Bar du Musee
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9JB
- Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (0.2 km)
- Cutty Sark Station (0.2 km)
- Greenwich Station (0.5 km)
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020 8858 4710
306 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9BA
“Welcome to Mango Lounge, an intimate late night bar and club, conveniently situated minutes from Earls Court underground station & Exhibition Centre. You’ll find an inviting, relaxed and unpretentious cocktail bar on the ground floor. In the...” more...
18 reviews of Bar du Musee in English
I loved the original front bar of this place, atmospheric and mellow. However, a few years back they erected an aircraft hangar out the back which, with its flagstone floor and glass roof, is noisy and lacking in any atmosphere. For a wine bar the wine selection is very poor and over-priced and last summer they sold out of wine one day!
A tragic loss of what was once one of the hidden gems of Greenwich
Bar du Musee is a beautifully appointed bar in the centre of Greenwich serving good food and good drinks with friendly bar staff.
Prices are on the high side, which is a bit disappointing especially at the weekend with the £3 cover charge, but you do get a nice enough atmosphere in which to drink. There’s a slightly odd feel to the place late on Friday and Saturday nights, because you do get the feeling you’re drinking in a restaurant (which is true to some extent) – it feels even stranger when visiting the toilets and being faced with a city-centre style toilet attendant who wants to douse you in aftershave in exchange for everything you’ve got in your pocket.
Ideally I’d like to award this bar 3.5 stars out of 5, but there’s no option to do so so I’ll have to give them the benefit of rounding!
The place itself is nice enough - open air seating - but I was really unhappy to have ordered a £3 salad to then be charged £9.50. There wasn't even a £9.50 salad on the menu! Basically it was a smallish portion of rocket leaves with a few pieces of apple and a slice of parma ham. My customers joked and said are you regretting buying that (for £3) - then when they saw I was charged £9.50 they asked me the same question again. I felt completely ripped off and it was very poor value for money. I complained that I had ordered a £3 salad but they were unrelenting. As I was there with customers I didn't want to make a fuss. I wouldn't eat there ever.
Love this place! It's a labyrinth. Just when you think there can't be anymore space/areas you discover a new spot to sit with a glass of wine. It's great in the summer in the outdoor area.
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What has happened to the Bar de Musee? What used to be a small intimate wine bar has turned into a sprawling restaurant with little soul.
A friend and I popped in after a meal elsewhere to get a glass of dessert wine... it is a 'wine bar' after all. The barman looked at us like we were crazy to ask for a glass of a cleary unknown wine, and when he went to enquire if it was available said, nahh we don't have anyfing like that in stock'.
Have now visited Bar du Musee for a Friday night drink or three, as well as an evening meal and I have to say it's a great place to be.
The music is good, loud on the Friday but still easily able to chat. The atmosphere is cosy and has a friendly vibe to it.
As others have mentioned it's a bit on the pricey side; a glass of wine is about £3.60-£4.00, a pint of Guinness was about £3.90ish. But the steak was beautifully cooked and came with a magnificently light horseradish creme fraiche. I can't believe anyone could be vegetarian after a meal like that - gorgeous!
Definitely a place to go for a quality evening to treat yourself
Stayed in the front bar enjoying a pleasant bottle of Merlot for £13 washed down with a couple of Ricard.
Did not eat here on the advice of the staff who said it was crap French food cooked by Indians !! I admire the honesty. The front bar is very pleasant and relaxing but only has two tables. The rest of the place through the back is more vibrant if you are after that. The restaurant, strangely, has the toilets leading right off it so if one does eat there you are bound to pick up the "feedback" from the toilet. Not nice. Staff very pleasant.
Nice atmosphere for chatting with friends but not with great eating out with families.I took my relatives of 12 people wit 3 babies. Huge table and highchairs. My complaint is dark place and not so great food.. Quite disappointing food. I prefer Rivington Bar and Grill in greenwich , just my luck it was fully booked on Friday.
AI love this place - day or evening its relaxing and a real treat.
yes, its pricey for your daily coffee and the restaurant alike. but the atmosphere and environment is worth the price on the odd ocassion.
They have a range of teas, coffee, sarnies and cakes in the smaller cafe section, which I frequent more than 'theother side’. at night, the bar is vibrant with young clientelle.
a great place to go, just not everyday!
i always thought of this palce as exclusive, and i was right- when i walked in i wasn’t quite sure what to expect. i must admit, the decor is a bit much, but then thats just me. the drinks are as i first thought- very expensive! just don’t order the house champagne- you will pay dearly!. Having said all that, the staff are brilliant, the amospher is quite exciting at night, and its a lot bigger than you’d think (just keep going till the end then turn round and take a look). i haven’t tried the food yet, i will sometime. this is certainly a place that i would go to regularly- if not for the experience. just take plenty of cash with you, your’e gonna need it!
fantastic bar. tucked away in a main street in greenwich ensures it it generally lively but quiet. looks very small from the outside however it goes back for a long way. has a fantastic beer garden with heaters.
beer range is dull with mainly stella, peeterman and a white beer if your not drinking the wine which is expensive.
only problem is with the staff not having a brilliant grasp of english so sometimes it can be a hassle to ask for things.
Ha ha, what fun times you can have in here. was great while smoking was still allowed (great for the smokers of course) because when you’ve had a few, you dont want to keep going up and down the metal staircase lol.
Food here was good….don’t know about recently, as i ate there over a year ago.
The wine, is great but be careful as if you let the barman choose you one, you will get stung for a more expensive one than you will want.
Ok if you have the money, incidently i don’t and got stung this way! there is some lovely wine in there to be drunk and they also serve hoegarden (well they did) which if you like, is also great. Toilets always seem clean, which is always good. Open till late plus security on the door so no youngsters hanging around which is great.
You can't go wrong with a trip to Bar De Musee. But there are good times and bad times to come here.
It can be a bit sparse during the day or early evening. So from that point of view, it's perfect for catching up with a friend over a a bottle of wine.
In the evenings, it gets busier. It's fun and lively and you'll often end up talking to random strangers. Which can be quite fun - the crowd in here are usually pretty nice so you don't get sleazy chat up lines. Actually, the guys I've eneded up talking to in here are mature and pretty cute. Bonus.
After 11, the place has a very different atmosphere again. Most of the other bars in Greenwich kick out at the usual time and then everyone piles in here. Students, tourists, your gran. It turns into mayhem for a few hours. Nice. Hopefully by this time you're too drunk to care. If you're not it can feel pretty horrid.
The best bit? You can buy a glass of champagne for a fiver (classy gal, me!) and they have a little basement place to sneak into. No one seems to come down here. That's strange. But it's secluded, romantic and the only place you can find a seat. Perfect for drinking too much Leffe and doing a spot of kissing.
Bar Du Musee is me and my friends little weekly meeting point. It’s the perfect place to go out for a drink and a catch up with the girls as the bar has a very calm atmosphere and although there is music, it’s never too loud, which allows for talking without feeling as though your trying to communicate with someone in Australia. The drinks are on the more expensive side of Greenwich’s bars and clubs, a bottle of wine starts at twelve or thirteen pounds. The bar is open till one or two most mornings which enables you to spend quite a bit of money and end up far more drunk than necesary for a week night in Greenwich.
The seating in Bar Du Musee is not the most comfortable, the tables and chairs are wooden and rickety and for some reason it always feels particularly cold in here, it is almost impossible to feel completetly relaxed under these seating conditions. However, the bar has a great garden and smoking area and also has a large restaurant section, although i’ve not eaten more than olives and humous here the menu doesn’t look too bad.
Bar Du Musee is probably one of the best bars in Greenwich, although it’s not the cheapest or the most comfortable, it has a nice clientelle, a nice atmosphere and never gets too quiet to the point you have to worry about being kicked out!
Another late bar in Greenwich plus they have a restaurant zone as well so you will be fed and watered till you call it a night. Downstairs is usually quieter and much more enjoyable, well-decorated.
No wonder for a high price in return. They also have a good selection of wine and some cocktails on the list.
One of the belles of the Greenwich ball, this place manages to stay ahead of the rest of the pub pack for a few reasons.
It's not remarkably trendy or uber cool in here, but it does occupy an essential position in the portfolio of Greenwich drinking establishments. It's cosy and a little romantic, lit by lots of little candles and punctuated by cosy tables for two. Perhaps because the atmosphere is very Gallic and the feel rather vino-centric, I always expect the wine list to be better; although it's certainly not bad. A spiral staircase leads the way to an even more cosy basement area and French doors open out to a beautiful and really rather large outdoor terrace. All are recommended served with olives and great chat with good friends. [ouch, cheesy...]
Incidentally, I've never eaten here – anyone got a tale to tell?
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