ESQ Bar Kensington

Saturday 28th May 2022 |

ESQ Bar the discreet drinking den, inspired by the parlour bar of former resident William Alexander and his exotic travels, housed within 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel , has launched a new concept menu which will change every six months to explore a new cuisine and culture around the world.

Available to visit between 5:00PM-11:00PM, Sunday-Thursday and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, ESQ Bar’s first stop is Asia and a new Asian-fusion menu had been created to surprise and delight guests. The concept behind the ever-changing menu and theme of ESQ Bar is fitting with the wider hotel’s ethos of exploration – a venue where curiosity meets luxury.

Guests visiting ESQ Bar can now decide from a range of small plates, designed by Executive Chef, Sofiane Kaced. He has developed a menu of Asian-inspired small dishes that showcase a sumptuous selection of authentic tastes and flavours.

Alongside, a vibrant cocktail menu has been designed including Reiki Signatures that lead guests on a sensational taste journey of discovery that exhilarates and complements the meal experience. Curious guests seeking a unique cocktail can speak to ESQ’s talented bartenders to create a truly bespoke drink.

ESQ Bar’s small plates include:

  • Prawn Tempura 
  • Salmon Tataki  
  • Tuna and Avocado Tartare 
  • Chicken or Tofu Katsu Sandos 
  • Chicken Karaage or Shiitake Mushroom Bao Buns 
  • Green Gyoza Dumplings  

ESQ Bar’s desserts include:  

  • Raspberry and Lychee Mochi 
  • Yuzu Cheesecake 
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta 
  • Vegan Chocolate Fondant with caramel sauce  

ESQ Bar’s Asian-inspired cocktails include: 

  • Jasmine; Sakura Vermouth, Crème de Pêche, Muyu Jasmine Liqueur, Prosecco
  • Shochu Gibson; Sweet Potato Shochu, Yuzu, Cocchi Americano, Sakura Cherry Syrup, Chartreuse
  • The Dragon; Pink Dragon Tequila, Lychee Liqueur, Egg White, Agave Syrup, Lime Juice

Discovered on the lower ground floor of hotel, ESQ Bar provides the perfect atmosphere for guests to unwind and disconnect from the outside world. The bar also features live music from Thursday to Saturday, 7:30pm to 10pm.

The revolving menu will take inspiration from different cultures around the world – a delightful smorgasbord, taking influence from wonderful explorational locations, flavours, aromas and ingredients. Guests returning to ESQ Bar will be surprised by each new menu, which will encapsulate seasonal ingredients and reflect each culture with innovative cocktails.

ESQ Bar is an intimate, luxury venue and can be hired exclusively for private events and special occasions for up to 80 guests. The bar is housed in 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel situated in the heart of Kensington, where curiosity meets luxury. The former home of Victorian aristocrat and explorer, William Alexander, the property is steeped in an eclectic and fascinating history.  

ESQ Bar 

100 Queen’s Gate – London , South Kensington, London SW7 5AG

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