Prince de Galles
May 11, 2018
Designed by interior architect Bruno Borrione, the interior of Les Heures, the elegant bar of the Prince de Galles Hotel is a refined space with stylish art deco flourishes and a sense of timelessness. It’s a rich room, creamy and polished and marbled, the space is dominated by an extraordinary chandelier and the walls are illuminated by frescoes. The room was in a previous life the bar’s entry hall but it’s been reworked and remade for modern tastes. The drinks list features a series of classic cocktails which have been reinterpreted with a modern twist. There are some lovely vintage cocktail paraphernalia dotted round the room, including a seltzer siphon and a champagne tap. The service is smooth as can be and the atmosphere harks back to an earlier more glamorous age – exactly what you want from a hotel bar of this calibre. Head barman Christopher Gaglione is a picture of class and efficiency, his drinks served in handsome vintage glassware and simply but impeccably presented.