Drinking like a king at The Westbury, Mayfair

Twisted - Benedictine with strawberry infused Port and Angostura soaked brown sugar, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol, flowers

If there’s anything you take away from this blog let it be this – edible gold is a must. And The Westbury in Mayfair has the recipe down to a T.

A couple of weeks ago I had lunch and cocktails at the Polo Bar in The Westbury and myyyy what a treat it was. We were welcomed and served by Adela and Zsofia, two ladies who really knew their stuff and were a joy to chat to. They had personality too which I like to see in hotel staff because all too often they can be robotic and awkward. Anyway, I digress.

We started off with a few cocktails and just look at these beauties. It’s not often you can say you have gold in your teeth but on this occasion I said it multiple times. This stunner is Mayfair Gold and the cocktail below is a Pomegranate Deluxe.

Mayfair Gold, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, gold, edible gold, drink, alcohol

Mayfair Gold – Tanqueray gin shaken with fresh lychees and elderflower, splashed with Moët Brut Rosé NV

Mayfair Gold, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, gold, edible gold, drink, alcohol

Mayfair Gold, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, gold, edible gold, drink, alcohol

Pomegranate Deluxe, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, gold, edible gold, drink, alcohol

Pomegranate Deluxe – Bombay Sapphire gin shaken with elderflower, lemon and freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, topped up with Moët Brut NV

Pomegranate Deluxe, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, gold, edible gold, drink, alcohol

You know when you’re out with someone and you get food/drink envy? Don’t worry about that. The Westbury have it covered.

Pomegranate Deluxe, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, gold, edible gold, drink, alcohol

Mayfair Gold, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, gold, edible gold, drink, alcohol, mini, sample

A mini sample cocktail! This was a smaller version of the Mayfair Gold Phil ordered which, along with my Pomegranate Deluxe, they brought for me to try. Win. What a fab idea.

Alongside the cocktails we ordered lunch and I was SO pleased to see normal sized portions and not artsy fartsy designer looking food consisting of a few leaves and two chips balancing on each other. Hurrah! As a girl who likes her grub and cocktails I was in the right place.

To start we shared duck spring rolls (and, although I didn’t have them on this occasion, the goats cheese cones are a must), followed by fish and chips for me (can’t go wrong) and a pulled pork sandwich for Phil.

Duck Spring Rolls - Filled with duck confit and spring onion served with a plum dipping sauce, polo bar, westbury hotel, mayfair, London, hotel, food, lunch

Duck spring rolls – duck confit and spring onion served with a plum dipping sauce

Duck Spring Rolls - Filled with duck confit and spring onion served with a plum dipping sauce, polo bar, westbury hotel, mayfair, London, hotel, food, lunch

Fish and Chips - Line caught fillet of cod in a crisp batter with hand cut chips, served with tartare sauce, polo bar, westbury hotel, mayfair, London, hotel, food, lunch

Fish and chips – line caught fillet of cod in a crisp batter with hand cut chips, served with tartare sauce

Fish and Chips - Line caught fillet of cod in a crisp batter with hand cut chips, served with tartare sauce, polo bar, westbury hotel, mayfair, London, hotel, food, lunch

Fish and Chips - Line caught fillet of cod in a crisp batter with hand cut chips, served with tartare sauce, polo bar, westbury hotel, mayfair, London, hotel, food, lunch

Fish and Chips - Line caught fillet of cod in a crisp batter with hand cut chips, served with tartare sauce, polo bar, westbury hotel, mayfair, London, hotel, food, lunch

Pulled Pork - Slow cooked Middle White pork in a brioche bun, served with a remoulade and smoked paprika sauce, polo bar, westbury hotel, mayfair, London, hotel, food, lunch

Pulled pork – slow cooked Middle White pork in a brioche bun, served with a remoulade and smoked paprika sauce

Pulled Pork - Slow cooked Middle White pork in a brioche bun, served with a remoulade and smoked paprika sauce, polo bar, westbury hotel, mayfair, London, hotel, food, lunch

I could eat this fish and chips morning, noon and night. Soft, fresh, boneless, yum. Although the pulled pork sandwich was great, it wasn’t the best, but still very tasty.

Then we took one for the team and battled on to the next set of cocktails – Twisted and Divine. No gold but equally if not more beautiful.

Twisted - Benedictine with strawberry infused Port and Angostura soaked brown sugar,  Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol, flowers

Twisted – Benedictine with strawberry infused Port and Angostura soaked brown sugar

Twisted - Benedictine with strawberry infused Port and Angostura soaked brown sugar,  Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol

Twisted - Benedictine with strawberry infused Port and Angostura soaked brown sugar,  Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol, flowers

Twisted - Benedictine with strawberry infused Port and Angostura soaked brown sugar,  Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol, flowers

Divine Beluga vodka shaken with passion fruit, lime, Galliano and homemade saffron syrup, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol

Divine – Beluga vodka shaken with passion fruit, lime, Galliano and homemade saffron syrup

Divine Beluga vodka shaken with passion fruit, lime, Galliano and homemade saffron syrup, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol

Divine Beluga vodka shaken with passion fruit, lime, Galliano and homemade saffron syrup, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol, Twisted - Benedictine with strawberry infused Port and Angostura soaked brown sugar

Divine Beluga vodka shaken with passion fruit, lime, Galliano and homemade saffron syrup, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol, Twisted - Benedictine with strawberry infused Port and Angostura soaked brown sugar

Would you like to see the des.. YES. I definitely would like to see the dessert menu, thank you.

Chocolate and Olive Oil Mousse Manjari chocolate with salted caramel cream, dessert, hotel, London, polo bar, Mayfair, The Westbury hotel, food

Chocolate and Olive Oil Mousse – Manjari chocolate with salted caramel cream

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We shared a Chocolate and Olive Oil Mousse which cured my chocolate craving in an instant. I’m not a fan of caramel but this caramel cream was heavenly, as was the chocolate mousse. Delish.

And with that it was obviously time for another cocktail. Adela and Zsofia kindly brought us over these two creations – Sweet Almond (tasted like cheesecake) and Lemon Tree.

Sweet Almond - Amaretto Disaronno with strawberry infused Port, shaken with lemon and sugar, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol, cheesecake

Sweet Almond – Amaretto Disaronno with strawberry infused Port, shaken with lemon and sugar

Lemon Tree - Limoncello shaken with Cariel vanilla vodka, Absinthe, lemon and homemade vanilla syrup, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol

Lemon Tree – Limoncello shaken with Cariel vanilla vodka, Absinthe, lemon and homemade vanilla syrup

Lemon Tree - Limoncello shaken with Cariel vanilla vodka, Absinthe, lemon and homemade vanilla syrup, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcoho

Sweet Almond - Amaretto Disaronno with strawberry infused Port, shaken with lemon and sugar, Westbury London, hotel, cocktail, Polo bar, drink, alcohol, cheesecake, Lemon Tree Limoncello shaken with Cariel vanilla vodka, Absinthe, lemon and homemade vanilla syrup, Lemon Tree Limoncello shaken with Cariel vanilla vodka, Absinthe, lemon and homemade vanilla syrup

Come late afternoon the sun was shining through the glass prisms covering the windows creating rainbows all over the bar.

Call me rainbow head

And this is what happens when the sun hits a cocktail.


There’s nothing that makes me think no effort has been put in more than standard cocktails and crap food, especially when you’re paying a pretty price for them. But at The Westbury you needn’t worry about that because what you get is beautifully creative drinks using fab ingredients and well prepared and presented food that will set you up for the day. And you also get to be a cool cat and tell your friends you ate gold.

www.westburymayfair.com / @WestburyMayfairwww.facebook.com/pages/The-Westbury-Hotel

(I was a guest of The Westbury)

4 thoughts on “Drinking like a king at The Westbury, Mayfair”

  1. Angie Silver says:

    I want a glittering cocktail now!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Haha, I know! Not a bad way to spend an afternoon, hey?

  2. rachael says:

    wow wow wow love the look of this place!!
    and well, i love the look of the cocktails too 😉

    1. Sarah says:

      You’re only human Rachael. They were FAB.

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