The Mandarin Oriental is a seriously slick operation, famous for its incredible service and quality, so it's no wonder it has one of the best bars in London. We promise that wherever you are in this hotel you will not be disappointed.
Enter BarChick's favourite hangout through the hotel or straight off the street, it's kind of a French burger bar - cosy and accommodating whatever you're here for. Chef Boulud is a hot Chef from NYC, this is his first London effort and we love it.
Sit at the bar or in the "lounge area", and get the cocktails in. The Ice Collection drinks come with a ball of ice infused with petals or fruit. BarChick had the White Cosmopolitan (a massive upgrade on a regular Cosmo), with its St. Germain elderflower liqueur and white cranberry.
This place was built for brunching: it does great Bloody Marys and banging burgers - Yankee, Frenchie or Piggie. But if you ain’t starving then the home cured charcuterie should suffice.
If you're after a slicker bar with amazing cocktails, or looking for a "date", then head upstairs to the Mandarin Bar. It's dead posh up here (with Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant "Dinner" as its neighbour, it was never gonna be a casual affair)… take your pick.