Congratulations to Dandelyan in London, who took home the title of World’s Best Cocktail Bar, beating off some stiff international competition from places as far afield as New York, Bangkok and Melbourne.
Housed in the Mondrian London hotel on the South Bank, the bar has been quietly building a reputation for quality over the past few years, scooping Best New International Cocktail Bar in 2015 and Best Bar Team in London in 2016.
Its vision and ethos is down to cocktail expert, Ryan Chetiyawardana, who aims to serve both innovative drinks and refined interpretations of classic cocktails. This is bar life with a structure and narrative, resulting in drinks themed around a specific subject or idea.
The current theme is ‘Vices of Botany’, which ‘explores our love of exploitation, escapism and the full spectrum of our guilty pleasures’. If all that sounds a little too much like hard work, there’s always afternoon tea, and if you’re not in London, here’s 14 more Instagrams to show you what you’re missing.