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.
Last updated on 26th September 2016
If you're a believer that variety is the spice of life, you'll need to get yourself over to Jam Tree for one of their numerous Bloody Mary's. Much like their sister venue in Chelsea, the folks at Jam Tree line up a selection of nine different options with influences from all over the globe for you to sample.
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.
This stylish gastropub on King's Road offers not one, not two, but NINE different Bloody Mary's for visitors to select between at the weekends. From the hot pepper sauce infused Fiery Caesar to the painstakingly created Bloody Bull via the Classic Bloody Mary, the folks at Jam Tree cater for palates of all persuasions.
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.
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.
This pub in Shoreditch is named after Frances Nelson, the wife that Lord Nelson abandoned for a mistress. Dating back to the 1830s, the venue is drenched in tradition, and welcomes guests from all over the capital with their hearty weekend brunch menu and diverse drinks list. Alongside a range of locally brewed craft beers, natural wines and craft cocktails, this quaint pub is famous for it's intriguing range of Bloody Marys. Oozing culture, it's well worth a visit if you're hoping to try a great Bloody Mary in London.
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.
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!
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.
Bacon makes everything better. Fact. This is something The Avalon definitely took into consideration when they were drawing up their cocktail menu. Not only are the original Bloody Marys great but the gastro pub also boasts a version called the 'Bloody Breakfast' which is made with Bacon infused vodka.
The Artesian, located in the Langham Hotel, was recently voted the best hotel bar in the world and their signature Bloody Mary certainly follows suit in impressiveness. Their 'Smoked Bloody Mary' is prepared in front of you at the table and created with Ketel One vodka, lemongrass smoke and spiced tomato with pickles and oyster leaves served on the side.