The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel
4th February 2020
With two iconic location names in London, the Savoy Hotel and it’s The American Bar, you have one of the world’s most recognised, prestigious and luxurious destinations that will for sure appear on many people’s travel bucket list.
The Savoy Hotel was opened on 6th August 1889, designed by Thomas Edward Colcutt, and took a total of five years to be built. The hotel is owned by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, it is managed by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.
Within the hotel, you will find the ultimate in staffing, service and luxury with both stunning architectural features with the opportunity to wine and dine in the highest level of comfort and quality. For those looking to enjoy a night stay, you can book rooms from around £450 plus per night up to The Royal Suite starting at £14,000 per night.
From afternoon tea with a live pianist to the most amazing fresh fish platters from Kaspar’s at The Savoy, you will experience five star service. For drinks, you have a choice of three bars that include the Beaufort and Simpson’s. There is also the world famous cocktail bar…
“The American Bar, at the swanky Savoy, claimed the top spot at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards in London” Daily Mail 2017.
The American Bar
A regular appearance in top cocktail bar lists the world over including being named the best on many occasions, The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel has an age of more than 125 years (opened in 1893) and holds fame steeped in history. From famous past visitors such as Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland to its art-deco inspired interior design, The American Bar is one of London’s most prestigious cocktail destinations.
As you walk up the steps to the bar from within the main foyer of the Savoy Hotel you see the framed photos of the famous faces who once enjoyed drinks at The American Bar with Charles Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier amongst the long list of names who sipped drinks at what is known as the oldest cocktail bar in England. A stone’s throw away from the heart of London’s theatre capital, the West End, the bar has been attracting famous faces for years.
Cocktails at The American Bar
Classics and signature cocktails are what you can expect with unique and traditional options from around £18 upwards. As many famous stars have before you, sit and relax whilst award winning bar staff cater to your every need and serve some of the most famous cocktails as they have been doing for many years – Live pianist evening times can entertain you whilst cocktails with names such as ‘Dreamer‘, ‘#NoMakeUp‘, and ‘Electric Lover‘ delight you.
Champagne and sparkling wine cocktails are plentiful within the drinks menu and for this review, we went with two popular fizz cocktails, one being from the menu itself and one was a popular request from the bar:
From the menu: ‘Window in to Paradise‘ £22: “Ingredients are Beefeater 24 Gin, Cocchi Rosa, Raspberry Eau de Vie, Sencha Cordial, Prosecco and Liquorice. It is a delightful and refreshing raspberry driven cocktail that deserves to be sipped slowly to admire all the wonderful flavours that hit the palate.”
The popular request: ‘Classic Champagne Cocktail‘: “Ingredients are Champagne Louis Roederer Brut, Orange peel, lump of sugar, bitter, cognac. Here the precision of amounts is important as the cocktail balances beautifully enabling you to enjoy each ingredient to perfection. An elegant cocktail.“
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