Nab a cosy sofa with Warhol-works views. You can also arrange private dining in the Deer Club’s secret back room; a barman and waiter will be at your disposal for the night, too.
Relaxed Roman: rich hues, cashmere, silk, velvet, leather – and a dash of Acqua di Parma, perhaps.
The Deer Club bills itself as a lounge, restaurant and liquor club; it’s very tasty in each of these roles. A stag’s head with antlers – the ancient symbol of the Regola quarter, where the hotel is set – keeps watch on proceedings in the dark velvet-, silk- and mirror-accented space, also graced with three portraits from Andy Warhol’s infamous ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ series. Italian chef Max Mariola is responsible for the menu of kitchen bites, aka shared plates (beef carpaccio; salmon sashimi; shrimp salad, for example), starring seasonal Italian produce (a whole chapter of the menu is dedicated to vegetables). In summer, the Deer Club moves to the pretty roof terrace.
Enjoy elegant antipasti and potent cocktails in Deer. We’d order another round of DOM Collins if we could: a refreshing muddle of geranium gin, lemon juice, lavender water and geranium essence. As you’d expect from a refined Roman, DOM’s wine, champagne, prosecco and spirits selection is beyond reproach. Add elegant antipasti, if you’re peckish.
Eat at the Deer Club until 11pm; drinks are available until 2am.
A small selection of light snacks and mains – Italian meats and cheeses; toast; vegetable lasagna – can be ordered to your room around the clock.