Right from the initial point of cocktail contact, my experience with The Luggage Room was exceptional. The booking process was simple and efficient, making the night start off on just the right foot.
Located in the 5 Star, Marriott Hotel in Mayfair, The Luggage Room takes its luxe, interior inspiration from the infamous Bentley Boys and London in the roaring 1920's.
The initial ambience is alluring, with the dim lighting, gorgeous marble floors and perfectly pitched swing music greeting you on arrival. The decor is very classic and elegant, and definitely has the feeling of being in an old luggage trunk thanks to its rich mahogany tones. The venue is made up of a selection of intimate booths, larger open areas and a few bar stools, giving it a grand yet intimate feel.
When we were seated by the very friendly and classy hostess, we were surprised by a complementary rum based appetiser and shown the menus. We were blown away by the wide selection of cocktails, boasting a menu of over 50, and catering to all tastes and preferences. If cocktails aren't your thing, then they also have a very extensive wine and spirit menu and a selection of craft beers.
Not knowing where to start on the menu, I was very impressed with the knowledge of the bar tenders, who after a few simple questions had me settled on the drink named, Navy Grog. My beautiful date for the evening also needed some help selecting, and was convinced to try Gibleys Winter Punch, which is mixed between two friends, Guinness and Irish whisky. We also had a look at their winter food menu, made up of light gourmet bar dishes and decided on the Charcuterie to share which was a delicious selection of meats, goats cheese and artichokes.
Within five minutes I had to stop my conversation to take a look at this blazing, Tiki glass that is literally on fire, and coming my way. It looked like something straight from war time in Hawaii; quite the show stopper indeed. After mine came out, I could see it made quite the impression with at least 4 more following to various parties. We then quizzed the bar tenders some more, and each had milky night caps named Clan McGregor Egg Nog and Whiskey Nog. The cocktails (set between £13-£16) were among some of the best that I have had, and the knowledge and friendliness of the staff really added to the experience.
I would highly recommend The Luggage Room if you’re looking to impress someone special or have something to celebrate. The prices are standard for Mayfair, but for such a regal destination, you would be looking to splash the cash. It was a great evening from start to finish, and I will definitely be heading back to try tick off a few more of their amazing drink selection.