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The Savoy Hotel, 100 Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
The American Bar at the Savoy Hotel in London not only remains one of the most important cocktail destinations open today, it has also – for the first time – been voted The World’s Best Bar, sponsored by Tanqueray. At the forefront of the cocktail world for more than 125 years, the American Bar has been home to legendary bartenders Ada Coleman, Harry Craddock and Peter Dorelli. But this is no cocktail museum of well-worn classics peddled to tourists – the current stewards led by drinks wizard Erik Lorincz and host-with-the-most, Declan McGurk, are only looking forward.
Sure, they’ll happily throw out a rendition from the famous Savoy Cocktail Book – a cocktail canon with few equals – but once you’ve tried Coleman’s Hanky Panky it’ll be time to sample the latest innovations. Coast to Coast follows up last year’s London landmark-themed menu, exploring the UK through drinks, taking inspiration from the Garden of England (Kent), Art Deco London, Sherwood Forest, the Pennines and Edinburgh, where you’ll find Scotch-based cocktails such as Arthur’s Seat – the perfect nightcap, in a perfect bar.
Go inside The American Bar with Erik Lorincz and Declan McGurk: