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The Best French Restaurants in London

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The city of London has a well earned reputation for being home to many of the most exceptional French restaurants in all of Europe. These restaurants are amongst the very best in London, offering a great variety and an even greater ability to tantalise the taste buds. These are the best French Restaurants in London, which must be visited by all lovers of French cuisine. 

 

 

Michelin-starred restaurants do not get much better than Galvin La Chapelle, blending the old and the new to create a dining experience which transports your eyes and mouth to best of France’s culinary excellence. There is no doubt upon first entering the exquisitely stylish restaurant that you are in one of the best French restaurants in London. From the authentic feeling decor to the beautifully prepared food which makes you desperate to come back, Galvin La Chapelle is an undeniably splendid Restaurant. 

The first thing any restaurant needs to do in a city full of fantastic restaurants is to stand out amongst the crowd, Galvin La Chapelle achieves this effortlessly. One of the most advantageous aspects of this restaurant is that it is one of the most conveniently located French restaurants in London. Being ideally located near Liverpool Street Station, this makes for the perfect dining experience for anyone travelling through London. Of course it is not the location which makes this one of the best French restaurants in London, but experience of the restaurant itself. Upon entering you cannot miss and admire the perfectly curated aesthetic, being highly traditional with its old fashioned stone walls, archways, wide open space, and high ceiling. This has an iconic look for a classically traditional French restaurants. However Galvin La Chapelle knows how to keep things modern, being traditional yet up to date with the times, feeling fresh rather than stuffy. 

The attraction only begins with this classic decor, when you come to a French restaurant you are interested in the food. Attention to detail is vital at this restaurant, and is no doubt the reason it has received a Michelin-Star, solidifying it as one of the best French restaurants in London. You are guaranteed three courses of delightful mouth watering French food, the menus being specifically seasonal. The starters are sublime, ranging from Lasagne of Dorset crab, beurro Nantais and pea shoots at £22.50 to Sea bream ceviche, fennel avocado puree and dill at £19.50. You really get your money’s worth with these fantastic starters. The palette pleasing starters are nothing compared to the delicious main courses.  If you want a steak you cannot do better than the Roast Rump, sweetbread, and slow cooked shoulder of Herdwick lamb, courgette puree and tomato jam for £38.00. Fish lovers everywhere will without a doubt love the Roast loin of Icelandic cod, hazelnut crust, grelot onion and crushed charlotte potatoes also for £38.00. These are just a fraction of the excellent main courses which are on display, and are a prelude to some of the best desserts you can have at one of the best French restaurants in London. The desserts are a treat for the eyes and stomach, the Apple tarte tardin and Normandy Creme Fraiche and the Sain-Marcellin, walnut, raisin crouchton and pickled walnut, are particularly recommended. The three courses all come together to make the perfect meal, complemented by a terrific wine list, capping of your perfect dining experience.

There is no denying that when you go to Galvin La Chapelle you are experiencing an authentic French restaurants, which never feels like anything but the real thing. This authenticity combined with some of the best Michelin-star food in London makes this fantastic restaurant one of the best French restaurants in London.

 

 

Otto’s French Restaurant is a one of a kind in the streets of London, as fine dining rarely reaches the height of Otto’s. This acclaimed restaurant comes highly recommended by the finest restaurant critics in London who all agree that it is one of the very best French restaurants in London. For eight years this excellent establishment has been the pride and joy of Gray’s Inn Road, a legacy it has easily earned and will no doubt continue for countless years to come. 

This fabulous restaurant has had the honour of being nominated in the World Restaurant Awards 2019, a prestigious honour, and one it has greatly earned. Great effort has been taken to make certain that you know just how traditional Otto’s is, thanks to some of the most immaculately prepared food you could ever ask for. French classics are married with the perfect wines to make for a dining experience that is not to be forgotten. Otto’s menu is hard to beat, from the entrees onward you are in food heaven. You can’t start your dining experience much better than with a ‘Duck foie gras terrine, caramelised onion jelly, brioche’. Alternatively, ‘the Sautéed wild mushrooms on toasted brioche, seared fresh foie gras, truffle sauce Without foie gras’ is an unmissable delight. Once the entrees are finished your taste buds will be invigorated with the unbelievable flavours of the main courses. The ‘Fish Quenelle encased in Vol au Vent, Shelled King Prawns and Black Chanterelles’ is second to none in a menu which has a spectacular range. If fish isn’t to your liking then look no further than ‘Boned Pig’s trotter stuffed with calf’s sweetbread and morel mushrooms, Madeira sauce’ will satisfy your every need. Finally the deserts will complete the experience in glorious fashion, at Otto’s each is more incredible than the last, from ‘Grand Marnier Souffle’ and ‘Passion Fruit and Mango Pavlova’ to ‘Chocolate St Emilion, Raspberry coulis’, each is better than the last. The food speaks for itself when you digest it, convincing you once and for all that you are in one of the best French restaurants in London. 

You can not be one of the best French restaurants in London and not have the best wines to go down with an excellent meal. Thankfully at Otto’s the service will never let you down, they make sure your every need is taken care off. If you want white wines from all over the world, then you are spoilt for choice, from South African Sauvignon Blanc, limited edition New Zealand Little Beauty Pinot Gris, to Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine. The red wines are equally as fantastic, the Côtes du Rhône,Château Argadens, and Hautes Côtes de Beaune, improve any meal they are paired with. If you have champagne, for a special event there is plenty of excellent champagne’s from Pommery Brut Royal to Dom Pérignon. This is but a fraction of the great choices which range from a variety of rose’s, ports, and, sherry’s. What’s more, you are guaranteed a terrific beverage after you meal, should it be one of their fantastic sweet wines, or a spirit, which can range from a variety of unbelievable cognacs, whiskys, and many more. Of course if you want to end your evening with a coffee or tea then you have plenty of options. Truly Otto’s makes sure that all your needs are taken care of so that you can have the best possible dining experience.

When you dine at Otto’s you know that you are dining at one of the best French restaurants in London. There is a reason why this fantastic restaurant is as acclaimed and award winning as it is, because they make certain to achieve a high level of excellence, both in food preparation and overall service, which can only be described as perfect. Otto’s is the fine dining experience which you are looking for, and when it comes to French restaurants this is one of the very best. 

 

 

Coq d’Argent has everything you could ever want in one of the best French restaurants in London, not only are you treated to some of the finest food in all of London, but also dine in an idyllic London location, complete with a rooftop garden. Truly when it comes to great French restaurants Coq d’Argent is a complete and perfect package. The food and environment are rich and memorable, which solidifies this as a restaurant that must be visited by anyone craving a fine dining experience.

Whatever the occasion may be, at Coq d’Argent you are guaranteed an exquisite time, as every occasion is perfect to high degree of brilliance that you are in store for at Coq d’Argent. Their restaurant area is sublime, speaking to a sense of true style and elegance.  If you want something more relaxing and sociable then the grill and bar is unmissable. Making sure you feel right at home with all the best snacks you’ve ever wanted, from salads to a great variety of meat dishes. The bar however is the highlight of this area, with a 1920’s Paris inspired menu that is hard to top. This includes the French 75 and the Boulevardier, as well Coq d’Argent’s own unique and sublime creations, such as Green Breeze and Tropical Storm. Coq d’Argent are truly making certain that you are having the most relaxing time, whilst transporting you to a feeling of Paris. Perhaps the best part of all, which solidifies Coq d’Argent as one of the best French restaurants in London, is the rooftop garden and terrace. Nothing can beat a relaxing afternoon lunch or drink whilst looking over the skyline of London itself, thanks to the perfect view which accompanies this garden. On Friday evenings they even have a live DJ who plays until 1.00 am, keeping that Friday night atmosphere going until the night’s end. 

There is no denying that the dining experience at Coq d’Argent is beyond exuberant, this is in no small way the responsibility of head chef Damien Rigollet. Damien has great experience working at terrific French restaurants, now he has given his talents to Coq d’Argent, curating an unmatched menu. This menu carefully and accurately recreates both classic and modern French cuisine to immaculate detail. For starters you have fantastic options which range from Chou-fleur, and, Coquille Saint-Jacques, to Thon rouge. Starting your dining experience in style, only to become more stylish with a main course which includes, Sole de Douvres and Filet de Boeuf. It cannot be denied that Damien has worked to create something which is a gift for the taste buds. This extends to Coq d’Argent’s grill menu, which possesses a terrific selection including snails, crab, cod, salmon, mussels, lamb shank, and rib eye steak. All of which are prepared to the highest possible quality, looking and tasting heavenly. Of course what is great French food without a great wine to compliment it, fortunately Coq d’Argent has a prestigious wine list. This prestige has been recognised by Wine Spectator, who awarded Coq d’Argent ‘Best of Award of Excellence 2018’. Coq d’Argent has earned this honour, with a seemingly never ending selection of high quality wines from not only all over France, but the world.

Coq d’Argent has worked hard to make certain that you achieve the best finest dining possible at a restaurant that can truly be considered one of the best French restaurants in London. There is no doubt that this restaurant is relaxing and stylish, thanks to a superb restaurant area, grill and bar, and a fantastic rooftop garden complete with a beautiful view. Top it off with some of the very best French food in London, complemented by an acclaimed wine list, and you have an exquisite French restaurant which is not to be avoided.  

 

 

For 27 years a cornerstone of the great French restaurants in London has been Pied a Terre, a torch it holds to this day. This restaurant is the authentic French dining experience, with a unique and diverse menu which is unforgettable on every level. Every detail of Pied a Terre is meticulously prepared for their guests, dining has never felt this perfect. This restaurant is a highlight of the West End and of French dining in London, solidifying its position of one of the best. 

Since 1993 this astounding restaurant has earned at least one Michelin-Star concurrently every year up until this day. This acclaim gives you an idea of the high standard of quality that Pied a Terre meets every single year. A standard it meets seemingly without effort, which is why they deserve all the acclaim they have achieved, striving for greatness by giving their guests what they never knew they needed. However it is not just Michelin-stars which prove how fantastic Pied a Terre is, they have won Readers Choice’ Awards Best Restaurant in the World 2007, Number 4 in UK Top 100 Restaurants, 2008, the International Wine and Food Restaurant Award 2012, Wine List Confidential Top 10 Wine Lists in London, 2018. Furthermore, they have consistently earned between two to four Red Rosette AA’s for over a decade, along with a plethora of Hardens awards, and much more. The only other evidence you need to see that Pied a Terre is one of the best French restaurants in London is to see it for yourself. Beyond even the food, the drinks are unmissable, their list defining the term, fine wine. With the tasting menu you are given the option of trying some exquisite wines, each wine being carefully selected to match the food to perfection. This is a wine list which you taste buds will forever be grateful for, reds ranging from Reserva, Talhao da Serra, Quinta dos Termos, Beira Interior, Portugal, 2014, to Coteaux Champenois, Urville Rouge, Drappier Champagne, France, NV. All of these and many more are beyond gorgeous, and if you really want to treat yourself the Chateau Musar, G. Hochar, Vallee de la Bekaa, Lebanon, 1993 is highly recommended. Of course the whites are just as excellent as the reds, with the Le Ge de Chateau Guiraud, Bordeaux, France 2016, and, the Chablis, Ler Cru la Forest, V. Dauvissat, Burgundy, France 2005, being recommended highlights of the white wine list.

At a restaurant such as Pied a Terre the highest priority is the food, fortunately this what elevates an excellent restaurant to one of the best French restaurants in London. As stated earlier there is the opportunity to try a tasting menu, comprising of 10 courses at  a cost of £104. A price which is more than worth it thanks to Executive Chef Asimakis Chaniotis, who will create a completely surprising and unique dishes for your pleasure, utilising the finest and freshest ingredients available. Naturally for most people a simple, yet exquisite tasting menu is all you want, but fortunately all your needs are met at Pied a Terre. The lunch menu being a unique and seasonal, with a starter, main and desert, meeting all of your culinary needs for up to £60 for the best lunch possible. Knowing that people, particularly in London have certain needs, Pied a Terre have uniquely created their own theatre menu, comprising of quick, easy and yet still delicious food for before you head off to the West End. Naturally they also have a seasonal festive menu, and whatever the season you are guaranteed something special. If you happen to be a vegetarian or a vegan then Pied a Terre has you covered, with food which even the most die hard meat lover would adore. The dishes which the miracle workers at Pied a Terre are perfection and need to be discovered by all lovers of food. 

There is no escaping the brilliance which Pied a Terre exudes, thanks to an attention to detail which is unparalleled, whether it be for their wine list, food menus or a combination of the two. There is no denying that this Michelin-starred restaurant has earned the acclaim which it has culminated for over 20 years, becoming accepted as one of the best French restaurants in London. 

 

 

Blanchette has only been open since 2013 and it has not taken them long to establish themselves as one of the best French restaurants in London, standing toe to toe with many of the greats who have been around for decades. This fantastic restaurant has made certain it offers variety and the very best that a true Parisian restaurant has to offer. Classic and inventive, everything about Blanchette feels refreshing, from the terrific food to the dedicated service and excellent venue. 

Located in Soho, Blanchette is one of the culinary highlights of the area, founded in 2013 by three brothers, Maxime, Malik, and Yanis, the three founders have created something truly special. Taking their combined service experience in London and New York, and Paris to create an excellent variety of food and atmosphere. Malik, who founded his own music company, provides the music, making certain that the atmosphere is perfectly curated, relaxation being the key aspect. This however is only the beginning of the atmospheric effect, they have taken extra care to make certain that you are fully relaxed. Decor is a big part of this, thanks to a rustic charm complete with early 20th century layout and furnishing, which transports you back to 1920’s France. This attention to detail is exactly what you want from a French restaurant, a sense of authenticity. However you get much more than authenticity, as an extra treat Blanchette has their own private room for events called the Jungle Room. Similar to the rest of Blanchette, the Jungle Room exudes maximum relaxation, fitting up to 14 people you are guaranteed a great time with your friends, family and colleagues, no matter the occasion. Once again the decor is on point, yet is distinctive from the rest of the restaurant, making the room feel truly special. This is thanks to the jungle themed artwork of Aldo Gigli which brings the Jungle Room Alive. 

There can be no denying that at Blanchette your pallet is sure to be pleased, thanks to one of the most outstanding menus Soho has ever seen. Fish lovers will adore what they have to offer, ‘Fillet of Sea Bream with Courgette Fritters, Preserved Lemon Vierge and Labneh’ is a delight to behold. And any fish lover cannot do better than ‘Madagascan Tiger Prawn with Fennel and Pernod Sauce’. Naturally the meat dishes are just as perfect, ‘Braised Lamb Shoulder with Anchovy, Rosemary and Soubise Sauce’ is mouth wateringly delicious. As for the ‘Grilled 6oz Rump Steak with Fried Egg and Sauce Poivrade’ its pure perfection. Vegetarians, and lovers of great food in general, are in for a treat thanks to a great selection which includes ‘Heirloom Tomato with Fresh Curds and Riesling Dressing’ and ‘Baby Aubergine and Courgette with Chermoula, Feta and Marinated Red Peppers’. Blanchette is spoiling its customers for choice with such a terrific food selection, which also includes a marvellous set menu. For £8.5 you can have an excellent starter choice of mixed olives, bread and butter, a selection of Charcuterie, and Cheese Beignets with Onion Confit. Following this is a selection to share, which includes, ‘Moules with Harissa Orange White Wine Sauce Spicy Cauliflower Beignets, Baba Ganoush and Pomegranate Molasses Monkfish Carpaccio with Caviar and Ginger’ and ‘Corn Fed Chicken Breast with Petit Pois a La Francaise Braised Lamb Shoulder with Anchovy, Rosemary and Soubise Sauce’. Finally there is the  fantastic puding selection made up of ‘Passion Fruit Vacherin’, ‘Chocolate and Grand Marnier Ganache, Vanilla Butterscotch and Crème Fraiche’, and ‘Sorbet of the Day’. This set menu is divine, and is only one of two, the other is equally as fantastic, all of your culinary needs are met at Blanchette’s which is why it is one of the best French restaurants in London. The wine list, including great champagnes such as ‘Bollamatta Rosé, Bibi Graetz, Brut NV, Tuscany’ and white wines including ‘Léon Beyer ‘Réserve Personnelle’ (Riesling) Alsace’. The red wine has such classics as Aloxe- Corton, Domaine François Gay & Fils (Pinot Noir) Burgundy, Côte de Beaune 2015‘. This is just a percentage of the outstanding beverages on display which serve to improve what is guaranteed to be a great dining experience.

Blanchette has everything you could ever need from one of the best Franch restaurants in London, a terrific atmosphere, complete with great music and excellent decor which takes you back to France in a simpler time. Topped of with food that is exquisit in its perfection, the fact that Maxime, Malik, and Yanis have managed to create such a superb restaurant in such a short amount of time is a miracle. A miracle which must not be missed out on by French restaurant lovers. 

 

 

Le Garrick is a restaurant which the second you walk through the front doors you are transported straight to France. No stone has been left unturned in making certain that this restaurant is anything short of perfect. For over three decades Le Garrick has been a highlight of Covent Garden, being popular with theatre lovers and couples looking for a romantic evening, this French restaurant has it all. With a great atmosphere and food, you are guaranteed a fantastic time at what proves to be one of the best French restaurants in London. 

Since 1986 Le Garrick has maintained its status as one of the West End of London’s finest examples of classy French dining, it is therefore no wonder that the restaurant has become so popular with theatre goers. The moment you see Le Garrick you think of a Parisian restaurant, exuding that sense of French charm. Once you enter the image is complete and you are fully transported to Paris, with its bricked walls and candle lit decor which lends the restaurant a feeling of both quaint and costly. Undeniably the atmosphere is charming, a charm which it has refined for over thirty years. The cosy charm lends the restaurant a sense of romance making it the perfect place for a romantic meal, whether you are celebrating an anniversary or are on a date. Le Garrick makes for the perfect evening no matter what the event. Of course there are many reasons to visit Le Garrick, one of the best is for a place to eat or drink before and after a day at the theatre. Being situated in the West End it is the perfect restaurant to attend after a classy time at the theatre, continuing your day in the spirit of the theatre by discussing your time there at an equally classy restaurant. One thing that should not be missed out on is the opportunity for a discount, getting a members card entitles you to 15% of all charges from Monday to Friday at lunchtime up until 5 pm. This is highly recommended because after just one meal here you will be coming back. Once is enough to make anyone a fan of this terrific French restaurant.  

Rarely can a restaurant treat the taste buds as Le Garrick does, thanks to a menu which is undeniably pure French cuisine. The ingredients feel authentic and are completely delicious, this is in no small part thanks to a menu that has variety and care taken in its preparation. Starters include such fantastic entrees as cassolette, scallops, foie gras, mussels, and escargot, which are beautifully prepared for your enjoyment, starting your dining experience perfectly. The perfection however continues thanks to an immaculate main course selection, which ranges from classics such as beef bourguignon, moules-frites, fish of the day, and a special dish of the day. Each dish being authentically French, taking your taste buds to a French heaven. Of course if it is steak you want then you have a choice of onglet, rib-eye, and a 14oz 28 day old rib-eye, that will make your mouth water with delight. The excellent food does not end there however as the desert menu must not be avoided, including such treats as creme brulee, cafe gourmand, and petit gateau. All of which is served with the option of a coffee, tea, wine or lecture to help complement the end of your meal. As a treat, it is highly recommended that you try the Sunday lunch at Le Garrick, which includes the mussels, rib-eye steak, and creme brulee, truly delicious. This meal costs a bargain price of only £20 per person plus a Kir, proof that they really do care about their customers at Le Gerrick. As with all of the best French restaurants in London the wine list is spectacular, thanks to fantastic champagnes for celebration and spirits for relaxation. Recommended wines include ‘Sancerre ‘Domaine du Pré Semelé’, 2018’, ‘Vallet Frères, Meursault Premier Cru ‘Blagny’, 2011’, ‘Gamay de Touraine AOC, 2017’ and ‘Château Lalande, St Julien, Bordeaux, 2014’. Perfect wines to compliment what will certainly be an exquisite dining experience. 

It cannot be denied that Le Garrick has everything that is needed to be amongst the best French restaurants in London. The atmosphere is perfect for any customer, whether they are romancing or returning from a night at the theatre, you are guaranteed the charm of a Parisian restaurant. However the atmosphere is only the beginning of what makes Le Garrick such a terrific French restaurant as it is the food which keeps you coming back. The food being utterly fantastic, and most importantly authentically French, truly transporting you to France, allowing you to experience the very best of French dining.      

 

 

For a restaurant which oozes the greatness of French cuisine there is nowhere more fitting than Le Cafe Du Marche. This restaurant is quintessentially French, since 1986 authenticity has been the main concern. With its regularly changing menu of classics to suit the season to an overall charming and infectious atmosphere. Like many of the best French restaurants in London, Le Cafe Du Marche is irresistible to anyone who loves great food, and is the perfect addition to the French restaurant scene. 

This exquisite French restaurant was gifted to us in 1986 by the late Charles Graham-Wood, who learned all the best about hospitality from working at the legendary savoy. This top of the line experience has transferred brilliantly into Le Cafe Du Marche, which has a fantastic sense of hospitality in every facet of its conception. Now managed by Graham-Wood’s daughter Charlotte, the legacy which began in 1986 still remains as strong and prestigious as ever. Le Cafe Du Marche is perfectly placed within a beautiful cobbled street in Smithfield, which already gives the restaurant a natural sense of charm. However the full force of charm comes upon entering Le Cafe Du Marche, as you see the charming decor that has the feel of true country French restaurant that takes you back to the 20th century. This quaint charm make you feel completely relaxed and right at home, making for the perfect dining experience. What’s more there is the opportunity for private dining in their high-ceiling roof dining room, Le Granier. A self contained dining area, with its own bar, toilet and kitchen. Furthermore, as with the rest of Le Cafe Du Marche the charming atmosphere is unparalleled, with its large windows and oak panelling, Le Granier has a true rustic charm. Capped of with terrific live jazz music you know that you are in for a brilliant dining experience at one of the best French restaurants in London.  

The cuisine at Le Cafe Du Marche is distinctly French and is unmistakably authentic, and of course the taste of these dishes are out of this world. French cuisine at its very best has has been brought to the streets of Smithfield in all its glory, courtesy of Le Cafe Du Marche’s fantastic menu. The three-course set menu is priced at £39.50, which considering how delighted your taste buds will be is a bargain. The entrees include all of the classics, ‘Escalope of smoked salmon, poached egg, beurre blanc’, ‘Game terrine, quince chutney, toasted sourdough’, ‘Puy lentils, and baby carrots, grilled goats cheese’ and much more for you to start your dining off perfectly. The main course lives up to the excellence of the starter, thanks to such greats as: ‘Roast pheasant, rainbow chard, parsnip puree, blackberry and port sauce’, Butternut ricotta and wild mushroom strudel, saute, new potato’ and ‘Lozere leg of lamb, wild mushrooms, dauphinoise, madeira sauce’, this unbelievable selection is just a taste of excellence on display. Finally the deserts cap of your dinner perfectly, thanks to choices which include: ‘Autumn fruit crumble, and ‘Pistachio bavarois, raspberry and honeycomb’, all of the desserts are utterly delightful. There is no denying that the food is mouth wateringly delicious, and it is only natural to want to wash such excellent food down with an equally fantastic wine. Fortunately Le Cafe Du Marche does not let you down, from a brilliant range of white wines including Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux and Muscadet Sur Lie La Quilla. The red wines being even better with such classics as Cotes Du Rhone and Barbera D’alba Boroli. Along with these terrific choices is an excellent variety of champagnes, rose’s, port, and dessert wines. As with all the best French restaurants in London, clearly all culinary requirements have been met. 

Truly Le Cafe Marche is an excellent slice of French brilliance, from its overall atmosphere to the perfect food. Charlotte Graham-Wood has done an exquisite job of continuing her father’s fantastic legacy, maintaining Le Cafe Marche as one of the best French restaurants in London. There is no denying that the unlimited amount of charm which this restaurant exudes is unmissable for food lovers everywhere. 

 

 

There  is nothing about La Dame De Pic that does not shout class and elegance, this fine restaurant is a beauty to behold. This beauty becoming enthusiasm once the first dish enters your sight, being wonderfully prepared and tasting even more delicious than it looks. La Dame De Pic brings the very best of French cuisine into the 21st century, being unmistakably modern in every sense of the word. The atmosphere and food will make you relaxed and enjoy every moment of this new and exciting French restaurant.    

This acclaimed restaurant has recently been awarded two Michelin stars in 2020, rightfully so as the food at La Dame De Pic is incredible in both its presentation and overall delicious flavour. The excellent food is courtesy of Anne-Sophie Pic, truly one of the finest chefs France has produced since the turn of the century. Anne-Sophie has gained considerable acclaim in the last decade, being declared the world’s best female chef by Veuve Clicquot, and earning three of her very own Michelin stars. Now Anne-Sophie brings her well documented culinary excellence to La Dame De Pic. The food is prepared to immaculate, yet unique detail, demonstrating that Anne-Sophie works from instinct rather than rigid rules. The lunches are a wonder to behold in of themselves, for a starter the ‘Fresh Cheese Gnotti’ is recommended, served with wild mushroom, baby spinach, Tonka and Voatsiperifery pepper emulsion. This is just one option which is only a starter for a distinctive and incredibly tasty lunch. From the main menu the choices are out of this world, the starters including berlingois, Scottish Langoustine, Foie Gras, Bluefin Tuna, Oscietra Caviar. The equally excellent main course made up of Wild Sea Bass, Red Mullet, John Dory, Cornish Wild Turbot, Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, Suckling Pig, Brittany Pigeon, and Veal Sweetbread. All these choices are unmissable and come alive with taste in your mouth. At one of the best French restaurants in London a tasting menu is to be expected, and the tastes are as fantastic as you would expect. The tastes on display include Berlingots, Blue Lobster, and much more to keep your appetite pleased. If that wasn’t enough then the deserts are the cherry on the top of this perfect French restaurant. This immaculately chosen desert menu comprises of Itakuja Chocalette, The White Millefeuille, Tiramisu, Pear, and a selection of French cheeses. Naturally the wine list is perfect, to go with your perfect meal, which was awarded the WFW Best Medium-Sized Wine List in the World in 2018, earned in no small effort by Wine Director Jan Konetzki. Many of the best wines on their list come from the Rohon Valley, which has an almost 2000 year history of growing the best grapes for wine. They have made sure that there is nothing but the best at La Dame De Pic. 

When fine dining at one of the best French restaurants in London you expect to feel your most relaxed, fortunately at La Dame De Pic you are able to fully soak up the atmosphere. When dining at this fine French restaurant you get a true sense of modernity, getting the feeling that this is the true contemporary dining experience. The modern decor is unmistakably classy with its wide open spaces, large windows, mirrors and the clashing red and white colours of furniture. It cannot be denied that Le Dame De Pic has brought French dining into the modern world, which is what elevates it to being one of the best French restaurants in London. Further proof of this can be seen by the restaurants private dining area, which is perfect for special events. Comprising of a large table which seats up to twelve people, who sit in maximum comfort and style. You are able to enjoy any event, whether it be a social event or corporate meal, you’ll be able to socialise and dine with the perfect atmosphere not matter the reason. Furthermore, guests have the fantastic opportunity to choose from a four, five, and six course menu. Lastly their expert team of Sommeliers will always be on hand to make certain you have the best possible wine to go down with your meal. Anne-Sophie has set out to defy tradition by modernising a dining experience most people associate with the last century. However by bringing it into the modern world she has made sure that La Dame De Pic feels fresh and innovative. 

Most of the best French restaurants in London take you back to the past, however Le Dame De Pic shirks of tradition by diving head first into the twenty first-century. This has paid off brilliantly, from both the food and the atmosphere you have a new and innovative dining experience. You are guaranteed fantastic time at this terrific French restaurant which will make you feel relaxed thanks to a true sense of class and elegance.    


 

Authenticity has never felt quite so charming as it does at Chez Antoinette, which truly feels like a slice of French excellence planted in the Covent Garden piazza. Everything about Chez Antoinette speaks to idyllic French dining, from the atmosphere that has an undeniable French flavour to the outstanding culinary delights. Chez Antoinette has well earned its position as one of the best French restaurants in London thanks to a fantastic sense of authenticity that livens up you dining experience. 

Chez Antoinette is relatively new to the French restaurant scene, only opening in 2014, founder Aurelia Delclos, in honour of her grandmother, known as Antoinette, and was inspired by her grandmothers authentic French cooking to offer excellent French cuisine to the world. Now thanks to Aurelia we are able to experience authentic French cuisine at its most delicious. Chez Antoinette serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all to an authentic and mouth-watering quality. The breakfast menu includes such excellent options as ‘Homemade Brioche’, ‘Antoinette Croque Monsieur/Madam’ and ‘Eggs Royal/Eggs Benedict’. Each of these is made with a specific Chez Antoinette style and flavour which is unmistakably authentic. However it is their all day menu which truly transports you to France, from the aperitifs you are given the choice of a cheese board, home to all the best cheeses, a charcuterie board, saucissons, a mixed platter of cheese, charcuterie, salad, and bread, and finally baked camembert. All delicious options, and only a small part of what makes Chez Antoinette one of the best French restaurants in London. The highlight of the Chez Antoinette menu is the Les Tartines, open faced sandwiches, which comes courtesy of chef Marion Boho, who has done an outstanding job of making certain these dishes are as authentic and palate pleasing as possible. These unbelievable Les Tartines include brie, goats cheese and honey, avocado and beetroot hummus, rillettes, anchovy, and foie gras. Each prepared to perfection, as with the rest of the menu, which includes goats cheese salad, smoked salmon salad, jambon cru salad, and duck confit salad. Finally, Chez Antoinette has a terrific selection of homemade desserts, which includes Antoinette’s chocolate cake, lemon tart, apple crumble, caramel and hazelnut tart, and a cake of the day. Being home made each of these deserts has been carefully prepared for your ultimate enjoyment, as is to be expected of this fantastic restaurant. 

It is only natural for a French restaurant to have the right atmosphere to feel suitably French, fortunately authenticity is the most important thing at Chez Antoinette. Aesthetics are very important to creating authenticity, and the aesthetics at this restaurant are perfect. Aurelia chose the furniture and crockery herself to create the aesthetic, choosing a variety of antiques throughout the country to help recreate her childhood eating with her grandmother. This demonstrates the love and care taken in creating the right atmosphere, and needless to say Aurelia has been extremely successful. Chez Antoinette is a French restaurant which makes you feel right at home and relaxed, which significantly adds to the restaurants charm. Overall the aesthetic has a rustic charm, feeling right out of a time and place in 20th century France, when Aurelia’s grandmother would have been cooking for her. Aurelia has shared this time and place with us all, and it truly transports you back. Of course it is not just the atmosphere which makes you feel at home, nor indeed the food, but also the drinks list. Many of the drinks having been chosen from a variety of areas throughout France for an added feeling of authenticity. This includes French tea, a fantastic selection of rose’s, white, and red wines, as well as a glass or bottle of the always fantastic Monbazillac as the restaurants dessert wine. True care has been taken to make certain that you achieve an authentic French dining experience, which is truly respectable, and given their great success Chez Antoinette has to be considered one of the best French restaurants in London.                   

Given the short time in which Chez Antoinette has been around it is surprising that they have achieved the greatness that they have. However thanks to outstanding food, drink and atmosphere Chez Antoinette has assured itself as being one of the best French restaurants in London. The authenticity on display is charming and unmissable for people looking for the best of French dining. 

 

 

For a restaurant which prides itself on is contemporary French cuisine, Clos Maggiore is a restaurant which understands its customers and has made cuisine is the best it can be. Their customer care is so great that in 2016 they were voted the most romantic restaurant in the world by Hardens and Architectural Digest. It is not difficult to see why Clos Maggiore would be considered so romantic, as everything from the food, atmosphere and decor can be said to be idyllic. Hence why it is one of the best French restaurants in London, and an unmissable one at that. 

Along with being voted the most romantic restaurant in the world in 2016, Clos Maggiore came third in Europe’s most romantic restaurants by Big Seven Travel, earned Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2018, and imbibe’s Wine Lists of the Year UK. All of this acclaim is well earned as Clos Maggiore is a restaurant where the customers dining is the highest priority, hence why it is one of the best French restaurants in London. For the ultimate atmospheric experience they have specifically chosen a very unique aesthetic choice, styling itself after the country inns of Provence and Tuscany, which creates a cosy sense of intimacy. Compounding this excellent atmosphere is a cherry blossom adorned conservatory which includes a retractable glass ceiling, perfect for enjoying the summer evenings. For those winter evenings it is lite up by candle light and a gorgeous fire, creating the perfectly comfortable atmosphere. It is therefore not surprising that Clos Maggiore is considered one of the most romantic restaurants, as the atmosphere is idyllic, as it transports you to a beautiful European environment. As with all great French restaurants the private dining area is fantastic, complete with beautiful wood panelling, a brilliant view of Covent Garden, and a roaring fire. This makes for an extremely relaxing and comfortable dining experience, an experience which the staff will perfectly curate around your event. Holding up to 23 people, the staff will arrange the decor and a specialised menu for your enjoyment, making certain that whatever the event your every need is taken care off. Truly that is what is so great about Clos Maggiore, that you come out satisfied no matter what the occasion. 

Ultimately you cannot have a great restaurant without a great menu, and there is no denying that Clos Maggiore provides exactly that. The delectable food comes thanks to the boundless talent of chef Marcellin Marc, who has infused the very best of Provincial cuisine into the menu for a perfect result. The result of this is that Clos Maggiore have been consistently been awarded with AA-Rosette Awards. These awards are well earned as Marcellin has taken great dedication in sourcing local and seasonal ingredients from small UK-based produces, making certain of high quality. Choosing fish fresh from British waters, organically grown vegetables, and meat sourced from around the UK. Thus making certain each ingredient is of the highest possible quality, something which becomes evident once you try it. Highlights from the sample menu include ‘Pan Roasted Les Landes Duck Liver’ for a starter, ‘Hand Rolled Fresh Pappardelle’ as a vegetarian option, ‘Pan Roasted South Coast Wild Turbot’ as fish dish, and for a meat option the ‘Slow Braised Short Rib of Black Angus Beef and Toasted Hazelnut Pangritata’. All of these dishes are mouth watering in how fantastic they are, in no small part because of the great care taken in making them. Every great meal requires a great wine to wash it down with, and with Clos Maggiore you are spoilt for choice, thanks to a cellar with over 2500 selections from over 18 different countries. Of course it is impossible to drink every single one of these wines, hence why in 2014 they introduced the Coravin wine preservation system, allowing you to taste the very rarest of wines. It is therefore not surprising that they have won awards for their wines, and why they are one of the best French restaurants in London. 

To be considered on of the best French restaurants in London great care and attention must be taken in every aspect of the service. Fortunately, great care and attention is at the forefront Clos Maggiore, from the atmosphere and decor which is rich with romance to the food which is authentic and delicious. Everything about Clos Maggiore demonstrates that they care about satisfying the customers culinary needs. 

Each of the best French restaurants in London is unique and distinctive, adding a great flavour to the city itself through their excellence. For anyone looking for the perfect and authentic French dining experience none of these restaurants can be avoided.        
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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 experince.

 

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.

 

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, Comptior 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 Caramelized 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 everytime. 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. 

 

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. 

 

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 Cocktail Bars in Covent Garden

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Covent Garden is home to many of the very best cocktail bars in all of London, with a wide variety of fantastic venues which guarantee an excellent time whatever the occasion. So here are the very best cocktail bars in Covent Garden which cannot not be missed out on. 

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

For a time that will not be soon forgotten about, the Winter Garden Cocktail Bar at Rules is highly recommended, being one of the best kept secrets in all of Covent Garden, as well as one of the best cocktail bars in the area. The atmosphere and drinking experience at this little known gem is so undeniably charming that it has to be considered one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. 

This exquisite cocktail bar offers its visitors a chance to experience a taste of elegant relaxation, which makes for an unforgettable drinking experience through it’s stylish decor and fantastic cocktails. The classically beautiful interior, complete with luxurious red seating and classy, yet understated, furnishing is enough to make anyone feel right at home. The atmosphere this generates will convince all who walk through the door that the Winter Garden Cocktail Bar is of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden before they have even taken their first drink. Truly the Winter Garden Cocktail Bar is fit for a king, an indisputable fact as Edward VII himself privately dined there with his mistress, and since then the Winter Garden Cocktail bar has retained its reputation for class and elegance. 

  If you want any more proof that the Winter Garden Cocktail Bar is one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden, then look no further than the head of it’s bar team, legendary bar man Brian Silva, a man who has proven himself to be a master of his craft. Brian’s incredible ability to craft the perfect cocktail solidifies this as one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. What’s more, there is an exclusive opportunity for a cocktail masterclass from the master himself, Brian Silva, teaching bar techniques and learning to make the cocktails of your own choosing. This class only holds up to four people at a time, demonstrating what an exclusive and opportunity this is, an opportunity which cannot be missed out on.  

The reputation the Winter Garden Cocktail bar has earned over the years as one the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden, and one of its best kept secrets, has been more than earned, and should not be avoided. 

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

When it comes to both innovating and exciting cocktail bars in Covent Garden there is only one name which can be considered, Eve Bar, a cocktail bar which has a character all its own. Located beneath owner Adam Handling’s, Frog, Eve is a true revelation, through unique takes on traditional and familiar cocktails, which have to be experienced by all. Mixing and matching flavours in unexpected but more than welcome ways, you never quite know what you’re in for. 

Bar manager Sam Orrok has infused Eve Bar with an outstanding and eccentric cocktail menu which the Covent Garden cocktail scene never knew it needed. Sam has successfully reinvented and redefined many of the cocktails which we all know and love. Eve’s take on the Porn Star Martini is not to be missed, reinvented as the Debbie Does Dallas, this drink is a fountain of flavours. If that wasn’t enough their unique take on the classic Pina Colada will make Eve a favourite. To create these incredible tastes Eve makes certain to distil, carbonate, and clarify their signature drinks. The attention to detail in mastering these cocktails not only makes Eve Bar one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden, but also one of its most modern and interesting. 

Eve Bar wants you to know that you are stepping into a very modern cocktail bar before you’ve ordered your first drink. Eve’s stark and moody interior lends the bar an enigmatic atmosphere complemented by the wide range of music provided by their fantastic DJ’s and live performers who offer a diverse range of music. Eve’s owner, Adam Handling, has truly placed a lot of heart and soul into creating this experience for his customers. Adam is an award-winning chef, being awarded British Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year in 2014 and Scottish Chef of the Year in 2015, with several of his restaurants winning a variety of awards this decade alone. The acclaim Adam has gained over the years demonstrates his high standard of excellence, a standard Eve Bar proudly meets, being appropriately located beneath his flagship restaurant The Frog. Clearly this is a cocktail bar he is very proud of, and so he should be, as evident by it being one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden, worthy of being a part of his flagship restaurant. 

Adam Handling has gifted Covent Garden with a truly unique and modern cocktail bar which will appeal to anyone looking for a bar which has character and is innovative. Eve is a revelation to all who love a great cocktail bar. 

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

Grind has had a number of successes throughout London, from Shoreditch to Whitechaple. This ever expanding and excellent chain of restaurants, cafes and bars, has, thankfully for all cocktail lovers out there, an exquisitely charming cocktail bar in their restaurant in Covent Garden. Though many may go for the espresso bar and restaurant, it is the cocktail bar which convinces people to stay at the Covent Garden Grind. When experiencing this cocktail bar you are also experiencing the height of Covent Garden’s exciting atmosphere, which won’t be soon forgotten. You will take away many great feelings from the Covent Garden Grind, from relaxing to thrilling, you know you are at one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden.

If there is one thing which all Grind’s have in common its that they provide an excellent environment, which always feels alive and vibrant. Despite the vibrant atmosphere, the Covent Garden Grind never betrays the feeling of culture which Covent Garden is known for. This is perfectly reflected in the Grind’s decor, which possesses a charmingly quaint aesthetic, complete with wooden furnishings and minimalist style. The result is a bar which lends itself to being both relaxing and sociable, whether you are enjoying an espresso in the morning or a cocktail in the evening. Truly the atmosphere the Covent Garden Grind is made for enjoying a cocktail, the vibrant and electric atmosphere should not be wasted. Anyone who goes to the Covent Garden Grind will find themselves enjoying a truly spectacular social experience. 

You don’t simply enjoy a cocktail bar for the environment, but for the cocktails themselves, thankfully with the Covent Garden Grind you are spoilt for choice. The pride of one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden is the Grind Espresso Martini, the Grind’s signature cocktail, taking prominence in their evening menu. This is a cocktail that should not be missed, adding to an already great espresso, vodka, ice, and sugar syrup for something very special. Along with this Grind classic are a terrific variety of experimental coffee cocktails such as the Hot Flat White Russian and Irish Espresso Martini. These are all fantastic beverages for any cocktail lover, along with many cocktail classics from a variety of fruit cocktails to bloody mary’s. This variety makes this Grind a welcome addition to Covent Garden cocktail bar scene, and one which adds a wonderful and vibrant charm to the area. 

The Grind has once again proved that when it comes to cocktail bars they offer some of the best throughout London. The addition of the Covent Garden Grind has added something special to Covent Garden, and should be visited by everyone eager to explore the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden.  

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

For cocktail bar which transports you back to the heyday of Victorian London there is nowhere better than Mr Fogg’s Tavern and Gin BarMr Fogg’s offers a variety of venues within London, and none are better than tavern and gin bar in Covent Garden. Offering a uniquely charming Victorian styled tavern, Mr Fogg’s grants everyone who enters a truly new and exhilarating experience like you’ve never seen. Not only does Mr Fogg’s deliver a fantastic Victorian style venue, but also selection of cocktails which complement this excellent old fashioned tavern perfectly. Mr Fogg’s Tavern and Gin Bar offer a one of a kind experience which solidifies it as one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden, an experience which is unique to all who go there.

Mr Fogg’s has added a great flavour of character to Covent Garden through their tavern and gin bar, one which is exuberant and fun, creating an infectious charm. The walls are covered in a wide array of fascinating memorabilia to be enjoyed whilst drinking. On top of this is a good old fashioned cockney sing along which adds to a delightful atmosphere which never dies down. If there is one area that Mr Fogg’s Tavern and Gin bar does not fail in its in being charming, the Victorian aesthetic which Mr Fogg’s commits to is all encompassing, and thus, never feels like a gimmick. The truth is that the aesthetic is a loving tribute to a bygone time which can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Cocktail bars like this are rarity and Covent Garden is fortunate to have one, making it one of the areas very best.  

Named in honour of one of Jules Verne’s most famous characters, Phileas Fogg, who travelled the world in eighty days, Mr Fogg’s Gin Bar offers you the opportunity to taste cocktails from around the world. Mr Fogg’s brings the fictional adventurer to life by allowing you the privilege of drinking the sort of exotic cocktails Phileas Fogg would have experienced on his journey. The diverse options deliver a wide range of intriguing cocktails that give you a taste of all nations. For Japan, you are offered the Physician’s Sencha-tional, the UK, Wicca Cauldron Cure, USA, The Rehydrating Remedy, and India, A Dose for Your Doshas. These are all terrific cocktails and just a fraction of the incredible palate pleasing drinks which makes Mr Fogg’s one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. With themed cocktails from The Netherlands, Haiti, the UK, Peru, USA, Greece, Italy, China, and Turkey. The result is a cocktail bar which makes you feel like you are on a great international adventure, much like Mr Fogg himself. 

For an incredible Victorian experience you cannot do better than Mr Fogg’s Tavern and Gin Bar, which delivers a fantastic all encompassing experience not soon forgotten. Topped of by a diverse range of internationally themed cocktails, this is a cocktail bar which earns its name, as Mr Fogg’s Tavern and Gin Bar feels like a true adventure. 

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

The perfect blend of lively and relaxing comes to you courtesy of Blind Spot Bar, a cocktail bar which knows how to set a tone of class. This speakeasy is very internationally themed, offering an unbelievably unique range of cocktails from around the world. The options are wide enough that you can explore the menu for hours, never becoming board of the fantastic choices before you. The drinks aren’t the only thing which makes Blind Spot Bar amongst the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. The atmosphere they have created makes certain you’ll be enjoying yourself until closing time. This is aided by brilliant live performances, and DJ’s playing a first-rate variety of music which never fails to impress. 

What makes the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden so superb is their ability to be enjoyed for a long as possible, luckily Blind Spot Bar achieves this with great ease. From Monday to Saturday Blind Spot Bar is open from 5.00 PM until 1.30 AM, and if you are fortunate enough to be a hotel guest, until 3.00 AM. Which means there is plenty of time to relax and get into the mood, which is easy thanks to a fantastic array of music. Tuesdays being a real treat, as they showcase live performances, always outstanding, and from a variety of different backgrounds, primarily showcasing pop, rhythm and blues, jazz and swing performances. Fridays and Saturdays really liven up thanks to talented DJ’s who play a superb range of classics from the 80’s and 90’s, R&B, and house music, which take you happily into the early hours of the morning. The sheer enjoyment that can be had here will easily keep you there until closing time without regret. 

The cocktails however are the main attraction of Blind Spot Bar, and they are breathtakingly good. Blind Spot Bar takes you around the world with the brilliant cocktails on their menu, proudly presenting a range of cocktails from Thailand, Malaysia, Hawaii and Venezuela. Patrons are truly spoilt for choice, a highlight being the Speakeasy Cocktail Tea which is perfectly complemented with a delicious piece of  cake. The cocktail bar is inspired by the British Empire’s tea trade, therefore the international feel is perfectly curated around that. As a result, Blind Spot has a wide range of cocktails originating from 25 separate countries. These cocktails are perfectly crafted to exquisite detail, made perfect by a choice of nibbles from the same country as your cocktail. This attention to detail is what makes Blind Spot Bar one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden, as there is an endless option of excellent cocktail for a wide variety of tastes. 

There is something for everyone at Blind Spot Bar, great music and spectacular cocktails from around the world. With such a wide variety of riveting choices this cocktail bar is a highlight of the Covent Garden cocktail experience.

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

The Cellar Door is not a typical cocktail bar, hidden beneath Aldwych street, with an old fashioned vibe that takes you back to the feel of 1930’s New York speakeasies and old German cabarets. The cosy atmosphere within this vintage cocktail bar is infectious, thanks to stellar entertainment from live music, secret DJ’s, and lively performances including cabaret and drag acts. Top it off with an exquisite variety of cocktails to be enjoyed, this intimate yet vibrant cocktail bar is one of the very best in Covent Garden. 

What makes The Cellar Door one of the best cocktail bars In Covent Garden is that it is not a typical bar whatsoever, with entertainment that can rival any cocktail bar in the area. The cabaret and drag performances are second to none, and they are just a small part of the entertainment, which includes comedians and a live music every night, starting at 9.00 PM until 1.00 AM. All of these performances are beyond fantastic, and help to create that 1930’s vibe beautifully. What’s more The Cellar Door also includes a secret DJ, meaning you can play the music of your choice between sets, which is just another facet of how this bar makes you feel right at home. As an extra treat, on the occasional Saturday and Sunday The Cellar Door transforms itself into a cinema featuring a short silent comedy classic from the likes of Chaplin and Keaton, followed by the main feature. These can range from cult  sensations such as Eraserhead to classics like Casablanca, guaranteeing a terrific night of entertainment.. The Cellar Door has so much to offer everyone who goes there, being both entertaining and relaxing, as it transports you back to the excitement of 1930’s New York era speakeasies. 

This subterranean gem has all the classic cocktails you could ever ask for, with the Cellar Door going for a classic 1930’s aesthetic they have made sure all the favourites are on their menu. The stellar list of cocktails includes such classics as the Moscow Mule, Collins, Singapore Sling, Daiquiri, Brandy Alexander, Manhattan, and many more. The list of classic which can be tasted here is seemingly endless, and each is an absolute  treat for the taste buds, as you get to explore many of the best cocktails from the 20th century, including the Vesper Martini, the signature drink of James Bond. To make things better they will give you an option of preferred gin, vodka, rum, scotch and brandy, and bourbon, which really helps to personalise your perfect cocktail. This added detail really helps to create the perfect and relaxing drinking experience. There is no better way to enjoy the wide variety of excellent entertainment than by having the perfect cocktail, brilliantly prepared for your perfect evening. 

The classic 1930’s speakeasy vibe created by The Cellar Door makes it one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. The classic drinks which have an excellent variety in taste, and the overall atmosphere created by endlessly fantastic entertainment create this vibe, a vibe which is undeniably brilliant and unmissable. 

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

In the cultural heart of London is The Covent Garden Cocktail Club, part of The Covent Garden Social Club, this fantastic and exclusive cocktail club is situated beneath the theatre club. The local adds to the sense of culture, which is more than earned, taking you back to an era when the bar was still a greenroom for performers, that allows for a laid back feeling. This results in a  drinking experience which is relaxed with a sense of quaint charm. 

Anybody who loves the theatre will be automatically attracted to the Covent Garden Social Club, which is vital as you must be a member, or theatre patron, to enter Covent Garden Cocktail Club. This cocktail bar may be exclusive but it is certainly worth the exclusivity as the Covent Garden Cocktail Club is on the best Cocktail Bars in Covent Garden. Upon entering the Covent Garden Cocktail Club the exquisite decor takes you immediately aback, with its old  fashioned leather seating which completes the aesthetic of an old gentlemen’s club. This takes you back to a bygone era, specifically the 1920’s and 30’s, when you could just sit back and enjoy your drink in peace and quiet. Which is exactly what you get at the Covent Garden Cocktail Club, a very laid back experience which allows you to shut out the outside world and discuss the theatre. This is the benefit of being so closely tied to the theatre, as you can enjoy a good play and follow it with one of their magnificent cocktails, relaxing as you muse on your time at the theatre. The early twentieth century aesthetic allows for that extra feeling of experiencing a post play drink as was done then, which makes for an undeniably charming time. 

The relaxing atmosphere of the Covent Garden Cocktail club, which can best be described as charming, is compounded by brilliant music, which can vary from soul and jazz, to classical, which makes you feel effortlessly relaxed. The bartenders always make you feel right at home, and are meticulous in creating your perfect cocktail, a particular recommendation being Blood and Sand, a classic of the 1920’s and 30’s. The mixologists at The Covent Garden Cocktail Club are true professionals, always able to keep your sense of taste wanting more. It is this attention to professionalism which solidifies this as one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. The bartenders and management have pulled out all the stops in order to make sure you have the most relaxing experience, in this undeniably charming cocktail bar, 

The Covent Garden Cocktail Club marries the culture of the theatre and the simple enjoyment of attending a cocktail bar perfectly. Allowing for a very relaxing drinking experience as you listen to great music, in a charming setting, whilst you drink a brilliantly prepared cocktail. Do not let the exclusivity of the London Cocktail Club scare you off, as this is a worthy addition to the cocktail scene in Covent Garden, being one of the areas best and most relaxing.

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

One of the most unforgettable cocktail bars in all of Covent Garden is The Escapologist, located in Seven Dial, this brilliant taste of cocktail magic brings you all the excitement and energy of the late 19th century. This exceptionally run and authenticity themed venue feels like it is truly hitting the right notes of highlighting the adventurousness of the 19th century, as seen through the works of Rudyard Kipling and Robert Louis Stephenson. The atmosphere created at The Escapologist is one which invites intrigue, making this a cocktail bar which is constantly fascinating. Topped of by plethora of classic cocktails which will keep you happy until nights end, making this one of the absolute best cocktail  bars in Covent Garden. 

The Escapologist has brilliantly created their own exiting backstory, lending the bar a sense of mythology. The story they have crafted is that of Baron Von Took, a scandalous fiend who fled to London only to find himself sent to the gallows. Upon taking his final drink in one of Covent Garden’s brew houses he escaped and became a legendary party goer who drank alongside all the greats of Victorian culture. By creating this myths The Escapologist is creating a spirit to inhabit, that of a late 19th century party atmosphere with a roguish charm. The bar is terrifically successful at inhabiting this atmosphere, being styled as a Victorian men’s club, which gives the bar a sense of authenticity whilst never feeling inaccessible. In fact The Escapologist is very inviting as the fun party aura the cocktail bar radiates is unbelievably infectious. The venue is perfectly spacious, which is brilliant if you want to make a reservation for friends, family or work events. Making a reservation at The Escapologist is more than worth it as all who go are guaranteed to have a spectacular time, this is a cocktail bar designed for the ultimate social experience. 

There’s no better way to have the ultimate social experience at one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden than to make sure you party like its 1899 with some great cocktails. The Escapologist has everyone’s favourite cocktails such as the; Pornstar Martini, Long Island Ice Tea, Toasted Popcorn Sour, Strawberry Tiramisu, Mexican Butterfly, and many more exquisitely tasting cocktail classics. Of course the theme of The Escapologist is the 19th century party, so naturally they have many of the best cocktail perfect for anyone looking to create a party vibe. These party classics include the; Love Potions NO.10, Hidden Guilip, Club Tropicana, Sink the Pink, Lemongrass Collins, and more exciting cocktails which will help create that party vibe. These are all wonderfully delicious cocktails which help bring this vibrant cocktail bar to life. If these incredible cocktails were not enough The Escapologist helps improve what would already be a great night thanks to their pizza menu, which offers deliciously tasty options for people of all  preferences. From vegetarian and four cheeses to meaty and spicy, the pizzas here are truly a treat that will cap of the perfect night.  

The Escapologist can certainly be called a cocktail bar of great character thanks to the  19th century party atmosphere which it has created, and is impossible to escape from. This is a bar which has an entirely fun vibe which is why it is undeniably one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. A cocktail bar which not only creates an excellent vibe but delivers you the best cocktails to solidify your night of enjoyment.

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden
 

The Savoy in Covent Garden is well known for being one of the best hotels in London, so it only makes sense that it would be home to one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden, the American Bar. This distinguished cocktail bar has been one of Covent Garden’s very best since 1893; and is in fact Britain’s oldest cocktail bar. Thus the American Bar is a cocktail bar with a true legacy of excellence, a legacy it more than meets up to in the present day. There is no doubt upon entering this award winning cocktail bar that you in one of the most highly regarded in Covent Garden, thanks to a high quality staff who create the finest cocktails in the country. Beyond the excellence of the cocktails, the American Bar always has the best music from the last decade, reflecting the music inspired cocktails, creating a relaxing and stylish atmosphere which cannot be beaten. 

The American Bar might be the most acclaimed cocktail bar in Covent Garden, being awarded the Best International Bar Team 2016 in Tales of the Cocktail and Best Bar in Europe at the World’s 50 Best Bars in the same year. The following year winning the World’s Best Bar in the World’s 50 Best Bars, and named Best Bar in Tales of the Cocktail in 2018. This demonstrates exactly the high calibre of cocktail bar the American Bar is, taking great care in retaining a high standard of excellence. The standard of excellence on display can be seen by the undeniably incredible menu, which contains The Savoy Songbook, a menu which pays homage to some of the worlds most legendary musicians. This unbeatable menu contains 20 cocktails inspired by 20 great songs. These fantastic cocktails include; Sun, Sun, Sun, inspired by George Harrison’s Here Comes the Sun, Dreamer, inspired by Frank Sinatra’s cover of Blue Moon, and Moonlight Kiss, inspired by As Time Goes By, featured in the legendary movie Casablanca. These are stunningly creative drinks, with flavours that surprise and delight the taste buds, perfectly match the music the cocktails are inspired by. This menu must be tried by anyone looking for the perfect evening, it has helped retain a legacy lasting almost 130 years.

Of course a great drinks menu must be complemented by an equally great atmosphere, the cocktails consumption is aided by terrific live music, which is played every evening. Appropriately, the music is the very best of American Jazz, playing throughout the night making sure you feel right at ease. The atmosphere becomes effortlessly stylish as you sit back and relax to wonderfully tasting cocktails, complemented by brilliantly performed music, which allows you to shut out the outside world. The American Bar at the Savoy is not the only American Bar in London, but it is its oldest and as a result has a higher standard to meet, needing to be as brilliant as it has always been. Fortunately the staff at this wonderful cocktail bar have ensured that all patrons get into the relaxing spirit as they immaculately prepare the perfect cocktail. 

The American Bar being one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden is an indisputable fact, the awards and acclaim this cocktail bar has gained over the years have been truly earned. Through a cocktail menu that is masterfully inspired they have ensured anyone who tries even one of their legendary cocktails will never forget what they have tasted. This is a cocktail bar run with style, making for an extremely relaxing experience for anyone who walks through the door, and is not to be missed by cocktail lovers anywhere. 

 

The Best Cocktail Bars In Covent Garden

 

For a cocktail bar that makes a statement look no further than Blame Gloria, a cocktail bar which is inviting you to have a fantastic evening. The brilliantly inventive mixologists at Blame Gloria offer you fantastic old classics with creative twists, and cocktails of their own invention which never fail to impress the taste buds. The Cocktails are just a part of what makes Blame Gloria one of the most quirky and creative bars in Covent Garden. This is the perfect cocktail bar for anyone looking for a party that is the height of fun, Blame Gloria is a cocktail bar inspired by the idea of the perfect party, which is exactly what you get as soon as you enter. An evening at Blame Gloria is not soon forgotten and the cocktails and late night partying will encourage serious thrills. 

Blame Gloria can be best described as vibrant, the venue is stricken by a wide range and beautiful mixture of colours which brighten up the decor. The various patterns and colours Blame Gloria have range greatly, from neon through to floral, no one can say this bar isn’t aesthetically beautiful. These aesthetics are important to a bar such as Blame Gloria if it is to strike the right mood, fortunately they have stricken the exact right tone. This means that Blame Gloria has the right amount of party atmosphere for anyone, being very vibrant and exciting whilst not being overly superficial. Blame Gloria will also hook you up with reservations in private areas, ensuring an unforgettable fun time, whether it be a birthday or corporate event you are sure to have a great night. This will even include deluxe cocktails and cakes for birthdays, perfectly tailoring your evening. It is even possible to hire the entire venue any time of the year on any day of the week, whether it be for parties or a quiet lunch. This is truly a cocktail bar which has its customers in mind, which is what makes it one of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden. 

The reason you stay to enjoy yourself at a superb cocktail bar such as Blame Gloria is for the unbelievable cocktails. The mixologists are true miracle workers, creating some of the most fascinating tastes you will experience in all of London. Classics we all know and love such as the Porn Star Martini and the Long Island Iced Tea, take on whole new flavours that you never knew you needed. This gives these beloved cocktail classics a whole new personality, which is just a fraction of the personality Blame Gloria has to offer. They of course have their very own cocktails, which need to be tried by anyone getting into the mood of this enthralling cocktail bar. One of the prime examples of their unique cocktails is Gloria’s Sour, made from midori melon liqueur, fresh lemon juice, black pepper syrup, fresh mint and egg white. This is just one of many fantastic cocktails which Blame Gloria has to offer and should not be missed out on. Not only that they are a very part of the bars identity, being creative and fun, which sums up Blame Gloria perfectly. If you want a taste of something new and exciting Blame Gloria is a place your taste buds and you sense of excitement cannot miss out on.   

All of the best cocktail bars in Covent Garden are anything but boring, and for a cocktail bar which is the antithesis of boring Blame Gloria is a venue which must be explored anyone who hasn’t yet discovered it. Striking that perfect balance of fun and creative, creating a party atmosphere which can rival any great cocktail bar. The fun doesn’t begin or end with the atmosphere however, but with the cocktails themselves, which are beyond fantastic. The cocktails truly embody everything that is great about Blame Gloria, an unforgettable evening created through brilliant attention to detail.  

The best cocktail bars in Covent Garden are worth any cocktail lovers attention, as they all offer premium top quality cocktails and atmosphere, being very diverse yet equally brilliant in their own special ways. These cocktail bars are the greatest for many different occasions and moods, which make them stand out amongst the very best in all of London.    

 

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The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

September 11, 2019 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

 

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Private members clubs fill every corner of London and these hidden oases are valuable and luxurious home away from homes for both business and pleasure alike. For a chance to rub shoulders with the elite, famous and rich of London, Capital A List will outline the best members clubs in Chelsea.

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

Albert’s is a relatively new addition to London’s members club scene having recently re-opened its doors at the Beaufort House just off Kings Road in Chelsea. Its latest venue has been built within a four-storey townhouse, three times bigger than its original venue. The classic English charm that its members have come to love is still seen throughout the new venue with the interior led by Olivia Alexandra. Its design and atmosphere that mixes British elegance with European glamour suits its upmarket Chelsea members, making it one of the best members clubs in Chelsea. All prospective members need to be proposed and seconded by a current member. This ensures that Albert’s maintains its comfortable and intimate community, where all members are in some way connected to the founding partners and committee. If you’re lucky enough to be selected, Lifetime membership can be obtained for a once-off payment of £2,500, or for a £250 joining fee and a £650 annual membership fee.

Albert’s was named after Albert of Victoria and is inspired by a heritage of British royalty. The interior incorporates rich brass tones and plush velvets and plays this against geometric patterns and vibrant signature Albert’s wallpapers and flourishes. The elegant knack with which the interior has been designed illustrates why Albert’s is one of the best members clubs in Chelsea. Members have access to all of Albert’s facilities, including the Club Room with an all-day restaurant and bar. The bar is complete with a mahogany whisky bar and martini bar, and members can expect the finest assortment of spirits including a whisky from both the birth and death of Albert of Victoria. Other areas that members can spread their time across include a private dining room ideal for private events and meetings, as well as the penthouse champagne bar perfect for intimate drinks into the evening. During the day members can expect a relaxed sophisticated environment and by night this turns into an electric ambience, with one of the key membership benefits being complimentary entry to the exclusive private members club, Raffles Chelsea.

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

Most members clubs in Chelsea focus on luxury, and this is definitely the case with South Kensington Club. Their take on luxury stems from creating an environment for its members to escape the stress of London and to rest and restore themselves. Their health-oriented ethos makes it one of the best members clubs in Chelsea to unwind, work remotely during the day and host meetings and events. New members do not need to be proposed by existing members, but irrespective, membership is exclusive with a £1,000 joining fee and a £3,500 annual fee.

Members have access to the Club’s exercise facilities, spa treatments, club restaurant and cocktail bar and terrace, and each are designed to be intimate and relaxed spaces and this is reflected in its natural hardwoods, stones and leather design themes. The Club restaurant seats up to 80 people and the menu is Mediterranean-inspired and prioritises the finest produce prepared in an uncomplicated way to bring out simple and true flavours. The terrace bar is a charming oasis encircled by Mediterranean trees, and is available to members all day and night to enjoy with a couple of drinks or as a post work-out spot. It can also be used for intimate dinners and cocktail parties with the catering supplied by their in-house Mediterranean restaurant.

South Kensington Club’s history is very different to what it is now. It started in the late 1800s as the Queen’s Gate Music Hall and before it become the Club we know today its was Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood’s, own private club. It is now a retreat for elite Londoner’s searching for a respite from their busy day-to-day.

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

Set in a former Scottish Church is one of the best members clubs in Chelsea. Members of the elite Mosimann’s Club experience the luxury of the balcony bar, grand main dining room, and the opulence of seven different private dining rooms. The balcony bar is where most members start their evening with canapés and champagne, before either selecting a private dinner in the main dining space or one of the private dining rooms. Each private room is sleek and sophisticated and adorned with whimsical silver animals on each of the tables. They encompass intimate spaces designed for two people, including the Montblanc room, and also showcase larger spaces for fifty people, including the Garrard room.

Mosimann’s Club has been operating for more than 30 years, and has remained a family-owned business since its inception. Headed by Anton Mosimann, the Club has cultivated a world-famous status with members from all over the world seeking their sophisticated cuisine, private dining and bespoke services. They are also famous for their emphasis on healthy and natural cooking techniques that focus on the freshest ingredients and the absence of oil, butter, cream and alcohol. With their ethos of cultivating luxurious and intimate spaces for members, it comes as no surprise that they have held the Royal Warrant for fifteen years and that it is one of the best members clubs in Chelsea. Their most recent royal service was in 2011 when William and Kate had their menu tasting ahead of their wedding at the Club.

Mosimann’s Club has multiple membership options. Its full membership means that guests can utilise all of the spaces at any time. One of most notably advantages of this membership is the inclusion into Mosimann’s exclusive and special calendar events held through-out the year. These events encompass private viewings of portraits by the iconic Priscille Febvre Dehovee, Bordeaux fine wine dinners to a royal box lunch and polo at Guards Polo Club in Windsor. They also have memberships especially designed for applicants thirty-five and under. This form of membership is aimed at promoting a culture of young professional networking opportunities, and offers full access to the Club’s facilities and exclusive events.

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

The Sloane Club has an impressive history spanning centuries. It started off as the Service Women’s Club that served former lady officers of the Armed Forces in World War II. Its rich history has made it one of the best members clubs in Chelsea, where members have access to fine dining, luxurious drawing rooms, comfortable bedrooms, a private roof terrace and an indulgent Spa.

The Sloane Club is quintessentially English with its traditional and sophisticated décor, and striking artwork primarily featuring equestrianism. In the drawing rooms, comfortable sofas are positioned around a fireplace giving it the feel of a country home in the city. Members are welcome to entertain family and friends in private dining rooms, or host larger occasions in their Cadogan Suite and Chelsea Bar. The dining room is large and brightly lit with natural lighting flooding through a glass atrium. The room has an array of intimate booths for members looking for a quiet spot to catch-up with friends, as well as larger tables in the centre for bigger groups. Executive Chef, Bernhard Mayer, formerly at the Savoy, presents a menu featuring many British favourites and seafood dishes. The outdoor terrace, a floor above the popular alfresco terrace, is a perfect spot to enjoy the warm summer periods. The Sloane Club also offers a multitude of event spaces catering for a spectrum of events including art fairs, meetings, birthday celebrations and even cocktail receptions.

The London membership allows local residents unrestricted access to the Club’s bedrooms and facilities for a £250 joining fee and £350 annual subscription. Other memberships include the social membership designed for less frequent users. It provides full access to the Club’s facilities for a lower subscription fee. What makes Sloane Club one of the best members clubs in Chelsea is that members also have access to and can explore 180 affiliated clubs worldwide. Another membership perk is the calendar events that give members exclusive access to some of the country’s most beloved landmarks. It really does feel like a country home nestled in the city of London, making it a perfect and accessible hide-away from the busy London lifestyle.

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

The Soho House is iconic for its numerous members Clubs across the globe, with outposts in the UK, Berlin, New York, Miami and Barcelona. The original Club was first founded on 40 Greek Street for creatives in 1995. Electric House is one of nine sister sites in the UK, and can be classified as one of the best members clubs in Chelsea due to its affiliation with the Soho House and the luxury it threads throughout all of its members’ experience there. With a full house membership, guests have full access to all of Soho House’s Clubs worldwide and the exclusivity that comes along with it.

On the first floor of the Club is the Club Bar and this is a comfortable space to drink, work and relax. It’s open from 8am and offers its guests a wide selection of coffee and breakfast at the deli counter. For members wishing to experience a bit of relaxation, the Bar also offers an extensive list of beers, wines and expertly crafted house cocktails. A second space that members can enjoy is the Snug, an intimate space for ultimate relaxation where guests are recommended to take a break on one of their comfortable sofas and breath-in the beauty of their contemporary art hung on the walls. The Library is a multi-purpose room, which can be transformed into a bar, casual dining lounge and a room for private events. The comfortable sophistication that epitomises the Electric House is also carried into the Library space where members can play records on a classic turntable by picking from their large vinyl collection. The bartender at the Library is also on hand to make any cocktail from the large central table, making it an ideal spot for meetings, drinks and informal lunches. The Terrace is also an impressive spot for members, and is comprised of a roof garden with wooden decking. It is covered by the building’s original dome ceiling, making it idyllic for unexpected weather changes. Each of these exceptional facilities offered to guests make this one of the best members clubs in Chelsea.

The Electric House offers five different membership options. The Local Membership gives you access to all of the Clubs facilities, their annual event programmes as well as exclusive access to all Soho House Every House Clubs internationally.

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

The Chelsea Arts Club is an institution of the members club scene with its prestigious artistic credentials spanning over a century. It was founded in 1891 by Whistler and his group of bohemian friends during a time where Chelsea was the beating heart of London’s artistic centre. Networks of interlinking artistic studios peppered the streets of Chelsea and today The Chelsea Arts Club occupies its original Old Church Street House and is one of the last vestiges of this wonderfully free-spirited time. For this reason it has made it on our list of the best members clubs in Chelsea.

The members club remains owned by its members with it operated on their behalf, this has ensured that the ethos of freedom and creativity has remained ever present. All its members come together in their creative and passionate approach to life and everything in between. Most members are from some creative industry including painters, sculptors, architects through to film makers, musicians and dancers. The Chelsea Arts Club has a strict policy that two thirds of its members need to be engaged in the arts, ensuring that it is a welcoming space where like-minded creatives always have a comfortable home away from home.

The Chelsea Arts Club showcases wonderful spaces for its members to enjoy. One is the Billiards Room decorated with a bar and snooker table. A Dining Room is also available for anytime of the day, as well as a large secluded garden bursting with natural life which could be the perfect place for solitude and inspiration. Members are also able to book bedrooms in the upstairs, giving them ample time and opportunity to breathe-in and soak up the atmosphere of creative freedom evoked at The Chelsea Arts Club.

The Chelsea Arts Club is also heralded as throwing legendary parties and this is one of the reasons it’s one of the best members clubs in Chelsea. Exciting exhibitions of members work are held throughout the year as well as every winter eclectic art events are arranged throughout the jolly season. These seasonal events include thought-provoking talks and screenings and elaborate performances highlighting the talented members and household names.

Membership is extremely exclusive and is done by election. Candidates need to go through a rigorous process of being proposed and seconded by two existing members whom candidates have known for at least two years. Only 150 members are selected every year, and if you are one of those lucky candidates, there four memberships to choose from. Town (£623pa) for those with residential addresses within 30 miles of Charing Cross, Country (£465pa) for members living outside of London, Overseas (£412) and lastly Under 30’s (228pa).

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

KX is an all-encompassing private members club that offers its guests a luxurious gym, spa and restaurant space. Candidates that are willing to spend a joining fee of £1,000 and an annual membership of 2,000 will be spoiled with the utmost VIP treatment and an experience at one of the best members clubs in Chelsea. Firstly the gym is geared toward providing individualised training programmes that aim to be holistic in their approach. Principles of personal training, nutrition and physical therapies are all bespoke and designed to complement each member. The spa delivers the perfect amount of indulgence and necessity. Face and body treatments as well as aesthetic and age management clinics combine both Eastern healing methods and advanced Western techniques.

Members also have access to the clubroom which offers the right amount of relaxation and comfort after expending hard effort in the gym. This space encapsulates a members club’s purpose and this is to be a perfect escape with a homely feel. This room is one spectacular feature that makes it one of the best members clubs in Chelsea. It is modern and light with contemporary art, lux navy lounge seating, pops of red and deep chestnut wood panelling. Members can take a moment of respite and watch from their plethora of channels on a large plasma screen. Games such as Backgammon, Monopoly, Poker and Chess are also available to guests that desire to have a bit of fun with friends.

Their restaurant follows the same health-conscious ethos as the rest of the private members club. Its menu is developed by the head chef, as well as their expert personal trainers and nutritionists. The food is simply prepared and made with lean ingredients. The variety on offer includes salads, pasta and soup dishes, sandwiches and burgers, meat and fish dishes, as well as neat proteins including organic chicken, salmon fillet and tuna steaks.

KX is one private members club in Chelsea that does it all – it offers guests an escape for their busy lives in the form of gym facilities, spa treatments as well as luxurious spaces to decompress in style.

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

Boasting the cream of the crop of Chelsea’s elite artists is The London Sketch Club in the heart of Chelsea. It is a historic institution forging connections between artists, illustrators and writers for more than 100 years. It is still one of London’s best kept secrets and only those accepted into the inner circle of the creative world have stepped foot through these iconic doors. Members are absorbed into a time-warp of 100 years ago where everything from the décor through to the emphasis on historic forms of artistry are emphasised in great celebration. This ethos of returning to the roots of literature and art make this one of the best members clubs in Chelsea and inundate the members experience with a sense of rejuvenation to tackle the modern world.

The London Sketch Club hosts private dinners, lectures, talks and meetings for its members which are all centred on art and its beauty. Both cocktail parties and public exhibition events are organised to honour its talented members’ work. Other activities encompass life drawing, painting and during the winter periods, live entertainment is hosted by the talented members. Each of these social activities make this one of the best members clubs in Chelsea and illustrates the electric atmosphere its members are privy to – where camaraderie and tradition are the heart of this unique space.

The London Sketch Club is only for the elite with its membership at about a hundred and fifty. The process of being selected is incredibly stringent to ensure that new members only enhance this hidden treasure of artistry at its finest. Memberships comprise the options of town, country, overseas and honorary. With the busyness and frenetic nature of today, this example of the best members club in Chelsea is a haven for its members to restore and get back into touch with their creative side.

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

The Chelsea Yacht Club is one of the best members clubs in Chelsea with its unique water-based experience. It has been operating since 1881 and is so exclusive that new members need to be firstly proposed and then seconded by two existing members. With membership, guests can sail upstream and or downstream from Cadogan Pier by Albert Bridge, and take a journey through beautiful areas including Westminster, the O2 Arena in South Bank, Imperial Wharf Marina and even all the way down to Hampton Court Palace.

The Club provides access to two exquisite and restored 1920s and 1930s Motor Yachts, including the Bluebird of Chelsea and Sigrid of Chelsea. Making the Chelsea Yacht Club one of the best members clubs in Chelsea is its own private concierge service and event manager that are responsible for making each members’ experience extraordinary. Every aspect of the trip is meticulously planned, and a fine dining experience is one that they have not forgotten to incorporate. They offer a wide and diverse selection of signature menu items created by the most exclusive chefs in London. Bespoke menus can also be made to meet the diverse needs of members; and members are also welcome to bring their own food, canapés and beverages whilst traversing the seas.

 

The Best Members Clubs in Chelsea

 

Raffles was founded by Peter Evans in 1967, and the name is inspired by the mogul Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles who was responsible for some of the most decadent and luxurious parties in Chelsea. This is still the case today, as Raffles is one of the best members clubs in Chelsea where members experience the pinnacle of glamorous and exclusive clubbing experiences in London. Membership is only granted by invitation, making this a discreet and desirable space to see and be seen. It is so exclusive that royal family members and celebrities alike are often seen here. Raffles runs guest lists only from Friday to Saturday and is one of the only clubs that stays open until 5am, thanks to its late license.

Recently in 2019 Raffles underwent a major refurbishment, and has added fantastic new touches of glamour and luxury to its interior. The club consists of two main areas; the main room is on the ground floor and comprises private booths. On the second floor there are private VIP rooms, accessible for private table bookings. The bar is as spectacular as the rest of the club, with Raffles mixologists crafting some of the very best cocktails. It is located on the World famous Kings Road and is one of the best members clubs in Chelsea that has been at the forefront for many years.

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The Best Lounge Bars in London

August 7, 2019 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

 

Capital A List Gold Membership includes access to exclusive clubs and bars, and priority restaurant bookings in addition to many other benefits. For more information please visit Capital A List Membership.

 

London lounge bars are heralded as some of the best in the world and are renowned for their simply exquisite and unique designs as well as food and drinks. With the vast array of options to choose from, Capital A List will share a coveted list of the best lounge bars in London.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

For the ultimate tropical oasis in the heart of Upper Street Islington, look no further than Laki Kane, one of the best lounge bars in London. It brings the aloha spirit of the Caribbean in its carnival of colours, unforgettable cocktails and thriving music and entertainment. It is the ideal urban retreat to decompress after work, or relax over the weekend with friends. As you enter you are immediately drawn into the easy-going island spirit with its rush roofing, dangling ropes, palm prints and green plants covering each corner of the lounge bar. Tropical paraphernalia could not be more exquisite in this relaxed setting and is complemented perfectly with the rhythmic beats of Caribbean music.

What’s more is that each table is fitted with call buttons for service, meaning that you can call on tiki-dressed waitrons at any time for a re-fill of your choice. Now there is nothing more that embodies the relaxed feeling of a beach retreat than that. Each cocktail is rum-based with the selection of rums ranging from across the globe. The name Laki Kane stems from the lucky (Laki) sugar cane (kane) which is converted over time into the delicious rums used in their cocktails. The cocktail list has been designed by co-owner, Georgi Radev, a former Mahiki bar manager. His experiences definitely shine through in the spectacular cocktails that are made with only the best exotic ingredients, unrefined sugars and world-class rums. The signature Laki Kane cocktail, made with fruity and fresh passionfruit, coconut water, sugar cane juice and of course premium rum, will transport your taste buds to the sunshine and soft sands of the Caribbean beaches. Each drink is also served in custom-made ceramics that typify that island feeling.

They also make their own bespoke rum in the upstairs bar, The Spiced Dry Rum Club. This area is dedicated to teaching lucky guests Laki Kane’s unique re-distillation process. Guests can also learn how to make their own spiced rums with specialist help from £70. The kitchen is helmed by renowned chef Michael Moore and is inspired by the fresh and flavourful food of the tropics. Dishes of fried and marinated chicken wings and crispy squid served with Thai style chili dip are wonderful complements to the sunshine-soaked cocktails and interiors.

Laki Kane truly exemplifies a beach escape from its easy-going music to its tropical-inspired design, cocktails and food and cannot be missed out as one of the best lounge bars in London.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

Exploring the world has never been as easy than at Mr Fogg’s Residence in Mayfair. The delightful and quizzical story goes that the adventurer, Phileas J. Fogg filled his Mayfair home to the brim with antiquities collected after his 80-day trip around the globe. This whimsical story has been materialised into a number of adventurous lounge bars that transport guests to the Victorian era and to magical destinations throughout the world.

Locations in Covent Garden and Liverpool Street (Mr Fogg’s Tavern, Gin Parlour and Society of Exploration, amongst others) also typify the thrill-seeking, and wonderfully peculiar and eccentric nature of Mr Fogg’s Residence, whilst also cultivating their unique guest experiences. Mr Fogg’s is the sister brand to the prestigious Cahoots and Barts bars, and guests that have been to either will definitely experience the same attentive service and eccentric atmosphere.

The story of Mr Fogg’s Residence centres on the idea that the famed adventurer opened his home to the public to give them a glimpse into his daring life. The lounge captures this perfectly with its homely and studious design and is one of the best lounge bars in London. Polished wood panelled walls evoke the warmth and intimacy associated with an antique home. This cosy atmosphere is enhanced with ceilings, walls and shelves adorned in relics, artefacts and exotic creatures traceable to different cultures across the globe. The visual satisfaction and desire for adventure stirred by the glorious design is only enhanced by the delectable range of cocktails and light bites.

The signature cocktail list follows Phileas J. Fogg’s worldly travels and are as outgoing, innovative and bizarre as the adventurer himself. One of our favourite cocktails was ‘Upon Kiouni the Elephant’ primarily due to the anecdote attached to it. The story follows that Mr Fogg’s and his band of fellow travellers commandeered an elephant to traverse the city of Bombay India. The story illustrates the effort of a team and as such the cocktail is for a group of up to six guests. The flavours of Botantist gin, white wine, orange liqueur, cinnamon, elderflower cordial and fresh lychee juice are wonderfully light and botanical – the perfect drink for a warm summer day.

Mr Fogg’s Residence is as unique as it comes and brings back a childlike wonder for the world. Guests are plunged into a mystifying world full of curiosity, adventure and spirited cocktails – and we cannot think of a better example of one of the best lounge bars in London.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

Mix creativity and eccentricity together and the outcome is Looking Glass Cocktail Club. It is located in the trailblazing centre of creativity, Shoreditch, and occupies a haunt on the flourishing Hackney Road. Guests step through the ‘looking glass’ into a secret den of kaleidoscopic Louis XVI furniture, vintage art pieces and plush brocade fabrics. The space takes guests on a whimsical journey where high-end meets debauchery in the most memorable of ways, making this one of the best lounge bars in London.

Guests can expect to walk into a speak-easy setting where the lighting is dimmed and top notch house music reverberates throughout every crevice of the space. Intoxicating entertainment will make you feel as if you really have walked into another world. Looking Glass takes an artistic approach to its entertainment by intertwining its live music with performance art, and this not only adds to the electric atmosphere but also brings a bit of fun to its sophisticated cocktails. The cocktails are created to the highest standard in the ‘underland’ – the laboratory where talented mixologists produce home-made syrups, bitters and liquors as the flavours for the cocktails. This fresh and thoughtful way of producing cocktails makes Looking Glass a stand-out choice for one of the best lounge bars in London. The list is divided into cocktails, absinthe and wine and beer. Their current cocktail list is inspired by revolutions across the globe that have inspired and changed society as a whole. The ‘Changing Perception’ cocktail is enlivened by the feminist revolution with reference to the Ada Coleman who was the first head bartender of the American Bar at The Savoy Hotel in 1903. It pays homage to her famous ‘Hanky Panky’ cocktail by producing a unique distilled version playing up herbal and dry flavours. It uses distilled hanky panky, Portobello road gin, white vermouth and adds a light touch of orange bitters. Another great option is the Moore’s Law which plays on the current tech revolution by incorporating coffee and spiced flavours. Spiced Guinness reduction is mixed with a fizz of soda to balance out the powerful flavours of cognac.

Looking Glass is edgy yet refined and this playful mix is perfectly encapsulated in its eccentric design and entertainment offset by its classic and high-end cocktail creations. Its dual personality works wonderfully for its Shoreditch location where creativity blends seamlessly with corporate.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

One of the most luxurious places to be is the Anthracite in the splendid great Northern Hotel. It oozes glamour and sophisticated whilst still being a cosy and intimate spot in London’s King’s Cross neighbourhood. It is inspired by the coal it is named after and this translates into its choice of dark colour tones and metallic furnishings. It not only looks lux but also feels expensive with its interconnected rooms decorated with Italian walnut chairs, chic marble tables and scintillating wall mirrors. Specially commissioned artworks by world renowned artists, Gareth Reid and Paul Kenton, further add to the feeling of pinnacle luxury. Anthracite whole heartedly embraces what it means to be one of the best lounge bars in London by also evoking the same level of elegance in its cocktails and drinks.

Anthracite is the master of well-known classic cocktails, and has also tried its hand successfully at new and playful creations. A large collection of gin martinis, vodka martinis and contemporary martini cocktails pepper the drinks list. A favourite was the coastal martini which is inspired by the coastal regions of England and Europe. It evokes salty and tangy flavours associated with the wonderful seaside, and pops in a bit of spice as an unexpected twist. The coastal martini is made to perfection with samphire-infused Tanqueray 10, cured lemon-infused Dolin Chambery, black pepper, seaweed crisp and chili peppers. They also have an array of classic cocktails, including staple Negronis and also twists on classics. A great option for the more daring guest would be the Anticuado. It is inspired by an Old Fashioned with its measure of spirits to sugar and bitters. But what makes this drink memorable is its smoky flavours of chili-cumin and chocolate-covered cherries that bring a blend of rich and warm flavours.

By day Anthracite offers a luxurious city escape with its natural lighting and beautiful views of St Pancras International filtering in through the large floor to ceiling windows. By dusk, it truly becomes one of the best lounge bars in London with its exceptional cocktails and sultry interiors that speak to the highest level of sophistication.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

Sanderson Hotel in Fitzrovia is all about being quirky and original and this is immediately felt as you walk into the lobby to gleaming giant eyes peering at you from the spines of the lobby chairs. The hotel bursts with character and offers guests a plethora of spaces to enjoy – one being the ornate Purple Bar. Purple is not only in the name but is the primary colour decorating this elegant lounge space. It seems difficult to associate everything purple with elegance, but the Purple Bar really exemplifies the adage of nothing is impossible. The Purple Bar is regal in its design, that uses only the most expensive materials, in its expert drinks list through to its award-worthy service. It is everything extravagant and gloriously so, and we cannot stress it more that this is one of the best lounge bars in London.

Violet silk curtains frame the room creating a theatre-esque ambience which is enhanced by the soft glow casted by candelabras and tealights. The bar is awe-inspiring and looks like the remnants of a meteorite that has fallen from the sky. This visual illusion is helped by lights reflecting off the surface and the resulting light and dark shadows. Mirrors hang from the walls and on either side of the bar showcasing striking reflections of the spirits and the bar from above – this definitely adds to the luxurious and spacious feeling of the room. Miniature Queen Anne-style lavender chairs neatly sit in front of the iridescent bar giving guests the full spectacle of their drinks being crafted. The Forgot Me Not cocktail is a fantastic choice and is curiously made with a mix of Herradura, Resposado tequila, lemon and a topping of champagne foam. Another memorable drink was the Rabbit Hole that embodies whimsy. It is crafted with cherry vodka, cochi Americano, port, lemon and an egg white on top. Light bites are also made with the same attention to high-quality and one of our favourites was the deliciously crispy Gnocchi topped with pesto and parmesan.

The Purple Bar has an other-worldly quality and can be likened to a world where glamour, luxury and opulence reign supreme. It is one of the best lounge bars in London and is a place that would take more than one visit to fully appreciate all its inspired and mesmerising nuances.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

The next bar on our list of the best lounge bars in London is the Goring Bar housed in The Goring Hotel in the fashionable Belgravia. The Goring Hotel was named the best city hotel in England by the prestigious Hoteliers Top 100 in 2018. This comes as no surprise as the hotel is the only one to hold a royal warrant proceeding it hosting a dinner for the Middletons before the 2011 royal wedding.

The Goring Bar similar to the hotel itself is designed in Victorian-era fashion and this ties in with its overall charm of being pristine, very elegant and a stately location. The design is opulent to the core with its rich palette of deep reds, yellows and golds, wingback chairs, crystal chandeliers and marble floors. Everything was designed by the famed Russell Sage. A grand piano sits centre stage from which a resident pianist sets a soothing atmosphere; this chic feature adds to The Goring Bar being one of the best lounge bars in London.

Another great feature is the terrace that looks over the large manicured garden bursting with lush flowers and shrubbery – a peaceful and secluded spot to absorb nature and restore after the busyness surrounding the Victoria area.

The menu celebrates British-made spirits and adds a variety of herbs grown from The Goring’s own private garden. They even have an herb expert, Jekka McVicar, who has overseen the planting of more than one hundred different herbs to be used in The Goring cocktails. The current seasonal cocktail menu is based on the long history of The Goring and the many favourites that have been enjoyed since 1920. The Rosehip Royale is an adaption of the regal Pimm’s Royale and is crafted with Pimm’s No.6, Sacred Rosehip Cup, champagne and light flavours of strawberries, cucumber, mint and rose. The New Cuban is a modern take on the worldly beloved Mojito. The Goring Bar has elevated their adaption with botanical flavours of strawberry and champagne. Other components of Havana Club rum, mint, and lime cordials have remained to stay true to the tradition of this all-time favourite drink. The lounge has a delicious selection of nibbles to enjoy with one of their fabulous cocktails, wines or champagnes. A club sandwich, burger, cured meat platters, and salads among other light dishes are presented beautifully with wonderful flavours.

The Goring Bar is a sublime destination to bask in the forgotten times of queens and kings and the indulgent luxury that came along with it. This is one of the best lounge bars in London, and from day to evening guests can enjoy the spoils of a five-star luxury setting.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

The Den in St Martins Lane Hotel is an elegant lair for anyone seeking a respite. It is located in the heart of Covent Garden and is a peaceful enclave designed with classic British oak-panelling and a country club atmosphere. The furniture is comfortable and cosy and sets the ideal tone to sit back with a book, play a couple of board games and relax with friends with marvellous Gin and Tonic cocktails. It is one of the best lounge bars in London, as it is exactly what it is intended to be – a home away from home where comfort and luxury are the two key elements to the guest experience. The witty and eccentric wall art hanging on the walls offsets the old-school country club feel with a bit of modernity and playfulness. This wonderful juxtaposition between tradition and irreverence tones down the seriousness typically associated with lounge bars and rather allows guests to make the space their own playground.

Settle into one of The Den’s comfortable leather sofas and enjoy their luxurious afternoon tea and nibbles. Scrumptious light bites include their focaccia with garlic, rosemary and thin slices of delicious prosciutto. For guests that prefer sweet treats, The Den has plenty of mouth-watering delights. The chocolate hazelnut dacquoise glazed in chocolate and sprinkled in almonds is a wonderful choice and can be paired with one of their many tea-infused sundown cocktail teas. The Den is a great starting point for a night of spontaneous fun. The St Martins Lane Kitchen, a new pop-up restaurant at the hotel, is a great spot to transition to after the Den for elegant dishes celebrating the best of Asian flavours. After relaxing at The Den and having a quick bite at the restaurant, those seeking the evening to be enlivened by live music and entertainment should look no further than the discreet and mysterious Blind Spot speakeasy bar. It is located in the St Martins Lane Hotel behind a faux boutique tea counter. For guests in-the-know, this speakeasy thrives in the evening with music gathered from cities across the globe, as well as cocktails and nibbles inspired by 25 worldly destinations. Escape to the colourful city of Madrid or the quaint towns of Morocco through the soulful music, cuisine and cocktails.

What makes The Den perfect for the list of the best lounge bars in London is the variety of experiences open to guests. During the summer period, The Den partners with Veuve Clicquot champagne to offer guests a jungle-esque terrace decorated in foliage, butterflies and festive neon lights. Botanical cocktails can be sipped whilst overlooking the tranquil setting, or for exceptionally hot days, Ruby Violet ice creams are pure bliss. The Den is warm, relaxing and elegant and offers guests the perfect spot to enjoy the rest of St Martins Lane’s amazing amenities.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

The Light Room between Leicester Square and China Town is a hidden treasure sparkling both day and night. It is one of three distinct spaces spanning over three floors in Ku Leicester Square. The Light Lounge occupies the first floor and welcomes guests into an exclusive members club setting with its elegant and light décor. This example of the best lounge bars in London is decorated in glass surfaces that reflect the shapes and lights from marvellous crystal chandeliers. The space is adorned in lux dark tones with pops of turquoise and yellow banquette seating and post-modern wall art. Stylish wrap-around lounge booths cradle the space creating intimate enclaves to enjoy their wonderful bespoke cocktails, premium beers, wines and spirits.

During the day, The Light Lounge is a superb hide-out from a busy lifestyle and is bathed in natural light from its large windows. For a relaxed afternoon, we suggest finding one of their window seats in the corner and peering over the bustling street where Newport Place meets Lisle Street. In the evenings, The Light Lounge lives up to its name and transforms into a constellation of moody light and the buzzing atmosphere grows only stronger with DJ performances every Friday and Saturday. Dapper bartenders are on stand-by to whip up classic favourites, but guests are also implored to sample their new creations or to challenge the bartenders to craft bespoke cocktails based on your favourite tipples. This demonstration of master mixology makes The Light Lounge one of the best lounge bars in London. On the menu one of our favourites was the Nuclear Pina Colada served in a hurricane glass. It is a twist on the classic and adds a kick with Plantation 5YO, green chartreuse, coconut pure and pineapple juice and milk. It is also garnished beautifully with mint, dehydrated pineapple and lime. Other fantastic spins on classics include its Pisco and Pear Sour, and the delicious Easy Street which is a twist on the popular English Fizz.

The Light Lounge is complemented by two other spaces, including the Ku Bar and The Klub – both of which are trendy haunts that guests should venture to after spending time at the wonderfully elegant Light Lounge.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

Soaring 12 storeys high atop the Double Tree by Hilton is the Savage Garden – one of the best lounge bars in London. Everything about this rooftop bar destination is ‘savage’ from its brilliantly untamed cocktails and food to the theatrics of its interior. It boasts two terraces with breath-taking city views of The Shard, The Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral. Its location captures a playful yet slick atmosphere which is bolstered by its unexpected design. Reflective and scored surfaces juxtapose the sleek velvet furniture and marble floors creating a desirable conundrum of opulence and urban style.

Cocktails are crafted by the acclaimed Gorgeous Group and epitomise Savage Garden’s wicked and indulgent ethos, and make it one of the best lounge bars in London. The signature Flambard Colada is an amazing choice. It was inspired by the first Tower of London Prisoner, Ranulf Flambard, who escaped his inevitable doom by persuading the guards to become intoxicated. This funny anecdote illustrates Savage Garden’s humour and light-heartedness which is also apparent in its design and overall atmosphere. The Flambard Colada speaks to its dark comedy story with its feisty Havana Club 3YO rum and light pineapple, cucumber, Ayala champagne and wormwood ingredients. Classic Daiquiris, Bloody Marys and Negronis are also expertly crafted with a savage twist. Savage Garden also has an extensive list of champagne, white wines, roses, red wines and spirits and each is prepared with that same spirited and dangerous undertone.

Savage Garden also delivers an indulgent list of food exhibiting unexpected flavours and presentations. Guests can select sharing plates, feasting boards, mains and even light bites. Groups should try their spectacular Carnivorous sharing plate that comes complete with coconut beef short ribs, roasted poussin, classic beef sliders and black garlic mayo fries. Dishes of tempura oysters, sesame prawn toast with bacon jam, and buttermilk chicken sliders are delectable options that rage with flavour. Light snacks of salted and caramelised nuts, lemon verbena olives and fries add necessary substance to the deliciously dangerous cocktails.

Savage Garden delivers on its promise to be an exciting and daring rooftop terrace destination. It blends elegance with uninhibited fun and its resident DJ performances Wednesdays through to Saturdays only enhance its already festive atmosphere. For any occasion, this lounge bar is one of the best in the thriving Central London location.

 

The Best Lounge Bars in London

 

Housed beneath the famed Cinema sign in Dalston is the coveted secret cocktail bar – Ruby’s. It is renowned for its exceptionally quirky atmosphere evoked from its three different venues inside. First is the recently added Ruby’s Bar and Lounge which is inspired by the 1950s working man and is one of the best lounge bars in London. This is felt in its copper and industrial walls set against ruby red seating. The second space is an intimate cocktail bar embodying the 1920s with its glazed bricks, distressed walls and original wooden floors. The upstairs bar is another great spot imbued with the ideals of romantic 1960s Parisian fashion with its gold and cream colours and antique brass finishes. Each space epitomises Ruby’s idea of transporting guests back to simpler times of the yesteryear and each evokes this marvellously in their design and in their different atmospheres.

With so many spaces to explore at Ruby’s, the lounge space is the perfect spot to start the evening with its comfortable setting of mish-mash tables and chairs. It also has its own fully set up DJ and sound system playing the best of disco, R&B and club classics. Cocktails are divided into premium, experimental and classic. From the premium selection, the sour monk is an excellent choice. It is made luxuriously with Courvoiser, VSOP, Benectine, lemon and topped with a delicate egg white. The experimental range is wonderful and different and one of our favourites was The Pink One. It is made with Koko Kanu, Fraise de Bois, coconut mix and fresh strawberries. Classics range from Pina Coladas, Aperol Spritz, Mojitos to Margaritas, and a selection of white and red wines, beers and fizz also decorate the drinks menu. Light snacks of grilled olives and salted almonds are the perfect addition to your choice of cocktail which could be eccentrically served in Original Manchester milk bottles or tin cups. Once guests have relaxed in the lounge space and have had a couple of tipples, the other bars can be explored to experience yet another fascinating interpretation of history in both design and cocktails.

Ruby’s Bar is a treasure trove of quirky experiences, and offers guests the opportunity to travel through time from the 1920s to the 1950s and 1960s all in one night!

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