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.
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.