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The Foundation Bar

5 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA, England
+44 20 7836 5005
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Great customer service and a fun night

I had organised an event for a large group a few months in advance and asked for VIP entry, which I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LittleForestOwl
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London, United Kingdom
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Loved itttt!

If you want a place that has chilled and friendly vibes, this is the perfect place. The staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
zoe I
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5 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had organised an event for a large group a few months in advance and asked for VIP entry, which I got confirmation for. Because of the good customer service, I felt confident enough to book a table, they answered all my questions patiently and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a place that has chilled and friendly vibes, this is the perfect place. The staff especially the bartender Alecks really made the experience even better due to the welcoming and friendly vibe he gave. My friends and I loved it and will...More

Thank zoe I
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FoundationManagement, Event Sales Executive at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Zoe l Thank you for your review - we're glad you had a great time! I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the team and Aleks in particular :) Please let me know when you would like to come down again...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I regularly visited foundation however I now won’t be returning again. The organisation was appalling. I booked a table for my birthday for nine people - I was given a table with 2 seats, for my deposit I was offered a complimentary cocktail and told...More

1  Thank DLTT2015
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FoundationManagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi DLTT2015, We're sorry that your experience with us was below standard and we would like to rectify this. Please drop us an email on info@foundation-bar.co.uk and hopefully we can come to a resolution. Thanks, Foundation Team

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Visited foundation bar with a few friends during happy hour. Pizzas were £3 and good quality and size. Wine and cocktails were all half price. It was great value for money. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had not booked a table but we were...More

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FoundationManagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Baw02, Thanks for a great review and we're glad you had a great time! We always recommend booking and its real easy - just drop us a call! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks - Foundation Team

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I went to Foundation bar with my friends last Friday...such a great experience! First of all, the security guys were very polite and friendly. Immediately it gives a really good impression of the atmosphere. Same from the staff inside. The bartenders are making great cocktails,...More

Thank ludovic7513
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FoundationManagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Ludovic7513, Thanks a for great review! We look forward to having you down again soon :-)! Just drop us an email to info@foundation-bar.co.uk and we can get you booked in. Thanks - Foundation Team x

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Hired the back room for a private event and it went very well, the staff were attentive and responded well to requests.

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FoundationManagement, Guest Relations Manager at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks jksheepdog! We look forward to having you down again soon! - Foundation Team

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Been here before but this visit was pretty average. So noisy you can’t talk above the noise. Maybe I’m just getting old but none of us enjoyed the visit. Cocktails are not included in the happy hour so be aware and we went somewhere else...More

Thank maljinks
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FoundationManagement, Manager at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Maljinks, Thank you for your Review - Sorry to hear you had an average visit with us here at Foundation! With that in mind, we would love to invite you back down to show you how things are usually done! Can you drop me...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

There are some people who look for faults when they go out. they want to find negative stuff to complain about rather than focus on the positive. Well for me....I found 1 negative about this place on a Saturday evening. The decibels have to be...More

Thank Nicholas C
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FoundationManagement, Manager at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Nicholas, Thanks for a great review, I will pass on your comments to the operations team in the venue - Hope to see you drinking the night away soon! Thanks, Foundation Events Team

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I came to this bar through the Drinki app and had never been before. At the door the staff made me feel extremely unwelcome - unless you have a booking for a table, they aren't really interested. Bare in mind this is a bar, and...More

3  Thank hanx29x
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FoundationManagement, Manager at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Hanx29x, Thank you for your Review - we take all our feedback very seriously. In regards to your review, we're sorry you had a negative experience with us and its not the way we usually do things at Foundation! With that in mind, we...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time celebrating my friend's hen party here - we had a spacious reserved area and took advantage of one of the reasonable drinks packages. Music was really good too - a great night!

Thank DanniGrace89
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FoundationManagement, Event Sales Executive at The Foundation Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi DanniGrace89, Thank you for your review, so glad you had a great time! Looking forward to seeing you down in Foundation Bar again very soon :) Thanks Foundation Team x

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laura_benham
15 March 2018|
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Response from FoundationManagement | Property representative |
Hi Laura, Yes, we have two rooms - The Forum plays Old School R'n'B and The Club which plays Commercial House. If you would like to book a space, please give us a call on 0207 836 5005. Thanks Foundation Team
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Pauleasttravelbow
15 February 2018|
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Response from FoundationManagement | Property representative |
Dress code is smart/casual, pretty much anything apart from sportswear.
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HappyGuyInLondon
19 August 2016|
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Response from FoundationManagement | Property representative |
Hi, Free entry on Fridays up until November. Would you like to book an area at all?
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