Darkly seductive, with sleek black and gold art-deco styling, The Beaufort is possibly the most glamorous bar in the capital – perfect for special occasions. Once the Savoy’s cabaret stage, where the tail-coated house band played ragtime and jazz, it now has a more sophisticated vibe with cosseting service, a fabulous Champagne list and creative, elegantly styled house cocktails.
The beautifully illustrated tunnel-book menu pays tribute to the long history of The Savoy and some of its famous guests. Try the Incognito, a masculine mix of Patron Anejo Tequila, Averno and Martini Rubino with popcorn and walnut, inspired by the actress Katherine Hepburn, who was turned away from other hotels for wearing her trademark trousers. The Impressionist is a tribute to artist Claude Monet – a blend of Grey Goose Vodka, raspberry, cherry, violet and Ruinart Rosé Champagne that arrives in a dramatic swirl of mist.
If you’re celebrating in style, splash out on one of the fabulously rare and vintage cocktails: perhaps a Negroni made with 1950s Bakers Italian Gin, 1950s Campari and 1970s Carpano Antica Formula or a luxe Champagne Cocktail combining Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII with Louis Roederer Cristal for a cool £195.
Sophisticated bar snacks include everything from Wagyu beef tartare with caviar or pretty beetroot macarons filled with goat’s cheese crème to sweet treats such as salted caramel éclairs.