Make like Don Draper and take up residence at the bar; if you get peckish, you can always sidle over to one of the tables and plush armchairs nearby.
Don’t hold back on colour; vintage Pucci prints and sharp tailoring should stand you in good stead.
With chartreuse and saffron taffeta on the walls and a Sixties sputnik chandelier hanging from the ceiling, JK Place Café doesn’t shy away from making a statement. But it’s also a casual and informal setting for a meal: grab one of the rust-red leather chairs or green velvet banquettes to sample chef Antonio Martucci’s specialties, such as gnocchi with local pecorino, black pepper and smoked cardamom powder, and a carbonara made the Roman way (that’s with cheek lard and yet more pecorino). If you order one thing, make it the signature JK burger, a home-made brioche bun cradling Piedmont Fassone beef, Tuscan bacon and a good chunk of cheddar. The hotel's hearty brunch, with home-made breads and cakes, pastries, sandwiches, pies, regional meats and cheeses, traditional pasta dishes, burgers and tiramisu is an experience that calls for seconds.
The wood-panelled bar stands at one end of the restaurant, flanked by round brass tables, Fifties photography and abstract onyx sculptures. Try a glass of Petit Verdot from Lazio or a JK sour, a house cocktail of Amaretto, passion fruit and lemon as unexpected as the playlist (Frank Sinatra one minute, Dizzee Rascal the next).
Breakfast is served 7.30-10.30 am, brunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. A full menu is available from 12 noon to midnight.
Guests can order from JK Place Café’s menu during opening hours, after which light snacks such as sandwiches and lasagne can be ordered round the clock.