First-class food and drink are at the heart of each Red Carnation Hotel. We seek to provide unforgettable experiences tailored to each of our guests’ discerning tastes. Whether it’s memorising a favourite cocktail to prepare ready for your arrival or serving your favourite snack after hours, our exclusive bar experiences are intended to surprise and delight. Here, we cherry pick our favourites from the global collection.

Superb sushi experiences

Chef Suren brings more than 10 years of experience in Japanese cuisine to The Rubens at the Palace. Sushi aficionados are invited to indulge in an elegantly tiered selection of nigiri and sashimi at the hotel’s intimate Leopard Bar. A live rolling demonstration and guided saké wine tasting experience provides added entertainment.

The Rubens at the Palace, London

Live jazz nights

A smart piano bar featuring live jazz every Wednesday, The Terrace Bar seasons traditional hospitality with inspired creative experiences. Choose between whiskey nosing and tasting, molecular cocktail mixing and a Gin and Jazz night, each personally facilitated by a member of our talented team.

Gin & Jazz evenings are The Chesterfield are currently unavailable.

The Chesterfield Mayfair, London

A classic martini masterclass

Located within a smartly restored Edwardian townhouse, The Bar is proud to offer London’s finest classic martini masterclass. Guided by the experienced hand of barman Antonio, each cocktail is mixed precisely to your tastes. Once it’s shaken or stirred, sit back, relax and soak up the bar’s refined atmosphere.

The Egerton House Hotel, London

Immersive seasonal pop-ups

From a lively beach bar come summer to a cosy ski lodge in the colder months, The Montague on the Gardens’ pop-up bar is one of Bloomsbury’s seasonal highlights. Celebrate tropical temperatures with colourful cocktails and a sizzling BBQ, or warm up with an apres-ski in a winter wonderland, all in the heart of London.

The Montague on the Gardens, London

An exclusive-access lounge

Accessed by Hotel 41 guests only, The Executive Lounge has the air of a relaxed private members club. Help yourself to a delicious spread of complimentary snacks at any time of day or night, or take a masterclass in perfecting your favourite cocktail—our staff are consistently on hand to serve you.

Hotel 41, London

Sommelier-curated wine cellars

Private wine tasting experiences and special wine dinners are hosted in the atmospheric subterranean labyrinths beneath Ashford Castle, which were discovered during recent restorations. The Castle Wine Cellars’ extensive list has been thoughtfully compiled by our expert sommelier, who invites oenophiles to discover a new favourite among his stores.

Ashford Castle, Ireland

Wine, gin and Champagne tastings

One of Guernsey’s most stylish venues, The Crown Club at The Old Government House Hotel hosts an inspired spectrum of drinks experiences. Wine tastings include rare Italian vintages and favourites from Red Carnation Hotels’ very own Bouchard Finlayson, while Champagne and gin tastings present some of the best bottles from the Continent.

The Old Government House Hotel, Guernsey

Sundowners with a view

With views across the sparkling Indian Ocean and Umhlanga’s iconic lighthouse, The Oyster Bar is the most stunning spot along the coast for sundowners. Enjoy a platter of oysters as an amuse bouche alongside your favourite cocktail and toast to the good life.

The Oyster Box, South Africa

Red Carnation Hotels’ iconic Leopard Bars

From London via Geneva and Cape Town, Red Carnation Hotels is fiercely proud of its unique Leopard Bars. With a ubiquitous leopard print as a staple theme, each bar is furnished with leather armchairs, tastefully selected artwork and a well-travelled range of cocktails, Champagnes and whiskies.