The Parlour

Address: ­­Park Pavilion, 40 Canada Square Park, London, E14 5FW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 845 468 0100
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Wed 8am-11pm, Thu-Fri 8am-late, Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 10am-7pm
Door: Open door
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Established: 2009

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Review Words by Simon Difford on 06-Sep-2013

This gargantuan ground floor bar and kitchen covers nearly 7,000 square foot and has a capacity of 650. As the suited and booted city folk spill out of the nearby skyscrapers (the HSBC tower is opposite), so this place fills up, often to the point of spilling over to the outside terrace.

Long communal high tables enable traders to perch while they discuss the day's dealing over a drink. The raw industrial feel of the room is softened by white shaded lamps, reclaimed pine flooring, oak and a Japanese screen-style back bar.

Perhaps surprisingly, the Parlour does not just pack them, pile it high and sell it expensive - it boasts a cocktail menu which in our experience offers relatively reasonably priced well-made drinks - when I say relatively, remember where this is and who drinks here. The international wine list and beer offering is also not half bad with Meantime Helles beer on draught and some 40 wines available by the glass.

An all-day breakfast to dinner menu sources ingredients from Neal's Yard, Allen's of Mayfair and bread from Borough Market's Flour Station.

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