The Phoenix, Fitzrovia
Mismatched furniture, candles, a good selection of beer and well made food are all present and correct in this unbranded chain pub run by M&B. Atmospherically, however, this one fares less well compared to others we have been to. It maybe the transient afterwork clientele or the awkward layout but it doesn't feel as chilled out as it could be. Still, the large basement with regular DJs and a late licence means there's plenty of extra space and the service is fast, friendly and attentive. Ultimately, the Phoenix isn't a bad place if you're not looking for an atmospheric old pub and you fancy a loud and lively Friday night and, with its prix fixe menu, its also pretty useful midweek as a refuelling/meeting place very close to Oxford Circus.
37 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0PP
020 7493 8003
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