Blue Bar reopens at the Berkeley

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The iconic Blue Bar at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge has reopened following a six-month restoration overseen by designer Robert Angell.

Its relaxed blue hues remain, but now there’s a glass pavilion area created by Sir Richard Rogers to provide a sense of dramatic space.

Lutyens’ masterpiece

The bar’s wooden panelling, originally designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, came from the first Berkeley hotel – based in Piccadilly. This has been restored to its original blue shade, with additional colour touches of red, black and silver.

The central lighting structure is still in its original position. Known as the Cardinal’s hat (on account of its colour and shape) this was another piece of Lutyens’ original design.

The Blue Bar menu, entitled Cocktails with True Colour, has been created by bar manager and mixology expert Rashid Ghuloom to pay tribute to the use of colour throughout the bar.

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