LONDON BARS – Cartizze bar, a little bit of Italy in the heart of London

Screen Shot 2014-09-05 at 19.21.30images-2Cartizze bar is nestled in one of my favourite new places, a hidden little path named Lancashire Court just off New Bond Street.  This area leads to one of the cutest little Victorian paths in London.  As soon as you step into the bar you are met with a decadent and beautiful wall of crystal glasses, paired with an array of original drink shakers and stunning duck shaped water jugs.  On talking to the bar tender we discovered the owner had sought out each beautiful piece himself,  which definitely was worth his time as the finished look was striking.

As soon as you step into the bar you are met with a decadent and beautiful wall of crystal glasses, paired with an array of original drink shakers and stunning duck shaped water jugs.

photo-1The manager and bar tender were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the food and drink on the menu, it soon became clear we were spoilt for choice with all the beautiful cocktails available.  There is so much to see in this stunning little bar, not just the beautiful glasses, but the delightful seating area and 1930’s feel gave the place a welcome feel.  We began we an ‘Amor y Amargo’, a delightful tangy cocktail with a creamy topping and a hint of amaretto and a ‘Sbagliato’.  Every cocktail was perfectly presented and mixed with excellence.  My guest was actually from Venice in Italy and was pleasantly surprised by the authentic Italian drinks, if you can impress an native Italian then you must be doing something right.

My guest was actually from Venice in Italy and was pleasantly surprised by the authentic Italian drinks, if you can impress an native Italian then you must be doing something right.

We had already eaten, but tasted some mini scallop sliders.  They were unusually topped with cheese and a sweet chilli, they were so moreish it made me wish we had actually waited to eat in Cartizze.  The sliders arrived on a beautiful salt rock, with a candle burning inside to keep them warm.   Gentle 1930’s music played in the background, just the perfect level to create an atmosphere and still have a conversation.  It was a little quiet for a Saturday, but I have seen on a week day it is bustling with happy city goers.  If you are in the mood for amazing drinks, perfect service and stunning decor, then Cartizze should be on your must visit list!

Everything in this beautiful bar is well thought out, from the outstanding presentation, to the delicious food and cocktails.  It did not take long to realise that Cartizze was more than a hidden gem and after only being there an hour, I could not wait to come back.

http://cartizzebar.com/

Cartizze Bar, 4 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY

Heart London Magazine 5 * Rating

Service 5

Drinks 5

Food 5

Atmosphere: 4

Decor 5

Cat, Heart London Magazine

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