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66 Knightsbridge (Knightsbridge)
(44) 020-7235-2000 | www.mandarinoriental.com/london/dining/mandarin_bar
HOURSMon.-Sat.:10:30am-2:00am; Sun.: 10:30am-12:00am
DOOR POLICYSmart casual dress required
PRICE (COCKTAILS)GBP 15
SIGNATURE DRINKCocktails - the classics are all excellent
BARYes - plenty of seating at bar
FOOD SERVED?Yes - upscale bar food with an Asian twist served until 11:00pm
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
Relatively small, yet surprisingly sleek hotel bar. Custom glass and barware, marble, mirrors, and wood combine with leather and mohair furnishings (don’t miss the armchairs!) to create a fashionable yet comfortable setting. It is, however, still a hotel bar, which means there's a lingering tourist contingent and vibe.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
A fashion-forward suit or your shopping best
GO HERE WITH
Work colleagues or a small group of friends (perhaps to celebrate that fab find at Harvey Nicks across the street?)
Captains of industry and the most sophisticated ladies who shop. A power crowd. Because it is a hotel bar, however, it can trend tourist.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The cocktails, the food, and the chic yet comfortable atmosphere. Live jazz is played Mon.-Sat. 9:00pm-1:00am and Sun. 8:00pm-12:00am.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
A late license and entertainment charge of GBP 5 is applied to the first drink of all non-hotel guests arriving after 10:30pm. As if a GBP 15 martini didn’t have this covered. Boo.
GOOD TO KNOW
After work is the busiest time here, making it more difficult to get a table (and to hear your companion). Perfect after-shop stop. The bar is actually a catwalk.
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