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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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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 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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Visited On Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Loved the venue and the atmosphere, beer was potentially off / wasn't brilliant and the service was a bit slow. Food was par. But overall experience was good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Our first visit to the American Bar at the Stafford and we were not disappointed. The service and food were very good; we were made to feel welcome in a friendly manner.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Delightful refuge in the heart of the West End

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

An exceptional bar with exceptional staff. From the moment we arrived nothing was too much trouble. We loved the cocktails and food. Thank you so much for making it a memorable lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Our favorite Bar in London!

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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Absolutely fantastic place. Great atmosphere with superb service. We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights and visited the bar on several occasions. Can’t wait to go back

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

The Stafford is a great place to have lunch. Always a lovely atmosphere. However, the service on the back patio was very very slow and inattentive. Never pleasant to have to be waving down a member of staff to get service.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

Great cocktails and lovely to be able to eat and drink outside

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

My only negative comment would be the confusion over what was on the menu and what was presented on the plate. I ordered fillet steak which on the menu says with Chips and Bernaise Sauce. However. It was presented with green beans and peas with no Bernaise sauce and no chips. I had to ask for both and the chips arrived when I had almost finished the meat. I was charged extra for the chips. There seems to be some confusion between the menu and what is being presented from the kitchen.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

We had a lovely lunch in The American Bar - the food was great and the service excellent. Thank you !

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Always a pleasure to dine here.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Great afternoon in The American Bar of The Stafford for lunch and drinks. Fantastic location but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of central London, giving it a secluded and relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Amazing theatrical cocktails Fab atmosphere

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