The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz London

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If one bar in London embodies decadent luxury, it’s The Rivoli. Step through the door and you’re suddenly in an opulent oasis, bathed in a golden sheen with gilded ceiling domes and lavishly decorated in art-deco style with swathes of marble, glossy camphor-wood wall panels, plush leopard-print, swirly Murano glass chandeliers and vintage Lalique.

Such style has a handsome price tag – this is The Ritz after all. But if your wallet can take a hit, then settle in for patriotic signature cocktails such the Royal Albert Hall (an on-trend mix of Bacardi rum, cherry maceration, fermented pineapple tepache, lemon juice and rooibos tea) or the gin-laced Windsor Castle, created to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle (all £22).

Seasonal mixes such as the summery Royal Ascot (Grey Goose Vodka, lime, apricot and soda) are also on offer, alongside a suitably top-end wine selection and bubbles including Billecart-Salmon Rosé and magnums of Bollinger – a perfect match for the caviar menu, luxury sandwiches and savouries, or even the house bacon and cheese burger with mushroom ketchup.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Bars, British, Hotel Bars
Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Special Features
Counter dining
Perfect for
Celebrations, Romantic, Special occasions
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The Rivoli Bar is located within the Ritz hotel in the heart of Piccadilly, an iconic London institution since 1906. This is an elegant destination suitable for everything from lavish evening drinks to a decadent lunch stop off while exploring the capital. Boasting opulent art déco interiors designed to imitate ‘walking into a jewellery box’, this stunning spot features striking chandeliers, vintage paintings and marble panelled walls. Guests can take a seat at the counter and watch the expert mixologists conjure up enticing concoctions or settle in for a long evening at the comfortable table seats and enjoy the all-day dining menu.

On the menu, diners will find a modest selection of dishes, made with only the finest ingredients and executed to the Ritz’s high standards. There is a variety of caviar available to get your evening off to an indulgent start, in either 30g or 50g tins, all of which come with a recommended vodka pairing. For your main course, the Rivoli Classics include light bites such as tuna niçoise salad, Caesar salad with chicken and bacon, and six Rossmore Oysters. For something a bit heartier, try the Ritz cheeseburger, plat du jour or the lobster rolls with sauce Choron. There are also sandwiches like salt beef with mustard and a classic club, all served with French fries.

To pair with your meal, or if you’ll be just stopping off for a tipple, the beverage list is extensive and guaranteed to have something that takes your fancy. The signature cocktail list consists of the Rivoli’s take on many classics like a Negroni, and features a monthly special cocktail highlighting seasonal flavours. As this is the Ritz, some fetch quite a price and showcase vintage liquors like 1960s Gordon’s gin, 1970s Campari Bitters and Louis XIII Cognac. There are also plenty of Champagnes and a global wine list featuring vintage bottles, magnums and some available by the glass.


What is the dress code?

Smart casual attire is kindly requested. However shorts, trainers or sportswear are not permitted.

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150 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 9BR

020 7300 2370 020 7300 2370


Opening Times

Mon 11:30-23:30
Tue 11:30-23:30
Wed 11:30-23:30
Thu 11:30-23:30
Fri 11:30-23:30
Sat 11:30-23:30
Sun 11:30-22:30


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Tonique C

21 February 2018  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
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Travelling into London at a young age, I recall my best friend telling me that she could not wait until we were older so we could dress in ball gowns, fur, heels and go the Ritz! Apparently, this was what we were meant to do as Adults…aspirations lol. Nevertheless 13 years on, unfortunately, my friend was ditched, and after date night dinner at Novikov, we decided to go to the Ritz for after drinks. What’s the best choice of drink after sushi? I normally would recommend wine or something sparkling like Champagne or prosecco but that night, a gin-based cocktail was my choice. After a few drinks I spent the rest of my evening gawking at the amazing interior of The Ritz, can I just move in, like tomorrow?...
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