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A new conservatory has doubled the footprint at the luxuriously inviting Blue Bar, seamlessly marrying Richard Rogers’ glass pavilion (shades of a VIP airport lounge) to the David Collins-designed snug (a flatteringly lit, seductive salon complete with periwinkle-blue panels by Edwin Lutyens). Bar manager Rashid Ghuloom (ex-Berners Tavern) has produced a lavish drinks list that is colour-coded according to style and strength. Light, refreshing and low in alcohol, La Limonata adds sparkling lemongrass mineral water to kaffir lime, limoncello and blue agave nectar, while punchier hits include the deeply rewarding Smoke & Mirrors (a Manhattan involving Michter’s barrel-strength rye whiskey, Bénédictine, toasted cinnamon, rosehip, sherry and Madeira, produced in a puff of smoke from a crystal decanter). With its bold new space, tastefully tweaked design, five-star service, classy snacks, vintage Champagnes and top-notch whiskies, The Blue Bar is back with a bang.



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The Blue Bar at The Berkeley Hotel

The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place ,London SW1X 7RL

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Nice, but oh so expensive

by   platinum reviewer (62)

Nov 2013

Having enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Koffman’s we decided to finish our afternoon of bunking off work with a trip to the Blue Bar. It’s a lovely room, and certainly attracts a smart and sexy crowd (me excluded). It was a little cold when we went, but did seem to warm up as the evening went on. Funky house music down low in the background and everyone dressed up to enjoy a Friday might out. The service is perfectly fine and our waitress didn’t even bat an eyelid when my slightly drunk companion told...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 2

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The Blue Bar at The Berkeley Hotel

The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place ,London SW1X 7RL

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Apr 2012

fantastic – Quality and elegance. Gorgeous choice of champagne cocktails – grab a seat by the window in the little area to the side for people watching or in the main room for the buzzy and glamorous atmosphere! Great little bar

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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The Blue Bar at The Berkeley Hotel

The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place ,London SW1X 7RL

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by   platinum reviewer (85)

Feb 2010

Slick, seductive and tres chic. The Blue bar at the Berkeley really hits the spot for a trendy yet unpretentious experience. Its charm lies in its simplicity, with an interior that screams library bar with an uplift of feminine elegance and the dark lighting and chocolaty wood furniture finish the room off nicely. Service is professional yet surprisingly friendly and nothing seems to be too much trouble (including an accidentally spilt champagne cocktail, which was swiftly tidied away and replaced...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place ,London SW1X 7RL

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by   bronze reviewer (12)

Aug 2009

The service was friendly and prompt and the cocktails were just what we needed to take the edge off a crazy week, but the atmosphere, sadly, was a bit tired. I can see that in its hey day Madonna might have stopped by, but that ship has long since sailed. Sadly we thought the Blue Bar was past it's prime and to be frank, a little rough around the edges. The decor looks tired and stained, and with gum under my chair it all started to feel a bit dirty. There are nicer hotel bars in the area, so the...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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The Blue Bar at The Berkeley Hotel

The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place ,London SW1X 7RL

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by   gold reviewer (48)

Aug 2009

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Editor's pick There's no doubt that The Blue Bar is one of the trendiest hotel bars in London right now although sadly, we didn't spot any celebrities during our visit. Fearing the staff might be a little haughty, we were pleasantly surprised to find them friendly and welcolming and were incredibly impressed by the skills and speed of the two barmen. There's a huge range of drinks on offer and the cocktails are probably some of the most expensive I've ever had. However, they were put together expertly and we couldn't...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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