The Colony Club
May 11, 2018
Located in the heart of Mayfair, the Colony Club seems tailor made for a certain kind of clientele. It exudes an air of exclusivity, which is heightened by the fact you have to sign in before you can set foot inside the place. The venue houses a bar, restaurant and casino. The bar is contemporary in design, with lots of light curved wood and a high-tech lighting system capable of changing the mood of the room. The cocktails come care of Riccardo Andreotti, formerly of Corrigan and Galvin, and the drinks are well made using premium spirits and fresh ingredients. The gleaming cream dining room, meanwhile, is a stylish if overly formal space, with lots of pump cushions dotted about the place and crisp white table linen. Food-wise, you’ll find yourself inundated with options – there are four different menus to choose from, including European, Asian and Middle Eastern options. In terms of drinks there’s a list of classic cocktails and a pleasingly weighty wine tome, with prices set at expected Mayfair levels. The gaming room is open 24 hours and boasts 20 different tables including American Roulette, Blackjack, and Baccarat. Private dining and gaming facilities are available for those who want an even more discreet, exclusive experience. Service is slick and efficient, as you might imagine, and while the place can feel a little characterless at times, glamorous in an internationally recognisable if slightly dated way, it’s undeniably luxurious, offering a particular kind of experience to a moneyed Mayfair set.