SquareMeal Review of
The Churchill Bar & Terrace at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill
Named after wartime leader and enthusiastic imbiber Winston Churchill, this luxuriously appointed bar is a soigné salon in which London's silver-spooned dames and silver foxes mingle with visiting bon viveurs. A well-stocked library reflects the young Winston’s interests, but for a gripping read turn to the cocktail list. 'Hi-balls', London iced tea, Provençal summer spritzes, and a rhubarb and rosehip Bellini are fine, likewise a twisted Manhattan and a Raj Mojito that adds chilli and homemade ginger beer to the traditional recipe. Order your Martini as Churchill liked it (ice-cold gin, served ‘naked’ with a twist and a fine Cuban cigar from a well-stocked humidor), then repair to the covered terrace, where sits Winston himself, cast in bronze. Classy wines, fine French fizz and refined snacks would pass muster at Blenheim Palace, the aristocratic PM's family pile.