As the man heading up the legendary Connaught Bar in London since its opening in 2008, Agostino Perrone knows everything there is to know about bars, hospitality and cocktail creation. Originally from Lake Como before moving to London in his twenties, he has dedicated his life to bar craft, originality and perfect service.
Through a meticulous process of fine-tuning classic drinks and experimentation, his magnum opus has been the growth of Connaught Bar from a hotel bar shell, to being named The World’s Best Bar on two occasions. There are few who can match Perrone’s leadership skills: he is the personification of a man who leads from the front.
With no signs of slowing down, there is little doubt in Perrone’s credentials as one of bartending’s all-time greats and a deserving winner of the Roku Industry Icon Award 2022.