Where to Celebrate the Oscars in London

The Oscars is the biggest night in Hollywood. The only problem? It’s in Hollywood. But it’s not end game, because K Bar is bringing a touch of LA glamour to London just for the occasion…

Don your finest Gautier and head for The K Bar at The Kensington, which is rolling out the red carpet (metaphorically speaking) for the hottest night in Hollywood on Sunday 22 February 2019.

Watch the action on screen in the opulent surrounds and sip Oscar-themed cocktails all night long as you take in all the glitz and the glamour of the 91st Academy Awards. The ceremony will be streamed throughout the night, thanks to the venue’s special extended license.

The Oscars viewing party kicks off at 9pm, when you’ll take in the build-up of the A-list arrivals on the Dolby Theatre red carpet, prior to the ceremony commencing properly at 1.30am.

Alongside the cocktails created by newly-appointed bar manager Nuno Lage, there’ll be small plates from The Kensington’s executive chef Adi Mandokhot. Dishes include Beef Ragu Arancini with Saffron, King Prawns served with Harissa Mayo, and Pea Hummus with Fresh Flat Bread.

The Oscar Nominee-inspired cocktails, priced £14, include the Roma, a tipple influenced by the film’s setting in Mexico, alongside Bohemian Rhapsody, a strong but quirky drink full of British flamboyance inspired by The K Bar’s Royal address on Queen’s Gate.

Other favourites include A Star Is Born (Dingle Gin, lavender syrup, Crème de Violette, lemon juice, blueberries and Prosecco), Black Panther (a Black Russian riff with Ketel one, Tia Maria and Guinness), and The Favourite (a classic English Gin cocktail with a twist).

Tickets are £25 including access to the live viewing party and a welcome cocktail from The K Bar’s exclusive Oscars cocktail list (bookings are required).

Elsewhere, CUT at 45 Park Lane is offering an exclusive Oscars Night menu, specially created by Chef Wolfgang Puck and executive chef David McIntyre to celebrate Puck’s 25th year of cooking for the star-studded event, alongside a new cocktail, the Shallow Negroni, inspired by A Star is Born, at BAR45.

The menu, available from 21-24 February, will encompass a selection of dishes Puck has served to Hollywood legends over the last 25 years, including black truffle chicken pot pie, asparagus salad with shiro miso and smoked salmon pizza with creme fraiche and caviar.

Larger groups can also opt for the Oscars Party Package, with a private screening of the ceremony in the Media Room, overnight accommodation for 10 guests, dishes from the Oscar Night menu, and a healthy Californian breakfast the following day (rom £5000 for 10 people).


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