THE EGERTON HOUSE BAR Knightsbridge
17-19 Egerton Terrace, London, SW3 2BX
Telephone: 020 7589 2412
Let’s face it, the world is a cruel and hard place-The Harrod’s sale is sheer hell, going to Harvey Nicks can make you feel as if you have landed on an alien planet ,and a visit to Emporio Armani, where nothing is even close to fitting you, can lead straight to the therapist’s couch. At moments such as these only the tender ministrations of a Italian bartender will do. A comfy chair, a warm glowing fire, the murmuring of polite conversation, some olives and nuts and of course a drink, expertly mixed, will lead you out of your retail angst and restore a sense of order to the world.
Antonio, the venerable cocktail sage who runs the bar at The Egerton, has the look of a man who looks deep into your soul and not only knows what you want to drink before you do, but can also read all your secrets, foibles and weaknesses whilst remaining the soul of discretion. Let him decide what’s best for you, maybe a gin martini with Tanqueray and a lemon twist, or a warming glass of chianti? Sink into the well-upholstered chairs, enjoy the artwork and let nature take its course. The Egerton is located just behind Knightsbridge and if you want edgy, loud or trendy then go elsewhere, but for the rest of us The Egerton will do very nicely.