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The Best Restaurants in the City of London

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London’s thriving restaurant culture is globally acclaimed and showcases a variety of sophisticated interior designs that create the perfect backdrop for the finest cuisine. With a diverse array of options to choose from, Capital A List will illuminate the best restaurants in the city of London.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

Perched on the 38th and 39th floors of the Heron Tower is Sushi Samba City – a natural and chic dining oasis most famous for its intercontinental fusion of Japanese, Brazillian and Peruvian cuisine. It soars above the rest with one of the highest outdoor dining terraces in Europe. Its sky-high 360 panoramic views of London make this restaurant one of the best in the city of London. Its earth-to-sky motif is also embodied in its floor-to-ceiling windows offering great views for guests that prefer to enjoy the beauty of Sushi Samba’s inside restaurant. The interiors evoke the colours, feelings and atmosphere of Brazil’s annual Carnaval celebration. The space is brightly lit with signature mango, red, lime and gold colours. Its bamboo latticed ceilings draped in lights and living plants offset the whimsy of the bright colours and imbue the space with a natural and calm ambience.

Sushi Samba has two outposts in London including its City and Covent Garden restaurants, as well as international sites in Miami, Las Vegas and Amsterdam. Each fuses Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian style and cuisine to be evokative of bustling cities like Sao Paulo where this cultural assimilation blossoms in all aspects. As a starter, the crispy taquitos are an excellent small plate to share between two people. One of our favourites was the yellowtail made with avocado and roasted corn miso. They have a raw selection which champions their Japanese influence. Their £15 Tuna dish is delicious and comes with pomegranate, maiz morado, wasabi peas and basil. The perfect main dish for a big celebration is their £129 Japanese wagyu ishiyaki. It requires 48 hours notice and is one of the highest quality Kobe beefs extravagantly served from a steaming hot stone with dipping sauces and pickled plums.

While overlooking the awe-inspiring London skyline, enjoy a £14 Samba Sour which is a modern twist on a traditional Pisco Sour. If cocktails do not tickle your fancy, the central sushi bar also offers an extenstive wine and sake list.

Sushi Samba is one of the best restaurants in the City of London for fusion cuisine. It does not only combine Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine effortlessly, but also illustrates this integration in its design, music and atmosphere. It exudes the utmost sophistication and class and should be counted on as a top choice for any celebration.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

Duck & Waffle is known for its playful approach to everything from its cuisine, operating hours to its ambience. It blends the aesthetics of London’s glorious views from the 40th Floor of the Heron Tower with award-winning architecture by the acclaimed CetraRuddy. It is one the best restaurants in the city of London as it delivers luxurious dining experiences with an injection of fun; and this is typified in its unusual 24 hour dining. Guests can expect to be welcomed through the doors to soak in the morning sunrise and watch the evening colours soften as the sun slowly sets in the evening.

This city of London dining treasure strikes the perfect balance between formality and modernity in its design. Traditional materials including polished white marble, ceramic tiles and faux distressed wood are enlivened by a contemporary theme of stainless steel and frosted glass.

Duck & Waffle also takes an atypical and fun approach to its menu which also showcases why this is considered one of our top choices for the best restaurants in the city of London. It is designed for sampling and sharing plates making the jovial atmosphere between guests the focal experience! The cuisine is traditional British with an unexpected twist of European influence. Ingredients are sourced locally and seasonally; showcasing Duck & Waffles ethos of luxury dining. The all day menu is simply delightful with a selection of snacks, freshly baked breads, small plates and table meals. We recommend selecting their £45 whole roasted corn fed chicken suitably for groups of 2-3. It comes with ratte potatoes, summer greens and herbs. Another great choice is their colossal chateaubriand. It is 700g, and is perfect for small groups of three with its delicious choice of chimichurri, green peppercorn, roqquefort and wood sorrel sauces. The table meals are mostly sharing plates and embody Duck & Waffle’s attitude of creating a homely destination where fun, luxury and festivity collide beautifully.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

Tucked just on the outskirts of the bustling Liverpool street lies Canto Corvino – the third luxury restaurant opened by the iconic Manicomio Restaurant group. Canto Corvino is authentically Italian in its cuisine, but its design is inspired by the wonderful history of its Spitalfields location. The interior has a warehouse and industrial aesthetic to draw on the trading heritage of Spitalfields. The hard and rustic design elements are offset by romantic pieces that imbue the space with the right amount of warmth and elegance. Corvino effortlessly balances hard and soft, therefore, catering for formal corporate clientèle whilst still creating the ultimate dining destination for joyous celebrations. This consideration for all types of clientèle make it one of the best restaurants in the city of London.

The name Canto Corvino means ‘a song of raven’ and the harmonious connotation is definitely encapsulated in the central bar area which wraps around the space and dazzles with bold and ornate colouring. Guests are sure to be drawn to the bar, as they would a beautiful song, and the dapper mixologists are always on hand to whip up some fantastic classic cocktails as well as their own master creations. The fluidity between the central bar and the rest of the space makes Canto Corvino one of the best restaurants in the City of London.

Acclaimed Tom Salt helms the kitchen and has designed breakfast, lunch, light bites, aperitivo, dinner and weekend brunches menus. As its a traditional Italian restaurant, one can expect to find delicious mains of pasta, and meat and fish. Traditional pasta dishes are modernised elegantly. The decadent Lobster Ravioli is one of our favourites and comes with fresh lime leaves and dashes of ginger, chilli and garlic. The meat and fish dishes are either prepared on a natural wood charcoal grill or in a clay oven. The charcoal grill gives off rustic flavours reminiscient of traditional Italian cooking. One of our favourites was a classic chicken dish served simply with aubergine, wild garlic and saffron panzanella. For guests that desire an excellent steak, Canto Corvino will not disappoint with its rump, sirloin and ribeye selection that have been dry-aged for 65 days! No meal would be complete without a dessert – Canto Corvino has a delicious array of Tiramisu, home-made ice creams and sorbets and cheese boards to fill any gap.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

On the ground-floor of the historical Llyods Bank building lives Hispania – a restaurant that embodies the vibrant lifestyle, design and gastronomy of Spain. Hispania is one of the best restaurant in the city of London and this is partly due to the spectacular interiors designed by the acclaimed interior designer and antique dealer, Lorenzo Castillo. He has succeeded in designing a Spanish emporium where every inch showcases both the subtle and bold beauty of Spanish design.

Hispania is luxurious with its spacious and lofty ceilings and two floors that are joined by a sweeping and palatial marble staircase. Designer Castillo mixes the whimsical Spanish style reflected in its geometric floor tiling with more traditional bank features nodding to the history of the venue. This juxtaposition between patterned Spanish design with the formality of Victorian-esque features including the ornate steel pillars peppered throughout, help create a climate of fine-dining that is easy and fun.

The menu is devised by award-winning chef, Marcos Moran who believes in offering only the most authentic Spanish experience for his guests. He is part of a culinary dynasty with his family having run the renowned Michelin-starred restaurant, Casa Gerardo for five generations. Natural flair as well as his professional experiences have given him the freedom to be creative and understand the value of the quality of the ingredients. On the menu, Spanish classics include delicious ham croquettes, octopus carpaccio made with a famous “fabada” – a unique bean stew with chorizo and black pudding. Another classic is the Salmorejo – a tomato soup mixed with bread dry tuna and grapes, as well as black rice with cuttlefish and prawns. Each bite reflects the care and love that Hispania shares for Spain and its food loving culture. This simple yet powerful underlying ethos toward its cuisine, service and style make it one of the best restaurants in the city of London.

At the bar guests can experience the tradition of Madrid’s great classic bars through both the Spanish design and the classic drinks. Wines are sourced especially from the most revered vineyards in the most traditional wine areas in Spain. Guests do not need to travel to the traditional Rioja, Galicia and Ribera, to name a few, but are instead given a taste of their wonderful Spanish culture and wines right at the glorious Hispania.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

With picturesque views of St Paul’s, Madison is a modern and sociable “Manhattan style” rooftop bar and restaurant that is the perfect place for almost any occasion. With umbrellas, heaters and cosy sofas, Madison provides comfort all year round. It is one of the best restaurants in the city of London and it is advised to book in advance as it can get rather busy, particularly during the summer months.

With prices ranging from £35 to £55 per person, you will be spoilt for choice from their range of British/European options. From the Madison triple duck burger to the lobster roll or perhaps a lighter option from a wide variety of vibrant salads, you will be sure to find something that takes your fancy. They are open for brunch, lunch and dinner so whether you want a day time bite to eat with friends, or going for after work dinner and cocktails, then Madison has got you covered.

Over the weekends, an encore to their standard Friday night DJ, they host Soul Sundays with the talented resident DJ Dee Ayaji Trio playing the funkiest beats. Sundays wouldn’t be complete without a roast, offering three courses with all the trimmings, and half a bottle of wine for £38 per person.

Overall, with the city views, attentive service, fantastic music and flavoursome food, Madison is an excellent choice for one of the best restaurants in the city of London.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

M Threadneedle Street is an award-winning grill restaurant located in the heart of the city of London which also features a wine tasting room, cocktail bar and private members lounge. Precision and taste come to mind which is not surprising when the executive chef of M’s is Michael Reid who was Le Gavroche and Ramsey trained. Known for serving the finest cuts of steak from around the world including Argentina, France, Japan and the US, they also have a superb wine list to complement each dish.

Prices range from £19.50 for an Argentinian rump steak to £75 for a Blackmore Waygu sirloin cut. To tingle your taste buds further, you can add a topping such as foie gras and selection of sauces including maytag blue cheese or black garlic aioli. Although seen as a traditional steakhouse, they also offer a delicious sake marinated black cod and spring green risotto which would appeal to almost all vegetarians. Featured in the UK’s 15 healthiest restaurants in Epicure magazine, the range of breakfast options will meet the needs of the health-conscious among us.

The interior as you walk in is modern, stylish and contemporary, providing suitable ambiance for group dining, business meetings or even a romantic setting. As winner of best London bar and grill 2017, M’s restaurant will not disappoint steak lovers and is classified as one of the best restaurants in the city of London.

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

If you want real authentic but refined Turkish food then Oklava (meaning rolling pin in Turkish) will certainly impress you with their rich Mediterranean flavours. Behind the wheel of this outstanding establishment in Shoreditch is young chef Selin Kiazim, who has trained under the watchful eye of the well renowned Peter Gordon at his London restaurants, The Providores and Kopapa. Taking what she has learned whilst going back to her Turkish-Cypriot heritage, she has built a team dedicated to bringing you the best of Turkish flavours.

Whilst you browse through the menu, sip on one of their signature cocktails such as a sumac and pomegranate martini. The menu isn’t extensive (tell-tale sign of quality), and food is made for sharing with a mix of small and big plates. For smaller plates, the Baharat spiced bread (£4.50) comes highly recommended, freshly cooked from the wood oven which has cinnamon aromas topped with Medjool date butter. Or the grilled sweet tasting halloumi brushed with honey and oregano (£6.50) will tantalise your taste buds. Onto the larger plates, the lamb and chilli kofte (£12) oozes in flavour with the garlic and parsley dressing. However, if you can’t make your mind up there is a tasting menu option (£35pp) which includes a selection of the chef’s recommendations.

Although a small place, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the décor is smart and current, with seating on high chairs and tables for smaller groups when it gets busy. The open kitchen creates a theatrical approach with the charcoal grill and coal oven. This is truly a sensational place to try a bit of everything and is a top pick on our list of the best restaurants in the city of London.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

Stylish and simplistic, reminiscent of a Taipei tea house, Yauatcha is brought to you by the man responsible for the Wagamama and Busuba Eathai chains. After the success of Yauatcha Soho, another branch was opened in the city just by Liverpool Street station. This is superb Cantonise food with an influence of European culinary techniques.

Specialising in Dim Sum, there is a wide variety of delicious mouth-watering options on offer including scallop shui mai (£10), char siu bun (£6) or wagyu beef puff (£12). Or try one of their rich intense noodles such as braised yangchun noodle with roast duck (£16). Their extensive tea lists from light to robust so you can experience the taste of some different flavours than usual. Their Asian infused cocktail menu will make you want to stay for drinks. These are not your average cocktails, whether you want something fruity and fresh such as a pink and tonic, or perhaps something intense and complex like an Asian daiquiri.

It is a popular restaurant choice amongst those working in the city, making it one of the best restaurants in London. With additional seating outside for the summer evenings you will not be let down by this hotspot.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

Angler, a Michelin-starred restaurant located on the top of South Place Hotel in Moorgate focuses on producing sustainable seafood from British waters. Paying attention to presentation of the plates, Gary Foulkes prides himself on bringing the best ingredients for seafood lovers, but also doesn’t neglect both meat and vegetarian dishes. This is truly phenomenal modern British dining and typifies what it means to be one of the best restaurants in the City of London.

The success of Angler is due to his experience working in Michelin-starred restaurants for over 20 years. And it is no wonder he is dedicated to only showing the best standards of food as he started his career under the supervision of Gary Rhodes, and then went on to work for many more chefs successful in their own right, such as John Campbell at the Vineyard at Stockcross.

Although the menu is not extensive and the portion sizes are small, the food itself is innovative and tasteful. For starters the monkfish with blood orange, taramasalata and Greek basil (£16) has a full-bodied aroma. For mains we suggest trying newlyn cod with new season garlic, morels and line caught squid (£36). Or if you are struggling to decide as they all sound inviting, the tasting menu starting at £70 per person features some delectable dishes, such as rabbit cannelloni with Scottish langoustine, mourels and black garlic. Angle also boasts an impressive wine and cocktail menu.

The interior is sophisticated with plush salmon sofas, mirrored walls and ceilings, and white table linen. As well as offering elegant warm fine dining service, they are no stranger to hosting the best rooftop terrace parties with live DJs during the summer. With a lively atmosphere and the best music, it is also a great place for groups and comes in strong as one of our top picks for the best restaurants in the city of London.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

Bravas Tapas serves a selection of dishes whether it be meat and poultry, seafood or vegetarian, you will taste a range of rich Spanish and Mediterranean flavours full of intensity. Located on St Katherine Dock, this independent restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the city of London as it is dedicated to bringing a relaxed environment with Spanish rustic décor to give that mood of real authenticity. You will be sure to get authentic Spanish food because the chef that brings you this delicious menu is Victor Garvey, an American chef who previously worked in Spain, and also Bal Thind, a restaurateur and investor of Hakkasan.

Prices are reasonable and as it is tapas, your taste buds can sample a bit of everything. On the menu they have foie gras which has a rich buttery flavour and comes with bellota ham, cherries and homemade brioche (£11). The fresh salmon “rulada” with shoestring potato finished off with a spicy citrus garnish (£9) has a fresh tangy taste with a crisp texture when you bite into it. You will adore the distinctive array of flavours within each dish. It wouldn’t be a proper Spanish/Mediterranean feast without sangria, or the other range of cocktails available.

The service is attentive with a smile but not intrusive. It has a great lively atmosphere in the evenings and perfect for meeting up with groups of friends. We think this is the place if you want to experience something with more cultural settings without breaking the bank.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

Located next to Tower Bridge, Coppa Club Tower Bridge is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the city of London and is the place to unwind and watch the world go by on the terrace. The menu features versatile European food and offers either small sharing plates or mains. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner, fussy eaters will not leave hungry. Whether it is pizza, pasta, meat or salad, there is something for everyone. The kiln smoked salmon on sourdough tastes fresh and divine. Or the courgette fritti is fantastic with the paprika flavours. The choice of wines, beers and classic cocktails are not limited and are carefully selected. Coppa Club is excellent value for money and mains range from £7.95 to £18.45.

Experience the cosy heated arctic inspired glass igloos on the terrace during the cold days of winter and make yourself comfortable with the sheepskin rugs and warm blankets provided. The gentle lighting and soothing music adds the perfect touch. Booking is strongly advised for this remarkable dinner setting and can fit up to 10 people. If you are not lucky enough to be seated in the calm relaxing settings of the igloos then don’t be put off because the seating inside still accommodates a vibrant ambience. With the long glass windows, you will still be able to look across and take advantage of the city sights illuminated.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

La Tagliata City is a sophisticated and calm Italian restaurant located on Liverpool Street, with its modest surroundings it has been open since 2014. It is a top choice for the best restaurants in the city of London due to its commitment to providing the freshest ingredients to create traditional dishes; your taste buds will be tingling with excitement. The owners Carlo, Lorenzo and head chef Antonio Tonelli take influence from their childhood memories and traditions which bring you a real taste of Italian food. What is also impeccable about La Tagliata City is that everything from the breads, sauces and pasta is all home made from ingredients delivered fresh in the morning.

Each week there will be a few different dishes as the chef likes to bring something unique to the menu. If you are fortunate enough to visit during truffle season, then you may get to taste this delicious Italian delicacy embellished on your dish.

For starters we suggest trying the fresh homemade bread (£4) and tuna tartar with avocados, strawberries and lemon juice (£11.50). The tuna tastes so fresh in your mouth you will be gasping for your next bite. The selection of pastas to choose from are so exhilarating it is easy to be indecisive. For an Italian classic, the linguine alla carbonara (£13) is simply perfect with the strong but not overpowering aromas of the guanciale and pecorino cheese. Pastas can also be ordered as a small plate if you want to also opt for one of the meat or fish dishes. Their carefully handpicked wine list will not disappoint true wine lovers. If you have saved room for dessert then you have to try the tiramisu (£7). The rich intense flavours of the espresso coffee and the crunchy savoiardi biscuits will impress those of you with a sweet tooth.

Priding themselves on bringing you a welcoming experience, guests are treated with exceptional service. The interior is smart and simple with Italian art works on the wall it gives you a homely feel. If you want real homemade comfort food with authenticity then look no further than this example of one of the best restaurants in London.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

A short walk from Tower Bridge, you will find Café Spice Namaste, a family run Indian restaurant which strives to produce the best Indian flavours mastered by Cyrus Todiwala, the man behind this well-known establishment. Located in a 19th century former courthouse, they want to give guests a heartedly welcome, hence the word “namaste”. Born and raised in Bombay, Cyrus has embarked on a journey that has given him the culinary skills and knowledge today that has satisfied the pallet of royalty, presidents and celebrities alike.

It is one of the best restaurants in the city of London, as it isn’t your average Indian restaurant serving the typical dishes such as korma or tikka masala that you would usually order. It’s completely different. It has a special touch. Cyrus aims to bring to you a new approach to Indian cuisine. The goan prawn curry (£20) for example has a sweet coconut taste but with a medium spice. Or if you want something on the less spicy side opt for the Malabar chicken curry served with saffron rice (£19). As you immerse yourself in these deep flavours, you will begin to realise you haven’t experienced real Indian food until you came here. Also on the menu is a range of small and big sharing plates if there is a group of you and want to be adventurous. Another option is the tasting menu starting from £40 per person.

The décor is rather bright with green and yellow drapes across coloured pane glass windows. With white table linen and blue upholstery chairs, you get a real Indian vibe. Popular amongst city workers, this is one of the best restaurants in the city of London that you ought to try.

 

The Best Restaurants in the City of London

 

If you love Thai food, try one of the best restaurants in the city of London, Som Saa – it will take you to another level of this cuisine. Andy Oliver who is primarily known for appearing on the 2009 series of Masterchef delivers authentic modern Thai cooking. We suggest the Thai style fried chicken leg with crispy garlic (£8.75) which is flavoursome with a crispy texture, and then delve into something more classic with a twist like the mussaman curry of cornish duck leg with quince (£14.50). The tantalising aromas of the dishes are to die for, not to mention the vibrant colours of the presentation. Their cocktail list is enticing with their hard to find Thai ingredients. The dragon’s milk is sweet and full of richness with the coffee liqueur. Or if you prefer something sharper then the muay Thai kick is the one. They also have an excellent range of wines to pair with your food.

It is smart but simple inside with rustic oak table and chairs. The staff are helpful and accommodating. Prices are reasonable considering the quality and precision of the dishes, and you won’t find Thai food as good as this anywhere else in London.

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The Most Exclusive Bars In London

April 26, 2019 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

 

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Capital A List is your guide to finding the most exclusive bars in London that typify luxury, sophistication and elegance. Our selection encompasses the thriving bar scene in the most sought-after London locations; Mayfair and Chelsea.

 

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Within the heart of the exclusive Dorchester hotel there lies a unique, hidden treasure — one of the most exclusive bars in London.
China Tang Bar brings the stunning opulance and whimsy of the eastern past to Mayfair. Visitors are invited to enter an especial corner of 1930’s Shanghai – with a classical menu, live Jazz entertainment and art-deco interiors first envisioned by China’s Tang’s founder and highly regarded Romantic, Sir David Tang.

The poetry is in the details. Tang’s predilection for artistic flair shines throughout the venue with sweeping, dark-wood panel flooring and delicate glass entryways that reveal the dazzling puzzle-box architecture of the various dining rooms. While you relax and take in the abundance of light and bold murals, behind the bar some of London’s best and brightest mixologists whip up the flavours once exclusive to the long ago and far away. The drinks are as richly transportive as the setting – with an abundance of Japanese whiskies. For the adventurous: showstoppers like the Hong Kong Glory cocktail is made to savour — invoking long nights on the verdant slopes overlooking China’s most vibrant city with the sharp bite of citrus overlaying it’s bourbon base.
Multimdimentiality is what defines the special enjoyment to be found at this remarkable bar; straddling two cities,two eras — the ornate legacy of urban Shanghai and the exciting possibility of modern London — and fashioning the best from both. This is what makes China Tang one of the most exclusive bars in London, and such a unique place to visit.

With the boom of the 30’s in mind, decadence is the exclusive focus of the bar: from the sprawling, carpeted enfolds of the private dining rooms — Ping, Pang, and Pong, respectively — that hold both private and corporate social bookings — to the sheer indulgence of it’s dessert platter of yuzu ganache available to order for anyone seeking a bite of something unparalleled throughout the rest of Mayfair.

Although it has the gravitas of an especially exclusive hideaway — China Tang graciously welcomes guests to the bar on a walk-in, no-reservations basis; so you’ll be baring witness to one of the most exclusive bars in London, and one of the most evocative locations in the city, without the hassle.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Unpretentious – but exclusive. Simplistic, but exceptional. This is the delightful paradox of the best club, late-night bar and restaurant in Fulham.

Little Blue Door is bigger, better, and more thrillingly ambitious than it’s name humbly implies. What has since become the most exclusive bar in London’s Fulham was originated by a young group of flatmates for their own enjoyment, the club and it’s founders have since embraced the elite dining experience — marrying five star food, mesmerising live music sets and incredible Barmanship with the low-key vibes of the inner-city. A multidue of exclusive VIP flourishes will be brought to what feels like one’s very own front door — with the club’s generous anointing of ‘(flat)matesrates’ to the price of everything from the classic Gin and Tonic to a hearty gourmet helping of steak and chips or oysters, depending of the day of the week.

This club makes an artform of enjoying the finest things in life without losing an ounce of integrity. “Just knock” is the motto, and once you have knocked you will be welcome into a variety of cocktails, dinner parties, bottomless brunches or a superlative roast — not to mention the extravagant house-parties.
Located just a short way from Putney Bridge, once inside The Little Blue Door guests will find that the homely furnishing does not belay the elite quality of the club but in fact enhances it, keeping it one of the most exclusive bars in London.

Classy house decor is creatively stylised to push comfort to the forefront of any evening. Punk-decorative art adorns the walls, and warm hue-colours fill the rooms overlooking Fulham’s iconic streets. The dining areas are kitted with cottage-kitchen seats and wall-length benches that work a charm to make the diners within feel like this unrivalled club’s nonpareil community.
This top location masterfully cuts to the heart and soul of what diners, dancers and revellers alike want from the exclusive London experience: high energy, expertly mixed drinks, great food, and most vitally, unique memories. Little is more unprecedented, or wonderful, than tucking into upmarket luxuries such as the bream and sourdough “Fish + Chip” main course or the chef’s popular and thoroughly opulent caramel chocolate fondant (found on the menu under “The best f**king chocolate pudding”). The sharing decanters of cocktails and “bubbles”, as well as the special selection from the flatmates exclusive “stash”of rum and gin-based drink options will make a perfect accompaniment to anyone looking to turn their lavish dinner into a lascivious night dancing in the house library.

With no limit on the luxuries guests can find behind the blue door, visitors will fall back into a time of youth, friendship, freedom and excitement — treated like an honorary mainstay of London’s most exclusive, popular, party-house. Little Blue Door is the best, most exclusive bar in London for all those with a voracious hunger for life and laughter that matches their appetite for exclusive dinner options

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Meanwhile, British tradition gets revamped and rejuvenated in The Wigmore, an exclusive bar and pub that has been dazzling the inhabitants of Regent Street since it’s first appearance.
Winner of the 2019 Diner’s Choice Award, The Wigmore stands just off Oxford Street as one of the most exclusive bars in London and the perfect place to rest weary shopper’s feet. An Interior exclusively imagined for the one-of-a-kind venue by Martin Brudnizki‘s Design studio sees the kinetcism of London captured in one majestic structure. The Alehouse of the city’s history meets urban; with marble surfaces, polished tap systems boasted by the bar and eclectic patterning teeming underfoot with lush rug work and wood tiling. Luminescent green walls and plum cushioning sits in stunning formation in the outpuring of light from the plentiful windows. Additional outside seating here at one of the most exclusive bars in London means that daylight is not only invited but incorporated into the foundation of structure — making this fantastic eatery the best stop to linger and simmer amidst the heat and bustle of summer in the city.

Under the radiant watch of optical bulb chandeliers, and at the hands of an elite drinks team, guests can sample from award-winning re-workings of the best of British beverages and recipes. Shandie’ hop-tail cocktails’ such as the renowned Tavern Bloody Mary set the senses sizzling for summer, with Guiness kicked up a notch by the accompyning mixer of spirit of the broadside. And if guests, while at the bar, happen to catch craving for sophisticated twists on the British pub menu? Then the Masala spiced scotch eggs or stove top three cheese and mustard toasties, amongst other ingenious delicacies, should satisfy all.

Courtesy of the club’s exclusive private rooms, guests can even enjoy more intimate gatherings or hold court in their own style at The Wigmore’s separate bar and sound system. Aptly named, this “Green Room” haven is sure to make it’s guests feel the true VIP. Details such as this showcase why The Wigmore is a top bar to find some reprieve from the high street — reminding us of just why we love London and the diverse charm of it’s culture.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Elsewhere, exclusive restaurant Quoglinos has proven unstoppable in it’s ability to enthuse St. James with soul. A funky Brasserie with passion and joi de vivre in every corner, this upmarket West-End bar could not be more perfect for fans of music and purveyors of VIP entertainment.

Guests from far and wide are frequently drawn to the one of the most exclusive bars in London and the the most spectacular Nightlife Calendar around. A endless torrent of stars have shon centre-stage,from American songstress Cece Peniston, to UK’s The Voice winner Jermain Jackson. And with new guests gracing the bar’s iconic ‘soul sundays’ every week, the thrill of new discoveries — and the palpable magic of dining and jiving a mere breadth away from premier live talent — never fails to elevate evenings at Quoglinos.

This special West End brasserie is joyously, and meticulously, dedicated to it’s theme. Inspired by the musicality of it’s location, the menu itself — peerlessly conceptualised by Nuno Gonclaves — seeks to provide guests with a top of the range sensory experience. A unique disco brunch, with set prices starting from less than thirty-three apiece, is sure to make the tastebuds sing — catering with holistic pleasure in mind by combining the music of the night with the perfect accompanying flavours. Hallmarks such as the Glennis Grace peach and nectarine trifle, the Reggae suffused ‘Jammin’ cocktail with coconut and pineapple cordial, and the inspired blend of Tanquery and Camomille tea (“London Callins”, at the bar) are all exclusively available as part of the top dining experience in the show capital of the world.
The bar’s best-made use of vogue mood-lighting and cabaret furnishing envelopes the whole evening with a spectacular mystique; a hazy recollection of the elite, glamour gatherings of the swinging soul-era is manifested for guests to savour.

In terms of synthetic experience, unmatched entertainment and a top club with an exclusive connection to it’s thrilling theatreland surroundngs, Quoglinos is the best bar in London to not just take in, but join the show.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Rightfully hailed as the best of the cocktail bar’s Mayfair has to offer, Manetta’s Bar boasts an exclusive opportunity for all those who like a think with their drink.
As one of the elite, lavish locations in London’s high-end district, Manetta’s joins the ranks the most exclusive bars in London and yet stands apart as an arbiter not just of material affluence but of cerebral wealth; intellectual indulgence. With stylish sofas to lounge in and philosophise between meals and the bar’s exclusive selection of literary themed drinks to peruse, the mind will be boggled and the senses awed. The Menus’ Agathie Christie options, in particular, are genius. As pithy as they are enjoyable –these unrivalled cocktails will make sure you know you’re at one of the most interesting bars in London. Try “a tale of mystery” (Cognac, port, and brown sugar) for yourself and see.

Discreetly High-end, Manetta’s bar is astutely aware of itself and it’s style. Taking from the harbinger of elegance and glamour that is the 1930’s, Manetta’s continues a gracious legacy of being one of the most exclusive bars in London — catering to the whims of the elite, the aristocratic, the spectacular ingenue and the artisans of London’s most fascinating cultural decade. The space is filled with plush, vibrantly shaded interior and secluded, peaceful lounge areas. In regards to it’s literary connections, visitors may be forgiven for feeling they have stumbled straight onto the pages of Christie’s Orient Express with the sensuality of the surroundings before them.

This is the best bar in London for the sophisticated VIP who wants to savour life. Conscientious clubbers are invited to sample Manetta’s range of the distilled Chinese beverage Baijiu – famed for it’s exclusive health benefits. Or, simply sit back by the bar and soak in the refined quality of the space, the culturual referencing, and of course, the drinks.
A paradigm of class, somewhere in the borderland between mischief and indulgence — Manetta’s bar keeps everything in mind so it’s guests, in the end, don’t have to.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

From it’s staggering motif to it’s ineffable atmosphere of magic and fantasia, Old Street has it’s very own dark secret. One of the most exclusive bars in London casts a long shadow over all that guests have experienced prior to it : an exclusive restaurant and VIP bar, The Alchemist unashamedly expounds and provokes the old ideas about fine dining and luxury bars as much as it relishes and improves them tenfold.

Boldly situated amongst the art galleries and architecture of London’s fine traditions, this high-end rogue brings the trickery, witchery, demons, and fantasy into the mix. And yet, this distinctive high-end locale is far from Hellish.

The Alchemist is somehow both one of the most exclusive bars in London and an ineffable, liminal space – closer to dreams than the reality of the work-week. A Gothic venue, it takes statement furnishing to the max — with ornate luxury seating and treacle-lit, lilting arches. Delicacies throughout the menu are as dramatic as the cavernous interior, embracing the guests in smoke and spices. This head-trip marks the perfect underworld to dip into on nights out and weekends away from routine into the exclusive joy of the unknown.
The unrivalled “Molecular madness” of it’s drinks selection draws upon everything from the city’s finest spirits to the higher spirit of madness; at the Alchemist what is expected is malleable, and what once could only be imagined can be felt first hand: desserts to drink (Iced Banoffie), drinks for desserts, (Amaretto Gelatto), colour changing cocktails, Cavier-prosecoo concoctions for the wilder foodies and VIP diners, and a Boundless Balearic Brunch on the weekend that truly might just go on forever — if the madness is to be believed.
Spend the witching hour in style at one of the best bars in London. The Alchemist is iniquitous and irreverent, with champagne foam in it’s “High Tea” and drinks even served alongside their exclusive “augmented reality” app that see visitors glasses come alive with magic light shows at the bar before them.
Superior doesn’t always mean safe — but you may have to see it to believe it. So wander down to London’s old street to discover unparalleled mixology and, in one of London’s top bars, fall in trouble, into luxury.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Easily found — at London’s capital King’s Cross — but not easily rivalled, the Station Hotel’s luxurious Martini Lounge, “Anthracite“, stations it’s guests in elegance and serenity.
Proving one doesn’t always have to travel far for one of the best bars in London, The Anthracite welcomes visitors new and old, straight from their platforms and into an exclusive city space as quixotic as it is revelatory.

At the Anthracite the style and comfort of its starring Martini Cocktail is encapsulated throughout the interior. Oozing low-key sophistication, expansive sofas are dotted in circular Lily-pad formation over glamorous dark wood finishes. Long marble-top tables evoke the London tunnels below; tracking alongside the walls where decorative flutes and bottles peer benevolently out at guests through floor-to-ceiling glass, their caps glinting off the lights like twilight strikes an evening train’s windows.

To make the interior even more special, the unrivalled work of Gareth Reid — Old Bailey and National Gallery contributor — has been especially commissioned for guests of top bar Anthracite to savour: Reid’s vivid character pieces fill the exclusive space with life, rendering this VIP lounge not just one of the most exclusive bars in London but a honeypot of culture and humanity amongst the city’s top spots.
And on the menu, acclaimed mixologists have accumulated cocktails as artful as the glamorous decor. This is a champion bar for the travellers, observers and wayfarers – and the drinks exclusively reflect this: Hanky Panky in Budapest (Elephants Gin and Plum), Lost in Translation (Gin, Dragon Fruit, and Johnasson inspired white wine foam), and the commuter’s dream Breakfast Martini (orange and marmalade infused to taste) are remarkable specials. For the classic Martini, there remains spirits as didactic and far-reaching as the transport network of King’s Cross — from Beluga to Babicka, Ciroc to Koniks. Guests can even enjoy the exclusive taste of international intrigue (they’ve indulgently crafted a Bond-esque Vesper Martini) all from the elite, lavish comfort of this lounge.

Catering to crowds of up to eighty in the Fireplace private party rooms, or simply the weary and worldly visitor seeking a high-end experience on the cusp of London’s open arms — the Anthracite stands out as one of the most exclusive bars in London, and one of best places to see, and — for a momentary stop — be.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

Artesian Bar is the Langham Hotel’s flagship cocktail lounge offering guests the perfect spot to not only be surrounded by works of art, but also to taste it in their inventive and refined cocktail list. Artesian Bar was named the Best Bar in The World for four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, making it one of the most exclusive bars in London. The luxurious high-vaulted ceilings, dark woods, chandeliers and leather and brass studded furniture transport guests to the pinnacle of luxury and sophistication. This classic and timeless environment is blended with an exciting and dynamic atmosphere created by their innovative approach to their cocktails.

Their cocktail list is aptly named Artesian Moments and changes seasonally to ensure that guests always experience something new and exciting. The drinks are inspired by thoughtful themes, with its most recent theme being pivotal moments in one’s life. Each cocktail’s flavours, fragrances, and ingredients are associated with key milestones within our lives. Naturally, the First Steps cocktail comprises flavours of milk and banana to reflect one’s formative years. While the First Rode a Bike cocktail fuses a grassy blend of gin with fresh citrus and Gangnam tops to be reminiscent of the fresh scents of the outdoors. The head bartender, Remy Savage, joined Artesian after four years at Paris’ iconic speakeasy, Little Red Door, where he was awarded the title of the World’s Most Imaginative Bartender in 2014. This achievement is definitely showcased in his sublime creation of the latest edition of cocktails in Artesian Moments. What also makes Artesian Bar so elite is its gourmet snax sample evening menu that evokes an array of flavours to compliment the cocktails, as well as its extensive choice of wines and champagnes sourced from around the globe.

Located in the highly sought-after Marylebone, Artesian Bar artfully combines thought- provoking cocktail creations with an environment oozing quintessential luxury.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Exclusivity is synonymous with Shochu Lounge, which is discreetly tucked away in the basement of the iconic Japanese Roka restaurant on Charlotte Street. It is one of the most exclusive bars in London, and epitomises the Roka style of luxury and extravagance with its vibrant and futuristic murals as well as with its flowering indoor blossoms. It showcases the best of Japan’s drinking culture with its handcrafted wooden bar lined with bottles of its namesake as well as premium Japanese whisky and spirit selections.

Shochu Lounge is iconic for its innovative cocktails, and we recommend trying one of their distilled infusions made with their namesake, Shochu. The Shochu on the Beach comprised of cherry shochu, pineapple and cranberry, and peach liquer, as well as the Sumida Blossom made light and flavourful with gin mare, basil, elderflower lemon and lavender bitters are two highlights. Shochu Lounge stand outs as a unique Mayfair bar, as anything from the sister restaurant Roka upstairs can be ordered to the lounge setting. Scallop skewers with wasabi and shiso or beef, ginger and sesame dumplings are delicious compliments to the vast array of drinks on the cocktail menu.

Shochu Lounge masterfully combines the best of a relaxed lounge setting with sophisticated Japanese-inspired décor and cocktails.

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Descend down the iconic spiral oak staircase of the Hide restaurant in Green Park and be welcomed into the modern and minimalistic Hide Below Bar. The sleek and dimly light Hide Below is reminiscent of a Nordic cabin with its simplistic finishes and wooden surfaces. It is one of the most exclusive bars in London and this is epitomised in its unwavering service that is as sophisticated as its surrounds. On arrival expect to be presented with a palate cleanser on the house made with elderflower, cucumber and gin.

With Hide’s partnership with Hedonism, they offer an impressive list of the world’s finest and rarest spirits. World famous spirits including Italy’s aperitivo del professore are combined with the best seasonal produce to craft exquisite cocktails. Hide Below leans toward lighter and fresher flavoured cocktails by wielding both modern and classic techniques. One of our favourites was the Adam & Eve cocktail at £13.50 made with a silky mix of somerset cider, brandy, Diplomatico Mantuano rum, fig leaf and clarified milk. Native No 1 oysters at £6 each, as well as creamy chicken liver parfait for £12 are the perfect complement to one of Hide Below’s delicious cocktails and wines.

Hide Below also houses Hide’s walk-in cellar, where guests can select their own wine pairing. This adds yet another facet to the multi-dimensional luxury experience that guests can expect from this sophisticated and fashionable Mayfair bar.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

With unrivalled panoramic views of the River Thames,12th Knot rooftop bar located on the 12th floor of the Sea Containers London is one of our top picks for the most exclusive bars in London. Floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable open-plan lounge spaces make this bar idyllic for drinking cocktails whilst watching the sun set on London’s breathtaking city skyline.

12th Knot Bar reflects the vibrancy of South Bank and the modern elegance of London with its bright décor, lush greenery and live music and DJ performances occurring most nights of the week. Its cocktail list is a creative blend of British and American-style classics. 12th Knot Bar celebrates seasonal ingredients, and this is reflected in their cocktail menu that changes seasonally to ensure that ingredients are hand-picked when they taste their best. Two favourites include the BadaBoom made with gin, grapefruit and ‘explosive syrup’ and the Devil’s Share. For between £30 -£49 per person, seasonally-led small food plates
including a tuna taco or truffle arancini are also on offer to accompany your cocktails of choice.

12th Knot Bar is a desirable evening location for a sophisticated clientèle, as it combines unparalleled views of London with classic interiors and a commitment to dynamic and innovative cocktails and food.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

American Bar located in the Savoy Hotel in Covent Garden is the oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain. It first welcomed guests in 1893, and today it retains its status as a pivotal player in the British cocktail industry by being named the World’s Best Bar at the World’s 50 Best in 2017, as well as the World’s Best again at the Tales of the Cocktail in 2018. Suffice to say, The American Bar exemplifies what it means to be one of the most exclusive bars in London.

American Bar is timeless, elegant and classic and this is threaded throughout its interior, cocktails and its American Jazz piano performances occurring every night of the week. Its latest cocktail menu, The Savoy Songbook, plays homage to the legendary musicians and songwriters who have entertained guests at the world-famous bar in its 130-year history. Head bartender, Maxim Schulte, has transformed each of the iconic songs played at the bar into twenty cocktails so that the ingredients, styles and spirits used in the drinks uniquely reflect the lyrics and melodies. One that standouts is the Sun, Sun, Sun cocktail based on George Harrison’s classic that will hearten any guests with its combination of light orange blossom, yuzu wine and lime flavours. The songs reflected in the cocktail menu have also been recorded on a live album by the bar’s resident pianist, Jon Nickoll, further embedding music into the culture at The American Bar.

American Bar has remained at the forefront of the bar scene in London for over a century by celebrating its unique history of talented musicians, and by making this an integral component to their innovation. This still remains an industry first, and illustrates what makes this Mayfair bar so unique.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Similar to what one would expect from the Connaught five-star Mayfair Hotel, it’s bar is elegantly fashioned with silver-leaf textured walls, a period piece ceiling and plush dark leather armchairs. Designed by David Collins, Connaught Bar is elegance at its finest evoking the feeling of 1920s English and Irish Cubist art. What makes Connaught Bar one of the most exclusive bars in London is the flair and precision with which the dedicated mixologists conjure up innovative cocktails, as well as transform classics with a Connaught twist. Each cocktail is so uniquely made that the Connaught Bar goes as far as giving each guest a recipe card of the chosen cocktail at the end of the night, creating an exclusive opportunity for guests to attempt their delicious cocktails at home.

Connaught Bar has a broad selection of drinks for guests to choose from, and each is made to perfection. A new cocktail collection named Essence has recently been launched, and takes guests on a sensory journey aimed at showcasing the progression of the bar over the past ten years. Connaught’s Martini Trolley has a theatrical whimsy to it, as it is brought directly to your table and made bespoke with your choice of lavender, coriander, cardamom, ginger, grapefruit, vanilla and liquorice flavours. With the chance to be at the helm of crafting your own unique martini, the trolley is a legendary tradition that is definitely worth experimenting with.

Connaught Bar is iconic for its mixology, and for some of the finest globally curated lists of champagnes, wines and whisky, therefore making it one of a kind and deserving of a place on our list.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Ritorno on King’s Road is inspired by mid-century modern Italy, and is home to one of the most exclusive bars in London. The yellow-grey Alabaster stone bar illuminated with bottles of spirits is the centrepiece of the room evoking the romantic elegance of European design. The head barman, Simone Francini, and his team have intertwined their passion, flair and love for Italy to curate a drinks list unique to the Ritorno. Unlike other bars that source from mainstream producers, the Ritorno prides itself on taking its guests on an authentic journey of Italy by sourcing its spirits from the very best Italian regions.

Contrary to convention, guests are recommended to pick their cocktails first, which are then paired with food dishes that complement the layered flavour profiles of the cocktails. For £10 per signature cocktail, expert bartenders showcase their mixology and theatrical talents right in front of you. One of our favourites is the Coffee Rio, a twist on the white Russian, that is as sweet and rich as it sounds with notes of brown cachaca, caffe borghetti, and vanilla syrup. Ritorno is on our list of the most exclusive bars in London, as nowhere else can you expect to a find a better reflection of Italy’s finest cocktails and a comparable list of Italian grappa, vermouth and gins.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Housed on the first floor of a 1920s former garage on Kings Road is the elegant Blue Bird lounge bar. Designed by Sagrada, who is also behind Arts Club, the lounge bar is inspired by its 20th century industrial heritage. An industrial chic is encapsulated in the central bar made from stainless-steel bumper shields, as well as in the miniature petrol pumps atop the bar that serve aged Old Fashioned and Negroni cocktails. A combination of hard steels, with art deco-themed furniture, bright textiles and mismatched furniture create a cosy atmosphere for evening drinks, making it one of the most exclusive bars in London.

The Bar manager, Ben Manchester, has curated an exciting cocktails list showcasing the finest locally sourced liquors. One of our favourites is the 301 made with Bluebird Gin from Portobello Road Gin. This cocktail perfectly embodies the quirky character of Blue Bird by being theatrically served in a miniature Blue Bird car. Classic cocktails have also been re- created with a Blue Bird twist, including the Gingerbread Mojito and Beaufort Beauty made with pisco, dessert wine, passion fruit and sloe gin. Limited edition cocktails can also be enjoyed with a selection of bar snack items including tiger prawns aioli, or olive artichoke tapenade with croutons.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

The ground-floor cocktail bar in Beaufort House Hotel epitomises style and glamour and is one of the most exclusive bars in London, where people come to see and be seen. Beaufort Bar stands on the hotel’s former cabaret stage and its art deco style-inspiration and drinks list are as theatrical and sophisticated as the history behind it. A team of expert mixologists intrigue and excite guests with evolving drink menus that are entirely unique to the Beaufort Bar.

A new drinks menu divided into Music, Magic and Drama takes guests on a journey that celebrates luxurious grower Champagnes and English sparkling wines, gin mixes and dramatic whiskies. The three sections have been curated by head Bartender, Elon Soddu, as well as the whole Beaufort Bar Team, and each listed drink perfectly encapsulates the feeling of the theme it is associated with. The Music section is underpinned by light and bright themes and focuses on the finest champagne and sparkling wines. Magic highlights complex and intriguing gin mixes, and lastly Drama focuses on showcasing deep and dark whiskies primarily from Scotland. The bar also has a wonderful selection of classic and signature cocktails including watermelon martinis, spiced pear mojitos and signature Champagne punch, as well as over one hundred labels of premium wine. The Chancellor, a metre-high martini glasses filled with a glorious bottle of Dom Perignon and three bottles of Remy Martin Louis XII Cognac is also available for purchase for £1,100. This creation typifies the luxury and extravagance one would experience walking through the door of the Beaufort Bar.

 

The Most Exclusive Bars in London

 

Since 1998 Eclipse boutique cocktail bar has been at the forefront of London’s thriving cocktail culture. For almost 20 years it has attracted the attention of the chic Chelsea crowd as well as international recognition for its expert mixology and imaginative cocktails. It embodies class and sophistication, and is as glamorous and extravagant as its prized Chelsea location.

Since its beginning, Eclipse has served all drinks from only premium spirits, champagne and fresh fruit. This engrained culture of handcrafting cocktails with only the finest ingredients has enabled it to draw one of the most elite and sophisticated clientele. Their Crack Baby made with vodka, sour passion fruit, Chambord and champagne was created by the in-house team over a decade ago, and is still revered today as a modern classic that has been imitated across the globe. Eclipse’s signature Martini infused with vodka, fresh watermelon and kaffir lime is one of the standouts on the cocktail menu. One of its most iconic cocktail inventions, which has remained their best seller over the years, is the Total Eclipse sharing cocktail theatrically served in a hallowed out watermelon. Eclipse’s time and tested ingenuity when it comes to creating and presenting their cocktails, as well as its chic atmosphere, have made it one of the most exclusive bars in London.

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The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

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London is home to exquisite restaurants typifying the stylish and modern flair of the city. With a backdrop of sophisticated décor and high-quality cuisine, many London restaurants are revered as ideal places outside of the office to entertain clients, to close business deals and to have intimate meetings covering important business decisions. Capital A List is your guide to the best restaurants for business lunch in London.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

After one of the best restaurants for business lunches in London? Look no further than up — it’s right over your head. Coq D’Argent and it’s skygarden dining zone hover over Londoners like a benign blimp of style and sophistication.

St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower bridge and South bank all sit within relative distance of Coq D’argent and it’s impressive shadow — meaning that you would be doing business not just in a superlative sightseeing spot but in the centre point of the cities legendary corporate and social connections. Coq D’argent has taken full advantage of it’s regal stationing to render itself one of the most unique and best restaurants for business lunches in London, specifically.

The heated bar and terrace hosts over one hundred standing — ideal for speaking events that the restaurants itself often assists with it’s own screens and microphones. And there is no better place to play corporate host or hold an informative speaking event — with the gardens neat, diamond-ed walkways and chic low-rise hedgerows emphasising the majestic scale of the cityscape that envelopes the foreground of corporate proceedings. The iconic gherkin and shard silhouettes make perfect characters in any Bank-side location shoot that aims to promote a company’s image as a part of the city’s pulse.

Down within the venue itself the Coq D’argent lunch menu should bring luxury to any business venture and raise company morale; Boquet prawns, classic Baerii Cavier and full-bodied Vegna and gluten free options will keep things charmed for even the most idiosyncratic of businesses — and appetising breakfast options such as the Avocado and Almond on toast out in the boutique patio will stimulate the mind busying itself with a business brunch between colleagues.
For more light-hearted company antics, there is terrace drinks. A Tanquery “Summer Spritzer” Aperol blend is professionally equipped to gratify hard-working Londoners, making Coq D’argent one of the best restaurants for business lunch in London simply because it knows where the individuals of a business may work hard — they must equally, play hard.

Gathering on a dizzying monolith of exclusivity on London’s bank-side? Certainly.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

Meanwhile, business meets pleasure by Primrose Hill; when the hedonism of Camden Town gives way to Sabbir Karim’s Namaaste Kitchen, a venue so unashamedly accommodating and benevolent that it is (ethically and literally) one of the best restaurants for business lunch in London.

For the business that wants it’s employees to do good whilst they eat good – this true London locale (and winner of the Asain Curry award) takes inspiration from authentic Indian street food to serve up fabulous lunchtime dishes — all the while managing itself as a charity on the side.
Chef-owner Karim juggles the undistilled simplicity and innocence of market dining with meticulous accounting for details when it comes to being a philanthropic company. if you’re looking to elevate your company’s collective conscientious, then meet and eat at Namaaste Kitchen — known supporter, feeder and provider for both rough sleepers in Camden and victims of the Grenfell tragedy.

The only thing that matches the warmth of this restaurant’s heart is the delicious heat of it’s menu. The small plate selection is perfect for creating a bustling atmosphere– allowing everyone, (in the spirit of the owner’s regular donations to social causes) — to mix, share and mingle. The Tandoori Portebello mushrooms, lightly spiced battered okra fries and deep fried sea bass fillets (the Amabal Macchi fry, emblazoned with Moorish spicy batter) should fire up even the blandest of business minutia, ignite the senses and kick everyone into productive overdrive. And the substantial choices of Poppadoms, chutneys and rice would undoubtedly help stretch the meal out till all business proceedings have been covered – (we recommend the lemon rice to refresh the palette after the richness of the spices).

The space is stylish, spacious and comfortable, with half the kitchen’s opposing wall utilised for soft sofa backs that track the sweeping line of tables (perfect for large groups), and if lunch carries on a bit later then the healthy mocktails available should liven up the day and rejuvenate the hard worker (the adraki chukander with betroot puree, ginger, lime and salt, works like a balm for the body).
One of the best restaurants for business lunch in London, host yours at the Namaaste kitchens not just to experience the great food but to be inspired by the charity work your booking would help continue.

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

Receiving an illustrious five star review from the Evening Standard is no mean feat. But Indian Accent — an essential stop along Mayfair’s picture book Albemarle street — has something of a charmed existence. Smaller in stature but never short of praise, this nook of charm will never lack accolades as one of the best restaurants for business lunch in London.

Chef Manish Mehrota’s decision to work with ingredients from each of the regions of India means that the express lunch menu rescues the middling week hours (midday to 2:30 Monday to Thursday, to be exact) from drudgery into a kaleidoscopic and sundrily spiced event. This gourmet selection of curries, traditonal keema stews and re-assorted classics (Lamb chops and cumin, followed by a treat like the cardamon cheesecake make wondrously mixed courses) is perfect for the company party that likes their ideas to be as creatively bold as they are executed precisely. At Indian Accent, deceivingly neat and divinely ordered plate presentation masks the explosive flavour combinations within.

Just like the food, the space is served with simplicity but no lack of aplomb – this is one of the best restaurants for business lunches in London in part because it so dazzles as a pleasant, unassuming surprise. Utterly boutique, you would find it stationed sweetly between its chequered patio and chocolate awning; the gilt seating outside (matched by the golden framework that holds bottles over the bar) is like the foil wrapper on a candied style that makes these venue close to an austere gingerbread house — but there’s nothing tricky about the treats within.
Booth seating and a gilded marble bar means the company can dine in luxury that’s beautiful without being bombastic, and there you’d find even old familiars can be re-worked into a gourmet treat: the passion fruit fizz beverage blends white jasmine tea with the spark of fresh ginger, and the makhan malaia is a worthy treat to finish off any hard won business deal as it takes the milky sweetness of traditional Daulat ki chat into a lighter, cloud formation finished with pink petals and gold.

What better place than to discuss and work towards business dreams then, than this dreamy and picturesque high-end restaurant. Indian Accent makes a business of pleasure.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

It seemed inevitable that after being a protegee (surviving and, even, thriving) under the blazing tutelage of Gordan Ramsay, achieving her own MBE in services to hospitality, and making a portent name for herself — that Angela Hartnett would go on to open her own fine restaurant. What you may be slightly more surprised to find is that Murano, the Michelin star anointed grand creation of it’s chef-patron, is not just a monolith of British excellence but actually a relaxed and robust venue to have a civilised riot; so, in fact, one of the best restaurants for business lunch in London.

The menu of Murano was co-designed by Hartnett, who went to Lord Ashcroft International Business School herself. Corporate events are welcome in the eatery of someone who will know and respect the institution of business as much as the craft of delicious, artisan food. The Italian inspired dishes (from her mother’s side influence) as well as the best of British ingredients she was raised has formed the perfect collaboration – a pitch perfect ideal for any outstanding business party to revel in. Indeed, British and European, land and sea, the distinctly new and the distinctly familiar are all expertly crafted as one in dishes like the Pea and Wild garlic soup with a delicious smoked trout corstini, or the polenta cake heightened with the heady sweet, tartness of raspberry rose.

With an “approachable” motto, This is one of the best restaurants for business lunches in London when the company favours a more intimate, or informal gathering. The is not just down to the = earthy aesthetic (green tiling and a poetic line of trees lining the entryway, and homely, comforting richness of favourites like the Gnocchi with pecornie cheese and tomato oil. The Caravin selection of fine wines (we recommend the Codreiu rene rostaling white) will help anyone unwind decadently. The Chef’s table’ private area even seats a party of 12 behind a curtain. Not only this, but Murano’s menu allows guests to choose a la carte dishes in any order they wish — the perfect liberty to take outside the formal structure of office hours.

For the company that wants to cut loose, and knows the key to productivity is the infusion of fun and frivolity in the spaces between — Murano restaurant in Mayfair is the best place to brunch in London.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

Galvin La Chapelle has a prime city location just off Bishopsgate, and is one of the best restaurants for business and entertaining clients. It is the third restaurant opened by Chris and Jeff Galvin, following the success of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and Galvin At Windows.

Galvin La Chapelle is lavishly designed inside a Grade II converted Victorian chapel. Its interior décor matches its grand exterior with its high-vaulted ceilings and wall arches, as well as its spacious and open floor design. Its opulent design aesthetic is injected with elements of modernity seen in its glass enclosed seating area raised above of the rest of the dining space, an ideal restaurant to have a business meeting in London.

The seamless juxtaposition between traditional and new luxury is also carried through in its contemporary French cuisine that has earned Galvin La Chapelle a Michelin Star. Highlights on the menu include its signature lasagne of Dorset crab with creamy beure blanc and pea shoots, as well as the wild sea bass served with cockles, sea beets and oyster.

Galvin La Chapelle offers businesses the best location for business and to inspire and impress clients with rich and opulent French cuisine and interior design.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

City Social, located in the heart of London’s financial district and on the 24th floor of the iconic skyscraper Tower 42, can be classified as one of London’s best restaurants for business lunches, meetings and dinners. Its sleek and professional décor inspired by art deco is complemented by the clean finishing of wall-to-ceiling windows showcasing panorama views of London’s landmark skyscrapers, including the iconic Gherkin and Heron Tower. The best seats are against the windows with deep and curved leather booths creating private and quiet corners for intimate business meetings. City Social also has two private dining areas with their own private entrances allowing business clientèle private rooms to discreetly celebrate their successes or to host corporate events.

The head Chef, Paul Walsh has worked closely with the Michelin star chef, Jason Atherton to curate creative yet simple dishes showing the finer-side to English cuisine. On the menu includes the traditional English Shepard’s pie, cooked salmon fillet lightly poached and served with a salad of fennel and celeriac and rich Lobster accompanied by chips cooked in duck fat and garnished with tomato puree.

With the backdrop of the stunning city skyline, and equally fantastic dishes, City Social offers a location suited to both quick business lunches and dinners, as well as luxurious spaces for more formal business events.

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

Take a glass elevator to the 38th and 39th floor of Heron Tower, and you will find yourself walking into the natural oasis of Sushisamba. Sushisamba embraces an earth-to-sky motif adeptly captivated in its 360-degree panoramic views of London, and bamboo latticed ceiling draped with hanging lights and living plants and flowers.

Sushisamba is iconic for its intercontinental fusion of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, design and music. With a trio of appetisers, guests can experience Peru with the proffers cancha seviche, a collection of crunchy corn kernals dipped in a sharp citrus-based dressing. The Brazilian influence is seen in the fish taquitos, and lastly Japan is represented in the green bean tempura spears with a pot of black truffle aioli.

Sushisamba has recently reintroduced their Omakase menu, making it one of the best restaurants for business lunches. This is a set menu including crispy yellowtail taquitos, sea bass tempura and wagy gyoza with smoked emulsion and heritage carrots. The menu is ideal for business clientèle that wish to have a quick meal in a stunning environment, as it is based on the Japanese tradition of letting the chef select your order. For big business functions, large platters at £45 each can be ordered and feature five different meats, including grilled hanger steak, rib-eye, pork tenderloin and chorizo and linguica served with chimichurri.

With the interior reminiscent of a greenhouse adorned in living foliage, and a sophisticated ambience evoked by artwork inspired by the 20th century, Sushisamba is the best restaurant for any business occasion.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

After 21 years of serving high-quality cuisine and earning two Michelin stars for 15 consecutive years, The Square in Mayfair is considered a must have in any business diary. It all started with Phillip Howards, co-owner of the popular The Ledbury and Kitchen W8 in Kensington, and the humble idea to merge seasonal produce with modern French cooking techniques.

The Square is no stranger to the tides of change, and recently re-opened under the umbrella of MARC, a restaurant group which includes the two Michelin star The Greenhouse, and the Private Members’ Club, Morton’s. The Square has always been sleek and sophisticated, but with its recent refurbishment reflected in its large-scale modern paintings and leather banquettes, it has only elevated its interior design to incorporate modern and minimalistic elements suited to low-key business meetings and lunches in London.

Lunch dining is one of the main priorities at the Square, owing to its central location to business clientèle, and is expedited in the form of two set menus including a three-course meal and six-course tasting menu reasonably priced at £37 and £60 respectively. Courtesy of Head Chef, Clement Leroy, the simplistic and light features in the décor are complemented beautifully with the contemporary French cuisine. The crisp violet artichoke served with confit quail egg and parmesan ice cream, and roasted veal sweetbread with squid, black truffle and pomelo are two highlights on the set menus.

The no-fuss interior design and atmosphere, coupled with a central Mayfair location and straightforward set lunch menus, prove why The Square is and will always be one of the best restaurants for business lunch in London.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

For a taste of Hollywood standard cuisine, there is no better location than Cut, located at 42 Park Lane. Cut is one of 20 fine dining restaurants opened by the celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, best known as the talent behind the feasts at the past 23 Oscar Award ceremonies.

Cut is an elegant destination for business, and delivers Hollywood glamour in its plush leather sofas, marble flooring and high-raised ceilings. It softens the dark interior with wooden panelling and slatted windows bringing in beautiful views of Hyde Park and much needed light into the rooms. It has luxurious table arrangements and semi-private booths, suited to the needs of an exclusive business clientèle, including Michael Morley, head of wealth management UK at Deutsche Bank.

Cut is an American-styled steakhouse, and each of the starters, side dishes and sauces cluster around steak as the main focus. Guests can expect to spend between £40 – £190, and can select tasting plates of American, British and Australian sirloin, as well as Shanghai lobster infused with Asian spices and a classic and rich Japanese wagyu steak.

Cut’s prime location in Hyde Park, and its sophisticated and Hollywood inspired cuisine and interior have catapulted this restaurant onto our list of the best restaurants for business lunch in London.

 

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Step back into time and enter one of the grand cafés of old Europe at The Delaunay in Covent Gardens. This up-scale café is the creation of Chris Corbin and Jeremy Kings, following the success of the Wolseley; a similarly inspired European café located in the heart of London.

The opulence featured in classic European style is echoed in The Delaunay’s mix of green leather banquette seating, dark wood panelling, black and white marble floors and antique mirrors. The table arrangements are spaciously divided among the restaurant creating a classy and comfortable environment for business.

The Delaunay is divided into a café, bar area, main dining room and also has a counter serving savouries, cakes, coffees and takeaways. Each room, as well as the menus have been especially designed to allow for all-day dining. On the menu, guests can select from a variety of European-inspired dishes, with breakfast options including the Viennese with a spread of smoked ham, salami, gouda, boiled egg and rye bread, and the Viennoiserie with strawberries and cream doughnut. Lunch and dinner dishes include four different types of schnitzel, five types of wurstchen, as well as an array of Crustacea dishes.

The Delaunay is a place where guests can experience elegant surroundings, and excellent food at any time of the day, and for this reason it is classified as one London’s best restaurants for client meetings, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

With over a century of experience, Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill is one of our top picks for the best restaurants for business lunches and dinners in London. It first opened in 1916, and is still located in the very same old Victorian building in Mayfair, just off Regent street. It has become a favourite of Linda Jackson, the CEO of Citroen, and with its interior and cuisine remaining as sophisticated and polished as ever, it is not difficult to understand her choice.

The atmosphere is classic and celebratory, and is encapsulated perfectly at the original marble oyster bar where oysters are shucked with theatrical speed. Oysters are inherently a must have, whether it be freshly shucked, cooked Vietnamese-style or garlic baked. Oysters start from £2.50, and are recommended to be followed by a classic combination of battered and fried fish and chips. For guests looking for a richer and more refined dish, there is also a selection of caviar dishes to choose from, as well as the perfectly grilled langoustines and scallops served with a plate of broad beans, crispy pork, parma ham, toasted cashew nuts and blood orange.

Two private dining rooms, seating between 14 – 60 people are also available for private events, and serve as another important reason for why Bentley’s Oyster Bar &Grill is one of the best restaurants for business lunches and dinners in London.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

With an iconic South Bank location overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral and the Thames river, OXO Towers is on the list for the best restaurants for business lunch in London. Its stunning city views are only enhanced by the vibrant live Jazz and piano performances, that can be enjoyed both inside the restaurant and outside on its 250-foot terrace.

For quick business lunches and meetings, OXO Tower accommodates with an express lunch menu for as little as £18, available from Sunday – Friday. Into the evening, guests can opt for a tasting menu, priced between £85 – £130, including six courses and a paired glass of wine, expertly selected from their list of over 800 wines. Whether it be a business lunch or dinner, OXO Tower delivers the same level of exquisite cuisine, incorporating delicacies from all across the globe. The Scottish scallops and Chateubriand steak and a Korean-style roast duck leg with spring onion pancake and kimchi are two highlights.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

Located in the converted Grade II-listed Westminster Library, is one of London’s most popular and grand restaurants, The Cinnamon Club. It’s old-school members’ club atmosphere, evoked in the bookshelves lining the main dining room as well as upstairs gallery, is one of the iconic features making The Cinnamon Club one of the best restaurants for business lunch in London. The intimate lighting, dark wood panelling and spacious table arrangements add an additional layer of sophistication to the formal dining space, creating the ideal environment for business.

The uniqueness of the interior décor is complemented by innovative and nouvelle Indian cuisine that focuses on game and fish-based dishes. With a team of 18 chefs, headed by Vivek Singh, the dishes are layered with complex and intricate flavour profiles and stunning presentation, which ultimately justifies the premium price of about £75 per meal. The Cinnamon Club delivers on its promise of curating imaginative dishes with its tender milkfed lamb, which is exclusive to the restaurant. It also displays a knack for re-inventing classic Indian cuisine with its popular tandoori wild Spencer Gulf king prawn dish flavoured with coconut ginger sauce, and also in its Old-Delhi-style butter chicken on the bone.

The Cinnamon Club also prepares feasting plates, making it one of the best restaurants for business lunch in London on a larger scale. At the table, guests are presented with a whole rack of Romney Marsh Lamb which is carved and served table-side. The Cinnamon Club is also an expert with mixology, and with its three-tiered walnut gin trolley, formal business dinners can become more fun with a cocktail or two.

 

The Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in London

 

Located in the converted terrace space of The Bloomsbury Hotel, is the elegant and poetic Dalloway Terrace. It is one of the best restaurants for business lunches in London, with its secluded and intimate location hidden behind a line of hedging and just minutes from the bustling Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. It is a perfect and cosy indoor-outdoor terrace space, offering a calm oasis, with intimate candlelit rooms decorated with foliage climbing the walls and hanging from the ceilings.

The menu has been devised by head chef, Hans Louis, and offers plenty of British favourites including fish and chips and rabbit stew. The food is simple, yet decadent in flavours and presentation, with daily specials including crayfish mac and cheese and grilled poussin. Other highlights on the menu include the Dublin Bay prawn cocktail with Marie sauce, as well as other fish options including a plate of seared tuna with soy and ginger dressing.

Dalloway Terrace also has a wide selection of meat and vegetarian options seen in its European steak tartar, Aberdeen Angus dry-aged beef and classic burger and club sandwiches.

Dalloway Terrace offers all-day dining, located in a secluded secret garden terrace. It is one of London’s best kept secrets, and offers its clients an intimate and quite break away from the office, making it one of the best restaurants for business lunch in London including meetings and dinners.

London has a plethora of restaurants perfectly suited to business needs encompassing sleek and elegant interior design, private and intimate dining spaces, and complemented perfectly with sophisticated, and world-class cuisine. Here we have delineated the top restaurants in London, that are the best for business, be it for a quick morning business meeting, or a longer business meeting, lunch or dinner.

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The Best Restaurants In Soho

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Capital A List recommends the best restaurants in Soho to take your friends to and dine in. There is such a variety of exclusive restaurants to choose from and we offer only the best places with exceptional service, cuisine and beverages.

You will definitely want to take your friends to one or all of these restaurants.

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

The Palomar’s boutique blue face adds a splash of lustre to the already merry street: one of the best restaurants in Soho, this chic eatery with a sixteen seat dining space that looks out on the animation of the street corner outside, will leave you far from blue.

The Palomar’s low rise bar is complete with an extended accompanying shell of high bar seats, designed with space and comfort in mind, this rectangle enfolds the kitchen in its angles and, in the centre of the room, is one of the best kitchen bars in Soho. As diners and drinkers we all faced each other, yet still remained at a healthy distance over the marble-top with which we could enjoy our distinct meals from the versatile menu — the results was evocative of a summer street party. Delightfully, the prep and kitchen-work, open to everyone around the bar, is the beating heart of the room.
No wonder the food is so lively, the energy of the guests must diffuse over into the chef’s routine and vice versa. One of the best restaurants in Soho, to experience a truly unique palette — we enjoyed Palomar’s Levantine cuisine for it’s rich taste and exuberant presentation. Homemade pittas and creamy, indulgently oiled scoops of Baba Ganouch came with the provocation to ‘rip and dip’ — and with cracking cocktails that mirror the spice of middle-eastern delicacies such as the ginger, Beef eater and orange Bumblbee mix (a sting of the like we could only always wish for) the buoyancy of the evening and the energy behind our dipping may have become overtly merry; if you like to celebrate your food this is the place to go.
Finish with a sweet at the Palomar if you really feel like indulging: the Jerusalem mess (thick and luxuriously sweet labneh mousse) and spicy chocolate ganache are standout.

The Palomar is such a superlative, definitive Soho experience we had to keep a bit of it to ourselves – which is why it’s fabulously illuminating cookbook makes the perfect present for anyone wanting to emulate the finest dishes at one of the best restaurants in Soho.

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

We would cross oceans for seafood pundit and flavour provocateur Randall and Aubin. Luckily, one only has to traverse the tide of visitors acorss Brewer Street to cast anchor at one of the best restaurants in Soho.

With lunchtime bookings that welcome all even up until the early evening, and a tight, faultless crew of wait staff that greeted upon arrival, Jamie Poulton and Ed Baine‘s Brasserie is definitely a pearl amongst the grains of standard Pret a Costa fair that encroaches too much on Soho’s shores.

We are in no way seafood experts – but the waiters are all something of sea savants themselves – so went on their recommendations and found every bit of Fruit De Mer more astonishing than the last. Any dinner at Randall and Aubin would be remiss without sampling their speciality crab cakes, whose freshness is belayed beautifully by the watercress salad and lime mayonnaise. Fascinating flavour combinations such as the peppercorn salsa and sherry vinaigrette pushed classic dishes like a cheese salad and Calamari fries into divine new territory – while the house icon of royal Baerri Cavier bought a salty, perfectly popped flash of the sea to mind when we tasted it (as cheerfully instructed by our waiter) from the back of our hands.
Randall and Aubin knows its place on the map; its one of the best restaurants in Soho for location themed beverages if you’re after a bit of character to your quality drinks. If the Soho Fizz cocktail (cassis and prosecco with a spritz of vodka lemon) doesn’t turn your tide than the King Soho gin on the rocks surely will.

Find Randall and Aubin under it’s nautical awning (ocean dark with parchment font lettering), seat yourself amongst the chandelier light that bounces artfully off pearl white tiling, and know that the friendly venue wont let you feel un-moored – but cast you away into a sea of first class taste.

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

Andrew Edmunds is one of the best restaurants in Soho to romp in the area’s rich past. A haven of novel archaism – this 18th century townhouse, painted all night black – is the perfect tall, dark and handsome stranger to approach for dinner on a bustling city dusk. Specials scrawled in chalk along the walls boutique wooden seating and moody lighting pooling in globules over each table from candles twisted into the next of centrepiece bottles all sink the dining guests down into a dreamy recollection of the age of Enlightenment.

Your taste-buds will certainly be enlightened by famous (but thankfully accessible) wine list you can enjoy at Andrew Edmunds. No wonder the bottle decor theme continues along the outlying corner of the restaurant bar — with a striking amount of beatific green-hue magnums standing to attention along a ceiling shelf). Try something sweet to match the attractive decor, like the chateau Clemens or 1977 Taylor’s Port, and to soak up that indulgence, the selection of Neal’s Yard Cheeses can’t go amiss.

Like all the best restaurants in Soho, Andrew Edmund’s maintains the charm of it’s exclusive, unique identity without losing it’s connection to Soho — stop there for a sweet tipple before or after you dine out.

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

Darjeeling Express doesn’t differentiate between guests order’s, and neither should you: with fantastic sharing platters of authentic Calcuttan recipes handed down through generations, each flavour is as compatible with the next — a well garnished tapestry made to pass along, over the table, to divvy, match, mix and trade with each other. This Indian eatery is one of the best restaurants in Soho to bring the people you want to share the good things in life with.

This is also one of the best restaurants in Soho for fervid vegan dishes. If you’re sick of plain old mushroom burgers, try Darjeeling Express’ spicy Channa Chaat chickpea and green chilli swirl, or ginger curry. The Betroot Riata with spicy yogurt is best weathered with hearty mouthfuls of the homemade flat-breads, too.

This restaurant’s regal bearing (it’s balcony view out over Kingly Court renders the comfortable, sofa-backed bench seating into monarchical like feast sessions) perfectly befits it’s liberal conscience. Every bill leads to the contribution of a pound to Lotus Flower for female survivors of ISIS — so bulk up your tab for that extraordinary cause. Maybe with a delicious steamed yogurt dessert or three, we promise you wont regret it.

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

Soho is the district of a thousand faces; home to everyone and anyone who passes through. So it only makes sense that one of the best restaurants in Soho, Jacob Kennedy and Victor Hugo‘s Bocca Di Lupo, is a home – first and foremost.

This venue still operates as a family business — despite their booming success since 2008 — home baking their bread and bringing their hand-crafted pasta to boil to order so that Bocca Di Lupo’s air is always enthused with the warmth and solace of hearty Italian home cooking. With a menu that flits uninhibitedly between seasonal themes, you’ll need to go again and again to keep up ,the only thing you can count on is that everything is sourced from it’s native hillside: fritter options covered everything from courgette, to sage and anchovy parcels to tangy buffalo Mozzarella, and the personal (finally – a venue that knows sometimes, when food is this good, you just don’t want to share) multi-regional risotto gave us the chance to sample flavours from Lazio to Genoa.

Bocca Di Lupo is one of the best restaurants in Soho to work up a worthy appetite for your meal — a beautiful Chef’s counter (adorned with rivulets of yellow flowering, just like summer in Tuscany) gives guests an insight into the open kitchen. Perfect for perching with the indulgence of your choice — be it the Bocca Spritz or a calming Caffe alla Nocciola coffee enriched with hazelnut. This is family; all the comfortable transparency of your own kitchen during dinner parties. Come home to Bocca Di Lupo in Soho.

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

Located on Regent St, Laurent at Café Royal is recognised as one of the best restaurants in Soho. This is proven as it currently ranks at number 1 out of 701 restaurants in Soho on TripAdvisor, and 25 out of 18,962 restaurants in London, which is bloody impressive if you ask me!

Found on the first floor of Hotel Café Royal, the setting is simplistic yet elegant. In the dining area with the bar, you will find dark oak wood walls on one side of the room which matches the dark furniture.

On the other side of the room there are big rectangular windows that lets the natural sunlight flood in, lighting up the room. Different shaped tables and chairs gives a juxtaposition effect, adding more character to the room.

A huge drinks cabinet covers the whole back wall at the bar, housing the best spirits, wines and champagne. Sit on one of the 6 chairs at the bar to watch the mixologist create you a beautiful cocktail.

If you’re a steak lover than Laurent will most certainly impress. Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel guarantees only the finest cuts of beef that have travelled as far as Australia, which is cooked to exactly how you want it on an open flame parrilla grill. We recommend the Aberdeen Angus rib eye steak for £36, but if you’re a true steak fanatic, then dig deeper into your pockets to try the Japanese Wagya Kagoshima sirloin steak for a pricey £75.

As well as incredible steak, their menu also offers a wide variety of dishes so you will be spoilt for choice. Another one of our favourites is the grilled poussin diablo which will definitely not disappoint. The price of the food is reasonable considering the quality of the food, so make sure to give Laurent a visit.

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

If you are wanting to try Levantine food, then Ceru is the only place you should be heading to and one of the best restaurants in Soho. Found on D’Arblay street, this colourful restaurant serves delicious dishes that are just as colourful as the interior.

The dinner setting is refreshing as the light wooden furniture helps to brighten up the room and creates a relaxing atmosphere. You will find bright colourful prints on the back rests of the seats along the wall, as well as geometric wall lights which really helps to reflect the Levantine culture.

Ceru is home to chefs that are from Lebanon, bringing their traditional methods to make every dish incredibly authentic, and making it one of the best restaurants in Soho.

The food is seasoned with Levantine spices ensuring that each mouthful is packed full of Mediterranean flavours.

The vibrant colours in every dish will make your mouth water before you even dig your fork in. For starters, try the three in one dips with the fresh baked Greek pita bread, and although it is delicious, make sure to leave room for the next course. For the main we highly recommend the lamb shoulder which is a Levantine speciality. The meat is marinated with 12 different shawarma spices then slow roasted for 5 hours, making the lamb unbelievably juicy and tender.

It is then garnished with pomegranate, fresh mint and pistachio sauce to add the last bit of colours to the plate. If you still have room for dessert, then try the ginger and spiced pear ashta to finish off your Levantine experience. On a whole, the food is wonderful, the service is excellent, and the price is affordable, so what are you waiting for?

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

L’escargot is a renowned French restaurant and bar which surely deserves a visit as it has been voted one of the best restaurants in Soho. This is because not only do they serve divine French dishes, they also have an incredible wines collection to compliment the food.

They are the oldest and most distinguished French restaurant in London and over the century they have gained great recognition. Welcoming famous figures is the ordinary for L’escargot as they have hosted for guests such as Coco Chanel, John Gielgud, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Ralph Richardson, Judy Dench, and the late Princess Diana.

The interior of L’escargot is somehow old fashioned, yet still looks stylish.

You will find that every room is decorated in a different theme however all still have an elegant ambience about it. Beautiful chandeliers, grand mirrors and tall table candles are main features throughout each room, providing a luxurious touch.

Known as one of the finest French delicacies, Snails are a speciality at L’escargot as they were the first restaurant to serve snails in the UK, and they even used to farm them in the basement! Try 6 snails for £16 or if that’s not enough order 12 snails for £30.

They are cooked in a garlic and parsley sauce which is to die for! Other dishes worth a try is the lobster bisque and the tournesdos Rossini – beef fillet with foie gras and truffle, which will send your taste buds on overdrive as it is that tasty. They keep their menu interesting and up to date by changing it seasonally so you can expect to try new dishes every so often. Although the price may be more expensive compared to other restaurants, you get what you pay for as the food is that extraordinary, it will be worth every penny.

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

What makes Temper unique and one of the best restaurants in Soho is the central 6 metre long fire pit, which you won’t find bigger in any other restaurant. This meat heavy based restaurant revolves around the concept of the whole animal being barbequed on top of the wood. As the roaring flame cooks the meat to perfection, the smoky meaty aroma travels around the room, leaving you drooling and wanting more.

If you’re not afraid to get a bit heated, then sit by the fire pit to get a front row seat as you watch the chefs work their magic. However, if the heat is too much for you then settle down on one of the tables or private booths where you’re far enough away from the heat to not get sweaty, but still close enough to see all the action.

As Temper specialises in meat, they have gone far and wide to carefully select their produce, ensuring that they are not only serving the best meats, but also not associating with mass production. As they buy and cook their meat whole, nothing gets wasted which reduces their cattle intake by averagely 65 cattle a week, adding up to 3,300 less cattle a year.

Our favourite dishes would have to be the smoked goat carnitas with kimchi or the red curry beef skewer.

For the side dish we recommend the beef fat potatoes with ogleshield which we can guarantee aren’t like any other potatoes you have tried before. They also have a large drinks menu to complement your meal, but we suggest you try one of their extraordinary cocktails, fifty shades of earl grey being our personal favourite.

The prices are average so you won’t feel like you have spent a fortune on a 10/10 meal.

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

On Kingly Street in Soho you will find Jinjuu which is a stunning restaurant founded by Judy Joo, a celebrity Korean chef. What makes Jinjuu one of the best restaurants in Soho is that they have put a creative modern twist on Korean cuisine to create dishes like no other, while still bringing across traditional flavours. It is safe to say you will be spoilt for choice as there is such variety on the menu, however, that is why we are here to help.

For starters we recommend Jinjuu’s signature Korean fried chicken, and then the Korean poke bowl for main. For the side dish we highly recommend the Jinjuu carnitas fries which is packed with so many different elements that you will certainly be blown away.

They also have an impressive dessert menu that is so hard to resist you will end up ordering something even if your trouser button is ready to ping off! If you want to try a variety of the dishes, then consider ordering one of their set menus which ranges from £40 to £60 per person.

Jinjuu is spread over two floors which are designed so that their guest can choose what kind of dining experience they are after.

You will find casual dining on the ground floor where the atmosphere is very relaxed and buzzing from all the chitchat from the tables around you. If you are looking for a more stylish experience, then head to the lower ground floor where the atmosphere becomes more sophisticated.

Around the room your attention will be captured by all the beautiful art on the walls which were done by a very talented street artist, Victoriano Magdaleno. The vibrant wall art contrasts with the dark wooden tables and leather seats to give the setting an even balance.

If you are coming to visit Jinjuu on the weekend, then expect to hear R&B and smooth house tunes playing in the background while you are enjoying your food. The music adds to the chilled out vibe you will find here at Jinjuu and I bet you won’t be able to resist a little boogie in your seat!

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

Kiln is well-known for their tremendously delicious dishes that is a fusion of Thai, Burmese, Laotian and Yunnan flavours, and over the years it has gained recognition as one of the best restaurants in Soho. When you walk in, the buzzing atmosphere hits you straight away. The record player by the bar fills the room with rock and roll music which sets a lively atmosphere. There is no doubt you will instantly be welcomed by the front of house staff who is very attentive and provides an excellent service to ensure your experience at Kiln is the best it could possibly be.

If you are a group of 3 or less you will be seated around the bar which overlooks bar area and kitchen, which is great if you’re someone that doesn’t mind sitting close to strangers for an even more unique dining experience.

Sit back and relax as you watch your food getting cooked by the chefs only an arm’s reach away. If you’re a group of 4 or more, you will be seated downstairs which provides a more cosy setting.

All the dishes are original and are nothing you would find in other restaurants. Our personal favourites are the clay pot baked glass noodles with Tamworth lardo and brown crab meat, the slow grilled chicken with soy and the fried curried monkfish, which are all incredibly flavourful.

Once in a while they change the menu slightly so if you go back more than once you may be able to try a new dish. What makes Kiln even more worth a visit is that the price is incredibly reasonable, with the most expensive dish coming in at only £14. Every dish not only looks authentic, but tastes it too!

Unless you are a group of 4 or more, Kiln only accepts walk-ins.

As they can get really busy, especially on the weekend, we advise you to get there early to ensure you get a table. You are able to leave your number and come back which is something to keep in mind as it can sometimes be up to a 2 hour wait.

However, the food and experience is that amazing we believe the 2 hour wait is worth it, just trust us!

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

Are you looking for a place to eat for a pre-theatre visit? Or just somewhere to have diner before you head out in town? Well Dishoom is a vibrant 60’s inspired Indian restaurant situated on Kingly Street in Soho that is a great spot to start your night on a high and one of the best restaurants in Soho.

Inside this spacious restaurant you will find bright colours from the quirky interior which sets a fun casual atmosphere. Fairy lights hang from the ceiling to add a pretty element to the setting. Matching the attractive interior, you will find that the food is just as beautiful.

Each dish is that authentic you will feel like you have transported to the rustic regions of India. Unlike traditional Indian food where the dishes would usually be greasy and heavy making you regret eating it, the dishes at Dishoom are light and are full of healthy nourishing ingredients.

If any of your group is vegetarian, then don’t worry as there are a lot of vegetarian options on the menu so there’s something for everyone.

A firm favourite is the jackfruit biryani curry which is served with saffron’d rice. If you’re a meat eater, then try the chicken ruby which packs a punch.

You will be surely looked after as the waiter/ess are accommodating to your requests and has no problem on spending a moment to give you recommendations.
Dishoom goes that extra mile as for every meal bought they donate a meal to a children’s charity, earning themselves another brownie point and putting themselves up there as one of the best restaurants in Soho.

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

Found in the heart of Soho on Wardour Street, Ichibuns is a funky contemporary Japanese inspired restaurant that serves mouth-watering comfort food that will have you planning your second visit before even leaving. What makes Ichibuns one of the best restaurants in Soho is the combination of incredible food, a visually pleasing setting and friendly service, and together delivers the perfect dining experience.

It is certain that you will go on visual journey while visiting Ichibuns as there is art all over the walls and ceiling. Newspapers fill the walls as well as toys and gadgets to create a colourful eccentric setting which also reflects the energetic atmosphere.

On weekends expect a busy environment as the DJ spins deep house tunes to get everyone in the mood to carry the party on until later hours. Ichibuns is the perfect spot for a fun night out or even a special occasion as it is ideal for large groups.

It is also a great place for predrinks and dinner before you head out into central as it is amongst the buzz of the city.

We highly recommend the Ichibun burger which conists of wagyu beef, cheese, caramelised onion and ICHI burger sauce, and oozes with juices as you sink your teeth into it. Other dishes worth a try is the spicy tuna tacos, prawn and garlice chive gyoza and the tempura teriyaki chicken udon noodles.

As well as the food, they serve the most incredible cocktails that you would be stupid to miss out on. Our personal favourite is the Azabu’s Sgroppino which has a strong kick to it, but not strong enough to knock you out for the night. If you are looking for a unique and swanky vibe, Ichibuns is the only place you should be heading.

 

The Best Restaurants in Soho

 

Take a visit to Blanchette restaurant situated on D’Arblay Street in Soho if you want to get as taste of a colourful French dining experience in the heart of London. Established in 2013 by three brothers, this French bistro serves simple traditional ingredients that’s put together in a way that creates impeccable dishes, making them one of the best restaurants in Soho.

They encourage the idea of sharing so you will find a lot of tapas style options on the menu.

Our personal favourites are the duck rillettes with smoked quince cheese and toasted sourdough, Crispy Frog Legs with Bois Boudran Sauce and Cheese Beignets with Onion Confit. For mains try the Braised Lamb Shoulder with Anchovy, Rosemary and Soubise Sauce.

And of course you couldn’t have a real French experience without trying a selection of the cheeses and charcuterie, which they do have a variety of. Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, they offer a steak menu where you are able to choose from three different steak options, with a side dish and sauce, and you would be missing out if you didn’t give it a try.

The meat has been dry-aged to ensure a tremendously tender texture while preserving all the natural flavours so you won’t regret your choice. Wash down your meal with one of their exquisite French wines or wonderful cocktails.

Along with the delicious food, you will find a charming setting at Blanchette. Although the restaurant is quite small, it creates an intimate feel which adds to the delightful atmosphere. The bare brick walls paired with the antiquity furniture and objects forms an outdated, yet visually pleasing setting.

However, if you have a special event to celebrate and want to dine in style then consider hiring out their jungle room event space. A stunning rainforest theme is painted across the walls by artist Aldo Gigli, so you really feel like you are dining in the middle of nature.

The room accommodates up to 14 guests and will definitely leave them amazed. The buzz of the restaurant is also kept at a high with the use of great music playing in the background.

 

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Social Eating House in a Michelin star restaurant located on Poland Street and is one of the best restaurants in Soho . It has become a well-known favourite as every course is done to perfection; in the way it is cooked as well as presentation. The attention to detail is what makes Social Eating house one of the best restaurants in Soho as you can see how the chef has careful thought about every little element he places on the plate.

The menu is very detailed as every dish is described precisely so you know exactly what to expect. There is even a section which provides details of where all the produce comes from. For starters, try the Lyme bay scallop ceviche with smoked avocado, raw artichoke, sunflower seeds and horseradish which is absolutely sublime.

For the main we suggest the slow cooked venison loin with chestnut mushroom butterscotch, pear, chervil root and venison salami.

However, if you’re a steak lover then make sure to try their 60 day aged native Cumbrian black angus rib-eye steak which is extremely succulent, and is served with mixed leaf salad, duck fat chips and béarnaise or peppercorn sauce.

The price is a little bit more on the expensive side but you do get good value for money. If your indecisive and want to try a variety of dishes, then opt for the sampler menu which is £65 for 7 amazing courses.

Make sure to order a glass of wine with your food if you want to be even more impressed.

Social Eating House is spread across three floors, and you will find the main restaurant on the ground floor. Contrasting with the sophisticated looking dishes, you will find that the atmosphere is informal and very relaxed.

Head to the first floor after diner to the Blind Pig cocktail bar to continue the wonderful experience with a few more magnificent drinks. If you are planning to visit Social Eating House, then prebooking is recommended to guarantee a table so you are not left disappointed.

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The Best Champagne Bars In London

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Capital A List recommends the best champagne bars in London to take your friends for that exclusive night out. There is no doubt that champagne is one of the finer things in life that we all love, however, with the vast amount of champagne bars spread across the capital, it may be confusing to choose one which suits your needs.

It is our job to help you decide on a bar that will provide not only the finest champagne, but also the best experience as a whole.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 
The only thing any respectable contemporary city-goer should be hunting for is a good drink.

We recommend poaching one for yourself by heading to Westminster’s elegant The Rubens at the Palace Hotel. There, you’ll find that one of the best champagne bars in London — The Leopard Bar — has not only doubled the lavish expanse of it’s jungle-cat print interior but doubled down on it’s impeccable drinks service; offering visitors over thirty options on their Champagne menu.

With so many choices it could be easy to fall prey to feeling overwhelmed — if that’s the case, we recommend trying the Leopard’s Bar’s fantastic champagne cocktails. The Bellini white peach puree adds the most delicate touch of sweetness of a classic fizz, and Twinkle will put one in your eye as it immaculately recalls the fragrant warmth of far-away grasslands by stirring VKA vodka and lemon juice with elderflower cordial.

The Leopard Bar certainly makes use of bold visuals as part of the late-night experience. Donald Grieg‘s authentic bronze renderings of the titular creatures lounge in a nook just over guest’s tables, and pose between the cabinets of dazzling whisky displays. If that doesn’t spike your heart rate than the dynamic marching call of live jazz and swing music will. A grand piano, just metres from the opulent brown leather sofa-seat, is just one classy detail that compliments the entire atmosphere.

But this is one of the best Champagne bar’s in London not just for the leonine grace of it’s interior but for the experiences available. Go wild with sharing platters of sushi, or enjoy a flute of champagne and the heralded wagyu steak and which with a set menu for two. A Champagne tasting experience that incorporates drink choices at the recommendation f the manager and a live, mesmerising showcase of sabrage bottle-opening ceremonies (yes – you can actually see the bubbles brought forth at the cutting whim of a sabre sword) will make anyone feel thoroughly spoiled at this high-end bar.

In the spirits of its motive, any visit to this bar will leave you feeling like the cat that got the cream.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 
Luxury doesn’t have to be formal. If you’ve ever wondered what a hipster take on the devil’s wine, or If you’re just looking for one of the best champagne bars in London — try Callooh Callay. A harbinger and long-time (since 2008, exactly) investor in the joyous party-scene of the East-end, Shoreditch’s Callooh Callay — and it’s relaxed front bar — will shake you up and let you bubble over in all the right ways.

Sink into the chatter and clamour– Callooh Callay is the party and the afterglow all in one. Cavernous but comfortable, this low-lit enclose features bright candy-coloured stools that pop like magnum corks. The Main bar and the chic low-rise tables are lit gorgeously by empty tankard-candles, giving the bar a dreamy sheen through which to admire the palatial structure of bottles stacked against the rustic brickwork. You’ll feel part of an exclusive mirage, and although Calooh Callay is known and awarded for its cocktails, this included rather than excludes the enjoyment of great champagne.

Champagne and Fizz creations are among the most creative you will ever try. The five star Joe will make the sweetest Bellini cower in deference: Fino sherry, luxardo maraschino liqueur and citrus sherbet makes this prosecco mixer the ultimate indulgence. On the other hand, you could try the sophisticated Belladonna — a sweeping diva of a beverage complete with no less than Moet and Chandon Champagne with Tanquery, aprtivio, lemon, sugar and Merlet trois citrus.

For those who favour their fizz more straightforward, they can order a dry Moet and Chandon, or consider the rose equivalent as they snack on the Cajun fires and seasonal popcorn flavour available at the friendly bar. There’s even an Italian classic available in the form of vintage prosecco.
The goodwill of the walk-in bar, (more intimate parties are welcomed with reservations in to the comforting back lounge) as the arty twists on the drink make this one of the best champagne bars in London, not just Shoreditch.

Best Champagne Bars In London

 
Want to sip bubbly on the beach like the true far-flung socialite but can’t afford the air-fair? Have no fear, tropical glamour is thriving at its finest along — of all things– Portabello road. On Notting Hill the sun rises and sets on Trailer Happiness — a bar that promises true sophisticated escapism. Shrouded in the heady, honey-soaked opulence of a post-prohibition jamboree.: psychedelia print curtains, a Tiki bar-top and the mesmeric sway of the beaded curtain entryway rippling with new and anew visitors will transport you into a world as golden and warm as cava to the taste.

This is one of the best champagne bars in London to try new fizz in old bottle; that is to say, if you hadn’t mixed Rum with your bubbly before — you haven’t yet lived. Winner of best bar during ThinkRum’s 2018 competition, Trailer Happiness promises a party like you’ve just escaped the clutches of everyday drab — just a plain glass won’t do.
The sweltering style and sheer fun of Caribbean collides with Parisian grace when Trailer Happiness’s Jezebel’s Blush serves veuve clicquot champagne shaken with their speciality rum and transcendentally sweet creme de peche – with the spiced syrup kick rising on the bubble to send over the ocean and into the tropics embrace. Not feeling peachy? Try it with a soothing honey syrup and lime juice instead with the Airplan cocktail.

But if Rum just isn’t your thing, this is still a perfect getaway for classical champagne drinkers. The Polynesian princess beverage just adds vodka with a swish of raspberry and watermelon for flavour.

If you want to escape a typical cool London evening but but cant bear to leave your Champagne credentials – Trailer Happiness is the stop for you, partying like there’s nothing but the sea and the waves up ahead. Visit now, and just make sure to hold on to your coconuts.

Best Champagne Bars In London

 
Granted, this one is a bit of a trick. But we care about you, our Capital A list members — and sometimes caring requires that we stimulate you push you to experience the most dynamic, exclusive offerings of London evening-life beyond even your wildest dreams.
Scout London, then. One of the best Champagne bars in London — in theory.

A champagne bar is not just a bar that serves champagne but a state of being — with drinkers and drink-makers in flawless fluid tandem.
A perfect Champagne Bar balances refined drink craftsmanship, pride in the beverage weaved like gossamer around every flute handed over to you, and the excitement of knowing that every sip of a drink, really truly prepared by a master, will taste like the first.
In this sense, Hackney’s Scout London is this and more. A braggadocios basement that matches minimalist decor and whitewashed foundations with swathes of graffiti; an experiment in sustainability that fashions its menu on the foraged and fresh homegrown produce of the day with a zero waste policy; this bar is one big toast to the planet.

Anyone who enjoys Champagne enjoys high quality, and depth of detail in the flavour of their drink. This is why you should risk all convention to try whatever fizzes at Scout, Ldn, artisan mixologists ferment their own combination of ingredients: like the heavenly rain dance: Wood Sorrel, Cacao Butter Tanquery Gin, Hazelnut, Little Blanc, Tio Pepe from the Plant / Bush Section of the nature themed menu and “served fizzy” by the shakers and makers.
Hipster Champagne-proxies like this are at their most admirable at Scout — each glass served exquisitely crisp on ice that catches every startled breath in chrysalis at the rim. (Shout out to those ice-caps)

High-end bar-hopping is a way of life, subsequently, we must cater to everyone. And everyone cater to exciting new re imaginings of classic city experiences. So head to scout No waste, pro-earth, plant-based approximation of champagne the city has to offer.
With two hour table booking slots (just enough to try and test what freshly cauldron-broiled creation appeals to you), Scout London is perfect, green-planet stop-over in the conduit of activity that is Hackney central; cheers to the world.

Best Champagne Bars In London

 
And it’s no surprise that the toast of the town, London’s West-End Regent Street — would have one of the best champagne bar’s in London, Aqua Spirit.
Toast to the good old showbusiness days like the haughty starlet and dandy thespians coming down from a drafty evenings in the wings at this theatrical location. A galaxial halo of three tiered lights that dazzles above the round-table bar in the middle of the room is just one of the many elements of Aqua Spirit that makes every guest feel a star — even those just stopping for a tipple.

It was once said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication; at Aqua spirit, the champagne is poured simply and true — and when the Terrace opens from 3pm onward there is nothing more sophisticated than sitting with a glass on the cusp of Soho — lounging between the twinkle of the skyline and the the twinkle-toed shenanigans lighting up the histrionic streets, restaurants and stage doors below.

Winner of the bar of the year in the London lifestyle awards, Aqua Spirit serves delicate snacks of Japanese cuisine to spice up your champagne experience; wasabi shrimp. salmon sashimi and candy-like helpings of edamame beans settle the stomach and equip quests to sip well into the evening.
On of the best champagne bars in London to catch live music while you toast, the DJ’s that drop by every weekend at Aqua Spirit are sure to shake and stir you – (or just leave that to the bartenders). Top your tipple with glitz and glamour by booking here.

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

Renowned as Europe’s longest champagne bar measuring in at 96 metres long, St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys has an array of heavenly bubbles from all around the world that are certain to impress and is definitely one of the best champagne bars in London. Located on the top floor of the international station where the Eurostar train arrives and departs, this champagne bar welcomes tourists and those kick-starting or returning from their travels to a glass of bubbly as they step onto the platform in London.

During the day natural sunlight beams through the glass ceiling, illuminating the bar to give a refreshing contemporary feel. As the sun goes down the warm lighting provided by the lamps at each table give a cosy ambience, making you feel snug while sat in the enormous train terminal. It is the perfect setting for private chats and as it reaches after work hours the vibe becomes more lively making it ideal for group gatherings.

If you are hungry then tuck into one of their comforting dishes that oozes traditional British flavours. Their Lake District beef is a favourite as it has been house-aged for 45 days, making the meat so tremendously tender that it will melt in your mouth. Or if you are visiting during breakfast hours try their Rainy Lane yoghurt with spiced Williams pear, pomegranate and granola to give you your energy boost for the day.

Every month they offer a deal of three different champagnes served in 50ml glasses for only £22.50, which is ideal if you’re indecisive and want to try a small selection of their champagne collection. Spectacular service is what makes St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar one of the best champagne bars in London. With a ‘press for champagne’ button provided on the table, you never have to leave your seat for a top-up.

Not only this but you are also provided with soft blankets and fan heaters, and if that doesn’t warm you up enough then the heated leather seats definitely will! So if you are looking to sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of champagne while watching the hustle and bustle of London life go by then St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar is the perfect spot for you.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

Does the combination of cheese and champagne get your taste buds tingling? If you answered yes then there is only one place you should be heading to and is one of the best champagne bars in London. Champagne and Fromage not only serves specially sourced grower champagne made by award-winning independent producers, but they also have a wide selection of more than 50 different types of the best cheeses to complement your sparkling champers. The cheeseboards are accompanied by a variety of cooked meats and breads so there is something for everyone’s taste.

The French inspired champagne bar, shop and bistro has won over 25 awards for their high quality and unique bubbles, which is surely an indication that you won’t be disappointed. The affordable prices also make Champagne and Fromage accessible to everyone, with prices ranging from £54 to £154. Try the Lacroix vintage champagne with Foie Gras to experience the sensational flavours bounce around your mouth, leaving you wanting more.

Whether you’re coming in for a light bite and casual socialising over a glass of bubbly or just to pick up some delicious cheese and champagne on your way home, Champagne and Fromage is not to be missed. They also offer weekly champagne tasting sessions and afternoon tea, setting them apart from other competitors and making them one of the best champagne bars in London. There are three Champagne and Fromage bars which are located in Brixton Village Market, Covent Garden and Greenwich, so if you’re after a traditional French experience then make sure to visit one of their branches.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

From first impressions, you already know you are in for a treat as you step inside Bob Bob Ricard. As you walk in, your eyes will naturally want to wander around the whole room to take in every little detail of the 20’s art decadence inspired bar. Bob Bob Ricard is definitely one of the best champagne bars in London. The restaurant is set in the style of the Orient Express train, with booths that can seat up to four people. You will find cobalt blue leather seats and matching plush velvet curtains that separate the booths to add a sense of privacy. The gold trim detail around the tables, seats and bar shines as it reflects the low lighting, adding to the expensive feel.

The colours of the interior tie together to create a luxurious colour palette that is very pleasing to the eye. With that being said, they don’t want it to be a pretentious bar therefore aim for a relaxed atmosphere. However, an elegant dress code is still required.

The stunning Soho restaurant opened in 2008 and is now recognised for serving a combination of the most luxurious English and Russian dishes, cooked by 2 Michelin star Chef, Eric Chavot. We recommend the sole fish with lobster and champagne veloute at a reasonable price of £32.50.

Along with the incredibly delicious food, you will also find outstanding champagne. The champagne collection ranges from £72 for the cheapest bottle, up to £595 for a bottle of the lovely Cristal Rosé. Four types of champagne are also available as 125ml glass servings which is perfect for the people that want to take it easy.

A pink ‘press for champagne’ buzzer is provided in every booth and with it being in arms reach, it is guaranteed that your glass is never empty during your visit. No wonder Bob Bob Ricard is known for pouring more champagne than any other restaurant in the United Kingdom, making it one of the best champagne bars in London!

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

Tucked away in a 5-star hotel near Covent Garden, Beaufort bar oozes luxury and charm, giving you every reason to visit the Savoy hotel with it being one of the best champagne bars in London. A dramatic art decor setting is created with the use of black walls and furniture, and brought to life with rich gold detailing. The theatrical lighting against the dark interior and gold finishing creates a glamorous environment that naturally sets you into your classy persona.

The bar is set where the cabaret stage of the hotel once played host to many famous figures. However, still to this day live entertainment and nightly performances take place in the Beaufort bar, with Cabaret and Burlesque shows scheduled monthly.

Their extraordinary collection of vintage and non-vintage champagne is like no other. Each bottle is bursting with flavour, making you savour every last drop. They have carefully selected champagnes that are perfect for before, during and after your meal so it isn’t difficult for you to find one to complement your palette. As the luxurious setting suggests you will also find a much more expensive price tag compared to other champagne bars.

If you’re one to splash the cash or wanting to celebrate in style, then try the Salon, Brut, Le Mesnil champagne on ‘The Giants’ menu for a mighty £6,000, although you might wake up with a massive hole in your pocket and a big regret. With this being said, you can still get much cheaper options such as the Ridgeview ‘Cavendish, Brut NV, which is only £75 a bottle. Their cocktail menu is just as impressive as their champagne menu, with a wide variety of cocktails inspired by, and paying tribute to, the Savoy’s most remarkable guests.

The combination of the luscious champagne with exciting performances gives an unforgettable experience, making Beaufort bar one of the best champagne bars in London. It was even awarded the title of Best International Hotel Bar at Tales of the Cocktail in 2015, so undoubtedly deserves a visit. Open Monday-Saturday from 5pm-1am, it’s guaranteed that you will leave Beaufort bar feeling like royalty after the lavish service you have just experienced. However, reservations are only accepted from Monday to Thursday so keep that in mind. This truly is an exclusive London bar.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

Discover this picturesque bar as you climb 42 floors of the former Natwest Tower and enjoy one of the best champagne bars in London. Vertigo 42 takes first place as London’s highest champagne bar and is now recognised as one of the best champagne bars in London. The simplistic setting makes Vertigo 42 perfect for relaxed gatherings with friends and colleagues, or a romantic evening that will most definitely impress your date.

They also offer an event space for private parties and events with a capacity of up to 200 people, which will certainly leave your guests amazed. Colourful leather chairs and stools are dotted around creating a laid-back vibe with a smart/casual dress code to go with it. The floor to ceiling windows display a panoramic view of London that spreads out along the horizon (depending on how good your eyesight is).

Their champagne menu is impressive as it consists of a variety of high quality fizz. If you are only wanting a glass, then there are 7 types of champagne you can choose from. Laurent-Perrier champagne flight is a favourite and you are able to try three different kinds for £45. The light food menu compliments the bubbles as there are dishes such as pan roasted tiger prawns with a dill mayonnaise, which goes down perfectly with a wash of champagne.

If you plan to visit in the evening, then expect a busier atmosphere as during the later hours the view becomes much more vibrant and colourful. Take in the incredible view while you sip on your sparkling champagne, with the twinkling London lights in the distance.

Even if you’re scared of heights, the divine champagne and panoramic view of London’s skyline will make it worth it, even just for the Instagram worthy picture! Reservation is required so make sure to book in advance to save disappointment.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

Texture is a Michelin star restaurant and champagne bar located in Portman Square and is definitely one of the best champagne bars in London. Texture has won awards for their extraordinary champagne and wine, combined with their flavourful European and Scandinavian fusion dishes.

Along with their spectacular champagne and food, a beautiful elegant setting completes the package. The homely interior consisting of warm nudes and duck egg blue, tied together with dark wood furniture, creating a very relaxing setting and making you feel at ease. The long sofas make it ideal for group meet ups and there are 30 seats around the bar if you’d rather have some alone time.

With an extensive collection of over 140 diverse champagnes, you will definitely find one at Texture that will blow you away. What makes Texture unique and one of the best champagne bars in London is the small little details, such as the notes given with every glass of champagne.

These notes are designed to teach each visitor about the history, culture and production processes that the champagne underwent before it ended up in the glass they are drinking from.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

The name gives a big clue of what to expect at this small bar and diner – champagne and hotdogs! Bubbledogs has fused these two favourites together in the hope that they will never go out of style and is considered one of the best champagne bars in London. Not only that but when you think of champagne bars, you think of fancy pretentious places where everything is sparkly and costly. Well Bubbledogs is notorious for breaking tradition and convention and doing things the modern way, earning its title as one of the best champagne bars in London.

Founder Sandia Chang and her Michelin star chef husband, James Knappet, wanted to create a drinking and dining experience that is comfortable and fun, while catering for everyone. Unlike the other expensive bars Bubbledogs is incredibly affordable, with Raventós i Blanc, De Nit, being the cheapest bottle at only £38. The most expensive champagne on the menu, David Léclapart, l’Apôtre, comes in at only £135 for the bottle.

They offer five champagnes by the glass, with bubbledog’s own label Collin-Guillaume, Rosé, at only £10.50. There are nine delicious hot dogs that you can choose to complement your champagne which are all handmade from scratch everyday using only the best ingredients. Some are simple and ordinary while others are much more adventurous, such as the guest hot dog which consists of chilli lime sauce, satay sauce, mango chutney, yogurt, cucumber and coriander salad.

Our favourite is the Mac Daddy which has macaroni and cheese, crispy onions and bacon bits generously layered on top of the hot dog and costs a reasonable £8.50.

Bubbledogs is located on Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia, and usually gets booked up so it is best to book a table in advance so you are not left disappointed. If you are looking for a balance between high standards yet a comfortable and casual atmosphere, Bubbledogs is definitely a winner.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

 

It is undeniable that London’s skyline is filled with spectacular skyscrapers, with The Gherkin being the most iconic of all. Recently in 2018, the people at Searcys transformed the dome situated 40 floors up at the top of this stunning building into Iris Bar by Searcys, gaining its name from its iris shaped peak. The breath-taking 360-degree view, paired with divine bubbly and a great atmosphere, is what makes Iris Bar one of the best champagne bars in London.

The sleek interior and clever architecture scream classiness, which is also reflected in the crowd that you will find here. Either take a seat right at the sky-high windows to get the best view, or settle down on one of the tables that are dotted around. Visit Iris bar during sunset on a summers day for an unforgettable experience, as the warm colours of the sky beam through the window and will certainly leave you feeling in awe. Londoners flock here not only to enjoy the outstanding view of the capital, but to also enjoy the wonderful selection of champagne on offer.

Found in the heart of London, Iris bar is the perfect social hub, and what better way to get mingling than by cheersing over a glass of fizz. Specialising in champagne a full page on the drinks menu is dedicated to their exquisite bubbly, with prices ranging from £65 to £780, so there’s something for everyone’s budget. 3 champagnes are available by the glass for those that told themselves they will only go out for one drink.

They also have an impressive wine and cocktail menu, with every cocktail named after an area of London to make their menu that little bit more exciting. If you plan to head there in a group then you should consider going for one of their bar packages to ensure you get your money’s worth.

There are 4 packages available ranging from £160 to £235 so you can choose one to suit your group. If you get hungry then you will find the Helix restaurant just one floor below which serves impeccable modern British dishes that are so photogenic you won’t be able to resist getting your phone out to take a picture. We recommend the confit Suffold chicken, slow-cocked Burford brown egg and sweetcorn for starters, line-caught wild bass, octopus and sea vegetable for main, and lemon tart, meringue, raspberries and crème fraiche ice cream for dessert.

The restaurant is open 12pm-9pm, and the bar is open to the public from 11am-11pm, Monday to Saturday. However due to high popularity they do not allow walk-ins, therefore reservations have to be made beforehand.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

Whether you’re looking for a spot to enjoy a drink with some friends, or maybe a date, or somewhere to have a boogie, or even all three at once, Amuse Bouche is the place you are looking for and is one of the best champagne bar in London. Acknowledged mainly for their inexpensive yet exquisite champagne, this champagne bar is fun and less pretensions than others which makes it one of the best champagne bars in London.

You will find that the atmosphere is much more laid-back and friendly, with live music on the weekends to get you in the mood to get merry and party!

Located in Parsons Green, Amuse Bouche bar offers approximately 30 types of champagne on their menu, 11 of which are available by the glass. Our personal favourite is the Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque champagne at £174 for the bottle.

A small menu of tapas style plates is also offered if you are wanting a light bite to go with your champers. Try the parmesan and truffle croquettes with yuzu mayo to accompany your bubbles. Both the food and drink are good value for money which makes Amuse Bouche that little bit better. However, if you are looking for more than just a nibble then head upstairs to their sister restaurant, Claude’s kitchen, for outstanding food cooked by award-winning chefs.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

Located in one of London’s hotspots, Claridge’s Bar  in Mayfair is home to one of the best champagne bars in London. What gives it this this title is not only the rare bubbly that they have on offer, but also the extremely polished service. The mixologists pay careful attention to detail, creating each drink with care to guarantee that they taste even better you’re your expectations. A rare champagne they have possession of at the moment is the champagne of Charles Heidsieck, with 4 different types on offer. They are available as 175ml glass servings from £25 to £48, or as 750ml bottles costing between £100 to £190 a bottle.

If you are eager to try this extraordinary bubbly, then make sure to head down before the end of June as it will then be taken off the menu. As you flick through the menu you begin to realise how enormous their collection is, with 17 pages dedicated just to champagne you really are spoilt for choice.

As there is so much to choose from, you will definitely find a bottle that suits your price range. A splendid food menu is also available with a wide variety of options, from classic sandwiches to lavish caviar, you won’t be able to resist.

The art-decor inspired bar, designed by David Collins, looks very fashionable as the natural nudes combined with deep burgundy and dark furniture counterbalance to create a timeless setting. It is spacious and ideal for any type of situation, whether that be coming here in a group or alone. The bar can get busy with hotel guests and other visitors, and as it operates a no reservation policy, it is best to get there early to guarantee a seat.

 

Best Champagne Bars In London

 

If Claridge’s main bar gets a bit too hectic then don’t worry as they have a much smaller bar, The Fumoir, tucked away in a different part of the hotel and is one of the best champagne bars in London. Thierry Despont designed this hidden gem with idea of a jewellery box as inspiration. This is reflected by its bijou size that can hold a maximum of 12 guests at a time, creating an intimate setting. The dark and opaque aubergine décor contrasts with the brightly lit drinks cabinet and captures your attention as it illuminates the bar.

If this hasn’t caught your interest than the mixologist preparing your drink certainly will as he stands in the centre of the black marble horseshoe bar. Watch carefully as he dashes different spirits and flavors, creating a beautiful concoction that will certainly bedazzle you. As well as the mind-blowing cocktails, you will also find astonishing champagne, with 7 being available by the glass. However, the champagne cocktails are what makes

The Fumoir bar one of the best bars in London as they are like no other. Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée is mixed with other exciting elements to create the most perfect cocktails. Our favourite is the Goldfinch which consists of Bacardi superior, fermented passion fruit, yuzu, golden syrup, orange flower and citrus, at £21 a glass.

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