Mar 05, 2021
Located inside the Hilton Paddington, the 146 Bar is your ideal spot for an afternoon tea or a late-night drink.
Chic and timeless, the dark and lounge style deco fits its purpose perfectly, inviting guests to relax and enjoy the luxurious charm of being in a high standing hotel bar. The visitors are an eclectic mix of locals in the know and wonder eyed tourists, all seeking to enjoy the cozy spot as a niece reprieve from the busy streets of London.
High tea is a fixture in this typical English menu with a swoon worthy assortment of pastries, smoked salmon covered toasts and cucumber sandwiches. Later at night, the cocktail savvy bartenders come into action and wow the guests away with carefully executed drinks. There is a certain art form to blending perfectly together spices and liquor, sweet and citrusy flavors, and the 146 bartenders excel in it. On the menu or not, you can ask for any type of cocktail and the barman will deliver. Classic iterations of Bellini and Moscow Mule, or creative associations of flavors from the head bartender himself will not disappoint.
On weekends, musical acts and other artists come to liven up the place and attract a younger and more local crowd that understand the allure of a good setting, nice jazzy piano music and timeless cocktail. As far as hotel bars go, the 146 Bar sets the bar high and the friendly and competent staff will make you want to extend your stay.