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“Pre Lunch Drinks”
Review of American Bar

American Bar
Ranked #8 of 257 Bars & Pubs in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$61
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Description: Named World’s Best Bar 2017 in World’s 50 Best Bars awards, and winner of World’s Best International Bar Team 2016 at Tales of the Cocktail awards, The Savoy’s American Bar is one of the most iconic bars in the world and the longest surviving ‘American Bar’ in London. In 1903 the first truly ‘famous’ bartender arrived at The American Bar, a lady named Ada ‘Coley’ Coleman, whose signature cocktail was the Hanky Panky, still a popular choice today. Ada’s successor was the inspirational Harry Craddock, who not only created a number of classic cocktails but who notoriously compiled these recipes into the legendary Savoy Cocktail book, still regarded today as the bartender’s bible. Following The Savoy’s restoration, the American Bar appointed its eleventh head bartender, Erik Lorincz. A world-renowned bartender himself, Erik was officially recognised as such in 2011 when he was awarded Best International Bartender at Tales of The Cocktail.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were celebrating a friend's 60th Birthday so popped in on a Saturday lunchtime for pre lunch drinks. We arrived around midday and were shown to a table. We stayed for around 2 hours by which time the bar was full which added to the atmosphere.

The cocktail menu is amazing; you really are spoilt for choice if you are partial to a cocktail!

We had lovely chilled Champagne and Gin & Tonics which were served expertly in sparkling glasses by friendly polite staff. We were given olives and bar snacks which were very good.

We all agreed it was a lovely choice and would definitely return.

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Thank LittleTLondon
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PhilipBarnes1, Managing Director at The Savoy at American Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear LittleTLondon,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback following your visit to the American Bar. I was thrilled to note you enjoyed the iconic, individual atmosphere of the bar, as well as our wonderful selection of beverages.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the whole experience, and we certainly do hope that you will return again very soon!

With warmest regards,

Philip Barnes
Managing Director at The Savoy

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

A family member had raved to us about this sophisticated spot, and we were not sure whether it was hype or not. In fact, this has to be one of the best bars in London if not the world.
The drink menu is fascinating! The cocktails are as elegant and beautiful as the bar space itself. The service is unparalleled, and the bartenders are the finest anywhere. I immensely enjoyed a 'Gilbert Rumbold' as well as one of the bartender's impromptu creations. We had the privilege of being able to move our party to the bar during our visit and witness cocktail creation right in front of us, and it was amazing. We can't wait to go back!

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Thank francie123
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PhilipBarnes1, Managing Director at The Savoy at American Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear francie123,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We love to hear about out guests experiences, and we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The American Bar.

Our highly skilled team take great pride in creating a unique atmosphere, with exceptional service and our splendid cocktail menu. I do hope you will return very soon to enjoy another Savoy experience.

With kindest regards,

Philip Barnes
Managing Director at The Savoy

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing bar we had a great time here. The decor, staff everything is to die for the best bar ever. Ok it's not cheap but it is worth every penny.

Thank Mick B
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PhilipBarnes1, Managing Director at The Savoy at American Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear Mick B,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We aim to deliver the very best of experiences for all of our guests, and I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit, including the unique atmosphere, exceptional service and our splendid cocktail menu. I do hope you will return very soon to enjoy another Savoy experience.

With kindest regards,

Philip Barnes
Managing Director at The Savoy

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Came in for pre dinner drinks while staying at the savoy.

Can see why this bar is so highly rankeds.

Brilliant atmosphere, great services and excellent drinks.

This bar would get my vote for best in the world.

Thank jamie a
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PhilipBarnes1, Managing Director at The Savoy at American Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear jamie a,

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The American Bar - we truly appreciate guests taking the time to provide feedback, and are delighted that you were able to visit to share in the excitement of our recent accolade!

I am so pleased you enjoyed the unique ambience and atmosphere, as well as our extensive drinks list, and hope you will return to visit us again very soon to enjoy another truly memorable Savoy experience.

Kindest regards,

Philip Barnes
Managing Director at The Savoy

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most historical cocktail bars in the world. The Savoy Cocktail Book comes from here. We had to check it out.

The cocktails are inventive, and delicious. The glassware is beautiful! The waiters are very attentive, and smartly dressed in 30's attire (waistcoats, etc). Love it so much I tried to buy the menu.

We had cocktails from the Sherwood Forest section and were not disappointed!

Will come again!!

Thank Scott H
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PhilipBarnes1, Managing Director at The Savoy at American Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear Scott H,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We love to hear about out guests experiences, and we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The American Bar.

Our highly skilled team take great pride in creating a unique atmosphere, with exceptional service and of course a splendid selection of cocktails! I do hope you will return very soon to enjoy another Savoy experience.

With kindest regards,

Philip Barnes
Managing Director at The Savoy

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