There’s nothing quite like your favourite tipple to mark a moment.  Whether it’s a special occasion or you’re just signing off for the day, you’ll find the best bars in Belgravia, where you can get educated in the art of imbibing.  Belgravia has the real deal when it comes to wine, cocktails and more – chapter and verse – so if you’re looking to widen your horizons, then stop right here.

 

The Thomas Cubitt

The Thomas Cubitt is Belgravia’s famous public house with a menu that focuses on the very best of regional British produce.  You’ll also find an amazing list of selected boutique producers, who provide over 30 wines by the glass and over 70 bottles, and their revolutionary Coravin system (any wine connoisseur knows that it’s a clever system that allows you to pour a glass from the bottle without removing the cork), means that you can try a selection from their finest and most premium range. The Sunday roasts are legendary and show off British produce at its best – so, what are you waiting for? 44 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PA. www.thethomascubitt.co.uk

 

The Nag’s Head

A jewel in the crown of British pubs, many locals have hailed it the best pub in the world.  The unspoilt interior has remained practically unchanged for over 300 years and is the perfect place for a serious digital detox. Mobile phone and TV free, it is a true favourite with anyone who wants to appreciate pub life as it should be enjoyed – in front of a fine pint, (or glass of wine) a sandwich and great company. With live jazz every first Sunday of the month, The Nag’s head is a British institution.  53 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8ED 

 

The Pantechnicon

If your taste buds are in need of a wakeup call – then head to The Pantechnicon and its Roof Garden and south-facing Terrace.  Outdoor foodie experiences have never been so adventurous and as you survey the incredible views of Belgravia from your Nordic inspired garden, courtesy of Finnish horticulturalist, Taina (which literally means ‘little tree’), Suonio, you can wake your senses up with a menu that has been inspired by the taste of Japan and the Nordics.  The intriguing mix is difficult to resist and takes you on a culinary journey from Osaka and Hokkaido through to Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Oslo and more.  With seasonal resident mixologists, you are in for a treat with a range of intriguing cocktails including seaweed and snaps, crowberry and redcurrant and honey and lavender spritz. 19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB www.pantechnicon.com

 

Morena London

What began as an idea between two Colombian sisters to bring a little colour and flavour from their home to London has resulted in Morena – a taste explosion.  This all day dining restaurant serves up Latin- American inspired dishes and cocktails – fusing together exotic fresh ingredients, diverse ingredients and a little something- something, which together creates unforgettable tastes and textures.  This is what outdoor evenings are all about – close your eyes, sip on a Morenita (silver tequila, guava nectar and fresh lime juice) or an Indica Bellini (mango coulis, Italicus “Rosolio di Bergamotto” and Prosecco) and awaken your Latin vibe. 10-11 Eccleston Yards, London SW1W 9AZ. www.morenalondon.com

 

Blue Bar

The Blue Bar will blow you away when you visit.  It’s one of the most gorgeous bars in  places in Belgravia – and you can settle in to a cosy nook to take in the incredible design of this beautiful blue  space, designed by the late David Collins who used over 50 shades of the colour  and called it Lutyens Blue –  after the original panels designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. If you’d rather be ‘inside out’, then visit the state of the art glass extension which is spacious and inviting.  The drinks menu is a work of art itself – with an entrancing selection of wine, champagne, gin, vodka, rum, whisky and mescal options, to name a few.  Drop in for some of the most colourful cocktails in town. There’s nothing quite like a Nostalgia or Notorious cocktail to set you up for the evening. The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL www.the-berkeley.co.uk/restaurants-bars/blue-bar/

 

The Alfred Tennyson

A real community pub, The Alfred Tennyson is a gastro-hub in the heart of Knightsbridge.  Positioned at the end of the cobbled Motcomb Street, this beautiful grand dame of public houses is set over four floors – each one as cosy as the next.  Inspired by one of England’s greatest poets, the menu is suitably lyrical, so feel free to choose from a selection of sustainably and locally sourced dishes, which change seasonally to show off great British produce at its finest.  There are takes on traditional dishes – like venison croquettes but vegetarians are in for a treat with the white asparagus, sweet potato and pine nut Wellington.  You can also choose from an extensive cocktail, wine and beer menu.  So cosy up and get inspired. 10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8LA www.thealfredtennyson.co.uk/

 

The Orange

A beautifully restored building with huge windows overlooking Pimlico Road, this award winning establishment is the perfect place to retire to when you want a break.  Originally a brewery, the building has been beautifully restored to maintain its grand features and overlooks the charming and tranquil Orange Square.  Tuck into the all-time favourite, wood fired pizzas – or sup on a guest ale.  This is one of the treasures in Belgravia, where you can escape for a little me-time. 37 Pimlico Road SW1W 8NE www.theorange.co.uk