There is no shortage of great watering holes in London. There are bars and then there is The Connaught Bar, an ultra posh, royally suited, timeless drinking destination. Located in the historic Connaught Hotel in Mayfair, this is where to go when you want to woo or rendezvous. It’s quiet. It’s refined. It gives new meaning to the standard night cap.
The menu features classics like the old fashioned, served on a silver tray adorned with an array of colorful accoutrements, proving they are as serious about the drinks as the gorgeous David Collins decor. Though, the standout is surely their iconic martini—ceremoniously presented table side on an art deco trolley, then crafted by a white gloved mixologist.
But, your Bond fantasy ends here. At The Connaught, the martinis are always stirred, never shaken.
NOTE: The Connaught Hotel is a five star ultra luxurious hotel built in 1897 and revamped in 2008. If you are looking for one of the best hotels in London, look no further, but the average nightly rate will run you about $600.
The Connaught Hotel. Carlos Place. Mayfair. London, UK. +44 (0)20 7499 7070