The Capital Bar 22

The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street , London, SW3 1AT

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SquareMeal Review of The Capital Bar

A ‘boutique hotel’ long before the term was widely understood, The Capital has been refreshing Knightsbridge’s beau monde since 1971 in its timeless, snug bar. It’s the ideal spot for a post-Harrods flop; settle in for a gossip over oysters and Laurent-Perrier Champagne, or anything from Coravin-kept house Loire wines to haute Burgundy (a 2008 Bâtard-Montrachet, at around £100 for two glasses). A noon-until-late menu offers classic Belgravia feel-good food: smoked salmon with horseradish yoghurt and shaved fennel; sirloin steak with béarnaise butter, watercress and chips; chicken Caesar salad; and lemon pavlova or chocolate fondant tart to finish. Service can be ditzy, but The Capital’s English afternoon tea is something of a Knightsbridge bargain, as are well-known cocktails such as Rob Roy, Jack Rose, Between The Sheets, and Bay Breeze. House ideas, for instance a Vodka Martini made with pineapple juice, banana and banana liqueur, are similarly capital.


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The Capital Bar is recommended for

Formal | Traditional

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Knightsbridge Tube Station 209m

Hyde Park Corner Tube Station 437m

Address

Address: The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street , London SW3 1AT

Area: Chelsea

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Harrods 139m

Harvey Nichols 215m

Details

Telephone: 020 7589 5171

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