Today marks the beginning of National Negroni Week and what better way to kick off the new working week than with the classic tipple.
Whether you’re after a twist on the favourite or you prefer yours authentically mixed, here are the best places in London serving the classic.
Enjoy the classic Italian Negroni in one of the longest surviving American bars in London.
The American Bar at The Stafford has become renowned for its signature serves and classic cocktails, so it seems only appropriate to include their classic Negroni styles in this guide. One up your favourite tipple and try the Negroni Antica Formula, a twist made with Plymouth Gin, Carpano Antica Formula, Campari.
16-18 St James’s Place, St. James’s, SW1A 1NJ
We’ve waxed lyrical about The Coral’ Room’s ever expanding cocktail offerings before, and National Negroni Week is no different. Head down to your favourite hotel bar and order in a round of their famed Negronis.
Pull up a pew at the bar and delight in their Negroni, made with Tanqueary, Macino Rosso and Campari.
16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NN
Of course we knew we could count on Bar Termini, Soho’s hottest Italian bar, to serve up a traditional Negroni consisting of only the finest, authentic ingredients.
Frequently noted for boasting the best Negroni around town, you’d be foolish not to order one in and sample their selection of Classico, Superiore, Rosato or Robusto, alongside one of their bar snacks. We’d recommend opting for a selection of their Italian cheeses and charcuterie.
7 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 5JE
Soak up soaring views over London’s glistening skyline and sample one of the best Negroni’s in the city at Duck & Waffle.
Famed for its 24 hour food service, Duck & Waffle also deliver on the cocktail front. Order in the Ristretto Negroni, a mix of Bombay Sapphire gin, Campari, Martini Rubino vermouth and 24hr coffee slow drip, served over a chunk of ice. It’s a Negroni with a kick.
110 Bishopsgate, The City, EC2N 4AY
For a twist on the classic, head to ROBATA, Soho’s leading Japanese restaurant for small plates and famed for its sake infused cocktails.
Their menu boasts a wide range of tempting cocktails but for a Negroni special order in the Nigai, made up of Roku gin, Campari and Evangelista Ratafia. Paired alongside some of their robata cooked dishes, you’re in for a real treat.
56 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4UE
Modern Italian restaurant, Cecconi’s, tucked inside a maze of restaurants at The Ned, boasts snug banquette seats and countertop seating at the bar, just perfect for ordering in one of their famed Negroni’s.
Boasting five to choose from, we’d recommend the Moro Soul, a fruity blend of Malfy blood orange, Cocchi Americano, Branca Menta, cherry syrup, lemon and mint.
The Ned, 27 Poultry, The City, EC2R 8AJ
Negronis for everyone seems to be Tavolino’s motto. Their standard cocktail menu boasts three mixes; a classic, a sweetened twist and a fruity number. But this Negroni Week, they are welcoming another one onto the menu, the Negroni Confuso.
Meaning confused negroni, it’s made with VII Hills gin, Italicus, Campari, Martini Ambrato and finished with a classic orange peel.
2 More London Riverside, SE1 2DB
Skylight has brought a new rooftop to town, and you can guarantee that there are plenty of cocktails waiting for you on arrival. Including their classic Negroni!
Pair it alongside a few small plates and enjoy soaring views over the city this National Negroni Week.
Theatre Walk, 120 Peckham Hill Street, Peckham, SE15 5JT
Boasting two London locations, Polpo is an award winning Venetian restaurant serving up splendid sharing plates, authentic cicchetti and exceptional Italian cocktails. Order in one of their Negronis, shared alongside some of their sharing plates and enjoy a true Italian feast.
Soho / Chelsea
For a drink that’s as stunning as its restaurant interiors, look to MY&SANNÉ. Newly opened on Brompton Road, this restaurant is soon becoming a firm favourite amongst influencers, ‘grammers and passersby. Expect to find florals, colourful patterns and delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
Don’t miss out on their Negroni offering. Perfectly balanced and finished in a tall hi-ball glass.
215 Brompton Road, SW3 2EJ
AllBright, the female members’ club, ticks all of the right boxes. Their interiors are stunning, the vibe is inspiring and their drinks menu is second to none. Make the most of Negroni Week and swing by to try their tempting tipple.
A true classic in every sense, the AllBright Negroni is made with London Dry Gin, Campari and Martini Rosso.
24-26 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 1PP
Lyanesss, the award-winning bar from Mr Lyan, never fails to impress, and their Negroni selection is no different. This week why not ask one of the team to whip up a TOT-Negroni. A special Lyan take on the classic blending Porter’s Tropical Old Tom, Tea-mooth, blackberry and tomato seed Campari.
Pull up a pew at the bar or head to one of their cosy corners and enjoy with a backdrop of the Thames and St Pauls.
20 Upper Ground, SE1 9PD
Sumosan Twiga’s expert mixologists have gone one step further on their Negroni offering, boasting a Mediterranean twist. Think Gin Mare, Campari infused with rosemary, Carpano Antica Formula and extra virgin olive oil.
Although slightly on the pricier side – coming in at £20 – it’s a truly indulgent affair and a perfect addition to go alongside your meal.
165 Sloane Street, Belgravia, SW1X 9QB
Negroni Week is back at Aqua Nueva! Campari, Italy’s iconic red bittersweet apéritif, has joined forces with Aqua Spirit for a week-long celebration of one of the world’s great cocktails and an effort to raise money for charity.
Running from the 13th-19th September, the special menu features three unique twists on the classic negroni; Blackcurrant, Orange and Lime.
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (Entrance 30 Argyll Street), W1B 3BR
If you’re looking for serious Negroni options, you’re going to want to whizz on over to The Chelsea Bar to sample one of their eight signature blends.
Tucked inside 11 Cadogan Gardens, the ultra stylish boutique hotel on Sloane Square, The Chelsea Bar boasts everything from smokey twists to a non-alcoholic take on the classic, perfect for the teetotallers.
11 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea, SW3 2RJ
After strolling your way around Battersea Power Station, head to FIUME for a trendy take on the cocktail classic.
Created by Chef Patron Francesco Mazzei, the Negroni ‘Del Mazzei’ mixes Tanqueray Gin, Italicus Rosolio De Bergamotto, Cocchi Amercano White and olives to create one splendid aperitivo. Race down to try it out for yourself.
Battersea Power Station, Circus West Village, Battersea, SW8 5BN
A Mayfair favourite, Bocconcino has a range of different Negroni options lined up on their menu. We love the ever popular smoked Negroni that’s full of theatrics, made using Antica formula, Campari and O’ndina Gin.
The Berkeley Street restaurant is known for its fine selection of authentic Italian delights, from roasted octopus with padron peppers, cherry tomatoes, chilli and garlic, to handmade ravioli packed with prawns and sea bass.
19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8ED
Seven Dials favourite Monmouth Kitchen is very much open for business and churning out their own Peruvian take on the Negroni. The restaurant, beneath the Raddison Blu, boasts London’s only Italian and Peruvian crossover menu and their cocktails are no exception.
The Andean Negroni includes Bombay Sapphire gin, BarSol Perfecto Amor and Amaro di Angostura.
20 Mercer Street, West End, Seven Dials, WC2H 9HD
Italian retail and dining destination, Eataly is welcoming Negroni Week with open arms, offering a special menu that takes inspiration from the standard Negroni recipe and adds a little fun twist. 50p from every Negroni will be donated to The Drinks Trust.
Try everything from the fig Negroni to Valentina Negroni, coffee Negroni to their hero serve, the hazelnut Negroni.
135 Bishopsgate, EC2M 3YD
Bringing the Spanish flavours, sounds and sights to London is Tapas Brindisa. But that doesn’t stop them from serving up the Italian favourite, Negroni. Their special blend is made of Gin Mare, Campari, vermouth, rosemary and orange.
Battersea Power Station, Unit 25 Circus Road West, SW11 8EZ
Paddington’s Smith’s Bar & Grill is taking part in the National Negroni Week bid to raise over $3 million for charitable causes. Head down and try out the smoked mezcal Negroni, made with tequila, red vermouth and pineapple-infused Campari.
Fancy something a little different? Their specialist bartenders will happily mix up a different style of the classic on request.
25 Sheldon Square, Paddington, W2 6EY
It’s not like Amazonico to do things by halves, so it certainly comes as no surprise that their Negroni has been given a little rainforest twist. It’s made using Pineapple canaima Gin, Mancino Amaranto Vermouth, Campari and sesame.
Pair this alongside some of their Latin American inspired dishes, soak up the fun rainforest interiors (we’re looking at you, peacock perching on the bartop) and enjoy Negroni in style.
10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 6BR
For immaculate panoramic views overlooking the city, Sky Garden is always worth a visit. This Negroni Week, why not celebrate with the classic and soak up spectacular sunset views?
The City Garden Bar, an all-day drinking and dining space on level 36 of Sky Garden, is home to two delicious options. First up is the Negroni Sour, a blend of Malfy Arancia gin, Mandarine Napoleon liqueur, Campari simple syrup, lemon, orange and mandarin. Or a non-alcoholic optin, try the Lyre’s Negroni.
Sky Garden, 1 Sky Garden Walk, EC3M 8AF
For something a little different this Negroni Week, head to The New York Bar at Rubens Hotel to try their chocolate twist. Their talented team, led by Silviu Stan, has crafted a cocktail menu that’s sure to impress.
Their ‘chocolate Negroni’ is crafted using Whitley Neill Gin, Campari, cocoa nibs infused Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noir to substitute the sweet red vermouth. It’s then topped with Prosecco Mandarin oils and smoke bitters.
39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS
If their over the top, vibrant interiors are anything to go by, you can guarantee NYX London is where it’s at for weekend cocktails. Named after the Greek goddess of the night, the hotel celebrates the vibrancy and culture of the city.
Try out an Insta-worthy Negroni this week and enjoy a backdrop of DJs, brunch events and fun vibes.
50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR
Inspired by the Lake Como landscape, COMO Garden on Kensington High Street is welcoming the classic cocktail onto their menu for Negroni Week. Head down to experience a taste of Italy at its finest.
Brought to you by the Zuaya team, expert interiors to be immaculate from cosy boothed seating to foliage covered walls.
37-45 Kensington High Street, W8 5ED
Nobu London Old Park Lane is mixing up their menu this week to coincide with Negroni Week. They’ve added a tempting tipple onto their list, made with a mix of Haitian dandelion liquor, gin, vermouth, Campari and burdock bitters.
19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB
Sure, this Dalston dig might specialise in agave based spirits, but that doesn’t stop them mixing up a smoky twist on the classic Negroni. And yes, you guessed it – Mezcal is included in their mix. Try out the Smoked Citrus Mezcal Negroni, made with Lost Explorer Mezcal, sweet vermouth, Campari and smoked citrus oil.
378 Kingsland road, Dalston, E8 4AA
Seven Hills Gin is helping to add some sparkle this Negroni Week, partnering with seven top venues in London to offer a series of limited-edition Seven Hills Gin Negroni cocktails. And on that list is the Bassoon bar at Corinthia London.
Here you’ll find them knocking up a fruity twist of the favourite, with their Peach Negroni made with Seven Hills, RinQuinQuin, Suze, Noilly Prat garnished with Essences hints.
Whitehall Place, SW1A 2BD
All-day Italian restaurant and bar, Sycamore has launched a new Negroni tasting menu to see in Negroni Week in style. New Executive Head Chef Andrew Parkinson (Fifteen, Brasserie Zedel) has created a menu that pays homage to the cocktail.
Pair one of these dishes alongside one of the 13 Negroni varieties. Try the Orange Negroni alongside the Giant Amalfi olive with citrus zest or the Rosemary Negroni with Zucca tortellini with pumpkin, crispy sage, butter broth and crushed amaretti.
66 Great Queen Street, covent Garden, WC2B 5BX