For 2 years running now, Artesian has taken home the crown of ‘World’s Best Bar’ awarded by Drinks International magazine. A track record like that meant i just had to see what all the fuss was about, so i stopped by for some pre-dinner drinks.
Artesian is housed at the Langham Hotel on Portland Place (right near Oxford Circus) & inside, its design, style & vibe are all fab. The lounge bar occupies a chic space with a very nice balance of subtle grandeur and cosiness.
I’ll admit i was a tad apprehensive beforehand, expecting the atmosphere might be somewhat flat & stuff, akin to several other swanky hotel bars in town – in fact i was pleasantly surprised. Upon arriving, with no table seats available we were kindly asked to perch at the bar until a space opened up. To my surprise (given the bar looked packed), the wait was less than 10 mins for a table in the end – people seem to…
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