Karen Walker | December 30th, 2011
While the cigar bar at Claridge’s is always a good option for pre-dinner cocktails the winning spot in London right now is the The Connaught Bar at the ultra-stylish Connaught. The Connaught is a supreme luxury 5 star hotel in the middle of Mayfair and one of London’s most prestigious hotels. It’s recent renovation has seen its period features faithfully restored with a gentle modernity sitting alongside making it quite possibly the chicest designer hotel in town. The Connaught Bar is a gem. The cocktail menu is a fusion of tradition and innovation using exclusive vintages and limited edition champagnes, spirits and liqueurs. You can’t fail to be dazzled. No surprise that since its reopening the bar and its senior mixologists have been winning every major cocktail award around the world.
The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL. +44 (0)20 7499 7070; www.the-connaught.co.uk