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Five of the best: Negronis

We traversed the bars of Chelsea to find the five best Negronis available in the neighbourhood

13 November 2023

With its characteristic vermillion glow, the Negroni is a classic cocktail with a cult following of connoisseurs with grown-up palates. It’s the aperitivo of choice for stylish sorts in Milan and true devotees understand the rarity of a perfectly mixed serve, blending just the right amount of gin, Campari and vermouth. 

So we went on a quest to find the five best Negronis currently being served in Chelsea’s world-class bars, factoring in ambience as well as ingredients and presentation. 

Here are the delightfully bitter results…

The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel

The bar at The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, offers a Negroni that exudes timeless elegance. Crafted with precision, this version of the classic balances the bitter notes of Campari with the sweetness of vermouth and the botanicals of gin. Served with a single ice cube and a twist of orange peel.

The Cadogan: Classic Negroni elegance in the heart of London 

Sir Frank’s Bar

At Beaverbrook Town House, Sir Frank’s Bar is a sanctuary of refined tastes. Its Negroni is a work of art, combining top-shelf ingredients to create a harmonious blend that lingers on the palate, thanks to the Sipsmith V.J.O.P. gin, sweet vermouth and Campari.

Sir Frank's Bar: The art of the Negroni

Cantinetta Antinori

At this Italian gem, you’ll find a Negroni that’s a true homage to its roots. The cocktail is a delightful marriage of Italian spirits and flavours, transporting you straight to the heart of Tuscany.

Cantinetta Antinori: An authentic Italian Negroni experience in London 

Hans’ Bar & Grill

Hans’ Bar & Grill teams Sipsmith London Dry Gin with Italian sweet vermouth Antica Formula, which has a unique bouquet and unmistakable vanilla notes.

Hans’ Bar and Grill: A Negroni fit for a Londoner 


Transport yourself to Paris at Colbert, where the Negroni takes on a sophisticated French twist. We recommend savouring your drink at the bustling bar before taking your seat for dinner.

Colbert: Sip on a sophisticated French twist on the Negroni in London

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