May 11, 2018
The eponymous bar of Volker Seibert has a grand hotel vibe. There are chandeliers and heavy red curtains, as well as a scattering of Chesterfield sofas. It’s a bit like a plush hotel bar or an English-style members’ club. There’s an abundance of dark wood and fresh flowers, and a heated rear courtyard with cosy garden furniture, a secret space in which to hide from the world. The atmosphere is tranquil and sophisticated, and the crowd are more on the mature side too. There’s a great wine list on offer – but it’s the cocktails that really make this place. Known as a “Liquid Kitchen,” all the drinks are beautifully presented in stylish glassware, bedecked with petals. The attention to detail is beautiful on every level. It’s far from cheap, but as an experience it’s totally worth it. The rye Old Fashioned 1895 is a gorgeous thing, complex and heady, and the rest of the menu is similarly impressive. Service is exemplary too.