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The Nightjar

) #201 of 18,188 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB, England
+44 20 7253 4101
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (11 reviews)
“cocktail bar” (42 reviews)
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129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB, England
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1 - 10 of 425 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this place - friendly security lady on door which is hidden and quite tricky to find just a small plaque on the door with nightjar emblem. My hubby and I were shown to small bit too small table in a room with a lovely...More

Thank foodholic99
Reviewed 4 days ago

This review is long overdue in that my wife and I visited The Nightjar the best part of 4 weeks ago on our way back to spend the night in our room at the Premier Inn in Old Street that is just around the corner...More

3  Thank David_Dubery
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice speakeasy bar. Excellent cocktail! Superb service! We didn't book, but the team managed to find a nice table for us! Truly amazing experience! One of my favourite bar!

Thank Mitch_khm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent cocktails with many self-made ingredients. Outstanding eye to detail and garnishing. Make sure to grab some photos ;)

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I has heard good about this place, and it didnt dissapoint me. The service was pretty fast and the staff very nice. The cocktails were amazing, as well as in taste as in presentation. Definitely a go.

Thank Seelbaa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing cocktail bar. I had high hopes as it was recommended by a bar tender in a cocktail bar in Amsterdam.. It certainly lived up to the hype. Each and every cocktail were works of art- my pictures did not do them...More

Thank KPreston29
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding place. Great cocktails cool ambience and nice jazz. A bit small but that's the charm. Make sure u book a table

Thank samrat z
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Our server Eleanor deserves 5 stars. She seated us at a table for 2 and enthusiastically asked us if it was our first time at Nightjar. As soon as we said yes she was so excited to tell us all about the creations! We each...More

Thank Devi B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Drinks: there is a great variety of cocktails structured in four chapters: pre-prohibition, prohibition, post-war and Nightjar signature recipes. Additionally, they also prepare classic cocktails like mojitos. We had a mojito and a barrel-aged zombie. Both of them were great. Premises: very special and intimate...More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Get ready to remortgage your house for the expensive cocktails but it's totally worth it! We were seated in an area that was out of eyeshot of the band which was really disappointing as we are both big music lovers. We asked if we could...More

Thank Jessica M
The western front of the edgy East End, Shoreditch is
a perennially trendy haven for anything “street” – be
it art, food, or fashion. With its handful of well
connected transportation links dotting its perimeter,
along with an ever increasing variety of shops,
hotels, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to explore
this trend-conscious and youth-oriented neighbourhood.
There's a lingering post-industrial grit about
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Questions & Answers
18 July 2017|
Response from Edweil | Property representative |
You'll have little problem flagging down a taxi right outside on City Road. Our doormen will always be happy to help too.
21 January 2017|
Response from Edweil | Property representative |
Dear Rappiah. We don't have a dance floor per se but our guests frequently grtnunand dance the the foot-tapping live jazz and swing we routinely play on Saturday night
10 January 2017|
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Response from Tammy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes very very safe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 03:00
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 City Road, London EC1V 1JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighbourhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7253 4101
  • E-mail
A multi-award winning vintage bar and music venue specialising in amazing cocktail serves.

Voted into the World's Top 3 bars for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

We also have a small tapas menu for those who come with an appetite.
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