Parisian Cocktails North of the Channel at the St James Bar

“Luscious” does not begin to describe the elegant and eclectic contents of the St. James Bar, the choice cocktail lounge located within the luxury Sofitel London St. James Hotel.  Upon stepping through the elegant lobby, visitors are awe struck by the rich interior and inspired design.  Plush, crushed velvet seating invites guests to surround themselves with premium comforts, as a collection of 1920’s Parisian décor fills out the rest of the space. 

The St. James Bar is conveniently accessed through the lobby of the Sofitel London St. James Hotel, or the hotel’s incredible restaurant, The Balcon.  The St. James Bar presents the perfect environment for guests to retreat and enjoy some casual quiet in an elegant atmosphere.

A talented staff of bartenders and waiters are on-hand to offer suggestions from the extensive wine list, champagne collection, and menu of signature cocktails.  Regardless of your choice of beverage, the St. James Bar can also pair the perfect light meal or snack with any beverage, with many meal options inspired by French cuisine.

After a relaxing evening in the St. James Bar, many guests find it difficult to abandon the plush seating or the romantic collection of art and antiques.  However, the luxury guest rooms of the Sofitel London St. James Hotel offer the perfect space for a rejuvenating night’s sleep, making this hotel the perfect home for such a lush and traditional cocktail lounge.

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Located in the Sofitel London St. James Hotel, the St. James Bar pays tribute to legendary French singer Edith Piaf with its signature cocktail.  Based in simplistic style, La Mome Cocktail begins with Edith Piaf’s two vices, Cognac and Pernod.  A Pernod rinsed glass is filled with Cognac, ginger liquer, lavender bitters, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and the St. James Bar’s signature cordial, Black Silhouette, which is comprised of black berries, blue berries, and anise stars.  Mixed and served with a single rose petal, this pink treat is smooth and balanced, much like the beloved singer’s voice.

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