Champagne Day 2023: Best Places to Drink Champagne in LondonBy Alicia Grimshaw
There are times in life when only a glass (or bottle) of Champagne will do. Whether you’ve secured that promotion, hit a big birthday or just had a crazy week and deserve it, bubbles are sometimes the answer.
The thing is, most people’s knowledge of champagne is limited and they haven’t had the opportunity to shop around for a brand that really speaks to them. Luckily, this month marks Champagne Day (27th October), and in celebration of this bubbly beauty, we’ve rounded up the best Champagne places so you can raise a toast this year.
The Lowdown: On 18th October 2023, Searcys will be opening its newest venue at Battersea Power Station. The 76-cover bar and dining space will feature a mix of plush, deep blue velvet seating with polished brass detailing and a 15-cover marble-topped bar with the signature ‘press for Champagne’ buzzers at each table.
Where: 1st Floor, Turbine Hall, Battersea Power Station, 21 Circus Road West, SW11 8EZ
The Lowdown: One of Searcys’ other iconic venues, located in the heart of St Pancras station – and London’s gateway to France and the Champagne region – St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys is Europe’s longest Champagne Bar. This bar features an impressive Champagne list, Champagne service buttons and beautiful Art Deco finishings, as well as being the best location to start any train journey.
Where: St. Pancras, St Pancras International Station, London N1C 4QL
The Lowdown: Situated on the hotel’s terrace and as part of the hotel’s renovation, the newly opened Champagne Bar at The Landmark is surrounded by high ceilings and a canopy of green and chic interiors. We say, pair your Champagne with its signature High Seas High Tea which features seafood finger sandwiches, candied apricot and marzipan scones and an array of traditional desserts.
Where: The Landmark London, 222 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 6JQ
The Lowdown: The Dorchester is one of London’s most iconic hotels and its recent major redesign saw the transformation of Artists’ Bar, the jewel of the hotel’s Promenade. The glamourous interior is surrounded by art from lesser-known female creatives and the high stools of the Artists’ bar, offering the perfect location to enjoy a glass of Champagne and indulge in all that The Dorchester has to offer.
Where: The Dorchester, 53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA
The Lowdown: Berners Tavern offers all-day dining with a menu of seasonal, contemporary British Cuisine. Do not miss the special Champagne Trolley – showcasing a large Champagne selection to tempt diners…
Where: The London EDITION, 10 Berners St, London W1T 3NP
The Lowdown: Champagne + Fromage opened in Covent Garden in 2011 and has since grown into a multi-location concept serving Champagne and cheese with a rustic flare to Londoners. As well as being an excellent venue to try a range of grower Champagnes, Champagne + Fromage also hosts Champagne tastings, and ‘meet the producer’ events.
Where: Champagne + Fromage, 22 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD
The Lowdown: Noble Rot started out as a magazine about wine, food and the creative arts in 2013, before opening restaurants in Bloomsbury in 2015, Soho in 2020 and more recently in Mayfair in 2023. With its impressive list of growers and houses, Noble Rot is one of the best venues in London for guests to experience a range of Champagne wines that they may not have tried before.
Where: Noble Rot, Soho, 2 Greek Street, London W1D 4NB
Photo credit: Noble Rot