25 Jan 2022
Boparan Restaurant Group-owned, The Cinnamon Club, unveils an extensive bar renovation with a new scheme conceptualised by London-based interior designer, Juliet Walmsley.
Located on the lower ground floor of the Grade II listed Old Westminster Library, Juliet’s design for The Cinnamon Club’s 36-cover standalone bar takes inspiration from both British and Indian architecture, to create a comfortable and vibrant extension of The Library lounge bar upstairs. Warm shades of ochre, sienna, amber and terracotta are set against intricate patterned wallpaper to evoke the vibrancy of Indian bazaars whilst gently curved archways, plush upholstering in cinnamon and green velvet and brass detailing echo the rich colours of the spices found in regions across India and on the Club’s menus.
Vivek Singh, CEO and Executive Chef, The Cinnamon Collection said: “Last year we celebrated The Cinnamon Club’s 20th birthday, and we are delighted to be continuing to evolve the restaurant two decades after we opened it, this time with a beautiful new look bar. Our vision was to create a space perfect for celebrations big or small that felt in keeping with the restaurant upstairs, and we are delighted with the scheme Juliet has created.”
Cocktails are crafted by leading mixologist Robin Honhold, previously of Mr Lyan and also showcases spice. A variety of new serves include a Club Bellini – Belvedere ginger vodka, apricot purée, spiced rose and prosecco spumante; the Red Lady – Havana club 3yo, watermelon cordial, curaçao, orange, lime; and the Lime Leaf Collins – Bombay Sapphire gin, lime leaf, lime and soda.
An array of champagnes, regional beers, spice-infused alcohol-free cocktails and loose-leaf teas are also available, alongside a bar menu featuring signature small plates and snacks such as chicken tikka and cheese naan; tempura shrimps with curry leaf; and moutabal – burnt aubergine and sesame dip.
Available for pre and post dinner cocktails or for private hire, the bar has a capacity for 45 standing and 36 seated, with gold curtains and screens offering flexibility for events of different sizes.
The Cinnamon Club
The Old Westminster Library, Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3BU