The Connaught is BarChick’s favourite hotel in London, and as soon as we get some of that dotcom dough, we’re moving in for good.The Connaught bar has been going for a couple of years now and is proving to be one of London’s best.
VERY glam decor: sparkly bits, marble, deco vibe. And just like arriving on honeymoon in Bali, you’re given a welcome drink when you settle down (note to self:this isn’t going to be a cheap evening). The tipple varies depending on the evening, but it’s likely to be something to freshen the palate rather than a shot of tequila.
You’re going to need a Martini. There’s an amazing attention to detail here, from the camp lacquered trolley through the double frozen ice (how do you do that? who cares? it’s cool) and home-made bitters that give the drinks some unusual twists: lavender, ginger etc.BarChick likes her Martinis like her men, filthy.
If you decide to push on and graduate to fizz, there’s a thoughtful selection and plenty of trophy wines. Obviously we’re far too busy getting beach fit to munch on any of Helen Darroze’s snacks, but supposedly they’re great too. GO GO GO