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Trader Vic's

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22 Park Lane
London, United Kingdom
Opened in 1963
Sun-Thu 5pm-1am
Fri-Sat 5pm-3am
44-207-208-4113

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Trader Vic's

8.2

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Decor 9.4
Drink Quality 8.1
Drink Selection 9
Food Quality 7.8
Food Selection 7.9
Mood 8.1
Music 6.2
Service 7.7
Tikiness 9.1
Tilt 8.5
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.

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tikibenji
tikibenji has visited Trader Vic's.
October 28, 2020, 7:01 AM
A go-to for us every time we stay in London (and can score a discount on the Hilton Park Lane), where Trader Vic's calls home.

This is the perfect example of being able to escape and enter another world. Leaving the typical upmarket london hotel lobby through a perfectly polynesian hallway down the carved stairway past a decorated peacock chair, its a boho oasis. We've been multiple, multiple times and never had less than a great, enjoyable, memorable visit. The staff have always been welcoming, kind and willing to spend time with us just nattering on about the decor, food and drinks. They've been a joy to 'just spend time with'. Our first visit was several years ago and the waiter was kind enough to talk around the bartender to let us buy a couple of mai tai glasses. There is some wear'n'tear on parts of the interior decor when guests do not respect the surroundings when bored (bits of twine around jade tiles been picked away for example next to dining room tables). While Trader Vics' London is showing its age, this, like a fine spirit behind the bar adds to the charm for those who know what it means to visit Trader Vics (wearing appropriate dress and not just there to order a beer after work).

We love Trader Vics and having a location near home brings a lot of joy to us.
Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo has visited Trader Vic's.
July 21, 2019, 9:55 PM
I had a great experience at TRADER VIC'S LONDON in late March of this year. Our waiter, Anis, was amazing. He hails from Egypt, but has worked at other Trader Vic's locations like Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. The manager Alex spotted me walking around taking pictures and was kind enough to come over and fill me in on some of the history of the London location. That coupled with fun food and drinks made for a most memorable evening. You can read more about it (and my experiences at two other London tiki bars; TRAILER HAPPINESS and THE BEACHCOMBER) on my blog. The link is HERE: https://monsterago-go.blogspot.com/2019/07/im-freaky-for-tiki-19-london-calling.html Cheers!
July 9, 2019, 1:31 PM
Came into my visit to London's Vic being very cautious, I've had a lot of weak pours in the U.K. and heard mixed things about Vic's over the years.

We walked into Vic's we were seated in the bar section as we came early before our reservation and the dining section was open. As we were seated I swung by the bar and talked about how this was my first Vic's experience and that I was a big Tiki fan, we exchanged introductions and I was assured that we were gonna be well taken care of.

I'm happy to report that we were well taken care of and that every drink was killer, and that's in no small part thanks to our bartender Oje.

Once we were taken to our table or server Rene took excellent care of us, and every couple of drinks Oje would pop out and make sure were we enjoy his and the teams concoctions.

Funnily enough when I hit up another London Tiki bar Laki Kane, the bartenders there even said in the past 6 months the drink quality has gotten better with the recent hires, so cheers to that!
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