Located in the glamorous setting of the Radisson Edwardian’s May Fair Hotel, this is where the rich and famous go to enjoy high quality decadence. The May Fair Bar brings the party to the hotel and is accessible to all – just remember to throw on the glad rags!
The May Fair Hotel is nothing short of beautiful. A short walk from Green Park, it’s situated slap-bang in the middle of one of the most affluent areas of London – Mayfair. This is where the rich and famous come to shop and party! You can’t miss this stunning place – the beautiful fairy lights hanging above the doors announces its presence in fairytale fashion.
There are two ways to enter The May Fair Bar. One entrance will take you into the beautiful marble foyer of the hotel, where the doors to the bar are on your right. It’s worth coming through here just to experience the richness of the hotel. However, if you’re desperate to get straight to the action, there is a door straight into the bar.
This is where the May Fair Bar blows all other hotel bars out of the water. This isn’t just some stuffy hotel bar – it’s a trendy destination in its own right. The people here are a surprisingly young crowd, hitting the town in style. The vibe is friendly and upbeat and it’s not as intimidating in the slightest. You forget where you are and instead get swept up in the whole party vibe of the place. That said, this is still an undeniably high class venue, and you can expect girls and guys in their most glamorous threads looking gorgeous.
The staff are worth a particular mention, they are friendly and far more professional than many other London bars. Instead, this has the definite air of a 5 star hotel – staff who know how to look after their customers. Be savvy and you’ll probably spot the odd celeb – the huge windows look out onto Nobu, and not many an evening passes without at least one paparazzi opportunity!
The cocktail list at the May Fair Bar comes presented in a cute, easy to read little booklet, filled with page after page of delicious drinks. All the classics are there, with some twists on the usual. The Mayfair Mojito is definitely worth a try – Havana Club Anejo 7 year old rum, vanilla, sugar, lime, fresh mint and lemon juice make for a subtle version of the popular drink. The Jamaican Dream is also a must. Myers dark and mellow rum, lychees, coconut milk and mint leaves produces a creamy cocktail that foregos the usual fatty cream taste. The Temptation shows off the quality of the bar with its amazing ingredients - Zubrowka (a Polish vodka flavoured with bison grass), Chambord raspberry liquer, lemon juice and guava juice topped with Moet and Chandon - a berry flavoured drink that nicely fizzes on the tongue. At around £8-£9 a go, these aren’t cheap. But then, who needs cheap drinks when you can buy such quality?
The Last Word
The May Fair Bar ticks all the boxes. It’s glam, sexy and beautiful and still manages to retain a heart with the charming staff and buzzing atmosphere.