Next week will see the opening of Benjamin’s, a new luxurious whisky bar nestled within Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, London.
The newest addition to London’s vibrant whisky and cocktail scene will boast over 100 whiskies by the dram or bottle, including the very rare Glengoyne 50 Year Old and Tamdhu 50 Year Old as well as an exceptional cocktail list prepared by bartender Rik Patel - previously of Mayfair’s Magpie, the critically acclaimed Adam Handling and Cornerstone in Hackney.
Rik has used innovative modern mixology techniques, creating a fresh take on classic cocktails - while providing a contrast to the headier whiskey selection on offer - with the use of delicate house-made botanical cordials and floral notes.
The elegant Meadow Sweet Martini (£10), a blend of hand foraged meadowsweet, Vodka and dry French vermouth is wonderfully perfumed and light; the Nettle Leaf Negroni (£10) made with nettle infused gin, Campari and sweet vermouth offers a clean, earthy take on the classic; whilst the Fig Leaf High Ball (£12) adds a touch of the Mediterranean with the use of Rik’s fig leaves cordial, scotch whiskey and soda.
A concise rotating wine list will feature guest tipples served by Coravin - allowing customers to explore a variety of wines by the glass - as well a craft beers, iconic vintage Champagnes & other notable sparkling wines, and coffee by speciality roasters Origin. Curated to complement the fine whiskey & cocktails on offer, a light daily small-plates menu will feature excellent charcuterie from reputable London producers such as Cobble Lane.
The bijou subterranean 24-cover bar is tucked away in the exclusive menswear department of Harvey Nichols. Designed with comfort in mind with plush leather stools, low moody lighting and midnight blue tones - it provides an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the shop floor. Harvey Nichols founder, Benjamin Harvey was notable for pulling together some of the world’s finest attire, all under one roof, in the heart of London. In the same vein, Benjamin’s aims to epitomise this vision within its own humble setting, paying homage to the founder of its new home.
“The PEPPER Collective was designed to create and curate spaces which gives our guests a perfectly pitched experience. This fledgling partnership with Harvey Nichols is so exciting – we think the new space’s namesake, Mr Harvey, would have approved” – Paul Fleming, Managing Director, The PEPPER Collective.
“We are thrilled to be working with The PEPPER Collective and their team on Benjamin’s. The new hospitality space will offer our Menswear department a stylish setting in which to enjoy fine whiskies, cocktails and small plates and we are delighted that Benjamin’s will become part of our luxury store experience.” – Iain Mackenzie, Store Director, Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge.
Address: Lower Ground Floor 109 - 125 Knightsbridge · London · SW1X 7RJ
Summer opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am – 8pm | Sunday 12pm – 6pm