Bars, Hotels, London

Good Godfrey’s at The Waldorf Hilton

The roaring twenties make a return to London with the opening of Good Godfrey’s Bar & Lounge at The Waldorf Hilton at Aldwych.

Referencing up the spirit of decadent years gone by, Good Godfrey’s looks back to The Waldorf’s opulent, theatrical heritage –  a boisterous London hotspot and favourite haunt of the Gaiety Girls and Stage Door Johnnies.

On the opening night, we sipped on Champagne and cocktails and enjoyed some delicious canapés in at a dark corner table.  Good Godfrey’s is the kind of bar where you can find yourself perched next to some interesting folk who may become friends by the end of the night.

The new bar takes its name from Howard Godfrey, the celebrity bandleader of the ‘Waldorfians’, the Waldorf house band in the 1920s.

At the time, Howard Godfrey was a household name and The Waldorf was the place to be, where London first learned how to tango at the famous Tango Teas.

Good Godfrey’s has an intimate club atmosphere with dark oak panelling, sumptuous velvet seats, large antique mirrors and a stunning marble and chrome bar.

Nelson Bernardes, award winning head Mixologist, has created a menu of innovative cocktails based on old classics.  Highlights include the Hot Gin Punch for two, which is served in a teapot and the Astor Hip Flask, presented in a real hip flask.

There are also expertly-mixed Champagne cocktails, luxury and signature cocktails and sharing drinks (from £46).

Just a stone throw away from Somerset House, Good Godfrey’s is in a perfect location for a restorative pick-me-up between shows at London Fashion Week.

Good Godfrey’s is open now at The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DD.  For more info and opening times, visit:

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  • Reply Chocoralie May 4, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    As you say: pure luxury. An absolute must/need/want!

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