As the hospitality industry begins its stunning recovery from the effects of global lockdowns and the pandemic, there is cause for celebration in Britain as the highly anticipated list of the world’s 50 best bars has been released, featuring three bars British making the list, including the first two entries.
The big winner, at the top of the list for the second year in a row, is London’s famous Connaught Bar at The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair. The Cubist Bar, designed by the late David Collins and in operation since 2008, has been praised for staying “true to its principles of presenting artful, modern drinks with gracious service in an elegant setting.”
The Connaught has been a mainstay of the list since 2010, typically appearing in the top five, before its victory in 2020. Mark Sansom, content editor for The World’s 50 Best Bars, singled out Agostino Perrone, the venue’s director of mixology (as well as chief mixologist Giorgio Bargiani and manager of bar Maura Milia), for special praise, saluting their “continuous search for excellence, which is summed up in the way they have developed and modernized the Martini cocktail”.
Second place on the list is another victory for Great Britain with Tayēr + Elementary. Located in the City of London, it could hardly be more different from Connaught, highlighting the diversity of London’s bar scene.
While The Connaught is renowned for its adherence to tradition and luxury, where a cart with exquisite martini ingredients is moved from table to table, Tayēr + Elementary strives for modernist minimalism and ultra-chic ingredients. – where else would you find a ‘Whey Sour’?
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This notice was published: 2021-12-07 22:45:00