LONDON BARS – Oyster perfection at the Rib Room Bar and Restaurant, Knightsbridge
The Rib Room is situated in the heart of the upscale area of Knightsbridge in London, near to trendy Sloane Square and is joined to the 5 star hotel, The Carlton Tower. As you enter the beautiful bar you are greeted by well dressed staff, who are as eloquent as they look and extremely attentive. Our coats were taken before we were seated and our waitress ensured we were given the appropriate menus for the bar area where we were seated. The room was decorated in with ruby reds and has an old school elegance feel, with a 1930’s touch.
The room was decorated in with ruby reds and has an old school elegance feel, with a 1930’s touch.
The drinks menu provided an abundance of beautiful cocktails and our waitress ensured she was on hand for our every whim. She was sweet, attentive and very knowledgeable about what this beautiful place had to offer. Piano music was playing gently in the background, with ambient lighting letting out a warm glow and the bar certainly shared an art deco feel. The bar had not yet filled by the time we had arrived and as guests slowly arrived it was clear the clientele of this eatery were well dressed and well to do.
The drinks menu provided an abundance of beautiful cocktails and our waitress ensured she was on hand for our every whim. She was sweet, attentive and very knowledgeable about what this beautiful place had to offer.
The kitchen was partly open, which allowed beautiful smells to drift into the bar allowing your taste buds to get ready for it’s culinary delights. We ordered a Bellini and an Espresso Martini. My guest for the evening was an Italian native from Venice and was so impressed with the Peach Bellini, that he shared it was reminiscent of a Bellini made in Venice. The cocktail was a perfect blend of fresh peach and champagne, the beautiful smell of peach offered a pleasing aroma and the drink was one of the best Bellini’s that I have ever tasted. It was clear that The Rib Room’s mixologist had more than perfected the art of cocktail making, as each drink that we chose was made to perfection. The Espresso Martini had a light coffee taste and was just the pick up I needed to get ready for a night out in London. They offer an extensive wine list and champagne list, perfect for drink connoisseurs or those will a little less knowledge.
It was clear that The Rib Room’s mixologist had more than perfected the art of cocktail making, as each drink that we chose was made to perfection.
We began our meal with Oysters and the Rib Room certainly has the best in town, they were served on a bed of ice and tasted as if they were fresh from the sea. If you are an Oyster lover, then you must head down to the Rib Room to enjoy their delicious flavour. Surprisingly the rest of the food was not of the same high standard that we might of expected given the amazing cocktails, A class service and perfect Oysters. The fish arrived with an array of vegetables alongside hollandaise sauce, but the vegetables were a little dry and the fish not the best I have tasted. The steak we ordered was perfectly presented, but was a little average and also missed the wow factor. This is not to say I would not recommend this bar, as the cocktails and the Oysters are well worth a second visit.
If you would like to spend a night of elegance in the heart of Knightsbridge enjoying sublime cocktails, excellent service and the best Oysters in town then the Rib Room will ensure you enjoy a night to remember. This classy venue is perfect for birthday celebrations, a romantic night out or an evening to enjoy with friends.
The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, On Cadogan Place, London, SW1X 9PY Tel: +44 (0) 20 7858 7250
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