Best Bars For A Martini In London

Drunk by none other than super-spy James Bond himself, the martini is one of the finest classic cocktails around. Given its heritage as the king of suave cocktails, it comes in many different forms – from espresso to porn star; dirty to dry – but it takes a quality bartender to serve it properly. After your perfect serve? Take a look at our list of the best bars for a martini in London and unleash your inner 007.

Last updated on 1st August 2022

The Gibson

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Staying true to its namesake, this Old Street bar also whips up a lip-smacking aged gibson martini. An alternative take on the martini, it combines Oxley gin and Discarded vermouth, before serving with truffle and a smoky cider vinegar onion. If that's not enough, there's also oysters and monthly specials from the likes of Dima's.

Whether you're craving a pornstar or espresso martini, you can always rely on The Cocktail Club to secure your fix. With gorgeous locations dotted across the city, from Liverpool Street to Bethnal Green, there's always a hotspot for quaffable concoctions.

Connaught Bar

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Famed for their infamous martini trolley, The Connaught is undoubtedly one of our top choices when it comes to classic cocktails. You'll want to head to the West End favourite early or prepare to wait for a table.

Dukes Bar

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Martinis at Dukes Bar are the stuff of legends, with gin and vermouth seamlessly stirred to liquid perfection. Like yours dry? You've definitely come to the right place. Think swish leather seating and a trolley too.

Mayfair and martinis... the two just seem to go hand in hand. Another quality cocktail joint that'll create one exactly to your preferences, The Donovan Bar has you covered whether you like yours with extra vermouth, garnished with an olive or served Vesper style.