Top 50 Cocktail Bars


Scarfes Bar

Holborn, London

Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood in London is an iconic venue that takes guests back to a different period in time.

The promise* of bartenders wear a uniform of tartan trousers or trews, white jackets and ties, harking back to a period when service in such a venue was sophisticated and stylish.

Each member of the front-of-house team are from an incredible background of cocktail making, wine or beer, making it a formidably knowledgeable team.

The bar is part of the five-star Rosewood London hotel and is named after London artist and former Sunday Times and New Yorker illustrator Gerald Scarfe.

Renowned British artist and caricaturist, Gerald Scarfe, has lent both his name and artistic vision to Scarfes Bar, which is evident in its design and the featuring artworks.

Gerald’s own collection of amusing and conversation-provoking paintings, highlighting his best work, adorn the marble walls, transforming Scarfes Bar into a living canvas, described by Gerald as “my personal art gallery, where you can see my life on these walls”.

The menu screams Gerald Scarfe and has been designed in an exceptionally fun way, featuring caricatures of celebrities, royals and politicians.

Highlights on the current menu include Wrecking all with Remy Martin 1738, lychee & shiso, citra hops, sparkling sake and

Of course, being situated in a hotel, there is a strong food menu of snacks that pair perfectly with the cocktails. While the bar also provides bottled cocktails to take away.

*collective noun for bartenders

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