A celebration of cocktails and mixology throughout the years
Café Royal has been serving London since 1865, creating ‘spirited’ memories through unique experiences (and a tipple or two). The Green Bar cocktail list is an invitation to explore tastes throughout the ages, divided into four eras spanning over 100 years.
Our team is inspired by the Café Royal Cocktail Book, written and published by W.J. Tarling, a former bartender at Cafe Royal’s fabled Grill Room, for the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild in 1937. With a focus on the 1920’s and 1930’s, the book until today remains a staple for budding bartenders and contains a number of pioneering recipes including some of the first to incorporate vodka and tequila and the first recorded recipe of the 20th Century and the Margarita, then known as the Picador.
A number of today’s popular classic cocktails originate from these recipes and continue to inspire bar menus globally. In the hope of creating new memories and experiences for our guests and patrons today, our passionate bar team have composed a collection of drinks for you to explore.
Live at the Green Bar
Jazz performances every Thursday
The Soho Live Studios Band performs weekly at the Green Bar featuring a wealth of talent from tomorrow’s stars to today’s big names. The band salutes the greats of the jazz age, from early ragtime and Harlem stride to mainstream swing and bebop.
6.30pm - 7.15pm
8.00pm - 8.45pm
9.00pm - 9.45pm
Every Thursday until late December
LA BELLE EPOQUE
A festive collaboration with Courvoisier
La Belle Epoque is an era in French history towards the end of the 1800s in which optimism and joie de vivre blossomed. We pay homage to Courvoisier and Café Royal’s rich history shared during La Belle Epoque, both as the preferred haunt and libation of Paris’s and London’s high society, with a selection of six new cocktails and interiors that hark back to “the beautiful period”, in the hope of creating new, beautifully composed experiences for our guests to share.
Exploring the Café Royal cocktail book
Published in 1937 by the head bartender of the Café Royal, William J Tarling, the Café Royal cocktail book has since acted as a beacon for bartenders near and far. The Green Bar pays homage to this rich heritage with the launch of a new menu featuring reimaginations of key recipes from historic decades. From the Old Fashioned to the Martini, classic tipples are referenced along with brand new creations, giving patrons a taste from every age.
Find out more about the Café Royal cocktail book on our blog.
12pm to midnight daily
If you would like to find out more about the Green Bar or speak to a member of the team please email us or call +44 (0)20 7406 3310.