Whether you've got something to celebrate or are shaking off a hard week, there's always an excuse for cocktails and champagne. And where better to do it than the swanky surroundings of Catch Bar & Lounge?
Found inside the Andaz Hotel at the heart of Liverpool Street, the venue lives up to every one of its five stars. The decor of polished bars, marble floors and tall pillars is so grand you'll feel the most grown-up you have since agreeing to let your mum stop paying your phone bill. Low sofas, individual islands and an open fireplace complete the intimacy equation in the lounge making it the perfect spot to impress a date or for a cosy, yet classy, catch up with friends. From the lounge make your way through to the bar where the cocktail list is as impressive as the high ceilings. Friday night sees the bar transformed from a hotel guest hangout to a space for City dwellers to let their hair down and dance to the resident DJ, bellini in hand.
The Food and Drink
If you want to indulge in what Catch does best with a bottle of bubbly, be prepared to splash the cash. Their house champagne is a Laurent Perrier priced just shy of £70, but there is also a selection that can be ordered by the glass if you want to sip something sparkling without the price tag. Sophisticated snacks stop the fizz from going to your head, with a menu including melt-in-the-mouth Beef Onglet Steak and succulent Salmon Gravadlax - a far cry from the standard bar snacks of bowls of nuts and bread. Round off your evening in the bar with an espresso martini from their offerings of classic and Catch signature cocktails.
The Atmosphere and Clientele
During the week the lounge and bar stays calm, welcoming hotel guests and businessmen from nearby. However things kick off when Friday arrives, as City workers and cocktail connoisseurs are keen to start their weekend at Catch. A haven for the well-heeled, a visit to this venue gives you the excuse to dress up that you've been waiting for. The chilled, sophisticated setting of the lounge shifts as you pass through into the bar, where blue downlighting and big tracks transform Catch into a City hotspot. Their resident DJ is there once a week to give you that Friday feeling with dancefloor fillers, so don't miss your chance to Catch it (ahem).
With its swanky setting and central location, Catch is perfect whether for a special celebration or Friday drinks more posh than the pub. So what are you waiting for? Pop the cork on your weekend.