When your local wine bar just won’t do, these are the best places in London to pop those corks… Our list of the best Champagne bars in London covers the most romantic, intimate and buzzy venues in the city, perfect for impressing your Valentine.
The Best Champagne Bars in London
Kettner’s Townhouse Champagne Bar
An extensive menu of ‘All Day Champagne’ comprises beautifully crafted Champagne cocktails, a daily Afternoon Tea service and twelve Champagnes by the glass or coupe. You’ll find classics as well as lesser-known bottles in this beautiful bar with an original mosaic-tiled floor and early Art Deco design. The ideal Soho spot to hole up in for the evening…
Champagne Room at The Connaught
This hidden gem is the place to go if you prefer a refined, intimate vibe to big cork-popping celebrations. Even the most discerning guest will be impressed by the vintages and bottles on offer, all served in glistening bespoke Baccarat crystal glasses. The height of luxury!
St Pancras Champagne Bar
Whether or not you’re Eurostar-bound, the St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcy’s is a destination in its own right. The iconic location houses the longest Champagne bar in Europe, and the glass ceiling, Art Deco furnishings and constant comings-and-goings below make for an especially romantic glass or two of bubbly. After a few, you may even be tempted to embark on an impromptu trip to Paris…
There’s little more decadent than heading to The Ritz for your celebrations. The Rivoli cocktail bar is one of London’s finest, and its menu has an entire page dedicated to Champagne as well as one for Caviar – a most perfect and natural of marriages. Go all out.
Bob Bob Ricard
Bob Bob Ricard’s now-legendary ‘Press for Champagne’ button at every table is a stroke of genius, and makes it worryingly easy to ensure your glass is constantly filled with bubbles (as it should be). The glamorous Soho hotspot in fact pours more champagne than any other restaurant in the UK – and it’s the perfect accompaniment to the English/Russian hybrid menu. Cheers!
Laurent-Perrier Champagne Bar at the Royal Albert Hall
It’s all in the name. From crisp La Cuvée to the memorable Grand Siècle, Laurent-Perrier shows off its best bubbles in the eponymous bar on the Grand Tier of the Royal Albert Hall. Book it for before your chosen performance for a memorable evening out, just as it should be.
Champagne Bar at Harrods
Harrods‘ exclusive Champagne provider, the Hostomme family, has been established in the Champagne region for over three centuries. Head to the legendary department store’s hidden Champagne bar to try the full selection – you won’t be disappointed.
Champagne + Fromage
Champagne and cheese: a slightly unconventional combination, but who’s complaining? With six London sites, you can get your fill of two of France’s greatest exports in the form of weekly tastings, masterclasses and fizzed-up Afternoon Teas, or just head straight to the bar to enjoy some of the finest grower Champagnes around.
Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge Bar
F0llowing Harvey Nichols’ major fifth-floor refurbishment, the store’s flagship bar is back in business serving London-inspired cocktails as well as big-name Champagnes befitting the Knightsbridge postcode. Mid-shopping pit-stopes ease into buzzy evenings here – especially when there’s a 9-litre Perrier-Jouët Salmanazar on the menu…
London’s highest Champagne bar offers unbeatable views of the city to accompany a glass of bubbly. Book a seat facing outwards to best take in your surroundings and order the Laurent-Perrier Champagne flight to help expand your palate. For a truly special event, go all out with a bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs.
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