Le Bar du Bristol
May 11, 2018
The new bar at the renowned five-star Bristol Hotel is far more modern than you might expect, out to attract a younger contemporary crowd. To this end they’ve retuned their cocktail programme. They still make all the expected classics, the Parisian aperitifs of old, but there’s also a new selection of (slightly) more daring house creations, which come served with a little array of nibbles. Prices are in keeping with the five-star experience. The room itself is incredibly opulent, as befits a hotel of this calibre, the new space boasting a rather English clubby vibe an abundance of oak panelling, grand mirrors, antique vases, illuminated bookcases, butter-soft leather chairs plus a specially commissioned tapestry by French artist Thierry Bruet which dominates one wall. The bar tenders are smartly suited and the service impeccable. There are however a few touches that bring the bar up to date. There’s a large screen on which films are projected. There are even DJs on weekend evenings, subtly changing the atmosphere of the place. It’s never going to be party central but the ambience is more youthful and upbeat than you might be given to expect and the place exudes luxury, making it ideal if you have something to celebrate.