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This Is Officially the Best Bar in the World and Here Are 15 Instagrams to Prove It
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This Is Officially the Best Bar in the World and Here Are 15 Instagrams to Prove It

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Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 23 August 2017
On July 22, the great and the good gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans for the 11th Annual Spirited Awards, with the aim of finding the best bars, bartenders and front of house staff in the world. But who took home the top prize?

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.

Things we love about summer: alfresco dining and beautiful sunsets over the Thames 😍

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Summer evenings by the Thames. 📸 by @paulskarseth

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Hands up if you're ready for the weekend 🙌🏼 #Dandelyan #RocksOffManhattan #MrLyan #Worldofsbe

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Jurassic Jungle No.2 looking better than ever 🐯🦁🐒🌴

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Even our Afternoon Tea has a WYLD side 🤙🏼 #BoozyTea #WyldTea #Dandelyan #Worldofsbe

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Sunday calls for martinis in Dandelyan 🍸 📸: @joshlinfitt #Dandelyan #ModernBotany #MrLyan #Worldofsbe

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Peach Cider. It's boozeless, perfect for a Monday #Dandelyan #ModernBotany #VicesofBotany #Worldofsbe

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