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  • 4.0 star rating
    7/9/2014

    Very hip and mixed w/ a great staff.

    The bartender was all smiles and quick.  I ordered a Gin Buck and he didn't even flinch.  

    The management was floating around and checking with all of the guests.  That was nice at a cocktail bar.  Nicely done.

    This place is large and has great music.  It's a few hundred meters from Shoreditch Highstreet Station.  Great vibe.

    Don't half step.  Enter from the back entrance (by the DJ) for a more chill vibe/entrance.

  • 5.0 star rating
    19/8/2014

    So nice, my friend and I went twice...in ONE evening.

    I went for the 1st (and 2nd) time today and I absolutely loved it.  My friend and I were walking through Redchurch and got suckered into the "2 cocktails for $12" special they have until 8pm daily (and all day Monday, which is when I went).  

    I literally said "Oh s**t" once I entered.  It's difficult to explain the place- think Tokyo, zen, bazaars, and maybe five different design periods all in one place full of oddities.  From a large, subtropcial arboretum at the main entrance to an intimidating taxidermy hippo head jutting from a Victorian facade, you have no choice but to be transported into Loungelover's bizarre and undeniably sexy world.  

    I understand the music is more "up-to-date" on the busy weekend nights, but I experienced Loungelover playing- well- lounge music, harkening back to the global lounge/Morcheeba mid-90's era.  

    What about the cocktails?  Honestly, some of the best I've had anywhere.  For £6 each with their special, these innovative craft cocktails have to be one of the greatest deals in the city.  My friend and I had:

    Pear Shaped Honey- vodka, chatreuse, pear, rosemary, lemon, sugar

    Luscious Lover- tequila, lemoncello, redcurrent, egg white, rhubarb bitters

    First Crush- King's Ginger, rum, fennel-infused syrup, kumquats, orange bitters

    Just a little fling- gin and sake with pink grapefruit and pink pepper

    All were great, the 'Luscious Lover' was the weakest link, but the 'Just a little fling' blewwww our minds.  I don't like grapefruit at all, and a sake cocktail sounds peculiar at best, but it was gobsmackingly delicious- and nothing like you'd expect it to taste.

    Ambiance, music, service, amazing drinks, AND good value?  Loungelover, you've easily won my London Bar Hall of Fame.

    Tip: This is much more suited for groups.  Book early if you're coming on weekends!

  • 4.0 star rating
    14/3/2014
    1 check-in
    Listed in 2014 Year of Yelps

    Lounge lover is the bar owned by les trois garçon. I had never been before because I assumed it would be a pricey affair having looked at the prices for the restaurant they are tucked behind.

    We turned up on a Saturday night with no reservation to get a drink before hitting the aubin cinema over the road. I have to say, seating you (or walking you to the bar space if they have no tables) is not in any way efficient. The hostess walks you backwards and forwards taking lots of time. If you're in a rush for a dinner reservation then this could be incredibly frustrating. We didn't have reservations so didn't mind but some people turned up on time and waited 10 mins!

    Regardless, once we were positioned in the bar we waited for someone to take our order. Both cocktails we chose were long and delicious and as we sipped away we admired the really fantastic decor and appreciated why people have often raved about this place.

    Cocktails were under a tenner but only just. Service is included in your bill and the toilets are like posh portaloos by the entrance. It's not perfect but it's a nice place for one drink before you need to move on elsewhere. Reservations recommended if standing in a crowded bar area is not your thing.

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/2/2014

    I have been here twice now, the first time for a friends birthday and was so impressed I just had to come again!

    The cocktails are amazing and have a huge selection, there's no queuing at the bar even if you don't have a table as they have a waiter service for everyone. I love the decor as well, I noticed a few pieces of recycled iron made into lighting pieces.

    I would definitely recommend booking a table if you're coming here as you can just relax but standing is good as well, there's a small standing area next to the bar but it wasn't too busy at 10.30 on a Saturday night.

    One of my favourite places for a great cocktail in Shoreditch.

  • 4.0 star rating
    28/1/2014

    the £12 for 2 cocktails have definitely caught my sweet tooth while ordering their drinks before 8PM here. would recommend Thai Breaker, Rock Candy and Chocolate Mistress.

    Feels like people who come here come in small groups, and the settings are loungey (duh) aka lots of sofas and round tables, making those who are finding just a two seaters a bit harder. But anyway, tons of fun cocktails to sip on to, liquid dinner? bon  appetit~

  • 4.0 star rating
    28/10/2013

    - eye-catching bar located in Shoreditch
    - friendly staff (not too speedy in taking orders, but still ok)
    - design with different lighting (chandeliers, etc.) and lots of decoration (glitter antlers, etc.)
    - large variety of nonstandard cocktails (with names like Orchard breeze, Jubilation, Happy Endings, Lady Marmalade, etc.); spicy cocktails, many sweet ones, some sour ones (I liked the Orchard Breeze with Gin, cucumber, mint, green apple and the Jubilation with Gin, green and red grapes, elderflower, lemon and rose champagne very much)
    - prices between 8 and 10 GBP per cocktail

    Conclusion: The design of the bar is really great therefore I would definitively come back to enjoy those special cocktails!

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/1/2014
    2 check-ins

    Really cool and laid back cocktail place hidden in Shoreditch. It has somewhat of an Asian inspired decor. As the place is quite long and narrow, it has several sections. Closer to the entrance, it is great for larger group to have afterwork drinkers. As you walk all the way to the back, there are several coach areas perfect for smaller groups. The drink menu quite big and is sectioned by different kinds of love: hot lover, first love, sweeties etc. Every cocktail has a cute name and great taste to go with it. It is a perfect place to chill and hang out with friends.

  • 3.0 star rating
    18/3/2013

    This place is so dated and is trying too hard and the ambiance is a bit dot-com hey day-esque?

    That being said some of the cocktails are superb (although they come with oodles of ice) and if you get there at 7pm on a Friday you can sit at the bar and enjoy some cocktails without a problem.  The circular tables are nice (I assume they must be booked and you need to buy food) but are great for a night out with friends.

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/4/2009

    Overall, I love this spot even though I tend to leave the contents of my purse (or should I say bank account) behind. For folks with ADD there is enough keep you entertained for days--from giant Asian vases to anatomy posters to French-styled armchairs to the permeating lounge music, to the crowd itself, you'll be on sensory overload from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. The cocktail menu is extensive and delights every time; there's a little something for everyone. The cocktails come in all fashions, for all occasions and all moods--playful, tropical, traditional, sophisticated and more.

    I would recommend booking a table in advance if you can. Although in the past few months seating availability has been less of an issue as £9 for a cocktail is quite pricy given the current economic climate.

  • 2.0 star rating
    19/8/2009

    The problem with loungelover is obvious as soon as you walk in.  Go past the flames (if you arrive at night), past the officious door staff, through the vestibule and look up, to the right.  Just there, Time Out Bar of the Year 2004 or something.

    That's it, it is 5 years out of date.

    Having not been here for several years we went back and this was all too obviously.  Hen parties full of women in lurid colours and a ragtag mix now populate it.  That said the drinks are still good.

    Price - £35 for three cocktails and some women in L plates

  • 5.0 star rating
    18/8/2009

    WOW!!!
    An over the top eccentric curiosity shop of an experience.
    Tucked away in a back alley a few steps from Brick Lane, this wonderland of an establishment with decor that will keep your eyes wandering for days. Hippo heads, 8 ft tall vases, ornate antique Oriental treasure chests - all meshed together to create an uber stylish setting. Better than a museum (and check out the glittery toilet in the ladies!). I did not sample the cocktail list, as I'm on a wine thing these days, but from what I saw there are some treats to be tasted. The owners also run Les Trois Garcons which is now definitely on my list of places to try. Go here for an utterly cool lounging experience.

  • 2.0 star rating
    27/10/2009

    I guess if I came when this place was new it would be impressive, but now I feel its very overrated, the drinks are expensive, the music is average ( well could not really hear much) and if you are not sitting down, you are in trouble as it is boring to be standing around - due to the small rooms, you cant really do even "people watching"
    You have to order with waiter - cant order at the bar, so have to wait for the drinks for ages ..

    Also, its not easy to find, so make sure you get the proper directions before visiting

    The deco is gorgeous to look at, but I can think of much better places in London for this prices but

  • 5.0 star rating
    15/11/2008

    OK, it's expensive. Granted, the dress code is decidedly glam, but if, like me, you're not a big drinker and like, occasionally, to visit truly exquisite cocktail bars in the rare instance that you do have a tipple, Loungelover is quite possibly the place for you.

    Devastatingly chic in an ornate, over the top kind of way and decorated with some of the most beautiful antique and vintage objects I've ever seen, Loungelover is a full-blown feast for the senses and the ultimate bar for the aesthete who likes their overpriced cocktails with some equally lush sushi on the side.

  • 3.0 star rating
    12/12/2008

    If you are interested in well-made cocktails in funky bohemian surroundings, Lounge Lover is a bar you should visit.

    The baroque-kitsch décor is strangely appealing and loved by London's fashion scene. The bar is run as a kitchen so there is no interaction with the bartenders. This gives the tenders the opportunity to focus solely on quality drinks.

    The drinks are very good and the after work atmosphere can get vibrant. There can be the occasional pretentious few in there but don't let this put you off. I recommend pre-booking a table for you and a group of friends, then come and enjoy the opulent surroundings of Lounge Lover, and enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/3/2010

    This place is special, the decor is special, the eclectic statuary and wall hung objet d'art are special, the prices are special.  This is a very, did I say very? I meant VERY with a capital 'Vuh' cool place, it also feels like a film set.  It is mysterious, open yet intimate and   quite surreal. This is the sort of place where Napoleon could walk in and sit down on the table next to you with Marylin Monroe and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and somehow it would seem normal.

    This would be a great place for a special date, to impress a client or wallow in the misery of a lottery win, so come here on paydays or at the invite of someone that will be footing the bill, as the not of this world ambience comes with a substantial price tag.

  • 3.0 star rating
    22/3/2010
    1 check-in

    I really don't think there is enough kitsch in this world... so on paper I should be a lover of Loungelover. Alas, it's just OK.

    Loungelover loves: The decor is lushness as are the beautiful tall G&T's and the chicken dumplings were a nice little find to help prevent us from toppling over to early. We were lucky enough to have an area reserved with plush sofa's and chairs which was also a bonus.

    The not so Loungeloverly: The prices as per almost every reviewer here and shock horror the service. Actually the service wasn't horrible, it was just not brilliant. We had quite a large group by the end of the night and I think he was a little miffed about us paying in small clusters rather than one large tab. Saying that we did ask four times when there were only five of us for some tap water (I'm not 100% sure if he knew what that was) Oh and I really don't love loo's where your knees can touch the door, claustrophobic's eat you heart out.

    All this said... Loungelover is not all that bad. I would certainly recommend it to out-of-towners for one I repeat one cocktail before the wonderful first impressions fade.

  • 5.0 star rating
    17/11/2008

    I came here for a cocktail recently with a friend and what a cocktail it was I got the Loungelover £8.00 which is a combination of fig liqueur, sweet vanilla and zesty lemon oil finished with prosecco. Served straight up in a champagne flute. Yummidy yum!

    The creators of this beautiful eccentric lounge bar also own the fabulous fine dining restaurant Les Trois Garcons around the corner which is on my list of places to try next.

    Lounge Lover is a short walk from Brick Lane, it's packed with the same gorgeous curiosity shop type clutter as the restaurant, with long, rustic oak tables, flamboyant sofas, red drapes and much surreal artwork.

  • 2.0 star rating
    22/11/2008

    I should really love Loungelover.  The decor is amazing - all warm reds and quirky fixtures, with super-cute staff and great cocktails.

    However, I don't really love it - I think it's a multitude of things.  For one, the staff are aloof and snobby, and the venue, whilst should be warm and comfortable, just isn't.  It's a bit barren and soulless.

    For the price of cocktails, there are places who will treat you a LOT better than the staff at Loungelover.

  • 5.0 star rating
    1/2/2009
    Listed in London

    I really love this venue. It's unique and warm, with a menu full of creative cocktails. You'll need to reserve a table beforehand, and you'll most likely get lost as it's hidden in an alley of shoreditch.

    I can't speak for the food, but I can guarantee a great setting for conversation and cocktails. At 8 pounds/drink, it's actually reasonable compared to other "trendy" spots.  And the crowd is far more interesting!

  • 4.0 star rating
    24/2/2009

    We started the night off at Les Trois Garcons with 8 people for a birthday dinner and then headed over here for a couple drinks. Someone made a comment about Madonna having her 48th bday bash here or something.

    Things that I really liked: The décor, vibe, and atmosphere.

    Things that I didn't like: The weird attitude from the New Zealand cocktail server. Ok, so now it's story time.... Before I really looked around or at a drink menu I asked the cocktail server "What do you have on draft?" (I was trying to keep the mellow wine buzz from dinner going) Her sharp reply was, "Sir, it's not that type of bar. We only 1 beer and it's a very exclusive bottled beer from Japan." Ok weird. So I paused and thought what the heck I'm in London "I'll have a Gin & Tonic with Bombay Sapphire please." What can she say to that right? Well her reply was, "just so you know we have a lot better Gin here than Sapphire." No actually I didn't know... Hey remember me? I was the one that was just trying to order a bloody draft beer.

    With all that said I really did like the place. After we got past our little kiwi bump in the road the rest of the night was really good. The nice little couch and chair seating area up near the entrance made a great place for our group to call home base.

  • 4.0 star rating
    4/11/2010

    Situated in a shady backstreet of Shoreditch, when you walk into this bar its like wondering into Aladdin's cave with its ginormous antique oriental vases and the scent of rose incense hits you.

    The boyfriend & I rocked up to this reservation only venue for some cocktails and nibbles at 7pm, at which time it was nice and quiet. This meant of course lavish attention and impeccable service. The host took my coat and the waitress let us ponder for ample time over which of the delicious cocktails to try first. There was so much choice, something for everyone. I loved the Japanese Rocking Horse - a sake based cocktail with beautiful sweet and sour flavours.

    We had a voucher from mycitydeal which entitled us to 2 cocktails and £24 work of food. We ordered 5 dishes ( Korroke, assorted sushi, Pork Katsu, and spring rolls) The food came promptly and was surprisingly filling. I was dubious about the sushi, it being a bar and all, but it was well prepared, fresh and tasty. My only quibble was not enough wasabi!  

    I loved the decor in the bar, uberkitsch and kooky, with a mishmash of baroque/oriental/librarian styles. We were sat in a corner by the bizarre anatomy posters on not the comfiest of chairs (they should really have had sofas) and a coffee table that was too low for eating off of realy. The lighting was just right, dim enough to give you that intimate feel yet not so dark that you couldn't see what you were eating/drinking. It definitely lived up to my expectations (yes Jack, for once, i did have some!)

    Yes it is expensive given the times, but I'd pay that much for a cocktail in Soho and yes you do have to share tables, but i think that could add to the fun on a fri/sat night. On a date not ideal. I think it's the perfect spot for a night out on the tiles with the girlies - can't wait to go back!

  • 2.0 star rating
    31/8/2009

    Adding to all the other reviews I just would like to mention the incredible slow and ridiculous service. I went twice to the bar, ordering champagne and a few drinks. No one helped with the glasses, the cooler etc, although we were sitting in the "VIP" area, and I was charged £26.56 for service - which service? I've complained twice about it, but got nothing than a shrug of shoulders from the "management".

    It is always the same. Once they have established a nice venue, they think they can treat you in any way they want.

  • 3.0 star rating
    27/5/2011
    Listed in Cocktail time

    I haven't been here for a while but I've just been to Les Trois Garcons so I thought I'd rattle off a review of here too.

    Last time I came here was a friend's birthday. We tried to book a table but they wanted us to put £500 behind the bar! So we decided to just chance it and see what we could get. It was bound to be a big night but we didn't want to fork out £500 for the pleasure of table!

    The staff are a little wanky in here but hey this is a super cool bar. Me and my boyfriend arrived first and were not allowed to take up a table so we sat at the bar and ordered some drinks. We watched our cocktail concoctions made in front of us and instead of handing them over the bar we had to watch our drinks be picked up by a waiter and disappear around the end of the bar and back round to us. Talk about really earning your 12.5% service charge!

    Once all our group had arrived we milled around the bar and one of the little cubby holes with some seating. Then by pure luck one of the boys wangled us a massive table and we drank cocktails till I couldn't walk!

    Overall we had a great night!

  • 4.0 star rating
    30/1/2013

    We had pre-dinner cocktails here and loved it !
    The setting is very unique with some amazing ornaments and chandeliers. The cocktail list is extensive and the drinks were well prepared. Service was good too. Worth booking a seat if you plan to go.

  • 3.0 star rating
    10/11/2008

    Are you looking for a tuned down, stylish atmosphere around Shoreditch? Lounge lover tucked behind Bethnal Green Road is a fine-looking decorated lounge filled up literally with lots of child hood memories, Italian baroque momentums, Swedish rocking horses and oversized wine glasses. You enter the lounge by a huge red curtain.

    Make sure you have a table - otherwise the wait for a cocktail can be a little bit long. The cocktails are between £8-12. . I especially recommend the cucumber martini cocktail! The food looks Asian and perfect to order a couple of different starters.

    A friend of mine celebrated her birthday there. A part of the lounge was reserved especially for us and a friendly waitress took care of us. The music was not too loud therefore we were able to have proper conversations, which in not guaranteed in all London bars.

    It was a great night out, sophisticated and relaxed at the same time and oh...do not forget to put on your cocktail dress.

  • 2.0 star rating
    6/11/2008

    Style over substance, sorry, maybe many people will disagree,  certainly the guys at Loungelover feel pretty confident as they love to hang the awards they have been given for their venue. The reason why I don't like it is, first, you must book in advance, I'm a bit of an impromptu person so it is a minus for me, also, the price of the cocktails is way to high for the actual taste they are merely ok. I had the "award winning margarita" and I would not say it blew my mind, two cocktails later and my wallet in a plate I was not thrilled. The decoration of the place is another story, it's a bit over the top, but it works. The eclectic vintage pieces of furniture go perfectly well with the exposed brick walls and the fantastic chandeliers.
    I'd say... go have a look, have a beer, and then move on.

    • Qype User filcha…
    • Copenhagen, Denmark
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    • 829 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    8/5/2008

    I'd probably rate it higher if it wasn't so stupidly expensive, I'm sure it wasn't a few years ago. Like oil, really. Anyway, this is a really swanky cocktail bar with rather esoteric decor and a grand feel to it. I've had the uberposh bar snacks too, and they're delicious. A far cry from a working mens club in Leigh, or something, and no bitter.

    I've still not eaten at Les Trois Garcons round the corner, but I will.

  • 5.0 star rating
    8/12/2008

    What rock have I been hiding under? I just now finally made it to Lounge Lover for the first time last night. Wow. Loved it  and will definitely make it back pronto.

    Now, I must add that I was there on a Sunday night. It was mellow and perfect for a lil post din-din chat with some friends. Odds are this place gets packed on a Saturday night and would be the last place I'd want to find myself. But, if that's your thing, hey go for it.

    Lounge Lover's funky and eclectic decor pulls you in but it's the phenomenal cocktail menu that keeps you there. I had the Tribal Punch (really unique flavours) and coveted my friends Thai Breaker (a somewhat savoury corriander-y sensation). I need to go back and sample more  MORE  MORE!!!

    Fun place with weird anantomy posters and swan-shaped chairs, and GIANTIC vases and jungle scenes and and and  best just see for yourself.

  • 4.0 star rating
    5/10/2012

    I came here with a work do, so I'll admit that I didn't have full sight of the bill ( which was no doubt horrendous, given the size of group, the cocktails guzzled, and their average price  about nine pounds).
    The surroundings are sumptuous  you'll see a nine foot tall Ming-style vase on your way in, and the clientele, on our visit at least, were an interesting mix of locals, City folk, and hipsters. The front of house staff, at first glance, might all ( male and female) appear intmidatingly well-turned out and sylph-like and impossibly aloof, but are actually both pleasantly attentive and pleasingly accommodating
    The cocktails were indeed very good  I'd recommend the Adam & Eve ( a vodka and fig liquor based confection). We mainly ate sushi  which was good, but not stellar, and sashimi, which was so-so.
    Perhaps not an every-night venue, but definitely worth a visit.

    • Qype User Marmit…
    • London
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    4.0 star rating
    21/8/2008

    I came here for a cocktail recently with a friend and what a cocktail it was I got the Loungelover £8.00 which is a combination of fig liqueur, sweet vanilla and zesty lemon oil finished with prosecco. Served straight up in a champagne flute. Yummidy yum!

    The creators of this beautiful eccentric lounge bar also own the fabulous fine dining restaurant Les Trois Garcons around the corner which is on my list of places to try!

    Lounge Lover is a short walk from Brick Lane, it's packed with the same gorgeous curiosity shop type clutter as the restaurant, with long, rustic oak tables, flamboyant sofas, red drapes and much surreal artwork.

    • Qype User Doirea…
    • London
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    • 66 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    17/6/2008

    In this bar, I had the most amazing cocktail of my life - the 'Sweet Little Nothing'. Absolutely exquisite. Quite expensive, but worth it for a treat. In this place, you have to book a table in advance, otherwise you are forced to sit in a little chic waiting room space - a limbo where my sister and I ended up remaining for our evening here, while smartly dressed gentlemen came and left and got escorted to free tableshhhmmmmm
    But, they do know their cocktails here and when given a thesis of receipes when you arrive, the waiters are more than happy to share their enviously-acquired expertise knowledge with you.
    Also, the decor is fantastic.

    • Qype User fifima…
    • London
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    • 8 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    10/9/2010

    Firstly, the cocktails are delicious. And strong, which is always a good thing for a cocktail to be if it can possibly manage. They're served in a space that rather puts me in mind of a barn decorated by someone's eccentric Aunty Elsa - full of wonderful bits and pieces and assorted oriental ephemera. It's bright, warm and inviting, a perfect spot for curling up for a few stiff drinks and some conversation.

    Now, back to the cocktails. A Bit on the Side and Dr Strangelove did it for me, combining many of my favourite things - vanilla, caramel, pears, spices, hard liquor. My drinking companion went for A Star is Born, which was pronounced "OK, but not as good as yours. Why do you always pick the good ones?". A few hours passed, we drank some more - can't actually remember what, you know how it is - and stumbled off into the Shoreditch night drunk, happy and considerably lighter of purse.

    Lounge Lover isn't somewhere you'd drink every night - unless, of course you are Madonna in which case you can damn well do as you please. The drink prices and opulent surrounds make it more suited as a special night out venue, which it fits very well indeed. I just need to make another excuse for a special night (perhaps, say, a celebration of it being Friday) and get myself back there.

    • Qype User nickmo…
    • London
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    5.0 star rating
    2/11/2007

    Loungelover's is a great bar tucked away in the East End off Bethnal Green Road.
    It's eclectic decor marks its style with tables for a number of people or corners for quiet conversations.
    Elephant tusks, Chinese cabinets, old clocks, billboard lettering and old renaissance styled paintings this place looks more like an antique shop than a bar.
    The cocktails are delicious and very well prepared. The service is attentive and friendly. The atmosphere is normally quite relaxed and pleasant.
    A nice place for a date....
    Recommended for a post-dinner digestif at Les Trois Garçons restaurant around the corner which is owned by the same decorators.

    • Qype User kate19…
    • London
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    • 9 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    24/2/2008

    Fantastic place little tucked away.Very good service.
    x

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/3/2013

    We had pre-dinner cocktails (and post-dinner cocktails) here on a Thursday night, and it was awesome. There is little I love more than wonderfully mixed drinks in an awesome lounge environment, and Loungelover offers both of those things. A great place to visit with friends!

  • 4.0 star rating
    15/2/2009

    I am totally into this venue. Tucked away in a back alley behind the restaurant that it shares ownership with, it is pleasantly welcoming. The soft lighting and retro decor is perfect for a night out with the girls. To top it off, the cocktails are to die for. While a bit pricey, they are unique and are sure to compliment a fun evening in Shoreditch.

  • 5.0 star rating
    16/3/2010

    5 stars goes to service.  It is recommended that you make reservations here because that way you will be able to sit.  If you are happy standing at the small bar, go ahead :)  The table reservations are for about 2hrs and they are pretty good about keeping people to their 2 hour limit.  When we got there it was really packed and we had to wait a bit for tables to clear but after 15mins of waiting we were seated in the middle of the place.  Looking around it was beautiful and random at the same time.  Great cocktails.  Fun place to choose random things you have never heard of.  Great place to lounge out with friend or to bring a date.

  • 4.0 star rating
    1/6/2010

    Loved this bar, lots to say about the decor - all old film props etc.. but even more to say about the cocktails - not a dud one in 10 different drinks ordered.. yummy and interesting. Went there on a bank holiday Sunday - so busy ish but still with atmosphere..

  • 5.0 star rating
    21/2/2011

    Once again the Brits opened a wonderful place to relax and socialize. This bar is amazing! You'll be surrounded by stuffed animals, dolls, vintage palm-frond chandeliers, all kinds of kitsch bric-a-brac which create a glamour and decadent atmosphere. Down a gritty east London street in Shoreditch, an area now furiously edgy, expect to meet a glamorous clientele from the fashion and media world. Even Madonna is said to have celebrated her birthday here. I thought it would be pretentious and posh but not as much as expected. The barmen have been really helpful and we just couldn't stop trying new cocktails, all original and delicious. I love this bar!!!!

  • 4.0 star rating
    17/11/2009

    Despite the fact that Loungelover has been around for some time now, I still found out very enjoyable during my stay in London this summer. After being out of the states for a while, it was almost reassuring to come here as I dare say it, Loungelover reminded me of the latest wave of New York speakeasies. That aside, it was a good pick for a quiet Monday evening with friends who wanted some silly cocktails and small talk but I'm not sure if I'd be adventurous enough to try this place on the weekend. All and all a solid option for the Shoreditch experience.

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