Waeska at The Mandrake 22

The Mandrake Hotel, 20-21 Newman Street , London, W1T 1PG

Waeska at The Mandrake London bar Bloomsbury

SquareMeal Review of Waeska at The Mandrake

Given the mandrake root’s trippy herbal reputation, it’s fitting that the mind-bendingly exotic, sensual interior of this boho-deluxe boutique hotel is a magical mystery tour de force. At its heart is a baroque Babylonian palace-style courtyard, open to the stars, with mature palms and lush cascading fragrant flora: The Hanging Gardens of Fitzrovia as imagined by artist MC Escher and French rapper MC Solaar, perhaps. There’s a choice of three bars, although our favourite is Waeska – a decadent clubby cocktail lounge overseen by a fantastical creature that is half-gazelle, half-peacock. Come here to enjoy restorative plant-based sips such as She-Devil (Champagne, Calvados, Campari, rhubarb cordial and sea buckthorn tincture) or White Witch (a truffled Grey Goose Martini with wattleseed bitters) accompanied by snacks of cheese and tarragon croquettes, lightly battered onion rings, charcuterie and boquerones. Meanwhile, those dining at Serge et Le Phoque (the hotel’s restaurant) have a darkened art deco-style wine bar at their disposal.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station 302m

Goodge Street Tube Station 390m

Address

Address: The Mandrake Hotel, 20-21 Newman Street , London W1T 1PG

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Nearby Landmarks

Contemporary Applied Arts 110m

Odeon Tottenham Court Road 207m

Details

Telephone: 020 3146 7770

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