London foodies are sure to be wise to The Cinnamon Club, one of the staples of Indian fine-dining in the capital for the best part of two decades.
But, whether you’ve just hear their name now or dined there first in the noughties, the Westminster favourite has a brand new surprise for everybody.
As if the spot didn’t sound intriguing enough already, sat between the walls of the Grade II listed old Westminster library, they’ve gone an added a hidden underground cocktail bar to their oeuvre.
Reflecting an Indian bazaar, the striking décor and vibrancy is sure to draw anyone in. With touches from both British and Indian culture, you’ll be bowled over by the Inopera terrazzo bar, curved archways and alcoves; as well as the plush seating and satin brass trim tables.
Upon taking a seat, customers can request cocktails from mixologist Robin Honhold, who previously worked at Lyan. Delight in the signature offers, including an infusion of Belvedere ginger vodka with apricot purée, spiced rose and topped with prosecco spumante, know as the Club Bellini. Or perhaps the Red Lady will take your fancy, mixing Havana club 3yo, watermelon cordial, curaçao, orange and lime.
If cocktails aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty to treat yourself with at The Cinnamon Club’s hidden bar. Choose from a hearty selection of champagnes, beers, and alcohol-free cocktails. When you get peckish, there’s also a bar menu with some of the renowned food that the upstairs made its name for.