ADDRESSStrand, London WC2R 0EZ, UK Tel: +44 20 7836 4343
|Sunday - Wednesday||Closed|
|Thursday||5pm - 1am|
|Friday||5pm - 1am|
|Saturday||5pm - 1am|
The Savoy hotel has been a palace, a hospital and a prison, and it's the only place in the country where you can drive on the right (er, legally). Its unique history, idiosyncrasies and grandeur make it the ideal destination for an evening of distinctly Londonian glamour. But if you want to add a hint of hedonism to the mix, skip the queue at the acclaimed American Bar and head to the newly refurbed Beaufort Bar.
In its latest incarnation, the Beaufort is a moody den of pure nocturnal luxury, with jet-black walls, stylish dark furniture, gold art-deco accents and a jungle of palms. And the drinks are just as opulent. You're gonna want to get the party started with the bar's signature "Champagne and a bump" serve, featuring a glass of bubbly and a spoonful of Sturia caviar dolloped cheekily on the back of your hand. This over-the-top ethos extends to the cocktails too: we're talking 24-karat gold sugar cube garnishes, croissant-infused Martinis and loads of complex flavours in each sumptuous sip. And the bar snacks? Yeah, they're all bangin', from the poshest spicy chicken nuggets to ever grace your tastebuds to perfectly grilled prawns.
None of it comes cheap - cocktails start around the £20 mark and get spendier from there, making this the perfect spot for raising a glass to your pay raise or balling out with your bonus. Get glam, splash the cash and drink up, baby.