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The Best Wine Bars In Mayfair

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London is renowned for the exclusivity of its Wine Bars with Mayfair being home to many of the very best. Below we have listed the best Wine Bars in Mayfair, not only with exclusive and rarest vintages but the ambience and service for a truly memorable experience.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

Situated within the heart of Mayfair’s Shepherds Market, Shepherd Market Wine House is undoubtedly a hidden gem in London and one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. Customers are presented with a unique wine list, which has been hand selected by the Manager and Head Sommelier Loïc Le Roux, incorporating wines from regions across the world, exhibiting the exquisite flavours ‘the world of wine’ has to offer. Aside from the renowned wine list, Shepherd Market Winehouse also caters for individual tastes by offering a selection of Premium Bottled Beers, fine Grape Liquors, Scotch and Cigars – adding something a little different to their menu.

As quoted on their website “every great wine deserves a perfect pairing”. The Wine Bar also offers customers a small menu consisting of ‘nibbles’, both Cheese and Charcuterie platters, and seasonal winter specials, such as ½ a Camembert or a Hot Vacherin Mont, which when paired with the perfect wine, compliment each other wonderfully.

With its vibrant yellow exterior the wine bar is unmissable – the softer yellow tone of the interior however promotes a cosy, relaxed ambience where customers can enjoy hand-picked delicacies from across the world complimented by excellent food, accompanied by a relaxed ambience.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

In terms of incorporating excellent wines with fine dining, HIDE restaurant is the only name to be considered. Owned by Michelin star chef Ollie Dabbous and Hedonism Wines, together they have collaborated to create an exceptional wine list which is a highlight of the elegance and sophistication of HIDE.

The Award-Winning Hedonism Wines is renowned for its exclusivity and excellence in the wine and spirit industry, since opening in 2012 it has been recognised as a ‘mecca for wine and spirit lovers alike’. The shop itself holds regular wine tasting events where guests are given an insight into the manufacturing and selection of the vast selection available for purchase within the store. The team at Hedonism Wines ensure that their knowledge and experience in the industry is passed onto customers, enabling them to purchase their desired bottle/s of wine. Over the years experts have bought in over 6,500 bottles of wines/spirits to the business, hand-selecting each one to ensure the wines on sale uphold the company’s reputation of excellence.

Within the partnership, Hedonism wines and Ollie Dabbous (HIDE) have collaborated to create a unique ‘delivered to your table’ service which allows guests to pre-order, or order whilst dining, a bottle from the Hedonism shop which will then be directly delivered from the store, to the table. This unique service makes the exquisite dining experience at HIDE memorable for customers as diners are able to contribute to the excellence of their dining experience through the extensive selection of fine wines Hedonism Wines can offer, adding a unique touch to their dining experience they won’t get elsewhere, making it one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

The Remedy may not be a prescribed medicinal cure, but they believe that a glass of their carefully sourced, fine wines complemented by a dish from their menu, ‘can just about cure anything!)

The Remedy is a wine bar with a difference. Instead of working with mass-maret wineries, The Remedy brand themselves as ‘quality obsessed ‘ sourcing their wines from small producers. Located on Cleveland street, the Remedy promotes a relaxed, cosy atmosphere, inspired by ‘the traditional enotecas of Europe, presenting their customers with a weekly updated wine list of rare, fine wines manufactured by small producers that are unlikely to be available for purchase elsewhere, which is why we have branded The Remedy as one of the Best Wine Bars in Mayfair.

Not only does the Remedy offers a unique ‘weekly wine list,’ but also offers customers a varying food menu which is changed weekly. The menu is designed to offer a selection of dishes which will compliment the customers wine of choice. The ingredients for these dishes are sourced locally, which maintains the unique selling point of the business which is being ‘quality obsessed’. One of our favourites on the menu (week commencing 7/10/19) is the Tuna Tartare, when partnered with a white wine, compliment each other beautifully. There are also meat options such as Prosciutto di Parma and a Pork Chop paired with Chicory and vegetarian options such as Kidney Bean pate, which all equally compliment the wines exceptionally.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

Being the oldest wine bar in London, it is inevitable that we included Gordon’s as one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. Established in 1890 by Angus Stafford Gordon and sold to Luis Gordon in the 1970s, Gordon’s to this day continues to be run by Luis’s son, Simon. Family-run Gordon’s Wine Bar has quenched the thirst of thousands of Wine lovers for over 100 years. Gordon’s Wine Bar has developed an award-winning wine list, featuring some spectacular additions, including both Red and White wines, Sparkling wines, fortified wines (such as Sherries and Dessert wines) and also has a Vegan/Organic selection. To accompany the wine list, Gordon’s Wine Bar have a unique menu with a ‘create your own’ aspect where customers can select up to three cheeses from the menu which features a variety of cheeses from across Europe, there are also cold plates included which display traditional British dishes such as a variety of Salads and also a Tapas menu to ensure there are dishes which compliment an individual’s wine choices.

Located in Kipling House, the authenticity of the rustic Wine Bar is upheld by its interior. Held in an underground Cellar, surrounded by candlelit tables with stone walls that are decorated with Old photographs and dated newspaper clippings, the Wine Bar promotes an ambience like no other. There is also outdoor seating upstairs on WaterGate Walk, where customers can enjoy Gordon’s Wine Bars vast selection of fine wines and their delicious accompaniments.

For those interested in the history of Kipling house, in the 1680s, Kipling House was home to Samuel Peyps, known for writing one of Britain’s most infamous dairies, which provides an insight into critical historical events which took place during the 17th century. Aside from being a wonderful wine bar, Gordon’s Wine Bar also have their own shop where customers are able to purchase wines from the store, along with vouchers and merchandise, which adds that extra touch to the Wine Bar, differentiating it from the others. Image source

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

The Comptoir cafe is a cafe ‘by day’ and an exclusive Wine Bar ‘by night’. With an extensive wine list with over 500 wines to available, chosen by owner Xavier Rousset who in 2002 won the UK Ruinart Sommelier of the year, and has also worked as Head Sommelier in Raymond Blancs Le Manior aux Quat’saisons. The Wine shop is located on the lower-level of the cafe, displays an exceptional array of bottles with over 100 bottles of Champagne to choose from and 1800 bottles of wines from across the world. Each bottle is available to be purchased and taken away. As well as this, Comptoir have a selection of Zalto Wine Glasses, Decanters and Coravin Wine systems to entice customers to.

Comptoir also offers customers a varied menu of delicious courses throughout the day, one of our favourites being the Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese puff pastry tart (found on the A La Carte menu), when complemented by a beautiful white wine from the wine list, makes the perfect pairing.

Within the Wine Cellar, guests can book onto exclusive tasting sessions with winemakers from across the world, each with a different speciality. These wine-tasting events are organised monthly, the next being held on the 13th November by Kooyong Wines, hosted by Chief Winemaker Glen Hayley , this experience allows customers to gain an in-sight into the wine production industry and experience new flavours and from across different regions across the world, an experience very few can claim they have had and why Comptoir is one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

In regards to simplicity, 28/50 highlight the importance of fine wines by serving 15 red wines and 15 white wines by the glass carafe and bottle at one time. By limiting the choice on the menu, but changing its content frequently, returning guests are able to experience new wines that are of different styles, and made from different grapes every visit. The wine bar is also a restaurant providing diners with delicious courses, each full of a unique combination of flavours, which can be paired with one of the 30 red/white wines available upon recommendation from one of the experienced staff.

Exceptional wine tastings are also provided at 28/50 for their customers to learn more about why the chosen wines are featured on the menu and their background, learning about their production and journey from grape to bottle, a unique experience making 28/50 one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. These wine tastings have limited space and are available upon request prior to booking, a unique, valuable experience for wine lovers alike!

28/50 also have a unique aspect to their business that they have relationships with wine collectors who have given the wine bar access to their collections to sell rare, mature wines which are rarely available in restaurants and wine bars across London, adding a unique element to 28/50.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

Established in 1977, Shampers Winebar and Restaurant has charmed customers throughout the years with their exceptional selection of wines, the majority of which are produced by small-manufacturers. Shampers Wine Bar and Restaurant has an infamous wine list, displaying their unique selection, featuring Red and White wines and champagnes from countries and regions across the world as well as rare pudding wines and Whiskies to accommodate to every palette.

Shampers work with suppliers whose wines are produced in the most natural form, as they believe that both wine and food that has been sourced and created in the most natural form give off the best flavour – the quality of both the wine, and food produced at Shampers is the reason we have included Shampers as one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. The food menu to compliment the wines is exceptional, with daily fish deliveries means daily fish specials everyday, making returning customers experience different flavours every time that are perfectly accompanied by a different wine every time. The menu also has a range of meat options, our favourite being Grilled Lamb Cutlets, Dauphinoise Potatoes and french beans – when paired with a crisp red wine, compliment each other beautifully. Image source

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

This underground Italian wonder is located on Mount Street, in the heart of Mayfair. Fino’s Wine Bar has graced customers with their excellent supply of fine wines, importing from their trusted suppliers since their opening in 1971, which is why we have included them as one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair. The rustic, Italian ambience is upheld by the relaxed, cosy atmosphere created downstairs in their Wine Bar where guests can enjoy an array of red and white wines at a lower price than other exclusive wine bars across London.

If this hidden underground gem isn’t enough, Fino’s have a partner restaurant next door called Delfinos. A beautiful Italian style restaurant, serving authentic Italian Cuisine to customers since their opening 2002. Specialising in homemade Pizzas, the layout of the restaurant allows diners to watch their pizza being created from scratch and cooked in the restaurant’s own pizza oven. However, if Pizza isn’t what you desire, Delfino’s have an A La Carte menu for diners to experience the restaurant’s own take on Italian classics such as the Linguine Alla Vongole, which when paired with a crisp white wine, and along with the ambience of the restaurant, is no less than a wonderful combination.

This Wine Bar is certainly a hidden gem, and most definitely one not to be missed.

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

Found off of the beaten track, hidden away amongst one of Mayfair’s historic courtyards, in between two 18th Century stable houses is one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair, Mews of Mayfair, an exclusive spot for fine dining at their restaurant and exceptional, rare wines found in their winebar. In regards to class and sophistication, The Mews of Mayfair Wine Bar is the only name to be considered. Guests are presented with an exquisite, carefully selected wine list, which regularly evolves as new wines are bought in to develop an array of flavours, showcasing different grapes from regions across the world.

Guests can purchase wines ‘by the glass’ from the menu which is laid out in terms of pricing, going from lowest-highest, featuring Reds, Whites and Champagne. To accompany the vast selection of fine wines, The Mews of Mayfair have a Cheese and Charcuterie menu to enhance the flavours of the wines and exhibit the high quality flavours of the Cheese and Meats they provide to their customers. The Mews of Mayfair is also an exclusive restaurant, incorporating a wonderful combination of flavours in each individual dish.

This exceptional hidden gem is one not to be missed, for a fantastic selection of fine wines and an explosion of flavours from the restaurant, The Mews of Mayfair is certainly one of a kind. Image source

 

Best Wine Bars in Mayfair

 

If you take a walk down the beautiful spiral staircase of Fortnum and Masons to the Lower Ground Level you will come across what has been labelled as the ‘Oasis of the food store’ and one of the best Wine Bars in Mayfair, hidden amongst the spectacular food hall is the exclusive Wine Bar 1707. Bringing a unique experience to their guests, the Wine Bar allows customers to order any bottle from the extensive wine list which is displayed in the wine department on the same floor, charging a £10 corkage fee. The wine list comes hand in hand with a food menu designed to compliment the wines on display to customers.

Guests are welcome to browse the extensive wine store before joining 1707 Wine Bar to see for themselves the exceptional quality available to purchase. A relaxed ambience is emphasised by the elegant interior, the polished wood walls and the grey marble bar, assist in promoting a sophisticated, cosy atmosphere. With impeccable service, the staff are full of knowledge and experience in the Wine industry, able to provide customers with a detailed insight into the different regions and grapes each wine is produced from.

A Wine Bar with sophistication and class, surrounded by London’s finest foods, in one of London’s infamous Department stores, which showcases only the best of the best.
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The Best Rooftop Bars in West London

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Sometimes, it is good to get a panoramic view of all the buzz in a lively city like London. The lights in the buildings and the movement on the street are why the city is so famous. Rooftop bars are a great way to do that, kind of like having exclusive seats to a live and colorful performance. In this list, we will present you with the best rooftop bars in west London. Indulge in luxury, drinks, and beautiful views. 

London is filled with rooftop bars, some more casual, and a few very exclusive ones. Here, A-List individuals can for sure enjoy private time. Most of the famous rooftop bars are in central London, packed with tourists and locals alike amidst the bustling sounds of the city. However, there are some chic rooftop bars in West London, in neighborhoods like Chelsea and Paddington. These bars offer unique views of the most upscale parts of the city. The service, drinks, and food match the proposal for exclusivity.

Skylark

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Skylark is a rooftop bar known for its brunch and cocktails. From the 10th floor where it’s based, you can overlook Hyde Park, Little Venice, and a lot more of West London’s Skyline. Located in Paddington, the bar is one of the most popular options among the A-List brunch crowd! It has a glass roof that remains open during warm summer months and giant orange umbrellas to provide shade. The blue and white striped booths are charming and perfectly match the light pint velvet chairs. Green plants with white and pink flowers decorate the surroundings, and the environment turns into the ideal Sunday midday plan. 

Bubbles of the World and Cocktails in the Sky are a few examples of the exclusive events in Skylark. They take place almost every summer weekend. Here you can enjoy the Paddington sunset with live music. Indulge in classic and well-elaborated dishes like avocado with sourdough or cheeseburger sliders. Drink creative cocktails like the bourbon cherry sour. There is also the option to reserve the spot for private events, fitting 150 people. 

Pergola at Paddington

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Next to Skylark, there is the Pergola in the Paddington neighborhood. Although it may not be an exact rooftop bar, its open ceilings and spacious ambiance perfectly mimic one. Here, the picnic-style environment merges with classic industrial decor. Large wooden tables take over the dining area, and green metal benches match the exposed ventilation ducts above. Plants also hang from the ceiling and hug the infrastructure. 

Pergola has four rotating restaurants that serve different snack-style foods, all extravagant and filling. From burgers to fried chicken and Japanese cuisine, here you can indulge in a global culinary proposal. They also have an extensive beer selection, wine list, and house cocktails. They change the decor and the menu according to the season. Here, nice summer picnic can turn into a winter wonderland or an apple-picking field. 

Pantechnicon Garden

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The Pantechnicon is a multi-store establishment featuring different restaurants and food shops, all with elite ingredients and products to eat and buy. Their first-floor café and second-floor nordic restaurant are already reason enough for you to visit. However, go up to the third and final floor, and you will find a winter garden that will mesmerize all of your senses. This botanical oasis has interior and exterior seating and can be enjoyed all year round. The wooden tables and seats pair up with the fur and leather cushions. The grey marble floor and large green plants also contribute to the well-illuminated environment. 

The food is inspired by Nordic cuisine, which touches on British tradition and spices. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, where you can taste beetroot macadamia and halibut with dill and celeriac, for example. The cocktail menu changes according to the season, all inspired by nordic flavors and developed by mixologists of the area. 

Ivy Chelsea Garden

Ivy Chelsea Garden is everything you’d expect a luxurious tea-time establishment to be. When mentioning rooftop bars in west London, we cannot leave this one aside. The style marries classic colonial decor with jungle-bohemian elements, like the burnt orange booths and the dark, earthy colors on the chairs and walls. It is located in the Chelsea neighborhood, right in the heart of West London. This establishment has a vivid outdoor garden filled with plants and flowers that surround you while indulging in café-style classic snacks. They serve afternoon tea, breakfast, and an evening menu that follows the season’s flavors, always based on traditional British cuisine. 

The bar offers unique house cocktails, like the Blood Orange Margarita and the Peach Negroni. During the afternoon tea, enjoy the scones, shortbreads, and macaroons. The weekend brunch menu is also extensive, with many vegetarian and vegan options. The Ivy Chelsea Garden attends to the A-List individuals at any time of the day, always with an offer that is ideal for the moment.

Min Jiang

On the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, you will find the Min Jiang rooftop bar and restaurant. Here, you will find a fine-dining, authentic Chinese experience. Overlooking Hyde Park and with stunning views of the trees and the London skyline, in Min Jiang, you find a classic ambiance. The tables are covered in white cloths, and the red walls are decorated with different oriental vases and sculptures. 

The tasting menu also allows you to taste different flavors from China during lunch hour or dinner time. Here you have the opportunity to try the ancient Chinese recipe of wood-fired Beijing Duck. Also, taste the roasted lamb with cumin, and the famous house dim-sums in their variety of flavors and colors. Wine and sake are also part of the menu, along with cocktails like the Midnight Lotus and the oriental Mojito. 

Bluebird Café White City

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Bluebird Café White City extends the original Bluebird Café in Chelsea. Here, you can find all-day eggs for your breakfast, special events, and margarita weeks. The interior design is incredibly chic, with an eclectic and elite 1950s dinner resemblance, filled with pink chairs and black and white striped round tables. The large bar in the back welcomes customers with led lighting and more pink tones on the walls. The all-day drinking and dining menu is located in the developing Television Center of West London. The stylish environment of both the indoor dining room and terrace invites guests to enjoy any hour of the day, on any occasion. 

Here, you can find the famous Flower Burger, made with purple, yellow, or green buns and traditional fillers of a regular burger.  The all-day menu has most of the crowd-pleasing classics, all prepared with an extra aesthetic notch to make every dish more presentable and picturesque. The weekend brunch serves customers with truffled arancini, artichoke tortellini, and traditional brunch foods like eggs benedict and avocado toasts. The fixed lunch menu changes every month, constantly updating the proposal to the season. Go for appetizers like the Jalapenos cheese croquettes in the evening, pairing it with a Jalisco Mule, a cocktail with tequila lime juice, and ginger beer.

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

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A place where Arizona cacti meet minimalism. No 197 Chiswick Fire Station belongs to Darwin & Wallace, who has a strong claim of sustainability on the London restaurant and bar scene. The bar cherishes the building’s fire station history by keeping the spaces open and letting lots of natural light in, perfect for summer months. The simple decor, with brown, black, and white furniture shades, matches the light pink, grey, and chalky white colors on the walls. A few black and white pictures hang on the walls, and vases with cacti decorate the space. On the back is a “secret garden” with an open ceiling to enjoy some sunlight. Although the focus here isn’t the view of the London skyline, this is a perfect location to catch some fresh air and tune off from the bustling environments of the city. 

The scratch-made menu attends to the 9 am breakfast lovers, lunch executives, post-work happy-hourers, and even those who want to grab a drink at night. Weekend all-day brunches are famous too, serving coconut chia bowls, mushrooms and beans over sourdough, caramelized banana pancakes, and the classic brunch egg and avocado dishes. The all-day menu has plenty of options for sharing – butternut squash and spinach falafels, and various crostinis are an example. Maybe pair your food with a draught beer or a house cocktail! Larger plates are also available, and there are plenty of vegan options to pick from. 

The Prince

The prince is known as West London’s most extensive beer garden. Here, dark green vines with orange and purple flowers hang from the glass ceiling and hug the white pillars spread around the establishment. The picnic-style wood tables match with the light green chairs. The led lighting that writes “food this way” creates a botanical environment that perfectly reflects the elite European spring season. In this oasis, you will find food, drinks, and a unique social experience, at any hour of the day. 

The Prince is a food and beer hub that almost takes up an entire street, made by adjacent restaurants that joined forces to create the garden, opening only during the spring and summer seasons. Each year they offer a different menu from the restaurants leading the dining scene at the time. Burgers, pizzas, temaki, and Sunday roasts are part of the experience this year, as well as creative and aesthetic drinks, excellent beer, and an extensive and well-curated wine list. 

Harvey Nichols

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Harvey Nichols is a fashion, beauty, food, and wine department store. Go up to the fifth floor, and you will find the chic bar that overlooks the city’s skyline. This is one of the pretties rooftop bars in west London. Velvet chairs, booths, and barstools on different shades of pink and grey match the rosé metal tables, martini glasses, and details on the ceiling. The round, white-marble bar in the middle of the establishment displays a fine selection of liquors and spirits. Here, taking a break from your shopping spree to grab a quick drink is a must, or maybe even reserve a private space for a special celebration.

Their extensive menu offers a rich selection of wines and champagne. On the menu, you can find a cocktail list displaying classics, champagne-based drinks, fruity and aromatic options, and the cocktails of the month (like the One Time in Jalisco, made with Maestro Dobel tequila, Prucia liqueur, fresh lime juice, and pistachio syrup). Buy the Billionaire Experience and taste some of the most renowned champagnes in the world, accompanied by finger foods and a gift box to take home. The foods here are the classic bar dishes, with a touch of elegance to their presentation and flavors. They offer masterclasses and tastings for you to learn the art of mixology.

The Trafalgar St. James Hotel Rooftop Bar

On the 7th floor of The Trafalgar St. James Hotel, you will find the elegant and classic rooftop bar that overlooks St. James square. Many rooftop bars in London close off during the winter. Still, here you can enjoy year-round sunsets and cocktails, sitting close to heaters and covering yourself with the blankets provided. Also, be enchanted by the Northern Lights installations that take place during the colder months, brightening the ceiling with blue, green, and purple luminescence. The dress code at the Trafalgar St. James rooftop bar is smart casual, meaning you cannot show up on a hoodie or athletic gear. The lavish dressing of customers matches the environment, with navy blue, black, and wooden furniture. 

The food comes mostly for sharing, with pan-Asian cuisine covering lunch and dinner menus. The cocktail list, which covers classics and some house specials, adjust to the flavors of each season! Prawn Beignets and Duck Rillettes are two of the unique options served. On weekends, brunch is also available. Different rooms offer exclusive views of the city, and some may need reservations ahead of time. 

Best Rooftop Bars in West London

West London is an oasis of luxurious rooftop bars serving refined foods, drinks, and experiences. Exploring these bars is an excellent way to experience all the best that the city offers. A perfect escape from the bustling noises and movement of London, these elite establishments will undoubtedly give you a different and memorable perspective of luxury. Their unique environments and exceptional service are surely made to attend to A-List individuals searching for a good time.

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Sarap Restaurant

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Imagine what it would be like to be served an entire piglet. Imagine it roasted to a golden point, with crusty and salty skin, juicy meat, and truffled adobo rice and lemongrass stuffing. This famous dish is the lechon. You need to order it two days in advance, and it is ideal for a group of six to eight people. This is the experience proposed by chef Ferdinand Montoya at his restaurant Sarap in London. 

Montoya is originally from the Philippines and has been working at London restaurants for about ten years. He always had the dream of serving authentic Filipino ingredients in a non-authentic manner. The lechon is a perfect example of that. The restaurant welcomes you with bamboos decorating the terrace. It is the chef’s expression of his culture, who tailored it to impress and provoke those who come to dine.

The interior design is simple, not the caricature-like environment people usually expect when entering an eastern Asian establishment. Blue walls contrast with the wood furniture and the white ceiling, and the decor is minimal. Dim lighting shines over the tables and booths. A green, back wall filled with plants completes the visual aspect of the restaurant.  

Aside from the renowned lechon, the menu is not extensive. It highlights each dish and its complex flavor characteristics with a beautiful presentation. The Trout Kinilaw consists of tender fish pieces with coconut vinegar and rhubarb to add aroma to the plate. There’s also the grilled poussin with juicy meat, accompanied by lemongrass and calamansi (a small hybrid lemon from the Philippines) paste.

There are also plenty of vegetarian options. The Ensaladang Talong is made with eggplants, tomato, and duck egg. The vegan Ginataang Kalabasa consists of butternut squash and mung beans served inside a pumpkin.  In contrast to the food, the wine menu is long, with bottles from different vintages and regions of the world. 

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Sarap Restaurant London Dress Code & Address

Cuisine: Filipino

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Area: Mayfair

Address: 10 Heddon St, London W1B 4BX, United Kingdom

Website: https://www.saraplondon.com/sarap-home

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Best Cocktail Bars In London

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London is home to some of London’s best cocktail bars in London Capital A List have put together a guide to the best cocktail bars in London.

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At The Savoy its all about the attention to detail to give you the best glamorous cocktail experience in London at one of the award winning bars – Beaufort Bar.

The Beaufort Bar is nothing but luxurious with the added dramatic jet-black and burnished gold décor. The creative mixologists shake up classic and newly elegant creative styled house cocktails made with an element of drama. Not to mention Beaufort Bar has one of the most extensive fabulous choices of champagne in London, by glass or bottle – perfect for all special occasions or for simply just dining in style.

The five-star menu, is illustrated as a tunnel-book, that pays tribute to the long history of The Savoy and some of its famous guests – namely Katherine Hepburn to name a few, who in her time was rejected from hotels due to her now popular fashion sense. Try the cocktail that was inspired by the famous actress – Incognito, a masculine mix of Patron Anejo Tequila, Averno and Martini Rubino with popcorn and walnut.

For a full glamourous day out in London, start off with the famous afternoon tea at The Savoy inspired and created by Gordan Ramsey, head to The Beaufort for a luxurious afternoon of cocktails and finally dine like the stars.

the coral room

The Coral Garden, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, is an intimate bar in Central London, located just 3 minutes away from Tottenham Court Road station.

The Coral Garden is equipped with heaters and a botanical canopy with cosy fireplace, just perfect for those cold days. The experts have put together a carefully curated afternoon tea to a 5-course feast with cocktails and canapés.

The Coral Room was designed by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki, the vibrant grand salon bar reflects an exquisite country house transported to the city. The versatility of The Coral Room is sure to make it an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of Central London.


Open from midday daily, The Coral Room provides the perfect setting during the day for a lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and wine, transforming itself into a lively cocktail bar in the evenings.

Moving onto the bar, the cocktails are inspired from England. Each cocktail combines local ingredients: Kentish cobnuts, Bramley apples, violets, rhubarb, rosehips – let you embark on an English journey.

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Demon, Wise & Partners, a classic cocktail bar, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, just situated beneath a pub – The Arbitrager in the heart of The City of London on Throgmorton Street.

Reservations are a must at this superb location, and is a seated only venue. Expect fabulous canapes, cocktails, beers, wines and spirits from Demon, Wise & Partners.

A must try is the popular Demon and the Wise; two drinks using exceptional spirits, one reflecting there inner wickedness and daring characteristics, the other showing maturity of years, wisdom and complexity. Very unique that the team have a motto where each drink will be made 100 times, after that, it will be replaced by another recipe.

The super popular drink DEMON #25, is a smokey and flavourful Old Fashioned, with Laphroaig 10yo Sherry Cask, Lambeth Walk Porter reduction and Angostura bitters. The WISE #23, a decadent Armangnac Sazerac, made with Lauvia Armangnac Hors D’age, Peychaud’s bitters, Angostura bitters, sugar and absinthe.

 Bourne & Hollingsworth

One of the best cocktail bars in London, the Bourne & Hollingsworth, a venue to guarantee an entertained and fun night, be amazed at the setting to a host of notorious stories, the perfect venue to meet for after-hours drinks.

Try one of the cocktails, designed to tease you a little and let the music boost your mood. The cocktail menu will tease you with, Yo Ho Ho – spiced & Aged Rum stirred down with banana liqueur and butterscotch syrup, finished with old fashioned bitters.

Try the famous Smoked Blood Orange Margarita, tequila & Mezcal shaken with grapefruit liqueur, fresh lime & blood orange syrup, or try the Homebrew Punch, peach & raspberry gin, rose vermouth and bergamot liqueur blended with lemon verbena & berry tea cordial and topped with bubbles. Finally, the Star of Fitzrovia with vanilla vodka, coconut rum, Galliano shaken with passion fruit juice, pineapple juice and fresh lime juice. Topped with coconut & vanilla cream.

One of the best cocktail bars in London
Burlock Rum Room, is a hidden 1930’s Havana-Style basement bar making this venue one of the best cocktail bars in London.

Perfectly located close to Oxford Street, this hidden basement bar is a Rum haven for the keen Rum drinkers. We don’t expect anything less that the rum is Caribbean and of course premium. The bar is a true inspiration of Cuba’s rum history, walk in and be delighted to the 1930’s Havana-styled walls of Burlock that display stunning vintage prints, a sipping salon corner with authentic retro hairdryers and also a grand house veranda making it the ultimate Rum Room in London.

Burlock is mainly all about Rum, but there is a wide selection of cocktails with and without Rum. Cocktails include, signature Daiquiris, Gunfire, Painkiller, Mojito’s and of course beers, ciders and wines. We suggest going for tasty tacos and bar snacks paired with a good rum cocktail.

purl

Purl London, has been open since 2010 in Marylebone. The word purl comes from an old English drink consisting of warm ale, gin, wormwood and spices.

Purl is known for being innovative with culinary techniques that tell a story of each and every cocktail on the menu. Expect drinks that will blow you away on every sensory level, using aroma, fogs, airs, foams, food, bespoke glasses and liquid nitrogen to bring the drink to life and transport you to another place or time.

Go for the music themed nights of swing/jazz/blues or funk. Fridays are themed jazz music nights.

The drinks menu also caters for wine drinkers and serves three flavours of wine – red, white and pink. The venue also boosts a selection of craft beers and great canapes and bar snacks.

Purl and the expert mixologists offer cocktail masterclasses that will teach you all the techniques used to mix up some super drinks using food, smoke and foam to name a few.

apple and pears bar

Apples & Pears Bar, is a lovely cocktail bar just tucked away behind a graffiti covered shutter at the Aldgate East end of Brick Lane.

Walk in and feel the music to be eclectic and lively, playing everything from soul, funk, old school hip hop and 80s/90s party classics at the weekends and midweek, live acoustic sessions. Great for cold nights out with outdoor heating available.

The cocktail menu includes, No Whey Jose – Mexicana meets Tropicana: fruit and fiery with just a touch of smoke. Not A Negroni – Bitter, boozy with a splash of forest fruits and woken up with Prosecco. Cococabana – A surprisingly light but boozy-banoffee fizz. French Connection – Like a night out at the Moulin Rouge for your mouth.

Definitely a night to remember with great vibes, cocktails and music to start or end of the weekend.

The Proofing Room, a very popular destination in London, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, is the ultra-slick basement cocktail bar in Soho.

This underground cocktail bar is known for having a bespoke seasonal cocktail menu, which is rather unique and inspiring. Expect the cocktail menu to include, the Nikka Highball (Nikka whisky, kummel, absinthe, peach, orange, soda), and Sweet Pea & Elderflower (vodka, sweet pea, elderflower, bitter lemon), the Coconut Butter Old Fashioned (bourbon, coconut butter, bitters).

The Proofing Room also has a great bar food menu to go with the cocktails, on the menu expect quails’ scotch eggs with honey-whisky mustard mayo, and whisky-cured salmon charcoal macarons, roquefort, grape and walnut truffles.

One of the best cocktail bars in London Nine Lives

Nine Lives is a hidden gem, located in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood Street, is packed full of incredible cocktails, great vibes & a killer soundtrack.

The name Nine Lives refers to an ethos of salvation – unveiled treasures, nothing wasted and of course, everything lovingly sourced. As you can imagine, the drinks menu is designed by the superb bar team. The team have created all cocktails and drinks with a passion and creative inspirational spirit.

Start your weekend the right way with the great music and sound systems that are perfect for some after-dark listening, drinking and dancing.

Nine Lives also has a great food menu, all fresh and seasonal, try the popular seafood tacos, with the sun-kissed flavours of 70s Southern California. Chef ‘El Tigre’ from Guadalajara, Mexico, created this dish from his childhood memories in Mexico.

One of the best cocktail bars in London

Callooh Callay is guaranteed to deliver high quality drinks and service, has won numerous awards including the Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2022, 2019, Top 500 Bars 2021, 2020, 2019, with Imbibe’s Best Drinks List 2020, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail 2016 and Top 4 Best Int’l High Volume Cocktail Bar 2019, 2018 and 2015, not to mention Worlds Best Cocktail Menu in 2012 and have been named in Drinks International’s World’s 50 Best Bars in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Cocktail Masterclasses are taught by the very skilled bartenders, know all the tricks and learn how to make classic hit cocktails of your choice. We wouldn’t expect anything less than fabulous spirits, quality ingredients, and bartending equipment

The cocktail menu has many delights such as Bruja Verde made with Bruxo X Mezcal – Ancho Reyes Verde – Tío Pepe Sherry – Italicus Bergamot Rosolio – Coriander – Lime – Saline – Tonic. The Fist Bump is made with Brugal 1888 Rum – Bacardi Ocho Rum – Smith & Cross Rum – Triple Sec – Lime – Orgeat – Absinthe – Raspberry. Not foregetting the popular High Five with Banana Rum – Rumbar Gold Rum – Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum – Sugar – Lemon.

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Planque Restaurant London Review

April 6, 2022 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

The Planque restaurant in London defines itself as a “wine drinkers’ clubhouse.” They offer a membership for wine enthusiasts, where people can get together and share their passion for the beverage over fine food and meaningful conversation. They have priority when reserving tables at the restaurant and can attend all wine events. Members can also store their wine in the house cellar and use private dining spaces and the club lounge. 

The restaurant, which seats 40 customers, has an intricate and characteristic design, with simple wooden tables and booths inside a cellar-like architectural wonder. Cobalt blue oval walls surround the large tables in private spaces, creating an intimate environment perfect for long meals with wine and friends. The rest of the area is very homey, perfect for the establishment’s proposal. The decor is simple, with books filling up shelves by the beige walls and bottles of wine lying in the cellar on the back. They also have a store on-site for those who want to take food or wine to go and purchase quality kitchen equipment. Natural light comes in through the large windows.

The food is French-inspired, served to match the wines and environment. Prawn dumplings with consommé or Liver Parfait with terrine are an example of that. You can also savor the grilled lamb cutlets with spring greens and nettles. Maybe go for the Rosella di Lusia with hazelnuts and mandarins, pairing that up with fresh white wine. Their desserts are well spoken of, like the milk chocolate tart with prune ice cream. Think large family Sunday meals, and you will know what to expect.

Planque Bookings

Capital A List members can make bookings for Planque below.

Planque Restaurant London Dress Code & Address

Cuisine: French

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Area: Haggerstone

Address: 322-324 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA, United Kingdom

Website: https://planque.co.uk/

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