Janet’s Bar in South Kensington sits within what is quite possibly the area’s scummiest hotel, The Brompton. Entered through a filthy hallway shared with said premises, this shabby dump is somewhere we’d urge readers to avoid.
Allegedly the scene of all sorts of antics – including supposed discrimination against gay people and “sneakily” giving “a single when [a customer] had ordered, and paid for a double” – and run by a “terrible person” and Conservative councillor named Janet Evans, one review describes the proprietor as “a very rude arsehole, who hates customers.”
Now, after our editor, Matthew Steeples, called out “totalitarian” Ms Evans for hypocritically bleating about the closure of the South Kensington Post Office in spite of constantly banging on in support of Theresa May on her Instagram account, he found himself blocked by this blonde harridan and ‘bestie’ of the ivory trade supporter Lady Borwick.
To illustrate that he is not alone in his view of Janet’s Bar and hypocrite Janet Evans herself, here follows a few comments from those who’ve visited said premises and met said woman. On Facebook, Sofía Regalado commented:
“I never write bad reviews but I would feel guilty not doing this. Janet the owner is mental. Avoid this place unless you want your night ruined by the rudest bar owner in all of London. She screams and insults 4/5 people that walk in. Don’t take my word for it just read all her Google reviews. Anyone who had a nice experience here was most likely not served by Janet. Mindblown.”
Another, Hugh Finnerty, added: “Nasty venue. Nasty staff. Don’t recommend. Just find Janet’s profile on Facebook to realise she’s an arrogant bigot.”
Finally, John William Burton, sums up the place perfectly:
“I would rate it zero if I could. Ordered 4 drinks at the bar & was asked to pay before getting them – which turned out to be a godsend. The prices were very high so I went back to my friends at the table to see if they were fine with it.”
“Before even telling them the prices – I was told Janet in these exact words ‘either buy a drink or you get the fuck out of my bar.’”
“I know what you’re think, she’s not only stunning but polite AND charming at the same time our Janet.”
“Needless to say we left, as she had the bouncer ask us to leave (we were anyway so it was quite needless) he had a smile of depression about the regular occurrence of Janet’s menopausal tantrums.”
“I did find some small amount of solace in calling Janet a C U next Tuesday to her face – which I’m not sure I’ve ever said to anyone before or since. But as the old saying goes – if the shoe fits!”
“I am genuinely delighted how many awful reviews your bar has & I look forward to the day you cease trading.”
Pictured top: Janet Evans pointing at a litter bin. She and her bar, we’d suggest, both belong in one.