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The mini-bar at The Ritz London is filled with half-bottles of everything from the house champagne to Krug Grande Cuvée Brut. For hard liquor, choose from Bacardi rum, Stolichnaya vodka, Chivas Regal, Bombay Sapphire, Jack Daniel’s, Hennessy X.O and Glenfiddich. Of course, there is a selection of non-alcoholic drinks: Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sunraysia fruit juices, Evian and San Pellegrino water, Fever Tree mixers like ginger ale and Red Bull.
The food offerings are slim, but we like the chocolates from William Curley, a U.K.-based company. The namesake behind the brand was The Savoy’s youngest chef pâtissier, and his wife, Suzue, is a pastry chef who’s worked at Claridge’s and The Savoy. Try the pair’s chocolate bars, drinking chocolate or Suisse Rocher (one package of milk chocolate and another dark chocolate). Or nosh on smoked almonds, Peanut M&M’s, jelly candies, Burts hand-fried potato chips with salt and pepper, or mixed dried fruit and nuts.
Check out the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s inedible mini-bar items, too. Our favorites are The Ritz London Book of Afternoon Tea and The Ritz London Book of Etiquette, which are bundled together in a navy ribbon with the luxury hotel’s lion logo in white. A handy Skross adapter that also charges USB devices is for sale, along with vanity and shaving kits, a silver wine stopper and a scented candle.