Best for romance: Beaufort Bar
Sleek, chic and discreet, the opulent Beaufort Bar
is top of the list for anyone looking for the perfect spot to impress a date. The Art Deco setting couldn’t be any sexier – think smouldering black lacquer, burnished gold alcoves, velvet upholstery and the kind of low-lighting that shows everyone off to best effect.
Although it takes second billing to the American Bar upstairs, the Beaufort Bar is a star in its own right – not only in the looks department but in the fact it occupies the former cabaret stage where late greats such as George Gerschwin and Frank Sinatra once performed. The drinks are equally glam. Served in stunning, long-stemmed crystal glassware that make you feel like a movie star before you’ve even taken a sip, they’re the perfect vessels for the extensive choice of champagnes or sparkling cocktails.
Top tip: True to tradition there’s nightly entertainment on offer so ensure you arrive in time to see the performers (or avoid them, depending on your preference).
Top tipple: Encantador (Bacardi Superior, Aperol, Eau de Framboise, pressed lemon and vanilla).
Average price: ?14.50.
Address: The Savoy, Strand, WC2R 0EU. T: 020 7836 4343.
Open: Mon-Sat 5pm-1am; Sun 2.30pm-6.30pm.