Four Seasons London Amaranto Bar & Restaurant


If you are looking for the perfect bar in London, there’s one you must try at the Four Seasons London.

Carry on beyond the two foyer lounges, one with the most magnificent chandelier and which looks perfect for an afternoon tea, and head into what looks like the restaurant entrance. Like Narnia, if you venture far enough you will find this perfect boutique bar. It actually sits to the side of the extended corridor used to reach the restaurant, but please don’t rush on through. This intimate bar deserves your presence for at least one drink before you dine.

The bar houses only around five or six table groups in addition to the bar stools. Burgundy velour armchairs suck you in so that you never want to leave. A gas fire at one end hisses, the music plays, the lighting camouflages wrinkles and the drinks flow. Bliss!

The crowd was sophisticated, some going through to the restaurant to dine, others had just popped in after work for a quick drink, either way I take my hat off to them for finding the place! And once again the Four Seasons staff went out of their way to accommodate, suggest good shops and drinks without being intrusive.

After a few drinks in the bar we headed through to the restaurant for their delightful Italian inspired cuisine. The restaurant itself is modern, continuing the black marble and burgundy theme, with floor to ceiling windows at one end which open up to a green and pleasant patio area which must be superb in the summer. I chose a taglierini pesto and crab dish, a seafood risotto and a gorgeous banana caramel desert. The staff were once again so incredibly helpful in choosing the right dishes, the food was delicious and portions were so generous I couldn’t finish. Flavours and ingredients were fresh and were possibly sourced locally.

So the key question is would I return and the answer is a resounding yes. I could spend every night in the cosy and intimate bar if my liver could handle it. And there was so much appealing choice on the menu including some healthy options that I equally could have ended a week’s worth of nights in the restaurant without repeating my order. Or perhaps I would just order the taglierini and risotto every night – it was ever so nice!

Read my review of my delightful Suite at the Four Seasons London here.

Four Seasons London

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