Champagne Stories

First Floor, John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street , London, W1C 1DX

SquareMeal Review of Champagne Stories

Nowadays, it seems no department store can be without its own dedicated cocktail bar. Cue John Lewis with its comfortably upholstered first-floor lounge – smart in taupe, mink and salmon pink. High-end designers provide the muse for a list of floridly described mixed drinks; a raspberry rinse name-checks Dolce & Gabbana ‘synonymous with decadence, fitted corset with racy prints’, and the Fendi cocktail is evocative of the brand’s gold-framed sunglasses, apparently. Tenuous links and PR-intern guff aside, we appreciate the model Negroni, Grey Goose Vodkatini, Perrier-Jouët pink and fashionista-faves ‘skinny’ Champagne and Prosecco. On-trend, avocado and chilli on pumpernickel toast for breakfast kicks off a short menu that also contains paninis, seafood platter and a cheeseboard, along with gluten-free cakes. Never knowingly undersold, JL’s cocktails are marginally cheaper than chez Selfridges, the store’s Oxford Street rival that’s better for buzz and big designer labels.

Champagne Stories Location

First Floor, John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street , London W1C 1DX

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020 7629 7711

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 9.30am-8pm (Sun -6pm)

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