aperol spritz

Summer’s most fashionable cocktail is on practically every drinks list in London, but this is where the experts stir the very best

Words Hannah Hopkins

Augustus Harris, Covent Garden

Combine your Aperol or Campari Spritz with classic Venetian dishes at Augustus Harris, which replicates the feel of a typical bàcari (local eatery).


Dock Kitchen, Ladbroke Grove

Stevie Parle’s canal-side location is the perfect spot for soaking up the sun with a Spritz.


Frank’s Cafe, Peckham

Drawing crowds for its far-reaching views of the capital, Frank’s in Peckham is so awe-inspiring you might even forget you’re on top of a multi-storey car park.


L’Anima Cafe

Fans of L’Anima shouldn’t overlook its relaxed, more modern cousin L’Anima Cafe, where Spritzes are served with rustic Italian dishes.


Pizza Pilgrims, various locations

Napoli inspired street food with a refreshing Italian aperitivio, what more could you want?


The Dog House at Bernadi’s, Marylebone

This new basement bar at Bernardi’s boasts a cool and casual interior with cosy nooks, comfy seating and a courtyard – the ideal setting for after work  Italian cocktails.


Polpo, various locations

Russell Norman’s Venetian eateries score big points for their drinks list and moreish selection of cicheti and pizzette.