The bar at the Chesterfield Mayfair is an intentional contradiction. While the doorman outside the canopied entrance suggests reassuring tradition, the lounge inside offers something far more surprising.
One of the secrets of a great London hotel is a congenial and intimate bar, and The Chesterfield Mayfair certainly delivers. The Terrace Bar is your very own oasis from the busy London pavements - a special place where you can relax, meet friends, and enjoy the ambience of calm contentment. The Terrace Bar feels like stepping into an exclusive private members club, with an extensive bar menu including a wonderful array of fine cognacs, malt whiskies, sherries, Champagnes, premium beers and fine wines. Our pianist, who plays every evening from 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, is equally adept and happy to oblige with the occasional request.
The Gin Experience and The Molecular Cocktail Experience is certainly not what you'd expect to find in a luxury Mayfair hotel. And it’s this shock of the new that hints at what comes next. Take a seat at the bar and our resident mixologist will talk you through a menu of drinks that have taken months of experimentation in the lab to perfect. There's the Old and New Era Mojito served on a spoon, the Amaretto Sour encased in a bubble, and the Eton Mess that comes with a hammer to release vodka trapped in ice. And, unlike more frenetic cocktail bars, we ensure all our creations come with a priceless extra ingredient – world-class service.
Experience the Terrace Bar
Unique Gin and Tonic Experience
When you order a gin and tonic it is normally served in a highball glass and the only choice you make is whether to have ice and a slice. This defeats the whole purpose of the distiller. Here at the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel we have taken this evergreen classic and show how all the ingredients combine to create a range of flavours.
Our resident mixologists will guide you through an innovative and exciting gin and tonic tour. We have created 4 sensational menu tastings where you will have the opportunity to sample selected gins ranging from citrus to floral, savoury to spiced, accompanied by your choice of tonic water. See our tasting menu for details.
Whiskey Nosing and Tasting
We invite you to explore the art of the master distiller as our resident bar team showcase the range of whisky's available in our Terrace Bar collection.
Our resident mixologists will guide you through an innovative and exciting whisky nosing and tasting tour. We have created four sensational menu tastings where you will have the opportunity to sample selected whisky's ranging from whisky's around the world to a Macallan pairing with chocolate exclusively selected for the Chesterfield Mayfair to match and enhance each of their character whisky's characteristics.
The most important ingredient in an unforgettable cocktail is the element of surprise. It’s about intriguing combinations that give familiar favourites a new twist.
And it's that same unexpected revelation that greets you when you step into a Red Carnation hotel. Because while the buildings are steeped in tradition, the drinks we serve at our Molecular Cocktail Experience are unlike anything you will have tasted before.
From a Tipsy Tea that blends gin with jasmine, to an Old and New Era Amaretto Sour encased in a bubble, these are drinks that make you rethink what a heritage hotel can offer.
Yet one thing will come as no surprise – the five-star service that complements every glass. So forget crowded bars and conveyor belt cocktails, served by a mixologist you can't hear above the noise. At our hotels your attentive barman takes the time to tell you the stories behind every drink, so you can savour the entire experience, one sip at a time.