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 8.9
Drink Selection 9.4
Food Quality 8.5
Food Selection 8.3
Mood 8.8
Music 6.8
Service 8.4
Tikiness 9.3
Tilt 8.8
Vibe 8.6

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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.

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Trader Vic's is in the lower level of the London Hilton.


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RobMagus is a semi-regular at Trader Vic's.
May 9, 2016, 2:49 PM
Every time I have visitors I insist we go here. For tiki friends, it's a pilgrimage, and for everyone else it's a perfect intro to tiki.

The staff have invariably been friendly, attentive, and accomodating to dietary requests. I never noticed any music though, and due to its location in an expensive hotel in mayfair the crowd is often conference attendees and partying businessmen or their rowdy adult children, which can disrupt the vibe. But on a quiet weekday evening? Magical.

I hope it never closes.
kilaueakyd has visited Trader Vic's.
April 14, 2015, 2:28 PM
Drinks are great and the Decor is excellent. A must see.
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NYC Tiki is a semi-regular at Trader Vic's.
February 13, 2015, 1:42 AM
So this is one of my favorite Tiki joints in the world. It was the first Trader Vic's outside of the US and it looks like it hasn't changed in a bit. At the edge of Mayfair, along the park and downstairs from an old Hilton is this gem. Hit the bar up for some real classic tiki drinks in the traditional mugs (for each drink ordered). Marvel at the original decor and feel the vintage vibe. Music is often hosted and dinner is an elegant (albeit expensive) affair. When I am in London, I always pop by here to get away from it all and remember the experience people looked to bring to London after World War 2. Very cool spot
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