London, UK

50Best Accolades
  • No.100 The World's 50 Best Bars 2023
  • No.48 The World's 50 Best Bars 2019

Known for its opulent interiors, bay windows and signature purple leather chairs, the look of the Langham Hotel’s flagship cocktail lounge hasn’t changed since it won The World's Best Bar award for four consecutive years from 2012. However, with the award-winning team behind the bar departing in 2016, Artesian needed a refresh. After also housing Remy Savage of Little Red Door in Paris before departing in 2019, head bartender Giulia Cuccurullo took the reins to reinvent the London cocktail institution. Its current menu Ingredients of the Future, one of 2023's three Best Cocktail Menu Award finalists, flexes the bar's ecological and creative muscles, with each of its 16 cocktails anchored around a single foundational ingredient. From kombu to nopales (cactus), pandan leaves and tiger nuts, each drink is designed to subvert expectations and play judiciously with each ingredient's versatile flavour profile. Think Beetroot, where the vegetable's natural sugars are paired up with rum, Japanese beer and fiery Sichuan pepeprorns. Don't skip on the snacks, either. The latest iteration of its food menu, created in collaboration with Angelo Sato of Humble Chicken in Soho, sees exemplary plates paired to its future-proof cocktail offering, including baskets of buttermilk chicken karaage with spicy miso mayo and delectable katsu sandos.

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Langham Hotel, 1C Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1JA