The Best Places For Champagne Cocktails in London | Partner Content
To some people, the perfect Champagne cocktail is made with one part good quality Champagne, and one part “literally nothing else, how can you improve on perfection?”.
We, however, like to think we’re a little more adventurous.
And thankfully, there are some stunning bars & restaurants in the capital who agree with us. These are the very best:
Quite frankly, if you can’t trust Michel Roux Jr’s legendary two Michelin star restaurant to make a decent Champagne cocktail, then you can’t trust anyone. Except that he does, and you can. Don’t miss out.
Galvin at Windows
Galvin has a pretty good reputation for its food (the Michelin Star certainly doesn’t hurt) and it’s views, (being as they are from the 28th floor of the Park Lane Hilton) so the bar has its work cut out to keep up with them. Which it does, in spades. And its classic Champagne Cocktail made with a little Perrier-Jouët is hard to beat.
Though officially described as a “classic old-school nightclub with live jazz, blues and swing”, this is actually the place to go for an exotic, extravagant, epicurean journey around the globe via the lesser-known mode of transport that is “The Cocktail”. And getting one with Champagne is the finest way to travel.
The fact that the Bingham is called a hotel is merely a technicality. In truth, it’s more of a restaurant you can stay the night at. Because the food and drink here are front and centre of the experience at this Richmond mainstay. Grab a Champagne cocktail, and sit by the river watching the boat lazily glide past. It’s tough to beat.
Bob Bob Ricard
Ironically, you’ll have to resist the natural urge to jackhammer the “Press for Champagne” button next to your table at this high class Anglo-Russian spot. Because ordering one of their Champagne cocktails from the waiter is actually one step better.
This decadently classy, Art Deco-ey Mayfair restaurant was already one of the best places in town to sink a Champagne cocktail – but now they’ve partnered up with vaunted shoe designer Rupert Sanderson (Kate Winselt & Gwyneth Paltrow are just a couple of his clients) to create a bespoke Champagne Slipper, turning the flute into the detachable heel of the intricately detailed, silver-plated brass and crystal glass shoe stand. Wow.
Note: the Slipper is only available with with Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé. Which is a good excuse to have some.
Le Petit Sud
Based right next door to the Royal Albert Hall, LPS is a Southern French style restaurant in which the wine comes first. They have a cellar of the stuff, from which you can order a classic Champagne cocktail better than almost any in the area.
The granddaddy of all experimental cocktail bars in London, this subterranean cellar will ply you with some of the most creative mixed drinks in the city, made by bartenders who are all part chef and part artist. So if you ask for a Champagne cocktail (made with their house Perrier-Jouët) you won’t be disappointed.
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