Idris Elba opens cocktail bar at London’s Waldorf Hilton

12 Nov 2018 by Mark Caswell
The Parrot cocktail bar at The Waldorf Hilton, London

The Waldorf Hilton on London’s Aldwych has opened new cocktail bar and live music venue The Parrot.

The 67-seater bar is a collaboration between the hotel, actor and DJ Idris Elba, and identical twin brothers Lee and Nicky Caulfield.

According to the press release the bar will play host to regular, unannounced secret shows, including regular DJ sets from Idris Elba, and is the first London bar to offer its own chauffeur-driven car, a branded Aston Martin.

Drinks include the Parakeet – Maker’s Mark bourbon, Wray and Nephew rum, banana essence and white Peruvian pepper, while small plate dishes are served on “repurposed seashells” and include Wagyu beef with pickled enoki, wasabi and pineapple, and poached lobster with mango, chilli coconut and lime.

A dish at The Parrot cocktail bar at The Waldorf Hilton, London

Decor features plush velvet seating, hand-painted palm wallpaper, and a bar decorated in “luxurious teal fish scale tiles beneath exposed Edison filament bulbs, conjuring the moody, atmospheric feel of the speakeasy”.

Commenting on the news Guy Hilton, general manager of The Waldorf Hilton said:

“The Parrot was a natural move for us, building on the history of The Waldorf as an entertainment hub nestled between five major West-End theatres.

“In 1908, the hotel was the vision of theatrical impresario, Edward Sanders and has since seen the entertainment offering grow through the ages, from teaching London to Tango in the 1920s to introducing a house orchestra and hosting glittering champagne receptions.”

Reservation for The Parrot can be made by email to [email protected]

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