Whether you’re a teetotaller, pregnant or just want a refreshing drink that won’t leave you with a lingering hangover come the morning, we’ve rounded up the 13 best non-alcoholic cocktails in London that are anything but boring.
It’s also Sober October, an annual campaign in which individuals go sober(ish) throughout the month of October and help to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Click here to learn more on how to get involved & read on to find our favourite bars offering the best mocktails in London.
The restaurant defined by its old school glamour, 45 Jermyn Street has become a St James’s staple for lovers of tradition with a modern twist and teetotallers thanks to its long list of non-alcoholic tipples on offer.
Snuggle into one of the blood-orange coloured booths and order in one of their non-alcoholic drinks from the Rickies menu. It’s a selection of drinks made with homemade syrups, mixed with their house blend acid and highly carbonated house soda. Our favourite being the No.17, a sharp fruity flavour rich with sour cherry and orange tea cordial, topped with acid and soda.
45 Jermyn Street, St. James’s SW1Y 6DN
Settle in for a wild ride through the rainforest when you book into Berkeley Square’s hottest resto, Amazonico.
For a low ABV cocktail, order in the Guaivo. It’s Tanquery infused with watermelon, guava shrub, cardamon and jasmine. A refreshing and fruity mix, perfect for pretending you’re in a tropical rainforest.
10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair W1J 6BR
For a bar that oozes style and charisma head to The Library Bar at The Lanesborough.
If you can guide your eyes from their ever-expanding cocktail list, look to the non-alcoholic numbers and sample the X-Rated, a modern London classic prepared with passion fruit and vanilla flavours, shaken with mango and fresh lime juice. Close your eyes and pretend it’s a Porn Star Martini.
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner SW1X 7TA
Enjoy a slice with a side of moreish mocktails at Bocconcino this Sober October.
Mayfair’s finest Italian, Bocconcino has a boastful menu of non-alcoholic cocktails perfect for sipping on while you tuck into their expertly crafted pizzas or fresh pasta. We love the Apple Mojito, a non-alcoholic take on the rum classic. It’s also apple season so is the ultimate autumnal order.
19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair W1J 8ED
Putting the e(a)se in Japanese, ROBATA has become renowned for its affordable, no fuss Japanese dishes. Go all out and sample their exquisite tasting menu or order in a few of your favourite small plates, all paired alongside a mocktail for Sober October.
For something refreshing, try the Hikari Hibi, a mix of hibiscus concentrate, elderflower and lemonade, or go fruity with the Jonetsu, a blend of apple juice, strawberry, passion fruit and hibiscus.
56 Old Compton Street, Soho W1D 4UE
Book a table at Gillray’s and be greeted with unparalleled views over the Thames and iconic London sites, plus a delicious spiced mocktail, perfect for the seasonal change.
The Doctor Sangrado, a refreshing and spicy cocktail, is made of Ginger Beer, lime, caramel syrup, chocolate and almond sugar free sweetner.
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7PB
Enjoy Sober Cocktail canalside at Granary Square’s The Lighterman. Their mocktail menu has just been given an autumnal refresh and boasts plenty of tempting, seasonal flavours for all to enjoy. From the Wine Not?, a blend of Gimber, cranberry, ChariTea Mate Tea, rosemary, orange and fresh cranberries, to the spin on cocktail classic, the Nogroni, a mix of ChariTea Rooibos, tonic and rosewater syrup, whatever your flavour palette, there’s a tipple for you here.
3 Granary Square, Kings Cross N1C 4BH
Enjoy a mocktail with a twist when you head to Circus, Covent Garden’s quirky cabaret restaurant and cocktail bar.
Surrounded by dancers, aerialists, fire-breathers and hula-hoopers, order in a round of Sacral’s, a fun creamy mix of lychee, lavender, egg and citrus. Or, try out the Solar Plexus, a fizzy goji, pomegranate, hibiscus tipple, topped with soda. Yum.
Japanese-Peruvian specialists, Nobu London boasts several tempting zero alcohol cocktails for all to try. Those missing the spirits should try their Seedlip specials, from the Geisha Lips – a mix of rose syrup and rose essence, asian leaves, citrus and Seedlip Garden served short – to the Farmer’s Tonic – Seedlip Spice, maple syrup, apple juice, fresh rosemary sprig, tonka bean bitters and lemon juice.
They’re also still offering EOTHO deals, so book in for lunch on Monday or Tuesday and receive 50% off (up to £10) food and non-alcoholic beverages. Bonus.
Red Attraction, The Polo Bar
Head inside The Westbury Mayfair and wander over to The Polo Bar to uncover a tantalising selection of innocent cocktails. Our favourite off the menu is the ‘Red Attraction’, a mix of Seedlip, bamboo and pine cordial, citrus and hibiscus tincture. It looks and tastes as good as the real thing.
37 Conduit St, Mayfair W1S 2YF
Powered by two female entrepreneurs, Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, Redemption aims to be London’s healthiest restaurant.
Favourite among veggies, the Seven Dials hotspot is renowned for its healthy, non-alcoholic tipples. Enjoy a plant-based meal this Sober October, paired alongside one of their tempting mocktails, from the Cucumberini to the Black Magic.
2 Neal’s Yard, West End, London WC2H 9AT