eritage champagne house Moët & Chandon has announced the opening of its largest standalone champagne bar in Europe, located within the Harrods Beauty Hall. Open to the public from today (7 July 2022), the new permanent space will offer champagnes by the glass, as well as cocktails and special vintages from the house’s extensive cellars.
Designed in an opulent palette of gold and cream, guests are invited to take a seat at a tactile and curvaceous central bar, the glass counter of which reveals an undulating surface designed to mimic the rolling hills of the champagne region. The crowning glory of the space, however, is a breath-taking ‘chandelier’ created from 60,000 connected gold discs, that drapes from the ceiling in a wave formation.
“We wanted a space that was open and airy with lots of natural light,” explains Moët Hennessy UK ambassador Ethan Boroian on the perhaps unusual choice of the Beauty Halls for the bar’s location.
“The Food Halls at Harrods are incredible but this space allows us to be surrounded by fantastic brands, like Diptyque and Aesop, while also offering opportunities for people watching both inside and outside the store. We want the bar to become an international destination while also being an approachable space where people can stop for an impromptu glass of champagne while shopping.”
The menu, accordingly, has been curated to cater to drinkers at either end of the scale. Moët & Chandon’s classic Brut Impérial NV and Grand Vintage Rosé will both be available by the glass, bottle and magnum, while a range of unique champagne cocktails has also been created for the bar. For serious drinkers, meanwhile, exceptional vintages from the Moët & Chandon Legacy Champagne Grand Vintage and Legacy Champagne Rare Limited-Edition Bottle Collections will also be on offer, including a 1959 Grand Vintage Magnum priced at £4,400.
Food, meanwhile, comes in the form of light snacks designed specifically to pair with the elegant notes of Moët champagnes. Among the highlights are a Cheese Delice (Burrata Stracciatella, spicy kimchi and black sesame toastie), a vegan-friendly ‘faux gras’ with rhubarb and ginger, and the bar’s signature Choux Love dessert: a quartet of choux buns filled with mango and passionfruit diplomat and emblazoned with the letters M O E T. Chin chin.
The Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar at Harrods is open now, make a reservation here.