The Connaught Bar at the Connaught

Gold Award

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Gold Award

Inspired by 1920s Cubism and done out in sophisticated shades of grey, with textured walls of platinum silver leaf, dark leather and mirrored panels, the David Collins-designed Connaught Bar creates a setting few can rival. In short, this elegant and stylish lounge simply oozes class.

Drinks are equally eye-catching, especially if you delve into the specialist cocktail list entitled ‘The Essence’: here you’ll find a line-up reflecting the different elements that make the bar unique, all listed under headings such as ‘foundation’, ‘finesse’ and ‘flair’.

From the ‘foundation’ section, we like Set in Stone (Star of Bombay Gin, Bols Genever, Del Duque Amontillado sherry, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, elicriso oil and Vesper bitters, mixed together and rested in a marble cask before serving), while Glossy is a virtuous non-alcoholic mix of red berry kombucha, milk oolong tea, Amalfi lemon leaf syrup and pink grapefruit, served up in a silver chalice ‘as graceful and glamorous as our guests’.

We admit it’s a touch fanciful, but this place gets all the basics right too – from polished service that never puts a foot wrong to knock-out Tanqueray 10 Martinis, created tableside from the sleek trolley and stirred over blocks of hand-cut ice, with a choice of seasonal bitters adding that personal touch.

Superb selections of whisky and Champagne are further reasons to visit – and we must also mention the decadent canapés such as egg toast caviar, crispy sushi with chipotle mayo or black truffle and Comté fritters.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Glamorous, Lively
Perfect for
Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

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16 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL

020 3147 7251 020 3147 7251


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 11am-1am (Sun -12M)


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3 Reviews 

gowsia H

02 January 2014  
Food & Drink 4
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
Wonderful bar with pleasant service. Despite quiet large it has an intimate feeling.

Rebecca J

18 April 2012  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
No wonder this is an award winning bar ! The Martini table is the nicest little touch – make sure you get one of these. the staff are fantastic and very knowledgeable . You can also order canapés from Helene Darroze – these are incredible – i highly suggest the duck canapé. Great environment and amazing staff. couldn't get better!

Emyr T

06 May 2010  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
The Connaught hotel features two exquisite bars that are ideal for very different occasions. The warmth and intimacy of the Coburg Bar makes it a wonderful place to relax after a day at the office or shopping, while the design and the cocktails at the Connaught Bar are perfect for an upbeat glamorous evening with friends. I highly recommend one of their signature Martinis.
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