For gin lovers: Graphic Bar
If you are a gin lover, then look no further to Graphic, Graphic has over 240 different gins on its bar shelf, with a cocktail list of replacing classic and popular cocktail with gin. Even just a standard G&T is served in style in Graphic Bar with special garnish and tonic water. Also home to the Juniper Club which is a gin master class from different gin brands, a must try place for gin enthusiasts.
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4 Golden Square, London W1F 9HT
For a first class experience: Artesian
Artesian is the cocktail bar that has everything, top notch cocktails, great service with a beautiful interior. With a new menu launched last month, the team from Artesian has taken cocktails to a whole new level with a creative approach that is similar to El Bulli's. The service here won't look out of place in a Michelin restaurant, this is the bar to visit if you are after the full cocktail experience.
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1c Portland Place Regent St, London, Greater London W1B 1JA
For pre dinner drinks in the city: The Zetter Townhouse
Part of The Zetter Townhouse Hotel. This cocktail lounge has a reputation of serving cocktails in a beautiful and relaxing setting. With a simple but elegant cocktail list created by industry heavyweight Tony Conigliaro. You will feel like stepping back to the past at a royal's mansion at this cocktail lounge, an ideal place to kick off your evening after a long day at work.
49-50 St John's Square, London EC1V 4JJ
For experimental cocktails: Purl
If you are looking for some truly spectacular cocktail with a wow factor, look no further than Purl, an underground cocktail bar near Baker Street. Highly creative cocktails with wacky visual and unexpected tastes, seem like Purl has taken a page from Fat duck but transferred it to cocktail making. Try Sevillian if you are a fan of Spanish food, chorizo washed gin matched perfectly with garlic tomato, a rather unusual but fun experience.
50-54 Blandford St, London W1U 7HX
For refined cocktails in Soho: Blind Pig
Blind Pig is a cocktail bar inside one of the hottest restaurants in Jason Atherton's Social Eating House. Managed by Gareth Evans, one of the best bartenders in the UK. With his elegant and innovative approach, he has created a list of fun and stylish cocktails. Try the Night Watchman, a rum swizzle that taste as good as it looks with its fruity and refreshing flavours. Food here is also a must try with its funky and interesting taste which you won't be able to find elsewhere in London.
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celery salt and vinegar, parsley oil
58 Poland St, London W1F 7NR