he brains and the brawn – the hustle and the muscle…
What lies behind the bar with no name at 69 Colebrooke Row?
Who are we?
Tony Conigliaro is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s pioneering drinks creators, and is continually working to break the boundaries surrounding drinking experiences. Having worked as a bartender for many years in places such as Isola and Shochu Lounge in London, Tony began to pay attention to the work of the chefs and incorporated new methods into his cocktail repertoire, resulting in some ground-breaking cocktail menus.
Tony first started to experiment while working on the cocktail lists at Isola in 2001 and has since implemented various radical methods and processes in his drink making.
Having studied art and art history and worked in a fashion house prior to his involvement in drinks, Tony cites a broad spectrum of influences in his work, from bartenders and chefs, to perfumers, scientist, alchemists and designers.
“My influences don’t always come from people – sometimes a movement in cuisine, or a book can affect me. Perfumers for example bring something very new to the equation.”
Tony has helped open and run bars for almost 12yrs in which time he has not only won considerable awards but found the time to write articles, consult, and has been at the vanguard of creating some of London’s most respected drinks.
Meet the Team