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.
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.
* Our pianist plays every evening from 6.30pm Monday to Saturday
Experience the Terrace Bar
Gin & Jazz
The Terrace Bar has become synonymous with excellence among gin-lovers and, building on the success of its interactive Gin & Tonic Experience, you can now experience the new Gin & Jazz evenings. The intimate jazz setting, captures the elegance of the Art Deco era with performances from resident house pianist John Hudson, who has been entertaining guests at The Chesterfield for 20 years, and his sultry three-piece band: London jazz scene stalwart, Josh Kemp on the saxophone; Dave Hawthorn bringing his 30 years of session musician experience to the drums; and jazz academic and specialist in 1920s jazz, Casper Bordemaekers on bass.
The music is perfectly complemented by a bespoke menu of event-exclusive gin cocktails. Served with complimentary and seasonally-themed canapé accompaniments.
Gin & Jazz takes place between 19:15 and 21:00 every Wednesday.
Whiskey Nosing and Tasting
We invite you to explore the art of the master distiller as our resident bar team showcase the range of whiskies 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 whiskies from around the world, including a Highland Chocolatier pairing with chocolate exclusively selected for the Chesterfield Mayfair. You’ll have the opportunity to compare the different characteristics that make each whisky so remarkable.
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.
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.