Egerton Barman Service

The Bar

Enjoy the finest martini in London within the intimate and welcoming surroundings of the Egerton Bar and Drawing Room.

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A drinking destination

Just a short stroll from the V&A, is a cocktail bar awaiting your arrival. The Egerton Bar is the ideal destination during a day of culture. But while we have our own Picasso and Renoir lithographs at the hotel, the work of art we’re most proud of is our signature cocktail: The Martini.

As a five-star hotel, we offer guests a completely personalised experience from an impeccably stocked bar. We can make a great martini any way you want – straight, dirty, apple sour, or even chocolate. For a truly unforgettable drink, we strongly recommend our take on the classic. Accompany your cocktail experience with delicious dishes from our bar menu, alongside our signature canapés.

Egerton Barman Service

The classic

We start with a frozen glass, chilled to 22 degrees below. A dash of vermouth first, then gin as cold as the glass. It’s poured all the way to the rim, so there’s only one way to drink it: our trademark Egerton Slurp. Trust us – it’s the only way to avoid spilling a single drop.

We normally finish things off with a single squeeze of lemon rind, nothing more, nothing less. Times have changed since the first martinis 130 years ago though, so if you prefer vodka to gin, we’re happy to make the switch.

We strongly advise one thing: whatever the spirit, treat it gently. As far as we’re concerned, our martinis are never shaken, never stirred, always perfect.

Martini Masterclass

Our Martini Masterclass, led by our talented bar team, is the perfect dose of informative and enjoyable (not to mention delicious). Commencing with an introduction to this beloved cocktail, our Bar Manager, Sahbi, will begin by explaining the history and origins of the martini. You will learn a little bit about his own background and discover his top tips to make the perfect martini yourself. There will then be the opportunity to taste the magnificent martini creations, curated using homemade syrups, and enjoy a selection of delicate, seasonal canapés created by our talented Head Chef, David.

Price: £35 per person | £70 for two people