These Are London’s Priciest Cocktail Bars

By Martha Davies

4 weeks ago

£5,000 tipple, anyone?


Would you spend £265 on a coffee? Or £900 on a steak? In the capital, you can do both – and if you’re after a drink, you can go to a bar where the most decadent offering costs more than £5,500. If you’re curious to know just how pricey drinks can get, here are some of London’s most extravagant (and expensive) cocktails.

Here’s Where To Find The Most Expensive Cocktails In London

The Salvatore Donovan Bar, Brown’s Hotel

The Donovan Bar in Brown’s is renowned for its luxurious tipples, courtesy of master mixologist Salvatore Calabrese. While regular cocktails are between £23 and £26, vintage cocktails start at £350, and the most expensive is the Salvatore – a mixture of 788 Clos de Griffier Vieux cognac, 1770 Kummel liqueur, c1930 Angostura Bitters and c1860 Dubb Orange liqueur. Thought to be one of the oldest cocktails in the world, it costs an eye-watering £5,500. 33 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP. roccofortehotels.com

The Silver Jubilee Rob Roy – The Connaught Bar

With its three Michelin-star restaurant, The Connaught does fine dining like nowhere else – and the drinks are just as impressive. If you choose the Silver Jubilee Rob Roy (comprising 1977 Macallan Silver Jubilee, 1970s Martini Rosso Vermouth and 1970s Angostura Bitters), you’ll be forking out £2,210. The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL. the-connaught.co.uk

The Affinity/The Greenpoint – Guards Bar & Lounge, The OWO

The OWO - an iconic London address

The OWO

The OWO is one of Whitehall’s most esteemed addresses, and alongside a breathtaking Raffles Hotel, a Guerlain Spa, and 85 brand new residences, the historic spot is also home to The Guards Bar & Lounge. Head for a drink here and you’ll be treated to an extensive list of cocktails, but the priciest options are the Affinity (a scotch whisky cocktail) and the Greenpoint (a new take on a Manhattan). Both boast a £750 price tag. 7 Horse Guards Ave, London, SW1A 2EX. theowo.london

The Sazerac – Rivoli Bar, The Ritz

If you’re heading for a drink at The Ritz, you’ll likely be expecting some lofty prices, but the real kicker is the Sazerac. A mix of Louis XIII Cognac, Peychaud Bitters and Vintage Absinthe, it’s served with a gold leaf sugar cube. (Oh, and it costs £500.) 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR. theritzlondon.com

The Vintage Manhattan – Pine Bar, The Biltmore

Fancy a vintage Manhattan from The Biltmore hotel in Mayfair? You’ll have to cough up £450. This particular drink boasts a blend of 1920s Biltmore Rye and 1960s Cinzano Vermouth. 44 Grosvenor Square, London, W1k 2HP. hilton.com

The Maven of Mayfair Revery Bar, London Hilton Park Lane

Gold-flecked cocktail in a Baccarat crystal flute

The Maven of Mayfair

The opulent Revery Bar serves up a whole host of drinks including six different types of martini – but the most impressive is the Maven of Mayfair, which will set you back £220. Served in a Baccarat crystal flute, the drink combines Clase Azul tequila with Grand Marnier (a high-end cognac), Lillet Rose, and Dom Perignon Rose. The finishing touch is a sprinkling of edible gold (of course). 22 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1k 1BE. reverybarparklane.com