A must visit bar in Kensington and discreetly locate on the lower ground floor of 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel. ESQ is styled on a Victorian British Parlour with its elaborate curios and artefacts, decorative patterned carpets and ornate wooden carvings. Whether you’re looking for a semi-private booth or bar counter seating, you can be sure to capture your attention with their resident mixologists and cocktail connoisseurs showcasing their skills from behind the bar. 

The drinks menus are perfectly formed. Be sure to ask about their homemade infused spirits, but the team enjoy nothing more than creating a special something just for you. Combined with a scrumptious small plates food menu which is perfect for sharing, ESQ is the ideal place to entertain and be entertained!

Ever seen a piano that plays itself? Early evening, relax to the tunes of their self-playing grand piano’s jazz playlist. After dark, the tempo picks up to chillout lounge on the in-house sound system.   

If you’re looking to host an exclusive reception or an intimate private dining party, they offer chic and elegant spaces combined with scrumptious food menus, wine pairings and put together with all the attention to detail one needs to create a memorable event.

ESQ offers an in-house state of the sound system - ideal for a lounge-style DJ or small live band. With its very own grand piano, all one needs is a pianist to light up any event.


  • Taking Bookings
  • Disabled Toilets
  • No Door Charge
  • Smart, No sportswear


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 18:00 22:00
Tuesday 18:00 22:00
Wednesday 18:00 22:00
Thursday 18:00 22:00
Friday 18:00 22:00
Saturday 18:00 22:00
Sunday 18:00 22:00



ESQ, 100 Queen's Gate Hotel London, Curio Collection By Hilton, 100 Queen's Gate, SW7 5AG



Nearest Station

South Kensington (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
ESQ Exclusive Full Venue Hire Venue Hire 50 80 - - -

Let us turn moments into everlasting memories and unforgettable experiences.  

The Knightsbridge Private Room 8 0 - - -

Bespoke 5-Course A la Carte private dining, ideal for intimate gatherings or formal occasions.    

The Kensington Private Room 10 0 - - -

Bespoke 5-Course A la Carte private dining, ideal for intimate gatherings or formal occasions.    

Private Area 5 12 - - -

A semi-private space within ESQ.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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