Found at The Beaumont hotel in the well-heeled neighbourhood of Mayfair, Le Magritte is an intimate and traditional cocktail bar which is inspired in part by 1920s New York.
Although The Beaumont in fact only opened in 2014, stepping foot inside the hotel feels like travelling back in time in the best of senses, and Le Magritte is no different. Seating around 30 guests, the entrance to this intimate nook of a space is framed by backlit alabaster columns, while the seductive, sophisticated interior is lined with European fiddleback cherrywood and centres on the granite-topped, leather-edged, ebony bar, behind which hangs the Magritte that gives the room its name.
Elsewhere, studded brown leather sofas and cosy red tub chairs ensure maximum comfort, enhanced only by soft lighting and a fireplace in one corner of the room. Le Magritte is overseen by bar manager Antonino Lo Iacono, who has previous experience at famed London institutions, such as Rules, Dukes, and Mayfair’s Mark’s Club.
The bar specialises in bourbons, American whiskies and cocktails, while a selection of bar snacks sees upmarket takes on classic American staples - think French Toast with bacon, truffle and jam or Corndogs with stout mustard. Those looking for an extra touch of luxury can instead peruse the oyster and caviar menu.
Le Magritte also offers alfresco drinking and dining opportunities thanks to its dedicated terrace, a chic, sheltered space which overlooks Mayfair’s manicured Brown Hart Gardens. The outdoor space is furnished with 1920s-style rattan armchairs and cafe tables, while bundles of lush
Greenery adds further to the space’s alfresco vibe. Drinks are available on the terrace, alongside an all-day menu of light snacks and dishes.
The Beaumont is also home to a flagship restaurant called The Colony Grill Room and an afternoon tea lounge known as Gatsby’s Room.