Settle into a spot on the terrace.
Leave your hoodies, caps and flip-flops at home; opt instead for jeans and luxe knits by day, a bit of sparkle by night.
Food is served throughout the hotel, where guests linger over seasonal British fare in handsomely proportioned Georgian rooms brought up to date with flashes of neon and a splash of art deco. For breakfast, take your pick from the Continental spread and order decadent plates of eggs Florentine, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough toast, granola and avo on toast. Come evening, tall stools slink around the imposing central bar of the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Yoku. It’s worth letting staff know that you’ll be dining at the hotel: tables are popular, with an Asian-inspired menu featuring an edit of sushi, wagyu skewers, crispy king prawn spring rolls and miso-marinated black cod. On Fridays and Saturdays, Ronnie’s Ribshack comes to life at the back of the hotel’s garden terrace, serving signature ‘grab-and-go’ American cuisine for a more laid-back meal.
Head to Yoku or Bar Tokyo for an apéritif, where asian cocktails like Sakura sours and banana & pineapple rum runners are served under the restaurant's opulent chandeliers. The downstairs Gin & Juice bar, a great post-dinner option, is a buzzy and attractive affair sprawling across several rooms, each with a different feel. Feeling peckish? Perch at the high wooden table in the pantry, which houses a gorgeous selection of Neal’s Yard cheeses. The long zinc bar is at the heart of the action; resident mixologists have already established it as the best cocktail bar in town with their carefully crafted menu of sours, swizzles and highballs. Order the house cocktail, a delightfully blue coupe of gin and blue raspberry syrup topped with a lemony froth, then retreat to the games room or the scattering of deep leather sofas in the conservatory – it’s heated in the winter, and in good weather the roof opens up for a garden-party feel. Thursday–Saturday things shift into weekend mode with late opening and some top-drawer DJs (Norman Jay, DJ Yoda and Gilles Peterson have all graced the decks).
Breakfast is served 7.30am–11am, lunch noon to 3pm, dinner at Yoku 6pm–9pm (10pm on Fridays and Saturdays, closed on Sundays). Ronnie serves his signature ribs on Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm to 10pm; the bar is open until midnight.
Let staff know when you plan on getting up: they’ll leave a tray of pastries, fresh juice and a newspaper by your door. A full menu is available in room during restaurant hours.