The Opium Dim Sum & Cocktail parlour in Leicester Square is an elaborately chic London bar with a penchant for things to pick on, in this case delicious bar snacks in London. Escape the bustle of ground level Chinatown and escape to this hidden location for refreshing cocktails with a punch of pedigree behind them and you can probably guess what kind of bar snacks to expect, what you probably won't guess is just how tasty they are!
Best Bar Snacks In London
So you're out enjoying a couple of drinks or perhaps a quick sip after work and your stomach starts to rumble... we've all been there. Then you begin to notice every plate that passes you bringing with it an invigorating scent (usually deep-fried) that travels directly from your nose to your stomach until the rumbling hits a 7 on the Richter scale. It's not just nuts and crisps these days; here's our favourite places for serious bar snacks in London.
Taking your idea of bar snacks to the next level, The Saxon will have you swooning over its menu of enticing small plates. Head to the Clapham restaurant bar for the chance to indulge in gin cured salmon, prawn pil pil, popcorn chicken and plenty more.
There may be no better combination than wine and cheese - and cosy neighbourhood watering hole The Wine Cellar offers this winning pair alongside plates of the finest charcuterie too. Wash your bar snacks down with glasses of vino at this Swain's Lane spot, either in the intimate indoor wine bar or on the sunny outdoor terrace.
Looking for somewhere to grab a drink and a bite to eat after work? City dwellers, this charming pub is the place for you. As well as serving a curated selection of drinks from the bar, The Lamb & Trotter offers lip-smacking snacks like honey mustard sausage bites and hand-raised pork pie.
cocktail bar Swift Shoreditch are serving up a tasty range of bar snacks to accompany their signature sips. Pick from toasted sourdough with butter bean hummus, whipped goats cheese and olive tapenade or a thee cheese toastie as you sink some heady concotions.
Searching for a quick little spot for a few drinks? Aspen & Meursault is a must for wine lovers with their extensive list. Not only do they have pretty plants and seating, but they bring delicious bar snacks such as boozy cheeses, baked Camembert and spicy chorizo bites.
The beautiful and eccentric Callooh Callay is one of London's hottest cocktail bars. With seriously scrumptious cocktails designed to tantalise the taste buds, you'll probably need something to soak up that alcohol. Cue the snack menu, which may be small but offers some of the best bites around.
Nestled below the critically-acclaimed Hawksmoor Spitalfields steakhouse, this subterranean drinking den offers some of the best bar snacks in London. With the epic short rib French dip sitting pretty alongside popcorn chicken and loaded subs, the grub is just as good as the cutting-edge drinks list.
The King of Ladies Man is a sister venue to The Breakfast Club in Shoreditch, however, this secret hideaway is set in the style of a 70's bachelor pad. Enter the secret entrance (through a laundrette) and tuck into retro bar snacks like pulled pork sliders and mac & cheese pots.
Offering some of the best bar food in the city, this gorgeous Mayfair spot is proving there's more to sip-appropriate snacks than salt and vinegar crisps. 10 Degrees are raising the game with wagyu beef sliders, buttermilk chicken and avocado and mango tacos.
Nestled in the heart of Crouch End, Little Mercies is a real north London gem. Whether you're chowing down on beef crumpets and ox cheek pastrami, make sure you wash it all down with a Delicious Sour or an updated take on the pornstar martini.
While Hacha may be famed for its tasty and translucent Mirror Margarita, the Dalston bar serves up a food menu that's just as good. With Conga London currently occupying the kitchen, expect a punchy spread of ceviche, tacos and tequila.
From arancini stuffed with rich beef ragu to tempura prawns and baked camembert, LSQ Rooftop is taking your bar snacks in London to a whole new level. Chow down on the tasty stuff while sipping on the beautiful bar's signature cocktails, all as you gaze out over the city's skyline.
With ex-Savoy bartender Erik Lorincz and Momo's Mourad Mazouz joining forces for this Mayfair spot, you already know that the food and drinks offering will be off the charts. Don't miss the fluffy-as-a-cloud houmous and explosive beef tartare; washed down with a spritz or two, of course.
Schooner Bar is serving some of London's best bar snacks from its home by the River Wandle. From gourmet Scotch eggs with a selection of flavours to sharing boards of mixed charcuterie and vegetable antipasti, this Wandsworth cocktail lounge is sure to impress.
Three Eight Four don't only serve delicious cocktails, their food offerings are equally as impressive. Munch on small plates such as aranchini, chilli and garlic squid and beef brisket as you catch up with long-lost friends in this gorgeous hangout spot.
Joining forces with Tā Tā Eatery, famed bartenders Alex Kratena and Monica Berg have forged quite the foodie-come-cocktail emporium. There's the infamous frozen coffee and Nordic old fashioneds, but we all know what you really want... that naughty katsu sando.