PACKING A PUNCH
On a quiet corner of Grosvenor Square in the heart of Mayfair lies one of the capital’s newest drinking spots, Luggage Room. Step through the engraved stone doorway and into the original storage spot for travel bags and trunks, and a decadent discovery awaits. Bar manager Abdulai Kpekawa and his team have created a menu of classic cobblers, martinis and punches reflecting the energy of London high society. Statement drinks include the Aviation, made from gin, maraschino liqueur and lemon, and the signature cocktail, The Bentley Cup, which includes gin, elderflower syrup, cucumber water, marmalade, vodka and Champagne. Abdulai and his team will also be serving up a selection of inventive cups, punches and cobblers, including Fish House Punch (cognac, rum, peach, lemon and sugar) and Boston Cobbler (port calvados, lemon, orange and pineapple). — W.D.M.
Grosvenor Square, WRK 6JP