Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Dukes' White Truffle Martini

Let the choirs of archangels, angels, seraphim and cherubim (and all the others) cry forth “Hallelujah!”, for it is once again white truffle season, that time of year when we spend vast fortunes on an underground fungus that looks like a mummified testicle but, when thinly shaved, releases a transcendent and heavenly smell that takes…

The American Bar at The Stafford

The American Bar at The Stafford

Ask a Londoner where the American Bar is, and depending on where you are, you will probably get a multitude of answers. Invariable though, they will almost always say “at The Savoy, on The Strand”. If you’re at all considering seeing this so called “Best Bar in the World”, go once for posterity, and never…

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Secreted behind the large staircase that leads down to the small but perfectly curated offering of the food hall at Fortnum & Mason, is The Wine Bar. Originally called 1707, the new incarnation is still the same tucked away wine bar that has had oenophiles making a B line to it and its stunning wines…

The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier

2017 was unquestionably the year of the Negroni; it was hard to walk past a bar in London last summer and not see it listed as one of the cocktails on offer. Invented, as the story goes, for Count Negroni in 1919 when he asked the barman to make him a stronger version of his…

Dukes

Dukes

The bar at Dukes is agreed by all to be one of the finest in London. It comprises a collection of three small Edwardianesq rooms, their walls dripping with portraits and etchings, and low lighting, The head barman, Alessandro Palazzi, is one of the most highly respected and admired cocktail makers, as well as a…