Kwãnt sits in the basement space of the African Mediterranean fusion restaurant. The bar is a joint venture by Lorincz and Momo owner Mourad Mazouz – the man also behind the two-Michelin starred Sketch. The 19th century-style bar and lounge is the first solo venture from Erik, a multi award-winning bartender who helped bring The Savoy’s American Bar to the number one spot at The World’s 50 Best Bar Awards in 2017.
The venue’s subtly tropical décor, created by French-American interior designer Bambi Sloan, is “reminiscent of an eccentric gentleman’s drawing room”, delightfully furnished with light-coloured Chesterfield sofas and wooden panelling. Expect “pared back yet innovative” drinks and a selection of rare and vintage spirits and Champagne from Erik’s personal collection, formed over many years.
Kwānt made with Roku gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice and matcha tea served from tap and the Stafilia with Metaxa 12 years old with fermented grape cordial, clear apple and soda water, alongside the Santiago, made with Matusalem Gran Reserva Rum 15 years old, stirred with Muyu Chinotto Nero, coffee aroma and coconut water.