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…

Darbaar: Royal Indian Cuisine

Darbaar: Royal Indian Cuisine

The open secret of Indian restaurants in the UK is that most are actually Bangladeshi and, for every decent Indian restaurant, there are tens that are serving up poor quality dishes swimming in grease. On top of that, half the dishes are invented for the British market and at times the colour is artificially boosted.…

The American Bar at the Savoy

The American Bar at the Savoy

Named 2017’s World’s Best Bar, among cocktail bars in London few have the mythical status of The American Bar at the Savoy. Seen as the spiritual home of London’s cocktail scene, and the bar that gave the world one of the most famous and influential cocktail books ever, it is a place of pilgrimage for…

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…

Gordon's Wine Bar

Gordon's Wine Bar

Founded in 1890, Gordon’s Wine Bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London. It’s great charm is that little has changed since its founding, and never will. The place oozes with history; the building was the home of Samuel Pepys in the 1680s and the home of Rudyard Kipling around the time…

3&6

3&6

The newest addition to the drink and dining options at Fortnum & Mason is the 3’6 Bar (Three and Six Bar), found on the third floor by the Gentleman’s Department. This cocktail bar is wonderfully relaxed with its antique globes, books and fun fair table top toys. The name is derived from Fortnum’s 1930s home…