03 - 13 OCTOBER 2024
03 - 13 OCTOBER 2024

The Connoisseur's Collection

New for London Cocktail Week 2023, The Connoisseur's Collection is a programme of luxury experiences, showcasing some of the very best bars in the world.

London Cocktail Week is a celebration of London's world-leading cocktail culture - and that celebration wouldn't be complete without including some of the city's most award-winning and revered bars. 


This is where the Connoisseur's Collection comes in. We have curated a programme of luxury, one-of-a-kind experiences, that have been created especially for London Cocktail Week. Some of these are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to try rare spirits, some are unique chances to make reservations in places where that is usually not available - and some are simply the best of the best when it comes to cocktails. 


These experiences are incredibly limited - some with just a handful of tickets available. If you're keen - make sure you book them quickly. 


Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London - 10 Years of Scarfes

An incredible opportunity to book a table at the lauded Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London. Guests will enjoy Scarfes special cocktail of the month, before being guided through a taste of the newly created Scarfes Bar Whisky, in celebration of the bar’s tenth anniversary. Reservations are not usually possible at Scarfes Bar and so this is a very unique chance to guarantee a spot - but is limited to only two booking opportunities per day. 

Thursday 12th - Sunday 22nd October - Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London 
Tickets are £40 per person plus service charge, payable on the day
2-4 people only per reservation

To book - email
[email protected] with your preferred day and time (Must be within the festival dates 12-22 October). Please include “Connoisseur’s Collection Booking” in the email subject.

Sexy Fish - Whisky Tasting

An unrivalled opportunity to taste some money-can’t-buy whiskies from the top shelf of Sexy Fish’s unbelievable collection. With a welcome drink on arrival and complimentary dishes sent out from the chefs - this is an absolute once in a lifetime chance to be guided through a tasting of some very very rare liquids. 

  • Hanyu - The Joker - Colour Label
  • Karuizawa 30yo - First Geisha Bourbon Cask #8606
  • Yamazaki Mizunara cask Bot. 2013
  • Chichibu Sexy Fish Edition #5253 Chassagne-Montrachet Pinot Noir Cask

Monday 16th October, 6pm - Sexy Fish, Berkeley Square
Tickets are £335 per person (discretionary service charge of 14.5% will be added to the bill)
6 tickets available

Reservation link coming soon. 


The Aubrey at Mandarin Oriental - Special Omakase

A very special Omakase Experience with The Aubrey’s Bar Director Pietro Rizzo - creator of the experience, in which the principals of omakase, which translates as 'I'll leave it up to you', are applied to a series of exquisite cocktails. These experiences will be hosted by Pietro himself - who doesn’t usually run them directly himself - and he’ll be bringing some techniques that have never been seen before in The Aubrey’s Omakase sessions. This is a  deeply immersive and interactive ever-changing experience through the expansive world of Japanese spirits that are transformed into new exciting serves.

Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October, 6pm - Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Tickets are £198 per person
6 tickets per day available

Tickets available here.



GŎNG - Tasting Experience

Take in the breathtaking views over the capital at this specially curated tasting opportunity at Gong at Shangri-La The Shard, London.

The special menu will include; two specially created London Cocktail Week cocktails (made with Fords gin), two cocktails from the bar’s signature "Hues of Culture" menu inspired by the intersection of colour, culture, and history, a sharing platter (including assortments of sushi, sashimi and Asian bites), Asian mochis and two glasses of traditional Sake. With a guaranteed window seat this is a perfect opportunity to fully experience the bar on the 52nd floor.   

Thursday 12th - Sunday 22nd October
Tickets are £191 for two people (including service charge)
4 tables per day available at 4pm, 6pm, 8pm & 10pm

Reservation link coming soon. 


The American Bar at The Savoy - Vintage Daiquiris 

An exclusive experience for London Cocktail Week guests to try an authentic vintage Bacardi Daiquiri with fine and rare rum from the 1970s. This will be paid with a modern day classic daiquiri made from Bacardi Carta Blanca for guests to enjoy the evolution of this classic cocktail. Due to the rarity of the rum, the vintage Daiquiri will come as a smaller 70ml serve while the classic modern day version will be served as standard size.  
Thursday 12th - Sunday 22nd October - The American Bar at The Savoy
£40 per person
No reservation required
Subject to availability (due to the scarcity of the spirit) and must be ordered pre 7pm
The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy - Martinis & Caviar Bumps 
Exclusively for London Cocktail Week wristband wearers, experience the luxurious Martini & Caviar pairing in the deliciously decadent Beaufort Bar.  
Guests will enjoy a Grey Goose Martini with a 5g caviar "bump" served right on your hand, designed to ensure the best possible flavour from the French producers Sturia. 
Thursday 12th - Sunday 22nd October - The Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
£25 person
No reservation required 


Lyan X – A Decade of HMS 

For the first time ever, five Lyan bars (and one restaurant) will be united under one roof, marking ten years since the opening of Mr Lyan’s first bar.

The ambitious celebration will see White Lyan, ████lyan, Super Lyan, and Silver Lyan reconstructed in hotel rooms at Sea Containers, giving guests the unique opportunity to enjoy all Lyan venues in one location. 

Working on the bar and floor will be current and former Lyan team members, including Mr Lyan, Iain Griffiths, Alex Lawrence, James Wheeler, bartenders from Super Lyan, Silver Lyan, and more to be announced, flying in from the USA and across Europe. 
Tickets include five cocktails and a 3 hour experience including White Lyan, ████Lyan, Super Lyan, and Silver Lyan, visiting all four bars for 45 minutes each.

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th October - Lyaness, Sea Containers
Tickets are limited and are £100 per person
Please note, that reservations for Lyaness (before or after your booking) and Cub must be made separately.
Tickets available here

Velvet by Salvatore Calabrese at Corinthia London - Menu Preview
To celebrate their new menu launch - Salvatore and the team at Velvet have put together an exclusive first look of three Signature cocktails which will launch later in the year. Starting with a light aperitif, moving onto a long high ball style drink and ending with one of the Maestro's signature martini-style cocktails - this is a unique opportunity for a first taste of something really special. 

Thursday 12th - Sunday 22nd October - Velvet by Salvatore Calabrese at Corinthia London
Approx £70 per person
5 tables per day available between 5.30pm-8.30pm

Reservation link coming soon. 

Kwãnt Mayfair - Tasting Menu

Experience the best of Kwãnt’s brand new tasting menu, created by award-winning bartender Erik Lorincz. Hosted around the open central bar, guests will be guided through a omakase tasting  menu of 6 cocktails.

This is an opportunity to get a glimpse into the true craftsmanship behind this already-lauded new bar and restaurant - and with only 6 seats per seating available to book for each sitting, this is a ticket you will want to snap up quickly. 


Thursday 12th October
£60.00 per person 

6 spaces available

To book - email [email protected] and please include “Connoisseur’s Collection Booking” in the email subject.