Abacus is a bustling venue with a bar, basement lounge and club area. Abacus serves a variety of drinks including world wines and cocktails. The food menu offers Modern European cuisine and light bites throughout the day. Latin dance classes are held in the week as well as DJs at the weekend.
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City of LondonLondonEC3V 3ND
- Public transport:
- Tube: Bank
- Accessible Bathroom Facilities
- Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
- Booking Facilities
- Group bookings accepted
- Event Facilities
- Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
- Event facilities
- Payment Facilities
- Credit cards accepted
- Debit cards accepted
Having never been to Abacus, some friends and I ended up at its new incarnation, Forge, a few months back. It's conveniently located in the city, but was laid back and but not too crowded when we visited at around midnight on a Friday.
Our group of 5 was able to find a table easily. The drinks and music are fairy standard, but the large dance floor would make for a fun evening in a group.
We got a warm welcome from Giles and who also very knowledgeably talked us through the 100 cocktail list and made recommendations, which he had had input into from his experience as a bar manager.
Regarding the cocktails, I opted for No 35 as it has two of my favourite ingredients in it elderflower cordial and Ketel Vodka! It arrived as a pretty shade of green in a cut glass goblet, very...more
We settled in with cocktails, talked through the list by Giles (Restaurant Manager), who also gave us a historical background on the creation of the negroni. Clearly lots of thought has gone into the list which focuses on classics with a twist.
In the bar and nightclub area in the basement, they had got a local artist to create the art in the VIP area wall backdrop as well as the textured...more
I never thought I would say this about a place which used to be Abacus, but it is actually pretty great!
It helped that my friend and I went there on a Monday for dinner - it had a few people around, but not crowded.
I liked the differently styled seating areas - so you can choose which 'ambiance' you want to have when you're dining. The service was good and the food was really good!