London-South West London
May 11, 2018
Quaglino’s was once one of the most famous restuarants in London; formerly the jewel in the sizeable Conran crown, it was a place you took people you wanted to impress.
Tastes change and it fell of the radar for a while but a recent revamp and relaunch means the celebrated 85 year-old venue is now back on track.
Opened in 1929 by Giovanni Quaglino –it still boasts its famous sweeping staircase; the sprawling venue also features a balcony bar, restaurant area and various private dining rooms.
Everything has been elegantly restored and the space now has a new glamorous central cocktail bar as well as a stage area for live music performances. The attractive art deco touches remain the same, with new Quaglino’s nodding to the venue’s rich history.
The contemporary European menu is well worth exploring and you’d do well to sample a drink or two in the bar with Milos Popovic’s drinks drawing on the venue’s heritage.
There are several champagne cocktails (it’s that kind of place) as well as a 300-bin wine list focusing mainly on Europe with a few choice global wines.
The atmosphere kicks up a gear in the evening with DJs and live bands adding to the sense of occasion.