Party Earth Review Mirroring the same luxury standards as The Berkeley Hotel’s five-star accommodations and service, The Blue Bar is an in-house drinking den where both hotel guests and affluent visitors indulge in cocktails and caviar... ... read full review
London SW1X 7RL
Piccadilly Line: Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge
020 7235 6000
M 4pm–1am, Tu–Sa 9am–1am, Su 4–11pm
Mayfair / Knightsbridge, London –
Mirroring the same luxury standards as The Berkeley Hotel’s five-star accommodations and service, The Blue Bar is an in-house drinking den where both hotel guests and affluent visitors indulge in cocktails and caviar.
Titanic in grandeur yet more like a submarine in layout, the venue retains an air of exclusivity with its network of small chambers and intimate lounging quarters, perfect for the stylish socialites and successful professionals looking for a touch of privacy.
Awash in blue and featuring convex mirrors that cast a fisheye reflection around the space, the bar hints at a nautical theme, while a daring mix of renaissance wainscoting, gothic flourishes, art deco rugs, and sci-fi lamp shades create an eclectic and somehow timeless atmosphere.
Floor-to-ceiling windows add to the elegant grandeur, as courting couples, slick alpha males, and professional stylists and business types mingle at the bar or perch on backless lounge stools like marble statutes, their cocktails cluttering the dainty round tables.
Although the gracious Blue Bar welcomes any well-dressed guest, its white-collar prices have made it an easy choice for professionals looking to spend a few hours in the lap of luxury.
Sophisticated and stylish professionals, hotel guests, international set, and high flyers, mostly 30s to 50s.
Ambient house, swing, and light electronic beats.
Varied menu of hot and cold selections including shared Thai dishes like chicken and lemon grass wantons.
Hot dishes £11–£16, cold dishes £10.50–£19. Beer £7.50, wine £10.50–£46.75, cocktails £17, mocktails £10, martinis £13.50–£15.50, champagne £15.50, juices £5–£6, water £3.50–£6.
Preppy/polished, smart/sophisticated, casual/creaseless: high-end designer labels, sports jackets, snakeskin shoes, polo shirts, high heels, statement evening dresses.
Friday and Saturday nights for a buzzing weekend scene.
Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley provides fine dining for those with an equally fine salary.