive range of drinks and cocktails, it's ideal for client lunches or after work partying.

Ranked #1279 of 5241 restaurants in London
Part of the Late Night London group
"Abbey is a fun city restaurant, bar and club, split over two floors and situated within a relaxed saunter of Aldgate and Tower Hill stations in the heart of the city. With several rooms, all tastefully decorated to give a warm look, and a slick interior that creates a relaxing feel during the day, before generating something a bit more lively when the sun goes down. A great selection of fresh British dishes including Steaks, Fish and Chips and Sausage and Mash, make Abbey a great place to have a hearty bite to eat and a quiet drink by day, but after dark things start to hot up, and this popular after work bar quickly draws a buzzing crowd packed with city workers looking to relax and make the most of the Happy Hour. There is a DJ to get the party going on Thursdays and Fridays, playing modern chart music and keep it pumping until late. The Abbey's excellent location combined with its fresh food and vibrant atmosphere, make it the ideal place to stop by for a bite to eat and a drink, or to let your hair down on Friday night."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 00:00

TUE

12:00 - 00:00

WED

12:00 - 00:00

THU

12:00 - 03:00

FRI

12:00 - 03:00

SAT

12:00 - 00:00

SUN

CLOSED

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Abbey reviews



By James S.

Terrible, this place has been going downhill for a while and has hit rock bottom. Explains why its always empty.


By Matt B.

I ordered the fish finger sandwich with chips. The bread was burnt and black and the fish fingers were cheap frozen ones from a supermarket. Nice! Chips were cold and unappealing. Seriously re-consider if you are thinking of going here for lunch. I wouldn't waste your money.


By Amandine O.

Cool bar with good music to dance to. A good alternative to a clubbing night after a day at work. Best place to kick off the week end I would say


By Estina F.

It's a nice venue, and the staff a very friendly. It's a great place for lunches and even meetings. So give it a go.


By Susan S.

I work in the city and I went there with a group of friends last night. What a delightful surprise to find out that they offer 50% off all drinks and food for the entire January. We had a fantastic night, the DJ was amazing and the staff very helpful. I will certainly be returning before the end of the month to make the most of their offer!!


By Paul B.

Been there a couple of times now and I've had 2 blinding nights .... Great staff, nice enough drinks and a top atmosphere! DJ on the night I was there but really cool vibe! Very relaxed! Can't remember much after midnight so its got to be good. Highly recommended.


By Ben D.

New bar opposite the awful Mary Jane, cool bar, spacious, fairly chilled with good bar staff. Decent music, but didn't spot a DJ in there so you should safe from drunken morons trying to dance to 80s music.


By Becki H.

Fun, lively bar just a stone’s throw from Fenchurch Street station.

The Venue
The Abbey bar is a well-known drinking institution around Fenchurch Street with a large façade and open windows. In the hotter months, the music from the bar pumps out onto the street and it seems like most of the clientele are happy to stand outside drinking. Once inside, the size of the bar is quite surprising, with three levels including a seated dining area and an entire club situated in the basement. The décor is glamorous and chic – chintzy table lamps, dark wooden furniture and hanging chandeliers give the bar an elegant yet casual feel. The tables here are frequently reserved so make sure you book ahead if you plan a visit. The club downstairs is vast and can often be seen heaving with people on Thursday and Friday club nights. Bear in mind that the bar is closed on weekends in true City style.

The Atmosphere
The Abbey Bar is in the fortunate position of not being too close to the City to be classed as snobby, but being far enough away from the West End to dissuade troops of tourists. Customers here range from office workers to retail staff and labourers working in the area. However, there is a door policy, so make sure you’re semi-smart if you want to get in. The bar has a nice mix of clientele, but the common ground is that they all simply want a good drink and a chat after work. The funky music played throughout the bar gives a buzzy atmosphere, yet it’s not too loud that you can’t hear yourself speak (although this may be different in the club later on in the evening!). Abbey is certainly not pretentious in any way, and the wide range of seating options (dining, drinking, clubbing) means that it’s geared up for any occasion.

The Food
There’s a new menu in force at the Abbey bar, which offers something for everyone. For those wanting a lighter bite, there’s a bar snack menu comprising platters, sandwiches and side plates. The classic platter is recommended for any group wanting a few bits with their beers – mini burgers, fish goujons, potato wedges, spicy sausages and chips for cost £15.71. If you’re at the bar for a proper meal, there’s also a full dinner menu to choose from. The salmon fillet and nicoise salad is £10.50 while the hefty rib-eye steak (28 oz) served with fries and pepper sauce is £14.95.

The Drink
The Abbey bar has a great selection of drinks available, especially if you want something different in the form of a cocktail – there's a whole menu devoted especially to these types of tipples. Why not try the Plum Pie Crush – Havana rum, pomegranate, lime juice, crushed ice and a dollop of plum jam – a sweet but satisfying drink that will set you back £6.75. Also recommended is the Spiced Pear Mojito – Absolut Pear vodka, cloudy apple juice, lime and cinnamon (£6.75). Pints are on the expensive side at £5 for a Stella and there’s currently no real ale on tap.

The Last Word
A great spot for care-free post-work dinner and drinks. Head down at lunchtime for a more chilled experience, or in the evening to dance the night away.

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