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Address: 70, Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2002) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.5 miles), Farringdon (0.5 miles), Chancery Lane (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Farringdon (0.5 miles), London Barbican (0.7 miles), London Kings Cross - Thameslink (0.8 miles)

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user reviews of Don Pedros, Exmouth Market

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Now called "COTTONS"
anonymous - 18 Jun 2006 20:30
doesn't exist anymore
anonymous - 3 Jan 2006 15:18
It appears to nolonger exist !
Alan Linger - 20 Jul 2004 14:44
Don Pedro
Tapas & Cocktail Bar

Review: 14th January 2003

The first thing to strike you when you walk in is that you feel as if you're in a restaurant. The place is stuffed with little tables, ready laid out with floral centerpiece and cutlery. You are greeted and seated by pretty young waitresses, or possibly a bloke who looks like a short Beppe from Eastenders. However, they ask if you are eating or just here for a drink, which takes the pressure off. There's no lad's standing area around the bar, or tall tables with barstools. There's no dartboard or hand pulled bitter.

It's all pleasant, sophisticated and lowly lit, though it took me a minute or two to grow accustomed to the fact that is was a big square room stuffed with small symetrically placed tables, making it look slightly austere and emphasizing its emptiness a little. It's distinctly devoid of nooks and crannies. Once you are acclimatized though, it feels relaxed and laid back, and you can chill out over your Spanish holiday beers with some gratis kindly supplied olives.

The live music was a piano/vocal duo doing jazz and Latin jazz standards, and it was lovely . .South American looking singer, who sang the occasional verse in Spanish, and had a gorgeous bassy and velvety viscous voice than belied her petite frame. She was smiley, pretty and of the non-smug looking variety of jazz singers. The bloke on piano was very good, and had a fine set of cartoon style 70s sideburns, which coupled with lack of hair on top made him look like a Mr Men extra. He played a 1960/70s Wurlitzer electric piano as well, which I liked and adds appropriately to the 'cool' factor. All was played at a perfect volume, where you could hear everything but could chat without shouting. It is also a volume where you can easily hear other people's conversations, so loudness or lariness is a bit off the cards for this place.

Talking Turkey:
Pint of Lager: £2.95.
Tapas: Cheaper dishes around £3 each. We had patatas bravas and a slice of Spanish omelette - both pretty small (as you'd expect) but very pleasant and a welcome change from cheesy chips.
Cocktails: Silly money. Didn't have one. £6.75 each.

Summary:
Cool place to include as part of a night out, maybe as the first or second venue. Bit of food, couple of drinks, cool atmosphere and great music is about a tenner each - we stayed for an hour, which felt about right. Dear beer in exchange for live music and change of scene is fair enough for me.
Men: impress the ladies by doing your homework, and ordering a bottle of wine as soon as you are seated and without looking at the menu.


Bill - JJD@beerintheevening.com - 17 Jan 2003 15:13

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