Best bars in Mayfair

Written on 2 September 2019 by Giles Cook in London

If you’re looking for a special night out, Mayfair’s exclusive bars are the ultimate in sophistication and luxury. Serving possibly the world’s best cocktails, from interiors both striking and glamorous, Mayfair’s drinking spots are perfect, whether you’re out to impress or just treat yourself – you might even spot a royal or two.

Here’s our pick of some of the best bars in Mayfair…


bars in Mayfair

The Connaught

Regularly featured among the world’s top five, The Connaught Bar is a gem of timeless elegance. Decorated in platinum, silver and grey, it certainly evokes the 1920s. Service is flawless and the drinks exquisite – don’t miss the famous martini trolley. Click Here to find out more.


Hide Below

Venture beneath the Green Park restaurant, Hide for a bar, whose atmosphere is pure Nordic chic. The dainty cocktails are among the best in the area – martinis are served with a frozen birch sap rather than ice. Hide Below also promises an impressive list of the world’s finest and rarest spirits; all available for you to taste – or take a trip inside the walk-in wine cellar. Click Here to find out more.



Mahiki is the ultimate in kitsch, but it’s also great fun. The trick, with this mock-Polynesian palace, is to avoid taking it too seriously – just order champagne on ice and dance the night away to cheesy tunes. Situated just off Piccadilly, this unique party destination is also famed for its delicious fresh fruit cocktails. Click Here to find out more.


Mr Fogg’s Residence

The original site of this eccentric central London chain is stuffed with trinkets, taxidermy, penny farthings and more – it’s named after the fictional explorer, Phileas Fogg, who would no doubt have approved. The cocktails are supremely quirky too with original combinations of spirits and infusions. The tipsy afternoon tea is also a popular choice. Click Here to find out more.


Dukes Bar

For an absolutely classic martini, Dukes has to be your first choice – author Ian Fleming used to come here, and it inspired James Bond’s favourite tipple. The martinis are made at your table but be warned, they are so strong you can only order two per sitting. Click Here to find out more.


Claridges Bar

From the best vintage champagnes to expertly-prepared cocktails, you can’t go wrong with Claridges. The environment is sumptuous, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Also within Claridges hotel, try The Fumoir – a stylish bar with a 1930s vibe and cocktails to match. Click Here to find out more.


Rivoli at The Ritz

With its glitzy décor, a visit to the Rivoli bar really will take you back to the roaring 20s – the golden age of the cocktail. Over-the-top and staggeringly expensive, it’s definitely one for a celebratory splurge. Click Here to find out more.


If you like the idea of popping into Mayfair’s gorgeous bars and restaurants whenever you fancy, we have a fine selection of properties to rent and buy in and around the area. Contact us to find out more about our properties and the services we offer.

Giles Cook

Giles recently joined Best Gapp in 2017 as Partner Designate and Head of Residential Agency, bringing over 20 years’ experience to the firm. Following a three-year stint as an Area Director for Foxtons, he went on to head up Chestertons’ sales and lettings operations in central London, before becoming a Partner at top Knightsbridge boutique WA Ellis.

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