Press & Reviews
The following customer reviews are listed on viewlondon.
I held a party at Neo bar earlier this month on Saturday night - I hired the entire venue and it was a superb evening. The Manager and his team worked hard to ensure everything went to plan. There were plenty of bar staff on the night (so getting a drink was quick and painless!). Would definitely recommend it for a private party - a brilliant find.
Reviewer Charlie R Johnson
Brilliant! I hired this place out for an 18th and it was amazing. The staff were great and the venue is incredible. The manager helped to organise everything and make sure that the evening all ran smoothly. Thanks again!
I recently hired NEO for a surprise birthday party for my wife..... and my goodness, what a venue..... everything from the decor, the food, the luscious cocktails and the staff were absolutely perfect !
I don't have much experience in organising such events but Sonny and his team helped me organise everything, right down to the little details to make sure that my guests and most importantly my wife, would have a night that they would remember.... and nearly 2 weeks on.. she still has a smile on her face!
Thank you so much to all those at Neo who made this a perfect night. It goes without saying that I would unreservedly recommend Neo to anyone...
We look forward to returning again soon..
Neo Bar was great! Staff are very friendly and the food is delicious.
Not to mention the great range of cocktails on offer.
Overall, recommended without hesitation.
Will go back there very soon...
We had our Christmas party here at Neo and had a fabulous time. The staff were incredibly accommodating and made sure that everyone enjoyed the event. The barmen were very knowledgeable about the drinks and we had great fun with the mixology classes. Overall, a great venue, great drinks, lovely food and brilliant staff.
What a brilliant venue! Great atmosphere, fantastic food and excellent service. We held a new product press launch here and were so impresssed we booked our Christmas party in too! Couldn't fault the place, Sonny and his team were accommodating, flexible and extremely efficient from the very 1st day we enquired about the venue, right through until the day after the party when we went to pack up. We've established a great relationship with Neo and wouldn't hesitate to hold any future press events or otherwise there in the future. The classy decor, extensive wine and cocktail list and overall hospitality was 1st class and sent the right message to our clients and guests.
We thank Sonny and all involved and look forward to future events at Neo.
Reviewer p maynard
We were looking for a venue in the Barbican area that was just a little different and offered a Mayfair feel to it, for a launch celebration for our company and some guests. On a recommendation we visited Neo for a look around. From the moment we walked down the steps into a classy, plush, atmospheric yet spacious, unpretentious basement bar, and were met by Sonny the manager, we knew we found the right place. Sonny took time to find out about us, our company and reserved for us an area on the night we booked. The night went fantastically with excellent staff, excellent service and a fantastic range of chilled wines, and beers and inevitably, as the night moved on, we discovered the fantastic Cocktails. We would recommend Neo to anyone, and definitely plan to return again soon. If you want to find out for yourselves, look for the small doorway with the red carpet and go down and check it out yourself. Ask for Sonny or any of his team. Enjoy!
i am new at organising Christmas events for office and this was mine time to shine. Sonny helped me through the whole organising of the event right up to the date of the party.
i felt as ease that i had Sonny looking after my party.
i had great feedback from all of the office, they loved the drink and the food especially the pizzas, the venue was a perfect size for the amount of people that attended.
There was no downside to the day!!
the bar staff were great and listen to my every request!!
We will using Neo Bar again thats for sure.
Neo was the perfect venue for a welcome drinks celebration. Our group consisted of mixed ages and was suitable for all. The location was perfect, venue was just the right size, staff were very accommodating and friendly and the food was really good. I would definitely recommend it and will be visiting Neo again.
A group of friends had their 30th birthday here recently and Neo was a fantastic venue for it. Very tastefully decked out with a good selection of drinks available (the expensive vodkas are particularly lethal) the staff made every effort to ensure that a good night was had by all. It's a good size to hire out the whole place & the option to bring your own music was appreciated. Thoroughly recommended.
Reviewer Supreet Atkar
Great place, good atmosphere, the staff are friendly, would definately go back, highly recommended.
Went to Neo's for pre night out drinks - had a great time. Was a group of 12 guys. If you are looking for somewhere to go have fun, sit down, chill and be able to talk still then Neo is defo an option. Great staff.
We held a party here for about 45 people on a Saturday night. The group was pretty mixed, mostly young professional, some rugby and hockey players, ranging in age from 22 to 30. We had a great time and were really well looked after by Sonny and his team. The bar atmosphere is excellent with great decor; the stone walls are an awesome touch. The cocktail menu was good with a great range of classics to cater for all tastes. Because the bar is underground it feels like you've discovered a secret.
I would really recommend this bar for mid-week but, if you can be bothered to drag yourself this far into the city, also for a weekend drink.
We had our engagement party here in September and from start to finish it was really great. The staff were very helpful, accommodating and fun, and made it easy for us to relax and enjoy the party. The atmosphere was perfect - very slick and stylish, with low lighting and good music - I don't know a bar like it London, let alone in Smithfield. It is a good size, not too big, and has lots of different seating areas and places to sit at the bar. There is a huge range of cocktails on offer, and all of them are amazing - looking as good as they taste. And the pizzas and platters are just the sort of food you want to accompany them, and pretty good value too. All in all, a really fantastic experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great night out. I shall certainly be back!
My fiancée and I hosted our engagement party here a couple of weekends ago and we couldn't have picked a better place. From the start the manager, was extremely professional and offered us some good advice around how to plan the evening. We decided to hire the venue on a Saturday night and Sonny had arranged a food tasting so we could sample all the bits and bobs prior to the event. Our guests loved the food and thought the cocktails were even better! The house DB9 drink seemed to be a hit with everyone! It was an absolute pleasure arranging our night at Neo Bar and we didn't feel stressed out prior or during the evening as Sonny took great care of us...his attention to detail is excellent! We'll definitely be heading back for some more drinks as the festive season kicks in!
I privately hired this place one Saturday and had a great time. Good service, the manager is very professional and the cocktails are great. Great find in the City.