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All One Bar is a popular cosmopolitan bar that offers an extensive menu, a wide range of drinks and a vibrant atmosphere.

Ranked #901 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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By Andrew M.

Yes, All Bar One is a chain and looks the same as half the pubs in London. But aside from this, the food and the beer is very good and All Bar One pubs stock decent foreign lagers on draught as well (and I don't mean stella or 1664).

By Richard W.

As I stood outside wondering if I should go into All Bar One or The Slug and Lettuce I had no idea how bad a choice I could actually make. When I ordered a hand made burger I had visions of a succulent juicy piece of meat and in their defense when it was cooked this morning I'm sure that's what it was. Unfortunately the 6 or 7 hours under a heat lamp seem to have somewhat sapped the life from it. My girlfriend made the mistake of ordering the fish and chips which they would have struggled to under cook any more unless it was still swimming in a bowl when they brought it to the table. Additionally a friend order Pad Thai which looked like it came from a tin. This was however accompanied by some prawn crackers which were so stale they seemed like they had been deliberately drenched (probably in the same water the fish had recently vacated) and then dried before bringing to the table. To top off this triage of thoroughly inedible meals the waitress managed to bring the wrong desserts and then decided the best course of action was to argue when I advised her of her mistake (as you might have guessed no tip was left at the end of this meal) After this I decided I had had enough and cancelled desert before something else when wrong and left as fast as I could. The only good thing was that they did not stop us half way through a mouthful of food to ask how our meals were but I do suspect that is because they knew we would have no hesitation is spitting out the abomination currently causing our throats to close up and telling them what we really thought. One final word before I go stick my finger down my throat (I don't like the idea of leaving that "Food" to digest) is next time don't underestimate the value of a burger king

By Emma S.

I was here with a group of friends after a lovely day at the cheese and wine festival at south bank. I was completely shocked at the rudeness of the staff here after asking for a specific drink which wasn't available one of the managers decided not to serve me for some strange reason. He seemed to lack a sense of humour. I wouldn't go here if you want to have a good time- the manager seemed to have a god complex. Shame as some of the staff were nice.

By Marniee N.

All bar one is Disgusting! I went to All Bar One and ordered food. Three starters. And there was nail in my food! Yes a nail. Not only was this a health violation, it was disgusting and inexcusable. The wait staff was not helpful, and when I followed up with the corporate office, I was informed the General Manager would be in touch with me. Four months later. And this hasn't happen. The atmosphere was crowded, and the tables were dirty. I didn't realise that a friday nite out could turn into a health violation! Terrible experience, and even worse customer service.

By Zoe H.

A formulaic chain bar set in the centre of London’s bustling Waterloo. Whilst venues in the All Bar One chain are all very similar, it has some redeeming features such as delicious mulled wine over Christmas and a decent location.

The Venue
This All Bar One sits in the shadow, quite literally, of the London Eye, just behind Jubilee Gardens and within stumbling distance to the last train home (Waterloo mainline & underground). The glass doors lead into a dimly lit bar area and there’s a range of seating available. The bar doesn’t have much else to it other than chalk boards on the wall displaying the menus and house wine selection, and the vital condiment station for all your ketchup needs.

The Atmosphere
The bar is always bustling to bursting point on weekday evenings, so it’s best to nab your spot before 6pm. The atmosphere is always friendly and lively with most of the punters being suited workers grabbing a pint, or two, or three before jumping on a train at Waterloo. The bar staff here are friendly, if occasionally a little slow in dealing with crowd control around the bar. The general feeling of the bar is one you could get anywhere in a chain pub; it’s generic and doesn’t try to attempt the quirkiness that independent competitors in London offer in spades. One cannot go here expecting to have a stand out night, because it’s simply not a stand out place. The bar does what is asked of it by the company, and little else. Still, it’s friendly enough.

The Food
Food here is decent world tapas, including bite-sized meals to share from Italy and Mexico. This, plus burgers and other main courses, mean the menu is one of the good selling points for All Bar One. The prices are fairly reasonable for a London chain pub, although more expensive than other pubs in the area.

The Drink
Stuck in the times when wine bars were novel, All Bar One has a wall of wines and champagnes on display, although nothing particularly noteworthy. There are also a range of beers on draught and bottles, spirits - the usual suspects. Prices are normal for the area.

The Last Word
There isn’t anything special here. However, the food is decent and the atmosphere is jollied along by everyone sipping at their overpriced New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs.

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