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 8.7
Drink Selection 9.2
Food Quality 8.3
Food Selection 8.2
Mood 8.5
Music 6.6
Service 7.9
Tikiness 9.2
Tilt 8.6
Vibe 8.2

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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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Otto von Abbattoir
Otto von Abbattoir has visited Trader Vic's.
January 4, 2017, 3:24 PM
Strictly to admire the nice interior: there are so many better bar options in London. Stick to rum. The only Tiki Puka Puka I've ever walked away from. Pretty much unfit for a Shag painting, but not as moribund as the nearby Playboy Club; which lacked a single customer and relegated the bartender to glass polishing and the not-tail-worthy Bunny staring at her cellphone. Brutal.

Grubby bar and bottles. Zero Ohana spirit. Almost all of the Aloha spirit was enshrined within the doorman who was forced to spend most of his shift at the top of the stairway staring off into the fume encrusted void that is Park Lane. Disinterested H&M waifs with zero hips serving Heineken and cheap wine. Bar furniture meant for intimate tables swept aside into darkened corners, of which there are many, so the staff can keep everyone cornered in small, brightly lit pens. Bartenders in threadbare and unpressed Aloha shirts. Exceptionally depressing if you're a regular at this website; although nowhere near as hideous as the not missed Trader Vic's at LA Live.
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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