Evans & Peel Detective Agency

4.6
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242 reviews
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£26 to £40
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American
We’re detectives Evans & Peel, a highly renowned mystery-solving and crime fighting duo. There’s no crime is too large or too strange. However, we are not all that we seem on the surface... Make a ‘special’ evening appointment: evansandpeel.com

WALK IN APPOINTMENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 3 February 2020

Ends: 30 April 2020

Availability: Tue-Thu 17:00-23:00

What 242 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.5
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an awesome experience. Great host and bartenders!

RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super fun and unique experience! Food and drinks were all delicious and well thought out. Finally the decor and the staff were the perfect toppers to a mystery themed night! Would definitely recommend.

DW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing speakeasy. The atmosphere is perfect, the staff is wonderful, and the cocktails are unbelievable. Easily one of the best cocktail bars I've ever been to.

PW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every minute of it! Every body was in such great spirits and the guys at the start did a really great job. Had no idea what to expect but my friend and I couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. The drinks with the Polaroid on were a great touch!

t
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We really enjoyed this experience. So glad I booked and would highly recommend to others.

D
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere like no other bar I’ve been to! Would love to come back to try the food. Have to go here if you want something a little different to the regular bars in London.

CM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We did not have any food so I cannot actually speak about that. But everything was good and the experience amazing.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

Really glad to read your case have been solved ! Please come back soon... Stay safe out there

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HN
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

With the best will in the world, I'd say ... meh :/

The detective thing was a great idea but felt a bit of a token gesture (and a bit too meta for me). We thought it might tie into the evening a bit more, influencing the cocktails we were offered or something.

The room looked great but was lacking a the speakeasy atmosphere. It was also incredibly cold! The music was GREAT - who doesn't like Ella? - but tooo loud for conversation. And our table was tiny so thankfully we only had a serving of cheesy chips to share (which were delicious). I don't think we'd have fitted any more on!

Finally, I hoped the detectives might have picked up on the fact we were celebrating my friend's birthday but it wasn't acknowledged ...

All in all, it wasn't the imersive experience we'd hoped for, but it was a nice place for a cocktail - thank you.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

Good afternoon, I am sorry you feel your case didn't get the full attention it deserved. If you ever do want to employ our services in the future please contact us directly via email. Stay safe out there...

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Brilliant, defo up’d their game since last I went a few years back. That time the dectective just kind of rushed us though. I love the new door and I love that the detective walks round and talks to you afterwards too. Can’t recommend enough. It’s a great night out.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hello there, We are really happy your case has been solved. Stay safe out there

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CT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff made it such a fantastic experience!! Would definitely recommend.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

CatT # case solved , our detective team really work hard . Thanks a lot Stay safe out there

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Was a really cool place to have a few quiet drinks on the busiest weekday in London.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

Hello there , Thanks for your words ..any day is a good day to come at the agency...# Stay safe out there

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CB
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Staff were very friendly and good range of drinks!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 11 February 2020

ChrisB , Please come back soon more cases... Stay safe out there ..

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KP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place to be, I’ve already recommended it to my family!! Not very cheap but I get that. The only real issue I had was the limitations of vegan food but what I did have was amazing!!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 4 February 2020

Hello there , We are really glad to read that you have enjoyed your experience! We will surely talk to our chef to add more vegan options .

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JH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

Was not what we expected
Drinks very over prices and food very simple
Won't be back

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 4 February 2020

Hello there , I am really sorry to read about your experience. Our Detective is a professional actor who plays a role accordingly to the case presented at the door. We are a speakeasy cocktails bar with a different atmosphere and different concept and drinks . The price of the drinks start from £6.00 to £14.00 in order to offer more choices to our guests. The food we offer is very simple , just an American style tapas menu freshly prepared everyday. Thank you for your feedback E.V. General M

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time tonight on our 5th Anniversary! Lois and Tony were amazing characters and we enjoyed bantering with them. Would definitely go again!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thanks a lot , It has been an honour and a pleasure having you at the agency for such an important day.

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R
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

After a really wonderful first experience a year ago with my boyfriend I came a second time with a friend and this time I was rather disappointed. The detective was doing his own show, not interacting a lot with us (but he was funny and welcoming anyways) and there was a very loud (and I hoped that he was only acting drunk and not for real!!) staff member who entered the rom as well.
The ladies who were serving food and drinks were not overwhelmingly friendy and food was served late. Until last year I was a fan but after this time I am not sure if I would recommend it to somebody. The ambiance is unique and really fantastic! Coctails are definitely too expensive for the little glasses but they taste really delicious!

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 3 February 2020

Hello there , Thanks a lot for finding the time to write your feedback. We can guarantee the actor was just playing his role , ( he was drinking a Cola ) We will surely improve all the points mentioned. We hope you will visit us again soon. Ercole V. General Manager

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is very unique experience, I enjoyed the atmosphere and the environment was very good.

The place is very discreet and secret which I like.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello Madame , We are glad to see you have enjoyed our venue , please come back soon with more cases.

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SK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience! We have already recommended to our friends and family! Thank you for a lovely evening x

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello there , It has been absolutely a pleasure , come back for more..... Stay safe out there !

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HN
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Very fun place to take someone, make sure you come up with/make-up a fun case for the detectives to solve, won't be half as good otherwise. Cocktails are on the pricey side, but you're paying for the act as well, so it's all relative! Will be telling all my friends about it.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello there , Thanks a lot for your important feedback , Stay safe out there ! Detective Peel

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AP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food1Service4Ambience5

really nice theme, really fun waiters and story line. The food and drinks are also really good

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello , Glad you have enjoyed the experience , Come back for more surprises.... Stay safe out there! Detective Peel

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h
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, creatively themed cocktails, lovely food and amazing atmosphere. Loved the detective/speakeasy vibe. Had the vegan hotdog, very messy but tasty. Service was friendly and attentive. Would recommend and go back again.

Evans & Peel Detective Agency
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hello there , Another case has been solved here ! Please pay us more visits soon.

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KL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

It was such fun! We hade a case in our minds when we arrived to our appointment in dark sunglasses. Detective Tony was great and he promised to solve our case. The special drinks were a bit overprized and the food also. We only had some chicken bites and they kacked a bit of flavour.
But as a whole experience it was super. We recommend it warmly!

HD
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a fun evening of cocktails at Evans and Peel! Make sure you prepare a case for the detective to solve and bring some evidence along with you. I have seen some lukewarm reviews of the place that seem to be from people who came unprepared or didn't have a fun case for the detective to resolve - you really get out what you put in with this experience. The 'detective' actor is fantastic and hilarious and stayed perfectly in character the whole evening, coming back to our table with updates on our case as he solved each of the clues we left for him in the "evidence". The cocktails were a bit on the pricey side but were all delicious and there are reasonably priced wines on the menu if you don't want cocktails all night. We didn't order food off the menu, so I couldn't put "very good" for that. Superb and highly recommended.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue, good fun, friendly staff.
The food is 'casual' but very tasty.
The cocktails were expensive and small but very nice.
Tip - Have a good cover story ready, as it makes for good interaction with the guy on Reception.
Also, solve the case on their website before you arrive & provide photographic proof as you get a reward of a shot of bourbon each.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, staff really got into the playing the characters role .. would definitely come again and recommend to friends and family.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I was there with a group of friends and we absolutely loved the place. We really felt like back in the prohibition years :-)
Fantastic cocktails and atmosphere. The selection of beers is lacking, though.

LP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing and unique experience, I really recommend this place for speak easy bar lovers !

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic evening at Evans & Peel, the detectives took our elaborate case on board and followed up regularly with updates. The more detailed your case is the more you will get out of this fantastic place. Cocktails delicious, setting atmospheric. Will be back!

EC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my best speakeasy experience! The waiters were so nice! I had a wonderful night. Cocktails were delicious too. I would definitely recommend to a friend

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is amazing and I would recommend to everyone but at the same time want to keep it a secret was one of the best experiences I will never forget and I'm sure to go back

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good fun. The intro is the best bit, and the cocktails are excellent. However, it would be nice if they played along more throughout the evening! Also, the music turned weirdly clubby from about 8pm - not what I expected of a speakeasy. Overall a fun night.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great atmosphere and if you buy into the theme you will enjoy. Nice touches with the bookcase and the menus.

EB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Lots of fun. Great experience and people there were lots of fun.

LL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Very nice evening ! The place is charming and sifted, the decor is nice. The cocktails are perfect ... And the welcome was my favorite surprise. Don't hesitate :)

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Drinks were tasty but expensive since they weren’t that strong - food was good and ambience was awesome!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Great set up. Good fun and fantastic staff. Drinks good, food ... mmmm... hot dogs A good fun thing to do. MKe sure you have your story ready

MC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

One of the best speekeasy bar of the town. That's it.

CB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

I thought the detective at the front was class. Only problem with the night was that we waited for around an hour for our food bearing in mind that there isn't a huge selection in food (Hotdogs). I would recommend to a friend.

AB
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Made a booking through Opentable to take my wife here for a few late night drinks and nibbles. Arrived at the venue on time but they did not have our bookings on their system for reason. The ambience was excellent and loved the way the menu was done up. Ordered a few rounds of drinks and some food. The food was honestly average but the cocktails were fantastic! Although the old-fashioned can be improved upon. The service was decent in general. Definitely a place to visit for some nice cocktails and a different experience if they can sort out issues with their booking system as no one like to feel like they're being done a favour by giving them a table when a booking was done in advance in order to avoid this exact scenario.

EH
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the whole experience! Drinks were great and not crazy expensive and the food was really good as well. Would definitely come back and have already recommended to others