Hotels in Mayfair are the dons of creating luxuriously baller drinking spaces, and The Painter's Room on the ground floor of Claridge's is definitely no exception. The rich back story of Claridge's art and design heritage and old photos from the archives in the 1930’s have influenced the design process of the hotel's third bar. An elegant and striking flamingo-hued onyx stone bar is the centrepiece, and you'll find BarChick on one of the tables in front of it, taking in the Art Deco details of the peach and cream coloured skylight and the Deco light that steal the room's attention.
Nathan McCarley O’Neill is the new Director of Mixology at the helm, and he's promised to make some waves with drinks inspired by the culture, art and design of Europe. It's a killer four-chapter menu journeying from Light and Interpretations, to Complex and Clean, with ingredients at the core to create flavours in their purest, simplest form. Some drinks have been inspired by specific pieces of art, like 'The Saint Remy', a variation on a Martini inspired by Van Gogh’s Almond Blossom, and all are served by the blue painters jacket-wearing team, inspired by American fashion photographer Bill Cunningham. Never let it be said that the crew at Claridge's aren't sticklers for detail.