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Summer is the perfect time for alfresco get-togethers; lazy sunny afternoons relaxing with friends, sharing good times, good food and good drink.
And this summer it’s time to embrace the latest drinks trend, as Courvoisier has joined forces with 15 bars across London to create a variety of special punch recipes for you to enjoy.
Courvoisier Exclusif is a versatile Cognac and its flavour profile pairs perfectly with fruit and spice, making it an ideal choice for punch recipes. So why not embrace Courvoisier’s revolutionary spirit and try a new way of drinking Cognac this summer?
Inside the current issue of Square Meal Lifestyle you’ll find a Courvoisier Summer of Punch
Passport. Your essential guide to summer in the city, the Passport also entitles you to money off when you visit the bars listed below and order a glass or bowl of refreshing Courvoisier
We have a limited number of Courvoisier Summer of Punch Passports still available. To apply for one, please enter your details here.
1 West India Quay, E14 4AL
020 7538 2702
Bar manager: Zuana Galikova
This converted sugar warehouse is a Docklands favourite and keeps punters sweet with its funky vibe and large outdoor terrace.
Best for: alfresco weekend brunch.
9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL
020 7626 5000
Bar manager: Prakash Shetti
City slickers love this chic bar and stylish terrace set in a covered courtyard for outdoor drinking whatever the weather.
Best for: after-work alfresco fun.
247-249 New King’s Road, SW6 4XG
020 7731 7313
Bar manager: Ricci Boterile
The large garden hidden away at the back of Aragon House is simply the best spot for summer drinking in Parsons Green.
Best for: lazy Saturday afternoons.
ARTESIAN AT THE LANGHAM HOTEL
Langham Hotel, 1c Portland Place, W1B 1JA
020 7636 1000
Bar manager: Ed Viita
This fiendishly handsome room is the epitome of hotel bar style. Chic decor, impeccable service, stylish glassware... What more could you want?
Best for: urbane barflies.
BAR DU MUSÉE 17 Nelson Road, SE10 9JB
020 8858 4710
Bar manager: Bob Barber
A Greenwich stalwart which has been luring thirsty locals through its doors for over 40 years. Head for the conservatory and huge garden out back.
Best for: old school charm.
3 Varnishers Yard, Regent Quarter, N1 9AF
020 7841 7331
Bar manager: Monica Trochlecka
Hidden away in Varnishers Yard, Camino is a little oasis of Spanish sunshine amid the bustle of Kings Cross. Tuck into some tapas and a fruity glass of Courvoisier punch.
Best for: summer fiesta!
65 St Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AB
020 7248 8880
52-56 Leadenhall Street, EC3A 2BJ
020 7702 9111
Bar manager: Sarah Ahmed
These two elegant City bars have found a winning formula: smart surrounds, an impressive drinks list and impeccable service. The terrace at Leadenhall Street is pretty glam too.
Best for: bright lights, big city.
27 Coldharbour, E14 9NS
020 7515 5222
Bar manager: Guillaume Mahaut
This converted 18th century hostelry on a remote bend of the Thames seduces visitors with great views from its covered terrace, a buzzy atmosphere and seasonal food.
Best for: hanging out by the river.
157 Commercial Street, E1 6BJ
020 7247 7392
Bar manager: Pete Jeary
An award-winning bar that just gets better with every visit. Chow down on perfectly cooked steaks and admire the elegant vintage punch bowls in this contemporary, pared back space.
Best for: Shoreditch style.
138 Fulham Road, SW10 9PY
020 7373 6368
Bar manager: Fredrik Olsson
Offering relaxed intimacy in the week and a pulsating party vibe at the weekends, this sexy Chelsea drinking den is a must-visit.
Best for: late-night lounging and laughs.
THE LOST ANGEL
339 Battersea Road, SW11 4LS
020 7622 2112
Bar manager: Boris Bimcev
Heavenly drinks, a welcoming vibe, quirky Edwardian decor and an eclectic music policy make a trip to The Lost Angel in Battersea worthwhile.
Best for: getting into the groove.
697 Wandsworth Road, SW8 3JF
020 7652 6526
Bar manager: Murray Slater
Sister bar to The Lost Angel in Battersea, this Clapham original with its labyrinth of quirkily intimate nooks and crannies to hide in is a one-off.
Best for: wacky charm and outlandish fun.
152-154 Curtain Road, EC2A 3AT
020 7613 0007
Whole Foods Market Kensington, The Barkers Building 1st Floor, W8 5SE
020 7368 4555
Bar manager: Joe McCanta
The Curtain Rd original and its equally smart Kensington sibling share the same dedication to fresh organic vegan produce, which makes for some great drinks.
Best for: good clean fun.
27 Hartfield Road, SW19 3SG
020 8543 9788
Bar manager: Michael Byrne
This hip Wimbledon bar is a haven for stylish South Londoners who unwind in effortlessly laid-back surroundings.
Best for: chilling out.
180 St John Street, EC1V 4JY
020 7251 9363
Bar manager: Joe Matee
A light, airy and relaxed Clerkenwell gastrobar that keeps punters happy with quality food and drinks.
Best for: catching up with friends.