The American Bar at The Stafford London

16 - 18 St James's Place, London, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 1NJ
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Opening Information

Monday to Saturday: 8am – 1am (12am for Non Residents)
Sunday: 8am – 12am

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.

Cuisine: Mediterranean
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Very enjoyable lunchtime visit. Staff very welcoming and the young man serving cocktails was very knowledgeable and keen to serve. We loved the terrific decor and the really interesting photos and memorabilia.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Fantastic wine and cocktails, all set in a wonderfully eclectic bar with first class service. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Great Birthday pre-dinner drinks and cigar. The American Bar is great.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

Excellent cocktails and a lovely atmosphere. A great way to start off dinner at The Game Bird next door.

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Visited On Monday, 17 February 2020

I thought the choice of wines by the glass was particularly impressive

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Visited On Monday, 10 February 2020

We have had drinks with you twice now and have enjoyed every minute. Attentive service without being intrusive. Creative cocktails and cozy, sophisticated vibe.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Your staff were absolutely attentive and a pleasure to welcome us on arrival. They guided us thru the wines as well as the menu with knowledge and good humour. We particularly appreciated the chance to visit your cellars. Thank you again for a delightful visit. Jack Lucas

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

Very disappointing apart from decor

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Thank you for an excellent day- we have been coming to the American Bar for 20 years now and it still is the best place for us to meet in London. Service and staff in particular are excellent. See you next year. Kind regards Ian Skinner

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

My favourite sanctuary in London. Relaxed yet sophisitcated. The staff are utterly charming.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

One comes here to eat for the atmosphere. Food and drinks were very good but also very pricey, even for London. Good people watching and a nice location to settle in and enjoy a lunch in a cozy atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

We had a very enjoyable time - lovely atmosphere. However the service was erratic. We were welcomed and our drinks etc served. The bar was quiet. There seemed to be quite a few staff but when we asked for 3 glasses of water they did not arrive and I had to go to the bar to ask. When other guests arrived they were immediately asked for their coats which were hung up in an adjacent wardrobe- but ours were left on a chair where we were sitting. When we ordered coffees- this took about 15-20 mins - and there seemed no reason for this since there were lots of staff .

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 November 2019

I love the American Bar at The Stafford! It's my favorite haunt in London!

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Lovely ambience and very attentive and polite staff made our lunch booking a wonderful experience, that I'd be happy to repeat., Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Still a hidden jewel in the heart of Mayfair

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

I ordered the Club sandwich as did my son. The chicken was overcooked and hard. We had to leave it. I will not order it again.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Friendly and efficient staff. Comfortable and good lunch time menu, really enjoyed our time there.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Wonderful afternoon at one of my favourite places in London. First Class. Hope to be back soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Once again a flawless experience especially due to the welcome by Benoit - please just keep on doing what you do so well!

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

The American Bar st The Stafford is exceptional. I had been many times before however for my 5 guests this was their first visit and they LOVED it! The atmosphere, the wide ranging menu and the service was absolutely brilliant.

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Visited On Monday, 16 September 2019

Delightful and friendly - great atmosphere and lovely staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 September 2019

our waitress was lovely and very helpful

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

A wonderful little oasis. Will certainly be back again soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

We had the most wonderful visit. We were celebrating my brother's 50th birthday and our pre-lunch cocktails at The American Bar were the perfect start to a wonderful day. When making the reservation I had requested a specific table and was thrilled to find it allocated and set up for us on arrival. The service we received, particularly from the young Italian gentleman, was superb and the variety & quality of the drinks were excellent. My husband and I have been before (and will come back again) but this was the first visit for our guests and they were extremely impressed with everything so I think they too will be coming back again. Thank you.

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