The American Bar at The Stafford London

16 - 18 St James's Place, London, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 1NJ
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Monday to Sunday: 12pm – 11pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The American Bar at The Stafford London

The American Bar at The Stafford is legendary and belongs to the great tradition of the American cocktail bars that became renowned in London and Paris during the 1920s and 30s. It remains one of the longest surviving American bars in London and is much-loved by its discerning clientele.

Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication, its intimate corners and clubby atmosphere is the perfect setting for lively conversations every night of the week. Its striking mahogany wood-panelled memorabilia filled interiors are lined with an intriguing collection of artefacts donated by patrons and guests over the years, along with photographs of British and American celebrities who have frequented this stylish, luxury hotel.

Serving classics and signature cocktails, The American Bar is overseen by Bar Director, Benoit Provost whose creations, new and vintage, are a reference for cocktail lovers all over the world.

In contrast to the typically British interior, the bar menu is full of exciting Mediterranean inspired dishes, ideal for an al fresco lunch or dinner in the private cobbled courtyard.

A limited number of tables can be reserved online for indoor and outdoor dining at lunch and dinner. Tables will be offered on a first come, first served basis for drinks. Further tables can be booked directly by calling on 02074930111.

For parties larger than 4 indoors, or your reservation is for the same day please call us on 02074930111.

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 13 May 2021

Lovely setting and atmosphere on the terrace.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Food superb (Ben Tish @ Norma), great service but only one ladies loo which meant a bit too much queuing!!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Enjoyable meal, outing despite the rubbish weather and Covid restrictions

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Francesca is amazing

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Always lovely, most professional and welcoming service. Excellent location hidden in plain sight.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Brilliant evening with wonderful service and a great atmosphere. The perfect summer terrace evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

We had the perfect evening. My three friends and I are great fans of Hawksmoor, and a couple of us have the occasional cocktail at the Stafford. So this seemed the ideal combination, and we felt that our visit really could not have worked out better. We were welcomed and seated quickly, and drinks were offered and supplied equally speedily. Service throughout our dinner - led by a brilliant (I think Eastern European?) waitress was highly professional, but also warm and friendly. The menus were understandably concise, given the circumstances, but we knew that our choices (ribs, scallops, and a Porterhouse(?) to share) would all be excellent; as indeed they were. We also sampled your desserts, which were fabulous. My wine memories are a little hazy, two weeks on, but I suspect that Pouilly Fume and Malbec were involved somewhere. We ended up paying about 120 pounds a head in all, which made it a bit of a treat - but it was worth every penny. Finally, we were a little concerned that, as one of the last tables to be seated (we had booked for 7.30), there might be some pressure on us to wrap up within a couple of hours? But there was no pressure at all - we left after 10.00, and everyone was thoroughly relaxed. Service across the board was ideal - charming, warm, impeccable. A truly memorable dinner. Thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Strange fellow called Stuart kept wandering around asking for money. Who was he,?

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Fantastic place and great service/food

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

What a great evening, everything was perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Professional team made us feel welcome

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Had a great day in the courtyard . Food and service were spot on great friendly atmosphere. Looking forward to returning. Drinks and cocktails were amazing 5star all the way.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Fabulous. Thank you in particular to Camille who was so kind.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Once again an enjoyable afternoon in the sanctuary that is The Stafford. Superb food, wine and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Good venue considering the current restrictions. Food was ok although not a very imaginative choice on the menu

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A delightful spot with wonderful relaxed friendly service. Delicious food, beautifully executed and presented. On the pricey side, especially for the excellent cocktails and wine list. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

A lovely first lunch out following lockdown !

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Beautiful lunch, aided greatly by cracking weather. Attentive and very competent service, delightful food in a very atractive setting given the current restrictions on dining inside. Hope to repeat the expereince again soon.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Another amazing experience at The American Bar. This is always a go to place for us and the service is impeccable!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Lunch (Hawksmoor BBQ) was delicious but lost temperature quickly as outside - could look at serving hotter or using hot plates next time. Service was good but did need to ask for assistance a few times as opposed to the team checking in

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

We went to the BBQ event on the 24th April with Hawksmoor outside in the Courtyard. Tt was absolutely fabulous. The service is wonderful, nothing is too much trouble. The food and drink delicious. The range of wines available wide and they had our favourite red on the menu which was even better.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Enjoyed the afternoon but were rushed out with no offer of desert or coffee. We had to continuously ask where our drinks were and during dinner they lost out wine and had to find another bottle. I appreciate that it was busy but I do not expect that to effect a restaurant of your standing. The staff were very friendly but obviously over stressed by either not enough of them or poor organisation by the management. The sommelier was excellent and the waitresses very pleasant. I would book again but hope you can review your structure to make the day enjoyable and not rushed out so precipitously

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Great lunch and, as ever, the staff and service are exceptional.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Fantastic location fantastic staff and a great time had. We will be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Great to be back with the experience as good as always.

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