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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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by 88 people

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10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 9.5
Drink Quality 8.1
Drink Selection 8.9
Food Quality 8.1
Food Selection 8
Mood 8.3
Music 6
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.

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Von_Kraut
Von_Kraut is a semi-regular at Trader Vic's.
April 4, 2019, 7:53 AM
… there is no visit to London without a night at Trader Vic's. To me personally still one of the most authentic spots.
Lkotsonas
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
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.
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