Clarendon Cocktail Cellar


Clarendon Cocktail Cellar

London-West London

  • Speakeasy
4.4 / 5 3 / 5

May 11, 2018

The artistic Clarendons Cocktail cellar sat nicely on Cambridge Street in London is the perfect bar for creative minds to relax and enjoy a tasty cocktail.

This art-inspired Pimlico basement bar, tucked away in an area of London rather lacking in decent drinking dens, contains many things we like. It’s a very handsome space, with antique cast iron library shelves, de rigueur tin ceiling and bare brick walls, a series of red leather bar stools on which to perch. There’s a dedicated table tennis room and striking artwork on the walls from the Lawrence Alkin gallery. A quality wine list and well-compiled beer menu rub shoulders with an inventive cocktail list. Drinks take their inspiration from artworks like Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, and Georges Seurat’s pontilist masterwork A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte, the latter a blend of gin, Oleo Saccharum, and lapsang souchong. Yum.  Each drink, made with top notch spirits and homemade infusions comes on a coaster showing the artwork which inspired it. There’s also complimentary ‘bacon dust’ popcorn. There are a few larger snacks available to making this a welcome addition to what would otherwise be a bit of a dead spot.Photo credit: