Opening way back in 2004, you would think this Bear may well have had it’s day, but it seems not. Even just for drinks, chances are you will have to book well in advance unless you are looking for a mid-afternoon tipple.
Upon entering you will more than likely be greeted by a handpicked (and rather tall) maiden plucked the grasp of an angel. Although there is a upstairs area, downstairs and into the crypt is where you want to be heading. A sunken bar with low bar stools allow for a drink in the sumptuous surroundings. Larger groups will want to opt for one of the very cool (and surprisingly well lit) sofa arches. Your own little secret cavern. The vast cocktail menu is where you will start, and hopefully stay, with an average price of around £15 each, pretty typical for a high end London bar.
Even upon quizzing you about your reservation, all of the staff seemed friendly, attentive and of course rather talented. Situated between Tottenham Court Road and Charlotte Street on Whitfield Street, the Crazy Bear London really is a hidden gem waiting to be found. We didn’t eat but the menu was centred around Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine and it did look very well presented on the plate.
Having been open for nearly 9 years and still as popular as day 1 is no mean feat, especially in the centre of London. So if you haven’t been before, it really is a must, so head that way for a festive Christmas Cocktail now!