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.
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.
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If you're wondering where to drink martinis in London, there's only one bar that comes to mind: Dirty Martini. The swanky spot offers a fun atmosphere with DJs and a smashing happy hour, where you can nab discounts on everything from chocolate martinis to strawberry and black pepper mixes.
In the martini mood? Then hop on The Lowback bar by Hawksmoor - a floating hotspot in Canary Wharf. Sit on the swoon-worthy terrace or inside space, where you can quaff the signature cocktail, all while trying out the melt-in-the-mouth steak menu.
Notting Hill drinking and dining destination When Abby Met Claud is one of the best places for martinis, thanks to their bottomless dinner offer. Chow down on menu favourites while knocking back unlimited drinks, including espresso and pornstar flavours.
Tucked away off the bustling streets of Chinatown is Opium, a cocktail bar and dim sum parlour that's ideal for a slinky date night. Nestled comfortably on its drinks list is the shiro miso martini; a boozy creation that blends cognac, whiskey and sweet vermouth with miso, butter, ginger, iodine and orange.
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.
Not only is this award-winning cocktail bar home to fig leaf sours and flavoured negronis, but the bartenders at Tayer + Elementary also know how to rustle up a mean martini. Make your way to Old Street for impressive sips in a laidback setting, or order takeaway bottles to have at home.