The Strand Palace Hotel’s cocktail spot, Mask Bar, was mercifully tarted up during the building’s latest refurbishment. Its new look – all jewel-bright and jam-tone plush with swirly pattern carpet – might not set any trends, but then again, fearsomely chic interiors and cutting-edge mixology aren’t to everyone’s taste. This is a comfy, middle-of-the-road venue where Italian Merlot or Pinot Grigio goes for £23 a bottle, Lanson Black Label Champagne costs £55, and £13 buys a trio of sliders (from a menu that also has cheeseboards and meze to share). Pay £11 and you’ll receive a large G&T or any of Mask’s ‘classic cocktails’ – read Cosmopolitan, Piña Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri and Long Island Iced Tea. Given the hotel’s art deco heritage, however, where’s the shame in championing period-correct drinks such as Bee’s Knees, Mary Pickford, Hanky Panky or others featured in its neighbour’s indispensable compendium, The Savoy Cocktail Book?
Gin afternoon tea £29.95 per person
This offer is available from October 14, 2016 until May 1, 2017, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface.
Not available in conjunction with other offers.
Offer excludes service.