If you emerge from Tottenham Court Road tube station, your choices to get slick cocktail bars may feel restricted. But all this has changed with the transformation of the new Coral Room of this The Bloombury hotel.
What was once an ordinary reception area within this Edward Lutyens-designed Grade II-listed resort is the Coral Room that is magnificent: a 2,100 sq ft wizard Martin Brudnizki. Its original wood panelling has been upgraded together with artworks, in a vibrant coral by rising celebrity illustrator Luke Edward Hall along with five-star Murano glas chandeliers. The total effect is amazing with a definite texture of the Roaring Twenties. It manages to become lavish design-conscious and non-pompous all in precisely the identical moment.
What actually draws the attention would be the window, which features a high-gloss wood front, a Calacatta marble shirt and a great deal of brass and classic mirror giving a decadent backdrop. There are plenty of velvet armchairs to tap into in corners that are private, however, the coral leather stools in the bar would be those to choose — it is where you can watch the lengthy cocktail set shaken, being mixed and stirred.
Start with a couple of glasses of English sparkling, which the Bloomsbury champions, my arrangement, along with even a Gin Lane of the evening. St Germain, Hendrick’s gin, Viognier, increased syrup and agave are poured together in the prettiest cut martini glass — it is pleasant but velvety soft.
Cachaca, rum and mescal get a look in on the menu that is experimental. If things needs heating up, try the Midtown Swizzle: rum, sherry, passion fruit, pineapple and lime are all charged with an English sparkler.
Cocktails do not come cheap here (they begin in12), however this is someplace you come to impress.
It isn’t simply a watering hole. It’s a place to lounge for breakfast, if you need a healthy acai bowl or eggs.