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Rileys Sports Bar

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St. James's
American, Bar, British, Pub
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80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE, England (Formerly The Sports Cafe)
+44 20 7930 0393
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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epsom
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214 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd visit here. Won't lie it is mainly because it is right opposite Haymarket theatre where we were heading off to. Nice enough place & staff nice but food basic & quite a lot not available that evening. Mainly a place people go to see sports & drink which it is more then suitable for

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Thank Preston88
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to Rileys one Friday night before the theatre. It was empty which should have been a warning for us! The restaurant is dirty, the loos are disgusting and the food is bad. We ordered steak wraps which turned out to be inedible as the steak was very gristly. The wine ordered was warm and the service slow. There are... More 

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was lacking from appearance once inside, food and staff. Garlic bread came with my meal, except it wasn't garlic on the bread it was sweet chilli sauce!! Pasta was really salty so not able to really eat much of it though, the chicken that was with it was just about edible. Did tell the waiter, he said he would... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Just wanted to say a massive thank you, we booked a table for 9 x people to attend this Saturday and the staff in the entire place couldn't be more accommodating, even when more of our group turned up without notice, This went from the waitresses to management who even came and said hello. expected. We attending between 1:00pm -... More 

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Thank Liam C
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This was the first bar & meet up point for an organised Halloween 👻 Night costume party/pub crawl, the venue itself was decently situated & had been decorated/trimmed up for the Halloween event so I couldn't honestly say what the decor & layout usually look like. The atmosphere was excellent & the majority of the staff members were polite &... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I am amazed a big company like Riley's have allowed standards to drop like this. Hardly any cues to play with, what there was were in poor condition. Floors sticky. Smelly. Very dirty. Snooker cloths stained and ripped. But on the plus side they were painting the toilet door! As if that makes the place better. The place is a... More 

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1 Thank MICHAEL W
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Attended an excellent event held in the private bar upstairs held by Eclipse Sports Promotions to celebrate the final match at Upton Park. Staff & food were both excellent.

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Thank InvictaL
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

You can't knock the place if you want a beer and to watch the game, with TVs everywhere there's always one in your eyeline. The service from the staff was pretty good they were always on hand to get us another drink however I do not recommend eating the food is terrible! We ordered chicken fingers which was supposed to... More 

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Thank ClaudLW
Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Good place to watch sports or play ping pong/pool. Service was just okay. Nice to place to go with a group. Not really great for a date night. Had the fish and chips which wasnt pretty good. All in all, its your basic sports bar, nothing facy.

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Thank DrBiagio1784
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

After I seated-waited 20 min for the menu Meanwhile red TripAdvisor reviews and decided to walk away No one want to serve you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Cuisine
American, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE, England (Formerly The Sports Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 0393
Description
THE BEST PLACE IN LONDON FOR SPORTS The venue is open between 12 pm and 12 am daily except for large sporting events. The original sports bar since 1878. Where you'll have a great time, every time! Formally known as The Sports Cafe, and based in the heart of London's theatre land, Rileys Sports Bar Haymarket is packed full to the brim with fantastic entertainment. If you're looking for Live Sport and a comfortable environment to watch it in, look no further. Even a game of table tennis or pool, we've got you covered! We're proud of our sporting heritage and our mission is to give you the experience you deserve. With BIG screens and BIG occasions, sport has never been so good. With 34 screens showing more than 70 sports channels, pool & ping pong tables, 4 bars - including a special VIP bar, DJ nights, a restaurant and room for almost 600 people, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Rileys Haymarket can be hired for private events and parties.

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Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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