Notting Hill bartender wins GB World Class final

Danilo Frigulti from Viajante87 bar in London has won the World Class GB Grand Final.

Danilo Frigulti from Viajante87 bar in London's Notting Hill has won the World Class GB Grand Final. 

Frigulti will now be on his way to Shanghai in September to represent Great Britain at the World Class Global Finals, where the 'world’s best bartender' will be crowned.  

To win the GB title meant shaking off competition from hundreds of other bartenders from across the country. The competition saw Frigulti participate in a series of challenges against 22 other finalists over two days in London, with judges including last year’s winner Matt Arnold.  

"I’ve worked in this amazing industry for five years now and I’m so proud to be recognised like this for a career and industry I feel so lucky to be part of," says Frigulti. "Thank you so much to my team and mentors for being so generous with their time and wisdom, you’ve all helped me get to this point and I can’t wait to represent Great Britain in Shanghai." 

More on the winner

Danilo Frigulti is originally from the south of Italy where he started his career in hospitality as a barista. He then moved to London in 2018 where he started his journey in the bar industry as a barback at The London Edition.

Three years later, he moved to The Nomad Hotel, where he started as a barback before progressing all the way to head bartender. Six months ago, he joined the team at Viajante87.

News on his win arrives just after entries for the 2024 Classic Cocktail Competition were opened. Bartenders from across the UK can now register their interest via the competition's website.

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