Aqua Nueva

Top 10 London restaurants with cocktail bars

We all know there’s more to a meal out than just the food – location, decor and ambience all play their part, as of course does your meal’s liquid accompaniment. Whether it’s high up in The Shard, down in a Soho basement or facing the Thames, fine food and drink go hand in hand, and these London restaurants with bars will ensure you find somewhere to truly make a night of it.

 

1. aqua shard

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2. Hawksmoor Spitalfields

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Known for their legendary steaks, the Spitalfields member of the Hawksmoor family is also home to a speakeasy-style bar with an Art Deco feel. Venture downstairs for hearty snacks, craft beers and signature cocktails, or tuck into some meaty goodness in the main restaurant.

 

3. Bar Boulud

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4. Aqua Nueva

Regent Street

With a rooftop terrace overlooking London, and ornate mosaic floors, aqua nueva exudes sophistication. The extensive cocktail menu is Spanish at heart, as is the food, with innovative tapas-style dishes including chestnut and black truffle terrine with wild mushroom ravioli.

 

5. Radio Bar at ME London

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6. Galvin at Windows

Park Lane

Galvin at Windows boasts panoramic views from the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, it’s not hard to see why it’s popular. Joining rich dishes like venison with dark chocolate and braised octopus with lime beurre blanc, is a comprehensive selection of wines, cocktails, whiskies and cognacs from the bar.

7. OXO Tower Bar

South Bank

As iconic as it is spectacular, the OXO Tower Bar serves up innovative cocktails and bar food with unparalleled views of the river. Small plates on offer include beef kimchi sliders and crispy fried pork belly, with craft beers and signature cocktails on hand to complement them.

 

8. Artesian

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9. The Restaurant at Sanderson

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10. The Gilbert Scott Bar

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