Tony Conigliaro, bartender and bar owner, picks his top five London bars.
1. The Connaught, Mayfair
Ask for Agostino Perrone at the bar – he looks after its creative menu as well as boasting fantastic hosting skills.
2. Oblix at Shard, Southwark
Go for the fantastic views of the city. I love the sound of the ice as they chip away at it.
3. 10 Cases, Covent Garden
Fantastic selections of wines that change regularly. I could sit outside for hours in the summer, sipping wine and eating snacks.
4. King & Queen, Fitzrovia
See if you can get your favourite whisky on their list – if you ask for it on four separate occasions, they’ll get it in for you. Colin and his dad (the owner) are fantastic hosts and make you feel really at home.
5. Brilliant Corners, Dalston
Great sound system and great ti-punches. I love the transition from dinner to dancing.
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