Balthazar may be one of the finest restaurants in the city, but when it comes to a bloody mary, they also know what's what. Heralded for this spicy cocktail, head on down on a hangover or simply for the start to a stunning meal in the city.
Best Places to Get a Bloody Mary
When it's Sunday morning and you've got that familiar heaviness in your head, there's only one thing that'll sort it out and it isn't a hangover fry-up. Reach for your tomato-y friend the Bloody Mary to blow away the cobwebs and get you ready for the day ahead. Even if you haven't been out the night before, it's hard to resist the allure of the spiciness and complexity of a good Bloody Mary. We've rounded up the best places to get a Bloody Mary in London so you can get your fix.
If the fact that you have to enter this secret basement bar through a SMEG fridge doesn't make The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town cool enough, head there for their weekend brunch where it gets even better. Their D.I.Y Bloody Marys come with over 21 ingredients to add and the base is made with their home roasted cherry tomatoes and a bundle load of tasty spices.
Paradise knows that everyone's Bloody Mary preference is different. Whether you like yours spicy, peppery or lemony, you can get a cocktail to suit you with Paradise's Sunday 'Bloody Mary Club'. You'll get tabasco, worcestershire sauce, horseradish, black pepper, lemons and the all important vodka served up on a tray alongside a variety of more unusual ingredients so you can create a D.I.Y masterpiece.
The Redchurch has a great location, plush seating, friendly staff and its very own secret weapon, their amazing Bloody Marys. With the right amount of lemon and firey tabasco kick, not only is this one of the best Bloody Marys in London but there's six on the menu to choose from. Try their original made with Absolut Peppar Vodka or their more adventurous 'Bloody Maria' with added tequila.
The Southsider Cocktail Club made waves in the 2011 British tabasco Bloody Mary competition with their 'Bloody Warhol'. All the classic ingredients are combined with either beef jerky Gentlemen Jack or Beef Jerky 42 below vodka with chicken salt and celery bitters to create this taste sensation that's served up in a retro looking Campbell's soup tin.
As one of the greatest and most innovative cocktail bars in London, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that The London Cocktail Club also whips up a bloody good Bloody Mary. This basement bar's version of the classic is actually called the 'Red Snapper' and uses gin instead of vodka. To top it all off, it's served in a Heinz Beanz can!
Whether you're nursing a hangover or embarking on a bloody good booze, The Bull's head is a delightful spot for a Bloody Mary. Perched right by the Barnes riverside and decked out in traditional English pub meets country house décor, the setting couldn't be better! If it's a bit of grub you're hankering after, The Bull's Head will feed you with some hearty British pub fare.
The Prince Albert was made for lazy Sundays. It's a cosy haunt with rip-roaring fires and inviting armchairs, offering a cracking roast dinner and of course lashings of Bloody Mary's. Pick one up this Sunday and wile away the hours in this top Battersea Park location.
Eastway Brasserie is part of swanky Liverpool Street hotel, The Andaz. Situated in the heart of East London, this all-day eatery is known for its impressive brunch offering. The perfect spot for a drawn-out Sunday morning, the bloody marys here are a DIY affair, with a huge bar offering a range of spirits, spices and fruits - ready and waiting to create your own bespoke hangover cure.
Hailed as one of the best breakfast chains in the UK, it's no wonder that Breakfast Club know how to churn out some of the best bloody mary's in the business. Join them for a little spice, a lot of tomato and plenty of booze with their bloody mary offering.