Those looking for old-school indulgence should make their way to the London EDITION’s intimate lounge bar pronto. Oak panelled walls and pin-tucked velvet loveseats evoke member’s club allure in a space that’s dominated by a well-stocked yet notably petite bar. As the name infers, punches are the order of the day here and sampling one will bring about an incessant urge to try them all.

There’s an impressive collection of spirits but it’s safe to say that the expertly blended punches steal the show. Eight flavourful mixes adorn the menu beside a signature brew that changes daily and the idea is to share. Don’t shy away from the more unusual varieties. The rum-heavy milk punch, concocted with clarified milk and lashings of Somerset cider, happened to be our favourite of the lot.

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Best seat in the house: Take your pick, you can’t go wrong.

Dress code: For ladies, an elegant shift dress fits the bill. Gents should opt for a relaxed suit and sharp shoes.

 

10 Berners Street
020 7781 0000
www.edition-hotels.marriott.com/london

 

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There’s an impressive collection of spirits but it’s safe to say that the expertly blended punches steal the show.
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