And what better use for a tranquil and exclusive setting than bars and restaurants that can offer wonderful terraces and a fantastic selection of the finest food and drink?

And within a short walk of this iconic road are several other top bars where we can sample incredible cocktails, ales, wines and myriad other beverages. Let’s take a look at the best bars near South Molton Street that can serve as the perfect setting for our next drinking destination.

Bars Near South Molton Street

Bars near South Molton Street aren't necessarily an evening affair. Many of the following are open from morning ‘til night offering all-day eating and drinking possibilities. From champagne cocktails with brunch to locally crafted ales with dinner, there is something for everyone at one of these great bars.

Jak’s Mayfair

Location: 43 South Molton Street, Mayfair W1K 5RS
Walking distance from South Molton Street: 0 mins
From the menu: Old Fashioned £16, La Maglia Rosa Pinot Grigio £35, Jeio Bisol Prosecco £95

Jak’s Mayfair is an elegant dining experience with plenty to offer. Alongside the fine wine and sumptuous serving suggestions, this bar also has a more relaxed side come the evenings and weekends.

Here we can find DJs playing the latest tunes while we enjoy some amazing cocktails and home-brand artisan ales. Whatever type of bar experience we’re into, Jak's Mayfair will certainly provide everything needed.

The building is split over four floors with a unique theme on each. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind after work or perhaps get together with a few friends for a Saturday lunch that we won’t forget for a long time. The terrace seating spills out onto the beautiful South Molton Street providing the perfect setting for a spot of people-watching as we eat.

Mr Fogg’s Apothecary

Location: 34 Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 5DN
Walking distance from South Molton Street: 2 mins
From the menu: Quack’s Compound £18, Salve to Soothe - £18, Choke and Smoke £16.50

It is difficult to describe Mr Fogg's Apothecary. On one hand, it has a novelty feel and is certainly a little quirky. But on the other, it has this incredible elegance and charm that makes the former critique hard to understand. It just works! As a result, it most definitely falls into the category of the best bars near South Molton Street.

The setting is Victorian London with all the fine trimmings and trappings such as high-quality upholstered chairs, a beautiful bar and carefully considered low lighting. And the theme runs on into the cocktail menu. And we have to say, it is the cocktails that are the star of the show. Bearing amusing and sometimes slightly concerning names, the drinks available are concoctions that could well have been weird and mystical potions brought back by the fictional explorer from his trip around the world. Needless to say, all ingredients are fresh and perfectly edible!

Le Magritte Bar and Terrace

Location: The Beaumont, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair W1K 6TF
Walking distance from South Molton Street: 4 mins
From the menu: Small beer £8, Fever Tree Ginger Ale £5, Le Maître d’Ecole 1955 £20

Another trip back in time now as we return to the roaring 20s at Le Magritte Bar & Terrace. This tastefully decorated American-style bar is the perfect setting for allowing our imaginations to run wild and acquire a feel for what it may have been like during the prohibition period.

Without going too far, le Magritte presents a speakeasy theme. There are some wonderful pieces of artwork and photographs hanging from the walnut-panelled interior providing many a conversation point. Beyond the bar, there is a fabulous covered terrace with views stretching out across Brown Hart Gardens. Here we can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, cocktails, cigars and more.

Claridge's Bar Terrace

Location: Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 4HR
Walking distance from South Molton Street: 3 mins
From the menu: Mojito £22, Laurent-Perrier 175ml £25, Dom Pérignon 2012 £300

Claridge's bar is a place to see and be seen. Serving up some of the finest champagnes and cocktails in the most elegant setting, we would be hard pushed to better this location. The art-deco-influenced interior exudes a sophisticated charm where we can enjoy superb creations from highly skilled mixologists.

And if we are feeling a little peckish, there is an extensive food menu to select from including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The adjoining bar is cleverly hidden away from the street offering the perfect place to enjoy some fresh air without being disturbed by onlookers.

Coburg Bar at The Connaught

Location: The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair W1K 2AL
Walking distance from South Molton Street: 8 mins
From the menu: 1975 Sherry Palo Cortado, Gonzalez Byass £90, Brut, Blanc de Blancs £160, Cuvée Annamaria Clementi £495

The Coburg Bar holds a special place in our hearts among the best bars near South Molton Street. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the warmest and most intimate atmospheres we will ever experience in Mayfair. And it is all thanks to the carefully thought-out decor and perfect lighting that creates a wonderful hideaway. And it’s all here in the heart of one of London's most exclusive hotels.

The bar overlooks Carlos Place and for many years has been a favourite spot for many notable figures including celebrities and dignitaries. They offer an unbeatable selection of premium and rare spirits, an extensive wine menu and an incredible plethora of world-renowned champagnes. All-day dining is available from breakfast through to dinner with a selection of snacks, salads and larger plates.