Trader Vic's

London, United Kingdom
Bar & Restaurant
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22 Park Lane
London, United Kingdom
Opened in 1963
Sun-Thu 5pm-1am
Fri-Sat 5pm-3am

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Trader Vic's



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Everyone You
Decor 9.5
Drink Quality 8.1
Drink Selection 8.9
Food Quality 8.1
Food Selection 8
Mood 8.3
Music 5.9
Service 7.5
Tikiness 9.1
Tilt 8.4
Vibe 7.9

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Humuhumu’s description

When the London Trader Vic's opened at the London Hilton in 1963, it was the first expansion outside of North America. In 1978, Warren Zevon immortalized the London Trader Vic's in his song "Werewolves of London" from his Excitable Boy album: "I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's... his hair was perfect."
In July 2011, a fire in the hotel caused some minor damage, requiring a short closure and a bit of remodeling in the dining room.


Lkotsonas has visited Trader Vic's.
November 5, 2018, 5:09 PM
Our visit in early October was a huge disappointment. The Mai Tai tasted like it was made with spiced rum & the service was terrible.
NeilSmith has visited Trader Vic's.
October 20, 2018, 4:25 AM
This was our second visit to Trader Vics London, our last experience was very dissapointing, but I’d have to report last nights visit was much better. We arrived at 5pm for opening, had a couple of drinks a quick bite to eat to take the “edge off” and left. As I said it was a much better visit than our last but it could still be improved upon, I feel the staff need much more education on Tiki culture, and the culture of Trader Vics. I also feel the way the drinks are produced needs refining, and improving upon, and this doesn’t come down to the staff who work there, this problem is at boardroom level, and the food needs addrsssing too, Trader Vic has a legacy of an amazing cook book full of recipes, and the food doesn’t cut it. It should be so much better, what keeps the Tiki people going back again and again, or when they come to London for is the decor... totally unreal, original and untouched there are literally hundreds of Tiki carvings. I do like the wall of Tiki, that was a nice personalised touch, but we want more.
Come on Trader Vics lets standardise this Restaurant chain and bring it up to date.
nwerner has visited Trader Vic's.
October 3, 2018, 10:51 AM
Alex and OJ were my server and bartender for the evening. They were very accommodating and engaged in great dialogue about tiki culture. I got some takeaways and I am on the Tiki Wall. Great atmosphere and drinks. Pricey but good.
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