DATE NIGHT: WAKE UP WITH AN ESPRESSO MARTINI AT CECCONI’S AT THE NED

WHAT

The ultimate pick-me-up at the stylish cocktail bar at the City of London hotel and member’s club

PRICE

£10.50 for a cocktail

WHY

London has one of the best cocktail scenes in the world but we imagine that since becoming a parent it’s been a while since you’ve seen it. However weary you’re feeling, broken sleep and potty training will quickly become a distant memory as you are perched at the Ned’s glamorous twenties-style bar with your loved one sipping an Espresso Martini. It is part of the £200m flagship hotel by the people behind Soho House, all soaring ceilings and refined elegance. You will love every minute.

ON THE MENU

The signature cocktail is the Nedgroni – a potent mix of Campari, vermouth and gin. Also worth trying are their Bloody Mary’s, Martinis, champagne cocktails and late night digestifs served in vintage-style glassware.

WHERE

27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ right next to Bank station

WHEN

The hotel is so big – as well as Cecconi’s there are another eight restaurants within the 3,000 square metre former banking hall – you’ll definitely find a quiet spot to enjoy some alone time. You could try one of the two-person micro-booths in the Nickel Bar.

HOW ROMANTIC

There is an old-school glamour and romance to this five-star hotel that will really make you remember the you before children. It’s definitely worth the effort.

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