SquareMeal Review of
The Coburg at The Connaught Hotel
Although it plays second fiddle to the starry Connaught Bar, The Coburg shouldn't be underestimated – imagine sitting inside a box of Quality Street chocolates, with flashes of vibrant colour
punctuating a warm, inviting room that is high on creature comforts. The compendium of heritage cocktails revisits Georgian sours, flips and cups, resurrects Victorian fizzes, daisies and cobblers,
promotes 20th-century stars such as Hemingway daiquiri or Marlene Dietrich (a Canadian whiskey sour), and publicises London inventions including the espresso martini. As you'd expect at this level,
malts and Cognac are top notch – anything from rare and vintage Macallans to a 1914 Hine Jarnac at an astonishing £1,500. Royal beluga caviar aside, edible treats include everything from a smoked
salmon and scrambled egg full breakfast (£29) and lunchtime salads to black truffle and mascarpone ‘cones'