Rivoli Bar at the Ritz
May 11, 2018
For many the Ritz is still synonymous with the glamor of a bygone age. For others it represents a throwback to a staid and stuffy world of formality and convention. Both are true in part, but sometimes it’s good to escape from the pressures of modern life to a place where elegance and refinement remain the guiding lights.
The Rivoli Bar is a glorious art deco confection of marble, gilt and Lalique glass. Drinks cost the earth – no surprises there but they’re prepared and presented with incredible care and skill, all the more so now the bar has taken on key staff members from some of London’s top cocktail spots.
Cocktails now feature hand-cracked ice, elaborate garnishes and flavour-forward spirit and liqueur combinations, putting them on par with the drinks at some of London’s hippest bars.
The Ritz itself will never be hip, but it’s the Ritz it’s above such things. You’ll need to adhere to a dress code, preferably one with deep pockets given the cost of the drinks.
Main photos credits: The Ritz London official website