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Leicester Square, London
1 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, London WC2H 7RN
- Leicester Square Station (0.1 km)
- Leicester Square Tube Station (0.1 km)
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020 7287 8050
270 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2UQ
“We are handily located in the boutique end of Upper St near Highbury Tube station. The area is a perfect fit for us with lots of independent shops full of character such as Montes Deli, Sefton & the Wine Sampler. There is a real community spirit here...” more...
30 reviews of Ruby Blue in English
Had a really good night , love the decor of the bar ,
had a good night they had happy hour and really nice food , the only minus is it smelt a tiny bit but really close
easy peasy night out
Sumptuous booths, a gorgeous restaurant and a luxurious lounge make Ruby Blue the ideal venue for a midweek hangout or weekend treat.
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I was hit but the pungent smell of vomit at the bar. The free shot was a tad stronger than tap water and tasted like it was waste product of a rodent with a urine infection. The only reason I stayed for another drink was so I could eradicate the rodent UTI taste from my mouth. The second drink wasn't great and my wallet didn't like it either.
Maybe we caught them on an off day, as lots of people on here seem to have enjoyed it!
Had an amazing night here!!
Booked a table for a Friday night and had great service from the lady tending to us that night. VIP room is a must for those who want a good night out!
Music was pretty commercial but a good mix for those who want a mix of everything!
Half price drinks and food from 5-8pm makes it a fab spot for those who want some cheap drinks after work!
Defintely going back here again!
Booked Ruby Blue for my bosses birthday party last Thursday. When calling to book the table earlier that week I spoke to a really lovely girl who heads up there bookings.
She gave us the VIP table at on the first floor right on the dance floor she was very accommodating and really went out of her way to help, all for no cost just a £25 deposit which you can either claim back on arrival or use it as a tab for the table which we did. She also added us into Christmas preview tasting menu also for no cost.
I don’t really do the west end normally but Ruby Blue is located just off the Square so right bang in the middle of everything very easy to find, and after chatting to the booking agent at Ruby Blue earlier that week I had quite high expectations.
So when we got there we was greeted by friendly door staff who directed us to our table which we was chuffed with, their VIP tables are actually really nice quite spacious and as she said bang on the dance floor.
Also that £25 went far a lot further than the norm in a west end bar as their happy hour is on from 5pm till 8pm so we ordered a load of cocktail jugs for the table. (They have a surprisingly wide choice of cocktails.)
Then out came the food for us to try, and it kept coming and coming and coming… From Beef stew, to Thai Green curry (My fav!) cold Turkey cuts of meat, to pasta, an array of different salads. There was loads! And it again was all surprisingly nice food. The boys (And girls) at my work where all very happy with it. We was all expecting a couple of those sharing palters, if this is what they can deliver for Christmas will have to make a suggestion to the big boss to inquire.
I didn’t stay long as am a busy bee, but my colleges did, as did my boss and they all had a great time. They said the music was a good standard west end music pop/rnb bit of commercial house. They also all liked their smoking terrace
So all in all a very good west end bar/restaurant/club.
I wouldnt normally like a chintzy bar/eatery/club complex but I actually had a really nice night out here on a friends birthday. Good music, decent enough food and staff were really professional and friendly.
I quite like this bar/club although can be bit pretencious. I know they do food but havent eaten here myself. The club part though is cool, they have good talent, good crowd and mixed music from few good DJs. Better during the week and late at night especially if its warm its cool sitting on the roof terrace…
Went there a few weeks back for a friends' celebration and my conclusion is that:
- the DJ is very very good (or was that time. It was a saturday)
- the drinks are decent, if low on alcohol. At least the prices are not unreasonable
- the space is very limited. Things do get better past midnight when everyone scurries to catch the last tube. Once the lights go one though, regardless of what stumbling drunks are in the recesses of the place, if you're anywhere within sight of the bouncer, you will be made to stand up and walk to the street, rain or sunshine or destroyed feet. The man doesn't give ... well, a penny, I suppose.
Overall I think we had a good night, but mostly because we had a small area (2 small tables) where we could rest a little and leave our things.
The dancefloor is round the back and abysmally small, dark, and airless. So to be avoided. But the rest of the place is nice enough as far as London clubs go!
Really enjoyed Friday night at Ruby Blue the atmosphere was really good and the bar staff make excellent cocktails- 50% off all drinks during their happy hour really makes this a cheap place to drink in central London
A great place to have a fun night out with friends. I have been a few times, both for drinks and dinner, and I would certainly recommend to book a table for dinner if going in the weekend as it gets busy.
The food is just ok, but good value if you use the 50% off food with Toptable or Tastelondon. The cocktails are good, particularly Strawberry cloud, which I always order. Cocktails are £8 though, so if you want to have a couple of those you can go before 8pm to have them half price during the happy hour.
What makes this place great fun is the atmosphere that the sexy singer/pianist (a kind of handsome Brian Adams :) creates during dinner. Everyone in the room ends up singing and even some of them up dancing, making it a good place to take people that come to London for a good night out.
I ate here one Friday evening with a 50% off all food offer from Top Table. I have to say the food wasn't too bad for what we paid for it, but I would have been disappointed if I'd paid full price - definitely not worth it!!
I have been to Ruby Blue (club) a few times over the past few years and have generally enjoyed myself there. Tonight was no exception. Good mix of clientle (i.e. middle-aged and young), very good music with two floors - one for commercial House the other for R&B/Hip-Hop. Drinks prices are fair for a central London club however I was surprised at the £15 entrance on a Saturday - could have sworn I've paid £10 in the past.
Anyway the reason which prompted me to review tonight... I was left with a sour taste in my mouth.
Don't get me wrong, this is generally a good club. But tonight I paid £3.80 for a bottle of beer with a £10 note. The bar assistant gave me back £1.20. I smiled looking confused at the change in my hand, and she smiled back, "You gave me ten right?" "Yes!" So she went back to the till. But instead of giving me my £5 back, she had a word with her supervisor. I had to explain to the supervisor my situation. She seemed sympathetic but then insisted that she could not get money out of the till and I would need to speak to the manager. She offered two cocktails as an alternative but I declined and wanted to speak to the manager.
Enter Peter Keane, one of the managers (I had to almost force his name out of him). He was utterly useless and I can't believe he accused me of lying, "That bar staff has been with us for 2 years". Seriously, what happened to "the Customer is always right"?! Who the hell goes to bars trying to scam £5 notes anyway? He completely took me for an idiot and I felt really insulted when he offered two shots as compensation. When I said his supervisor offered me two cocktails he said, "No, that's too expensive". It was not until I asked for his name at the end of a 10 minute argument that I managed to rightfully get my £5 back. I know it's only £5 but it's the principal. And if this is how Mr Keane treats his customers then he seriously needs some Customer Relationship Management lessons.
A good night, ignoring incompetent management.
Happy Hour until 8pm even on a Friday and Saturday this is a great place to go for some cocktails after work.
All cocktails in Happy Hour are about £3.50/ £3.95 for a glass or a jug for £9 instead of £15. The Strawberry Cloud cocktail is amazing!
If you go straight after work Monday to Thursday you will have a choice of seats or booths but on a Friday or Saturday it really is best to book and reserve an area especially if there are a few of you. The bar is modern with great decor and the bar staff I have found to be pretty friendly and accomodating.
You can get bar snacks in the bar or go upstairs to the restaurant (best to book). The restaurant is pricey for what it is - about £15 to £20 for a main course which is essential burger and grill type food just jazzed up a bit. We went with a 2 for 1 voucher so made it better value!
The decor of the restaurant is gorgeous like someones very snazzily interior designed living or dining room. It feels quite upmarket and is a lovely place to go for a special occasion - just not for the food necessarily. It’s edible and some things are nice but I wouldn’t go here specifically for the food. I had chilli lamb on sweet potatoes - I think they forgot the chilli though it just tasted of chargrilled lamb - no chilli at all!
Good for drinks after work as they have a happy hour until 7pm. If there is going to be a big crowd, I would suggest reserving an area. You have to pay to reserve a big area but you can redeem your money off food and/or drinks. The music here is really good, party tracks mixed in (commercial pop/rnb and old stuff like Michael Jackson). As it is located in Leceister Sq, it does attract tourists but in the week alot of people from after work are also found here.
I went here on a Friday night for my friends birthday and had a good night. It is quite expensive but so are most bars in London. We decided to buy a bottle of wine for £25 which worked out better than £7 a glass.
There are 3 different levels, all of which decorated slightly different. The top floor has lots of comfy seating and the first floor has a dance floor.
There is music which was mainly dance.
For something a bit different, its worth a visit.
Ruby Blue’s on a Friday night attracts a young crowd of stylish partygoers. The bar has a moderate size dance floor alongside divisional seating 'compartments’ which are ideal for groups both large and small. The music tends to be very commercial dance music (think Girls Aloud, Britney Spears, etc.) however it does get very busy which makes it an overall enjoyable experience.
In a word: eww.
Had a work xmas do there once and it was the epitome of 'trying so hard we went full circle and ended up crap’.
Rubbish decor, bored staff, expensive drinks, and truly truly awful music.
Avoid at any cost.
I think this place must have had a facelift recently. Went to a party here last night and everyone had warned me it was going to be horrible and tacky, but it was actually ok and not too terrible! Ok drinks and mediocre food, nothing too bad, but I wouldn’t choose to go here. The party was in the private room upstairs, which was fine, but nothing special. Rather nice champagne cocktails though!
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