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The Long Bar has an 80-ft long onyx internally lit bar surrounded with custom made silver bar stools, with a terrace courtyard off the bar. The Long Bar, to complement its decor offers fantastic cocktails including a wide selection of Martinis, and great food.

Ranked #936 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"At some 80-feet in length, Sanderson's dramatic, glowing onyx Long Bar is the focal point for energy at Sanderson. The beauty of Long Bar in London is that non-resident visitors are always welcome, which proves to be rare for such a glamorous and well-known hotel bar. Long Bar is light, white and airy and radiates freshness and cleanliness. Classic and innovative cocktails fill the seasonally changing menu, with guests also being able to enjoy a wide selection of sharing platters. Either sit around the bar people-watching or relax in the sanctuary of the Courtyard sipping champagne. Long Bar is brought to live with Sanderson's residents DJs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday."

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MON

11:00 - 01:00

TUE

11:00 - 01:00

WED

11:00 - 01:00

THU

11:00 - 01:00

FRI

11:00 - 02:00

SAT

11:00 - 02:00

SUN

11:00 - 23:00

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By Wendy W.

What a waste of money. Bad service. Waited 30 minutes for our drinks. The long bar - we never actually got in there even though we had booked. We sat in the draughty patio area. They did offer us a room at the side for all 9 of us to sit, alone. Do people really go to a bar to sit by themselves and not drink in the atmosphere. 12 1/2 % service charge. Just go and whistle for it. Never to return . We save all year for this night out and we order enough champagne but they have lost our custom.


By P P.

Visited the bar this eve and found the staff lacking in manners and full of their own importance and the manager likewise. I waited about 20 minutes whilst seeing people opposite me and then either side of me getting served first. Will spend my money elsewhere in future. To others, maybe think about whether this place is really worth propping up with your hard-earned, it certainly isn't worth mine and doesn't even deserve one star.


By Rita K.

Me and 3 of my friends decided to go to Sanderson bar tonight to have couple glasees of champagne as it was my friends birthday. The doorman stopped us and said that we are not allowed for some reason.Mind you, we all are professionals, been to Sanderson twice before(last time April 2011-18 month ago!) and never caused any troubes there. On my question why we were denied the entrance, the Italian manager said it is his desision and he wouldnt give any explanations. We are all shocked that that level hotel could hire such Unprofessional, unpolite and customer-disorientated manager.Terrible! Never again! The place just looks smart and classy, but full of unprofessionalism and low class. Shame on management and their attitude to the clients.


By Terry L.

This is a classy Bar, full of smart and classy people without the conceited and artificial people normally associated with a bar of this type. Drinks 100% the real thing with fast service and a smile. Saturday evenings are great with music at the right level to have a conversation without shouting! The management have done a fine job to keep this bar at the upper end of the market and attracting the right crowd, well done


By Mark O.

The living and breathing antithesis to the stereotypical stuffy luxury hotel bar, The Long Bar at the 5-star Sanderson Hotel has a party streak that some clubs and bars would kill for.

The Venue
Located on the ground floor of the Sanderson Hotel, The Long Bar stretches down to the right of the main entrance until it dog-legs to the left and turns into Suka, a modern pan-Asian restaurant. As it’s made out of swathes of glass, you can see from the bar into the restaurant and vice versa. The bar itself is bright, white, skinny and lengthy, naturally. The focal point for the whole room is the back-lit ivory bar, a feature that attracts those with Louboutin heels and Chanel bags like moths to a naked flame. In addition, it has a huge selling point in a sheltered courtyard area, which has babbling water features, egg-shaped swing chairs and a fashionable, international vibe.

The Atmosphere
Once the working day is done, expect a good-looking, designer-clad, party-centric crowd to congregate around the bar. With seating at a premium – unless you get a tall stool at the bar, tables and seats are scarce - this isn’t a place to find a quiet corner; this is a place where you’re more than likely to be standing and people-watching. Tunes are provided by in-house DJs with deep house and soul classics in the mix, although the white JBL speakers the music is piped through are not going to trouble the neighbours.

If it gets too much, and the weather permits, the relative serenity of the courtyard is a superb alternative. Staff are made up of many different nationalities and the management and the female servers are particularly good at what they do.

The Food
Burgers, sharing platters and mezze dishes are available in the bar, or you can eat in the restaurant itself (you can even see if there’s a spare table from the bar). For a snack: bowls of salted peanuts or olives should do the job.

The Drink
Martinis, hi-balls and champagne cocktails take pride of place on the menu. Expect to pay £12-£14 a pop. Those with an intimate knowledge of this hotel will be well aware that if you head further down towards the reception desk, you’ll find the magnificent and covert Purple Bar, where the standard of the cocktails compares favourably to the best cocktail joints in town. At The Long Bar the quality remains high, but due to the sheer volume of the drinks and the demand at peak times, the Purple Bar shades it. Having said that, concoctions like the wintery Snow Bee martini (vodka, honey, apple and bitters), the eastern flavour of the Vesuvio (Belvedere vodka, lychee, ginger, lemongrass and chilli), and a finely balanced perfect Manhattan show cocktails are very much a forte here.

The Last Word
Young, vibrant and fashionable, The Long Bar is a rare thing amongst 5-star hotel bars: it’s a party spot and a destination in its own right.


By Lorrae W.

Swanky bar in a great, central location. Very expensive drinks - be careful, 10% service is added to the list price and unless you're willing to tip on top of that you'll find it difficult to get a drink. Extremely busy on a Saturday night and the staff can't seem to keep up. Waited 20 minutes for drinks each time I needed to order, which makes for a difficult night. Look around and you'll find better places, with better service.


By Selena T.

Packed on a Friday night, unsuprisingly. Very stylish bar with lots of pretty people - I would probably go back, but maybe during the week to avoid the crowds. Champagne cocktails were tasty and the staff were attentive and polite.


By M.

The Long Bar at the Sanderson hotel is very impressive looking, ultra chic and minimalist, with unusual looking furniture in the hotel entrance.

The bar is certainly very long and you need to jostle your way in to get a space. The bar staff seem to know their stuff and can rustle up any requested cocktail in the blink of an eye.

The Long Bar is a great establishment for people watching, highly amusing. All types can be seen posing at the bar, from wannabee fashion types, lawyers and accountants, the odd celeb and orange, bleach blonde older women on the look out for a wealthy catch.

All in all, the long Bar is a great place, music isn't too bad either and an entertaining, fun evening can be had by all.

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