Nomad Bar

Taking its name from the mid-town New York neighbourhood Nomad, this hotel is a modern interpretation of luxury – here, food and drinks are centre stage. None more so than in its flagship bar, or should that be bars? Across the ground floor is a connected complex of stylish dark rooms each offering something slightly different. The Elephant Bar starts the journey, bringing in golds, greens and dark woods, with the space drifting into the Library, where floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and leather furniture blend for a cerebral setting, while down a short corridor is a more casual space, with green booths that face a busy arching bar. Under the direction of Leo Robitschek, Michael Smoley and Julia Reingold, the latest menu sees favourites such as Start Me Up and the Walter Gibson retained but plenty of new entries from the Nomad’s repertoire of whimsical drinks wizardry. Try the Koala Colada, with rum, pandan-infused sherry, lemon, coconut, pineapple, celery and honey. Like the Nomad, it’s a classical structure with a playful interior.