Quaglino’s (bar)

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London, SW1Y 6AJ ·Website ·Call020 7930 6767

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Originally launched in the ‘roaring twenties’, this magnet for party girls and boys is back on form after its noughties nadir. Put the new lease of life down to a £3m refit that saw the iconic brasserie's mezzanine bar rebooted as a snappy jazz-era late lounge. Sips such as Corpse Reviver and Mayfair Lady are affordable flapper-girl fancies, but flash types will fancy seriously steep 'vintage' stirs such as the 1920s Vowel Cocktail (£80) – a blend of 1990s Ardbeg whisky, 1950s Kümmel, vermouth, orange juice and bitters. Order Champagne and oysters, blinis and posh buffet-style snacks priced individually or as part of a bar package from £85. Tap you toes to live swing bands, swoon over Brylcreemed crooners, smooch to sultry chanteuses or shake your rump to the funk when the venue morphs into a nightclub until indecent o'clock at weekends.

 

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Cool, Cosy, Dark and moody, Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Romantic
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Live music or dancing
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic

About Quaglino’s (bar)

Rooted in the heart of Mayfair since 1929, Quaglino’s is the place to go for a healthy dose of glamour and sophistication. Aside from the restaurant, Quaglino’s offers a luxurious bar which is a drinking and dining destination in its own right. Everything here is a little bit retro, from the old-school decor to the classic drinks themselves. Overlooking the grand restaurant floor and offering balcony views of the live entertainment that takes place below, it’s a fabulous place to while away an evening with a few of its bespoke cocktails.  

On that note, the cocktail list features plenty of classics that have been reinterpreted to reflect the style and elegance of the rest of the venue. Led by a talented bar team, each creation has been made using the finest spirits and home-made ingredients. Examples include a White Truffle Negroni made with truffle oil, the Catwalk made with Tanqueray-infused rose buds, citrus, Belzazar rose Aperol, strawberry syrups and egg white, and the Quaglino’s Express which is laced with Havana 7, Tia Maria, espresso, vanilla syrup and chocolate bitters. There’s also a separate art-deco cocktail list where each drink has been inspired by the art-nouveau, cubism and futurism movements.  

If wine is more your thing, then the comprehensive yet carefully-selected list at Quaglino’s features a 300-bin wine list focusing on renowned European regions and balanced by carefully-chosen additions from the New World, including California, Chile and New Zealand. Choose from a curated selection of spirits or, if you’re feeling lavish, there’s a Tattinger menu where Champagne is the only order of the day.  

Food can be ordered at the bar, too: a selection of sharing dishes such as oysters and caviar, truffle and parmesan fries, chorizo and mozzarella mac ‘n’ cheese bites and crispy buttermilk chicken with sriracha mayonnaise.

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16 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AJ

020 7930 6767

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Opening Times

Bar Evening
Mon 17:00-00:00
Tue 17:00-00:00
Wed 17:00-00:00
Thu 17:00-00:00
Fri 17:30-01:00
Sat 17:00-01:00
Sun Closed

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Sally H

Nice place
10 April 2015  
Nice chilled place to go for drinks and have a catchup with friends! I really liked the atmosphere and the live performer was a bonus! Music wasn't too loud, enough to hear each other. Didn't order any food but the drinks were nice. Service was good and the drinks menu was quite interesting with the past/present/future concept! Nice choice of cocktails. Ambiance was the highlight.
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