“I only drink champagne on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not,” said Coco Chanel. Probably because she didn’t know the future would bring a whole week in London dedicated to just Champagne. Things are getting haute from October 1st-7th, as the UK pauses for National Champagne Week.
With so much bubbly about, we found out the best haute spot to sip at. The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy is the ultimate destination for this bubbly libation. They boast one of the most extensive choices of champagne by the glass and by the bottle, including rare vintages from Louis Roederer and Cristal.
The champagne list has been carefully curated and will take you on a journey from ‘The Classics,’ which list the more traditional and well-known Champagne houses to ‘ The Unique,’ which introduce boutique grower, Champagnes. The Glorious’ notes some of the most famous Grand Crus and ’The Giants’ show you some well-known Champagnes in larger formats.
Enough about the bubbly; that’s for drinking, not reading about. The Beaufort Bar itself is world famous for its elaborate theatrical and art deco settings. It’s chic and unique, giving a classically cool vibe for you to enjoy some tipsy times. If you’re all about Champagne, cocktails and cabaret this is the spot for you. This year, the haute venue won Best International Hotel Bar at the famed festival Tales of the Cocktail.
For cocktail aficionados, the Beaufort Bar released its menu secrets in the form of a limited edition pop-up book. It is beautifully hand-drawn and painstakingly cut. The pages throw open a heady world of characters, flavors, tales and scents, ensuring each exquisitely crafted cocktail tells its own story. Beginning with light spirits, florals and zesty citrus, the menu then touches on fruit based spirits and sweet ingredients before finishing with dark spirits, spicy notes and rich flavors. One of the most beautiful cocktails on the menu is the Impressionist – which is inspired by Monet and served with a smoking rose.
So whether you are in love, or whether you are not, you have every excuse to drink some bubbly at The Beaufort Bar.