The Capital is perfectly located in the heart of London's stylish Knightsbridge on Basil Street. Have a break during your day of shopping at Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Sloane Street, or after visiting the South Kensington museums and Hyde Park, or before heading to the West End theatres for a show. This Knightsbridge favourite has received the Tea Guild's Award of Excellence for Top London Afternoon Tea 2012. Judged by a team of undercover inspectors, these prestigious awards are bequeathed only on those establishments that show the greatest commitment to tea service. Afternoon tea is served daily in The Capital's modern and chic sitting room between 14:30 and 17:30. Along with a choice of teas, infusions of fresh coffee, you will sample a selection of sandwiches, fresh pastries, homemade jams and scones.
Cesar and his team would like to welcome you to The Capital Bar Relax, unwind, enjoy The Capital in the capital and cordially invite you to sample some of the magificant wines by the glass traditional and unique cocktails or perhaps to enjoy a glass of champagne and some oysters the capital Starters Page 2 Main courses Page 3 Sandwiches & Desserts Page 4 Wine by the Glass Pages 5-7 Aperitifs Page 8 Cocktails Pages 9-14 Spirits Pages 15-17 Malt Whiskies Pages 18-20 Digestives Pages 21-22 Champagne Degustation Page 23 Alcohol by volume Page 24 Index The Capital Bar food menu The Capital Bar drinks menu Page 3 Starters Soup of the day £6.50 Chicken Caesar salad £10.50 Plate of charcuterie £11.00 Prawn and avocado cocktail £12.00 Forman's London cured smoked Scottish salmon £14.50 Terrine Maison £15.00 Colchester native oysters - ½ dozen £16.00 The Capital Bar Menu Served daily from 12noon to 11pm Chef Jerome Ponchelle and his brigade invite you to indulge in some relaxed, traditional, fresh dishes created especially for your enjoyment Page 2 Main courses Omelette of your choice £9.50 - Cheese, ham, tomato, mushroom Lemon sole goujons, sauce tartare £22.50 Capital crab cake £24.00 Mey Selections sirloin steak, Bearnaise sauce £25.00 Fish of the day, with seasonal vegetables - price dependent on daily market The Capital Bar Menu Served daily from 12noon to 11pm Page 3 Sandwiches with a choice of granary, white or brown bread from our bakery Smoked salmon, cucumber and lime crème fraiche £9.00 French brie, avocado and tomato £7.50 Chicken, mayonnaise and lettuce £7.50 Toasted ham and cheddar £12.50 Capital Club sandwich £12.50 Desserts Selection of cheeses £12.00 Walnut and chocolate brownie £9.00 with vanilla ice cream Selection of ice cream and sorbets £9.00 Fresh fruit salad £10.00 Dessert of the day £12.00 The Capital Bar Menu Served daily from 12noon to 11pm Page 4 Champagne 150ml Price N.V. Jacquart, Brut Mosaique, Reims France £9.95 N.V. Henriot, Blanc Souverain, Reims France £13.50 N.V. Jacquart, Brut Mosaique Rosé, Reims France £14.50 White Wine 175ml 2006, Levin, Sauvignon Blanc, VDP du Jardin de la France France £6.00 2006, Dolium, Escolha, Antão Vaz, Alentejo Portugal £7.00 2007, Riesling, Spatlese, Weingut Paulinshof, Mosel Germany £8.50 2005, Le S, Ampelidae, VDP de la Vienne, Loire Valley France £10.00 2006, Gewürztraminer, St Hippolyte, Marcel Deiss, Alsace France £10.50 2007, Condrieu, R&R Niero, "Les Ravines", Rhône Valley France £13.50 2007, Puligny-Montrachet, Vieilles Vignes, Vincent Girardin France £15.00 Rosé Wine 150ml Price 2007, Levin, VDP du Jardin de la France, Loire Valley France £6.00 from the restaurant wine list Wines by the glass A larger selection of wine is also available Page 5 Red Wine 175ml 2007, Catena Malbec, Bodega Catena Zapata Argentina £7.50 2005, Le K, Ampelidae, VDP de la Vienne, Loire Valley France £10.00 2005, Cloudy Bay, Pinot Noir, Marlborough N. Zealand £10.50 2007, Michael Hall, Syrah, Eden Valley Australia £13.00 2004, Morey-Saint-Denis, M.Gros, En la Rue de Vergy, Burgundy France £13.50 2005, St-Estèphe, La Croix Bonis, Bordeaux France £13.50 Wines by the glass A larger selection of wine is also available from the restaurant wine list Page 6 Port and Madeira 100ml 10 year old Tawny, Warre's Otima Portugal 2004 L.B.V., Niepoort Portugal 1998 Colheito, Niepoort Portugal 20 year old Malvasia, Barbeito, Lote 6072 Portugal Sherry Amontillado del Puerto, Solera, Lustau Spain N.V. Palo Cortado, Lustau Spain Sweet Wine N.V. Domaine du Mas Blanc, Cuvée André Parcé, Banyuls France 2003, Olivares, Dulce Monastrell, Jumilla Spain 2005, Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, 'Vendemiaire', Alain Brumont France 2007, Essensia, Orange Muscat, Andrew Quady, California USA N.V. Dutschke, Sun-dried Shiraz, Barossa Valley Australia 2004, Tokaji Aszú, '4 Puttonyos', Disznókó Hungary 2002, Vin de Paille, Côtes du Jura, Domaine Rolet France 2003, Sauternes, Château de Malle, Bordeaux France N.V., Quintessence, Rhône Valley, François Villard France 2007, Schloss Gobelsburg, Grüner Veltliner, Eiswein Austria Wines by the glass A larger selection of wine is also available from the restaurant wine list Page 7 Price £8.50 £10.00 £15.50 £18.50 £8.50 £9.50 £6.50 £7.50 £8.50 £9.50 £10.50 £11.50 £15.50 £15.50 £16.50 £18.50 Page 7 Price Martini Extra Dry £5.25 Martini Rosso £5.25 Martini Bianco £5.25 Cinzano Bianco £5.25 Noilly Prat £5.25 Dubonnet £5.25 Carpano Punt e Mes £5.25 Lillet £5.50 Campari £6.25 Beers 330ml Becks Germany £4.00 Lapin Kulta Lapland £4.00 Guinness Ireland £4.00 Pilsner Czech £4.50 1664 France £4.50 Heineken Holland £4.50 London Pride England £4.95 Soft Drinks Mixer £1.75 Coca-Cola £2.50 Fruit juices £3.00 Tomato juice £3.25 Orange juice £3.25 Iced Tea £3.75 Apéritifs Page 8 Mocktails £5.75 Page 8 Price Black Velvet £14.50 Guiness and Champagne Kir Imperial £14.50 Crème de Framboise and Champagne French 74 £14.50 Absolute vodka, lemon juice, sugar syrup and champagne Bellini £14.50 White peach purée and Champagne Champagne Cocktail £14.50 Angustura Bitters, sugar cube, Calvados and Champagne Calvados Cocktail £14.50 Angustura Bitters, sugar cube, Calvados and Champagne Champagne Cobbler £14.50 Cointreau, lemon juice and Champagne Carol Channing £14.50 Crème de Framboise, Eaux de Vie de Framboise, sugar cube and Champagne Grand Mimosa £14.50 Grand Marnier, orange juice and Champagne Ambrosia £14.50 Cognac, Calvados, lemon juice, Cointreau and Champagne Champagne Cocktails Page 9 Price Martini Cocktail From £11.00 Made with a gin and vodka of your choice Gin Fizz £10.00 Tanqueray, lemon juice, sugar, egg white and soda water Bramble £9.00 Tanqueray, lemon juice, sugar and Crème de Mûre White Lady £10.00 Tanqueray, Cointreau, lemon juice, sugar and egg white Tom Collins £10.00 Tanqueray, lemon juice, sugar and soda water Raspberry Collins £10.00 Tanqueray, lemon juice, sugar, raspberry purée, Crème de Framboise and soda water Gimlet £9.00 Tanqueray and lime cordial Gin Rickey £10.00 Tanqueray, lime juice, sugar and soda water Tetanka £10.00 Zubrowka and apple juice French Bison-Tini £10.00 Zubrowka, pineapple juice, Chambord black raspberry liqueur Classic Cocktails Page 10 Price Bloody Mary £11.00 Stolishnaya, tomato juice and secret spices Pompanski £10.00 Zubrowka, Cointreau and grapefruit juice Whisky Mac £10.00 Famous Grouse and green ginger wine Rusty Nail £10.00 Famous Grouse and Drambuie Rob Roy £10.00 Famous Grouse, Martini Rosso and Angoustura Bitters Godfather £10.00 Famous Grouse and Amaretto Bay Breeze £10.00 Absolute vodka, cranberry juice and pineapple juice Margarita £12.00 Patron Tequila, Cointreau and lemon juice Barmans Tipple £10.00 Woodford Reserve, Dubonnet and Mount Gay rum Jack Rose £10.00 Calvados, grenadine and lemon juice Classic Cocktails Page 11 Perfect Manhattan Woodford Reserve, Martini Rosso, Martini extra dry and Angoustura Bitters Dry Manhattan Woodford Reserve, Martini Extra Dry and Angoustura Bitters Sweet Manhattan Woodford Reserve, Martini Rosso and Angoustura Bitters Batida Cachaça, sugar syrup, lemon juice and pineapple juice Whisky Sour Famous Grouse, egg white, sugar and lemon juice Daiquiri Bacardi, lime juice and sugar Cosmopolitan Absolute Citron, Cointreau, cranberry juice and lime juice Polish Martini Potocki, Krupnik, honey liqueur and apple juice Mai Tai Mount Gay rum, Bacardi, Cointreau, apricot brandy and lime juice Classic Cocktails Page 12 Price £11.00 Angoustura Bitters £11.00 £11.00 £11.00 £12.00 £11.00 £11.00 £12.00 £12.00 Page 12 Price Capital Martini £10.00 Stolichnaya, fresh banana, banana liqueur and pineapple juice C.C. Martini £12.00 Stolichnaya, lime juice, apples, Manzana and Liqueur de Calvados Grand Mojito Capital £12.00 Grand Marnier, Tequila, lime juice, fresh mint, soda water and sugar Capital Ice Tea £12.00 Bacardi, Tequila, Cointreau, lemon juice, sugar and Coca-Cola Amigo £11.00 Patron Tequila, lime juice and strawberry purée Russ Martini £11.00 Stolichnaya, strawberry purée, lemon thyme and fresh ginger Capital Kiss £12.50 Champagne, sugar, Campari, Martini Rosso and gin Capital Noël XIII £85.00 Louis XIII Cognac, Grand Marnier Cent Cinquentenaire and Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Capital Choice Page 13 Price Stinger £12.00 Remy Martin VSOP and Crème de Menthe Side-Car £10.00 Cognac, Cointeau and lemon juice Brandy Alexander £11.00 Crème de cocao, Cognac and cream Between the Sheets £11.00 Bacardi, Cognac, Cointeau, sugar and lemon juice Irish Coffee £10.00 Jameson's, sugar, coffee and cream French Coffee £11.00 Hennessy VSOP, sugar, coffee and cream Russian Coffee £10.00 Stolichnaya, sugar, coffee and cream Cappucino £12.00 Amaretto, Crème de cacao, Cognac, coffee and cream Calypso £11.00 Bailey's, sugar, coffee and cream Amaretto Coffee £12.00 Amaretto, Kalhua, coffee and cream After All Page 14 Whisky Price Canadian Club Canada £6.75 Famous Grouse £6.75 Chivas Regal £6.75 Dewars, White Label £6.75 Jameson Ireland £6.75 Johnnie Walker, Black Label £7.75 Jack Daniels USA £7.75 Red Breast Ireland £11.00 Yamazaki 18yrs Japan £15.00 Midleton Very Rare Ireland £25.00 Johnnie Walker, Blue Label £29.75 30yrs Whyte & Mackay £38.00 Rum Bacardi Bahamas £1.75 3 year old Havana Club Cuba £2.50 Mount Gay Barbados £3.00 7 year old Havana Club Cuba £3.25 Diplomatico Venezuela £3.25 23 year old Zacapa Guatemala £3.75 Zacapa XO Guatemala £5.75 Spirits Page 15 Bourban Price Maker's Mark £6.75 Woodford Reserve £7.75 Blanton's Original £9.50 Blanton's Gold £12.00 20 year old Papa Van Winkle Family Reserve £21.00 Gin Beefeater £5.75 Gordon's £6.75 Bombay Sapphire £6.75 Blackwood's Vintage £6.75 Tanqueray £6.75 Hendrick's £8.00 Tanqueray Ten £9.00 Vodka Stolichnaya Russia £6.75 Absolute Blue Sweden £6.75 Kettel One Holland £7.00 Zubrowka Poland £7.00 Grey Goose France £8.00 Grey Goose Orange France £8.00 Ivan the Terrible Russia £8.50 Belvedere Poland £9.00 Potocki Poland £9.00 Wyborowa sinle Est. Poland £9.50 Snow Queen Kazakhstan £9.50 U'Luvka Poland £9.50 2006 Kauffman Russia £12.50 Ultimat Poland £14.75 Page 16 Liqueur Bailey's £8.00 Cointreau £8.00 Crème de Menthe £8.00 Disaranno £8.00 Drambuie £8.00 Grand Marnier £8.00 Kahlua £8.00 Tia-Maria £8.00 Kummel £8.00 Frangelico £9.00 Green Chartreuse £9.00 Grand Marnier 'Centenaire' £21.00 Grand Marnier 'Cinquentenaire' £29.00 Tequila Patron Silver £9.50 Don Julio 'Resposado' £12.00 Page 17 12 year old Cragganmore 12 year old Royal Lochnagar 10 year old Macallan 12 year old The Belvenie Signature 12 year old Glenlivet 15 year old Glenfiddich Solera Res. 21 year old The Belvenie Port Wood 34 year old 1973 Glen Grant 30 year old Glenfiddich 30 year old Glenfarclas 20 year old 1983 Glenlivet 35 year old Tamnavulin 1972 Glen Grant 1973 The Glenrothes 18 year old 1979 Macallan Gran Reserva 1959 Glenfarclas 1966 Macallan Vintage Label 50 year old Glenfarclas north of the island ploughing their furrow, who can blame them. They have great elegance, finesse and deserve acolades. Speyside (the Highlands) Scotch Malt Whisky Technically, a sub-region of the highlands. Many consider Speyside Whiskies as the very essence of malt Whisky and with over 50 distilleries Page 18 Price £7.00 £7.00 £9.00 £9.00 £9.00 £9.00 £16.50 £24.50 £27.50 £28.00 £31.50 £32.00 £42.00 £46.00 £94.00 £99.00 £115.00 £240.00 who can blame them. deserve acolades. Many consider Speyside and with over 50 distilleries Page 18 Price 16 year old Rosebank £12.50 Auchentoshan 3 Woods £14.00 14 year old Oban £8.75 12 year old Glenturret £9.00 15 year old Dalwhinnie £9.50 10 year old Skibo £11.50 18 year old Highland Park £14.00 Glenmorangie Port Wood £15.00 21 year old Glen Garioch £15.50 18 year old Glenmorangie £16.00 21 year old Dalmore £17.00 Dalmore King Alexander III £28.00 1954 Mortlach £46.50 Balbair 40 year anniversary selection £51.50 10 year old Longrow £12.00 30 year old Glen Scotia 'Rhum Cask' £24.50 21 year old Springbank £46.00 The region, defined since 1784, encompasses all mainland distilleries north of the Highland line (Greenock to Dundee) except Speyside. Scattered across Scotland, there are some stunning impressions aperitif or for mixing in a classic cocktail like Rob Roy. to be made in this area. is only one working fulltime. distilleries selling bootleg liquor to America now sadly there Campbeltown The small town of Campbelltown is Located on the Mull of Kintyre. Back in the prohibition years (1919-33) Campbeltown had 34 Scotch Malt Whisky distilleries produce lighter style malts, making them good as an Highlands Lowlands The Lowlands region is located south of the Greenock in the west and Dundee in the east, is often overlooked by Whisky drinkers. Their Page 19 25 year old Springbank £86.00 Page 19 Price 12 year old Caol Ila £9.50 Laphroaig quarter cask £10.00 12 year old Bunnhabhain £10.50 1998 Aldbeg 'Still Young' £12.00 15 year old Bowmore £12.50 16 year old Lagavulin £16.00 1998 Aldbeg 'Almost There' £17.00 25 year old Bowmore £42.00 24 year old 1979 Port Ellen £46.00 30 year old Laphroaig £78.00 Isle of Jura 'Superstition' £9.00 16 year old Isle of Jura £9.00 18 year old Talisker £12.00 20 year old Ledaig £19.00 diversity of styles with each distillery having such a unique taste palate, giving you a true taste of Hebridean history. the make up of these whiskies. of their own. With its maritime climate the water plays its part in 1500 years and the varied, complex flavors are challenging to the Islands The islands off the north and west coast of Scotland produce such a Scotch Malt Whisky Islay Islay is the greatest of the Whisky islands, deep in peat, lashed by rain, wind and sea. Distillaton has been taking place here for over Page 20 Cognac Tesseron X.O. Selection Remy Martin X.O. Louis XIII Frapin V.S.O.P. V.I.P. X.O. Delamain X.O. 'Pale & Dry' A. de Fussigny Extra Hine 1957 Hennessy Paradis Digestives Page 21 Price £15.00 £20.00 £185.00 £9.00 £24.00 £16.00 £24.00 £49.00 £54.00 Page 21 Armagnac, Bas Armagnac, Armagnac Ténareze Price Baron de Sigognac 10 year old £9.00 Castarede 1979 £16.50 Francis Darrore 1964 Chateau de Gaube £44.00 1959 Chateau de Gaube £65.00 Calvados Pays d'Auge Pomme Prisonniere £17.50 Dupont 17 year old £19.00 Lemorton 25 years Hors d'age £24.00 Coeur de Lion Reserve des Fiefs £10.00 1974 £29.00 1965 £38.00 Grappa Domenis Riserva 10 year old £14.00 Capannelle di Chianti Classico £15.00 Jacopo Poli Moscato £16.00 Eaux de Vie Kirsh Zuger Vieux et Noble, Etter £7.00 Poire Williams Morand £12.00 Framboise sauvage Coeur de chauffe, G. Mido £13.50 Digestives Page 22 The above is designed for two people sharing with up to eight cocktails prepared per menu. Angostura Bitters as well as a selection of The Champagne Cocktail Degustation is now available in The Capital Bar for £75. fresh fruit purees and juices. Champagne cocktails at your bar table. Crème de Cassis, Crème de Peche,Crème de Poire, Calvados, Grand Marnier, Martell VS Fine Cognac, Snow Queen Vodka, The Champagne Degustation includes a bottle of Gosset Brut Excellence,Crème de Mure, Crème de Framboise, Champagne Degustation Are you a true Champagne aficionado? If so, we invite you to come to try out our Champagne Degustation menu. The Capital Bar has created a new experience for its valued 'let the bubbles take over' guests, which involves preparing your very own Page 23 Page 23 Champagne 12%- 13% White Wine 11% - 14% Red Wine 12% - 15% Beer 3.8% - 5.5% Vermouth 14.8% - 18% Campari 25% Pernod 40% Ricard 45% Sherry 15.5% - 17.5% Gin 37.5% - 47.3% Vodka 37.5% - 40% Rum 40% - 63% Whiskies 40% - 57.4% Cognac and Armagnac 35% - 44% Grappa 42% - 50% In accordance with the Weights and Measures Act 1995 the measure of Gin, Rum and Whisky on the premises is 50ml A guide to the beverage alcohol content served at The Capital Bar Alcohol by volume Page 24 Page 24