The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Now I’m not one for hanging around in hotel bars when there is a city to get out and explore. However this isn’t your usual hotel bar, this is the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych. Set within a 5 star hotel on the Strand, this place is pretty special.

One Aldwych

Robert introduced me to The Lobby Bar a few years ago and it has always been a firm favourite ever since. From the staff, to the cocktails, to the atmosphere, everything is perfect. It’s got a real opulent, old school charm about it without feeling snooty.

Continuing our cocktail night, which started at Knowhere Special, we decided that a trip to One Aldwych was a must in order celebrate Robert’s new Granddaughter, Annie.

As soon as you walk through the door, you are treated like a special guest with courteous staff taking your coats and leading you to your table. Then the snacks start arriving. 

These olives are my favourite.

One Aldwych

The menu is large (in size and choice) and includes all the classics plus a seasonal menu which changes regularly. We were in the mood for Pisco Sours so got our order in straight away and started olive gobbling.

One Aldwych

One Aldwych

They make a big effort at the Lobby Bar and always have some hugely impressive floral displays. Every December it’s on my list to come in for a drink to see their Christmas Tree as its always one of the best in London. Last year was my favourite with a huge top hat sat jauntily on the top.

One Aldwych

Once the drinks had arrived it was time to CHEERS new baby Annie! Welcome to the world little one, she’ll be a classy lady with a Granddad like Robert to show her the ropes.

One Aldwych

One Aldwych

One Aldwych

The cocktails are perfect. The Pisco Sours were delicious and leave you with a rather handsome egg white moustache if you are lucky.

One Aldwych

Jazz chose this fruity number.

One Aldwych

One Aldwych

Not one to pass on miniature food, we were soon ordering the mini burgers. They may be small  in size but they are mighty in flavour!

One Aldwych

One Aldwych

For some reason, it may be all the cocktails, we also thought some √©clairs were needed. 
Don’t they look delicious.

One Aldwych

We had a fantastic time at the Lobby Bar. I could not recommend this place highly enough to you. It has a prime location, the staff are fantastic and it’s a little peaceful haven from the chaos of the West End. If you only ever go once, make it December so you can see the Christmas tree. I promise it’ll be worth it.

One Aldwych

I’m desperate to try their afternoon tea as I know it’ll be amazing.

The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych

Cost: £12 a drink with free nibbles
Food: Cocktails and bar food
Address: 1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ
Type: Classy drinks with friends / pre or post theatre

Little London Girl x

10 comments:

  1. I love The Lobby Bar! I meet my aunt here for a quick drink and it just feels so wonderful - it's beautiful. Looks like you all had a great time

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin


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    1. Glad you like it too. Always feels like a special treat!

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  2. really want to try this place walk past almost every day and never been in (and i totally have that spotty shirt! ) http://thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/a-marathon.html

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    1. Sounds like it's meant to be! Get your spotty shirt on and pop in for a drink, and the best free nibbles!!

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  3. The Aldwych is a firm favourite of mine loving Indigo for brunch and Axis for dinner. The staff are superb and the food is always superb. It is my secret london escape. The cocktails look yummy Lucy

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  4. Love your blog! Really nice to see for inspiration where to go next in our awesome city :)

    how2peelanonion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Abby! Really happy that you like it :-)

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  5. Great place for date night! :)

    Jen
    http://thecasualwanderer.blogspot.com/

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    1. Definitely. You'd score big brownie points with this one!

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  6. What a fantastic little nook to go for a good glass of wine or a delicious cup of coffee. I happened upon this place post-dinner and waiting for an event.

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