There’s not much our head of bars Roberto Fiorillo doesn’t know about wine and spirits, and of course Champagne, his absolute favourite tipple.
It wasn’t his first choice of career though, he went to uni in Italy to study mechanical engineering! Although if you’ve ever watched him mix a cocktail you’ll of seen he has a very systematic approach. It was this that earned him The World’s Best Gin Martini Award with Campfire Gin in 2019 - not bad considering at 19 in his first bartending job he made one in a tall glass, with ice and a double shot of martini.
Since that faux pas, he’s read 100s of books on all aspects of drinks; been a winner and finalist in international cocktail competitions; opened two spirits shops and a bar consultancy; trained 100s of other bartenders; visited 100s of distilleries and wineries, plus he’s done a bit of press too
CV aside, Roberto has natural affability, charm, and an innate understanding of what people want to drink, when.
Thanks to Roberto’s constant curiosity and ambition for the bar to exceed expectations he is always changing our Cocktail List with the seasons - and trying new wines with Sean to create a well rounded, quality wine list and of course, an exceptional Champagne List!🍾
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