Mandarin Bar, located within the Mandarin Oriental hotel, serves a variety of cocktails and drinks under the careful eye of bar manger Phillipe Guidi, including three versions of the classic Martini - served in minuscule glasses that you might expect to find in a science lab. The buzzing bar has its own cigar divan and exotic nibbles are also served. Live music is played nightly and the bar has a 2am license. The bar is open to the general public and guests of the hotel alike.
66 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
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+44 (0)20 7201 3724
Most luxury hotel bars are either sleepy places with a piano and some dude singing jazz standards or they are ultra-luxury places with high ceilings and table / bottle service only. The Mandarin Bar thankfully is not either of those.
The room is a smallish space with a collection of couches and comfy chairs sprinkled around a u-shaped bar. The décor is sleek and very modern and the music...more
Nightlife at the Mandarin Bar is truly an air. Its a heady mix of sexiness, power and ego. The so called 'money loaded' folks visit this chic and expensive place-to-be-seen-at bar and then the horse whispering begins.
I enjoy my cocktails with a friend and secretly I'm always amused with the slight stiffness of the alertness of presenting oneself at all times. Always well dressed in smart...more