The Coral Room to open in Bloomsbury amid hotel revamp

By Georgia Bronte contact

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The Coral Room to open in Bloomsbury amid huge hotel refurbishment

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The Coral Room will open in the historic Bloomsbury Hotel on Great Russell Street this week, serving cocktails and an all-day menu.

Opening on 23 November, the site will be overseen by general manager Giovanni Spezzigna, formerly of Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood London.

Open from 8am, the bar will serve breakfast dishes including pea and feta smash on sourdough toast; spiced baked eggs, spinach and turmeric yoghurt; egg white, spinach and chia seed omelette; and an acai breakfast bowl.

From 11am onwards a menu of small plates will be available, designed by executive chef Byron Moussouris. Options will include chicory salad with walnuts, pear, blue cheese, honey and mustard Dressing; seared tuna with wasabi mayo; and lobster and crayfish mac ’n’ cheese.

Sweet options such as chocolate eclairs and truffles will be served all day.

A vast menu of cocktails, ranging in price from £12 to £15, will include the likes of the ‘midtown swizzle’, made with Havana especial rum, Lustau sherry, passionfruit puree, lime juice and sparkling wine; and the ‘big smoke’ made with tequila, Quiquiriqui mescal, orange chili syrup, chipotle tincture and ginger ale.

There will also be a list of English sparkling wines.

The bar interiors are inspired by a ‘country-meets-city’ concept designed by Martin Brudnizki interior design - the company behind the design of Annabel’s, Le Caprice, Dean Street Townhouse, Hix and The Ivy. 

The Grade-II listed building will feature distinctive coral coloured walls, glass chandeliers and fused glass and marble topped bars in keeping with the site’s heritage.

The opening of The Coral Room has coincided with Brett Redman’s announcement of his upcoming restaurant, housed within another hotel in the same area.

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