LONDON BARS – House of Peroni – The epitome of cool
The ambience and style of any bar is just as important as the people in it. The House of Peroni gets it right on every level, cool decoration, funky music, a buzzing atmosphere, a maze of rooms to explore and stylish friendly clientele. As you turn the corner to 64 Lincoln Inn’s Fields in Holborn, you are met with a stunning Georgian building, a stylish modern garden, outside umbrella’s and a glow of blue uplighting to light up the exterior.
Inside the entrance of the beautiful building, the blue theme continues, but this time as cleverly silhouetted white cut outs almost in the theme of trees. The contrast between the white and the blue is visually exciting and perfect to make an impression the moment you step through the door.
The contrast between the white and the blue is visually exciting and perfect to make an impression the moment you step through the door.
There is something thrilling about being able to explore different rooms, with varying themes, on various floors, in the same venue and the House of Peroni do this well. Not only is each room visually different, but each floor has multiple cocktails to try. It is immediately noticeable what classy and cool clientele enjoy the House of Peroni, many are city slickers who have come straight from the office and quite a different nice age range from mid 20’s to early 40’s. Not only do they look good, but they are friendly as well.
It is immediately noticeable what classy and cool clientele enjoy the House of Peroni.
The first bar is called the Cafe Bar where we tried the ‘Nerone’, a zingy mix of chilli, passion fruit and Peroni. We also tried the ‘Veni Vidi Visci’ a super sweet mix of cherry and Peroni. On the top floor a DJ is playing hidden in a box, inside a room decorated in a wall of 3D, white, off shape hexagons. He really knew how to work the crowd and played many of the old house classics, as it was a Thursday people were congregating rather than dancing, but I am sure on the weekend the rooms are filled with people dancing and even without anyone dancing the atmosphere was buzzing.
The middle floor shares a psychedelic room opposite an all white art room filled with glass boxes of cool art pieces. It was on that floor we tried an ‘Antique Fashioned’ with Whisky, the taste tantalised the tongue and was a perfect after work pick you up. We also tried the ‘La Dolce Vista’, a refreshing fruity drink made with Prosecco, Peroni and grapefruit. There is a lovely selection of italian dishes to try in the bars on any level you wish to, we opted for the ‘Zucca Pienna’, ‘Tripetta’ and the ‘Italian cheese board’. The Zucca Pienna provided a tasty mix of prawns and zucchini, a delicious balance of vegetables and seafood, with a slight kick. The Tripetta was omelette strips with tomato and the cheese board, a tasty selection of Italian cheeses. My only complaint was that the Tripetta was a little bland and the cheese board would have been great with a selection of bread or fruit.
It is refreshing to see a bar that is different, visually exciting and fun. Sometimes cool can be boring and loose any element of fun, but the House of Peroni has the perfect balance of the two and the fact is only available 2 months of the year makes it even more exciting. Hurry down there while it is still open to experience the epitome of cool!
The House of Peroni gets it right on every level, cool decoration, funky music, a buzzing atmosphere, a maze of rooms to explore and stylish friendly clientele.
64 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JX
Open to all 18+. No admission fee.
The House Monday-Saturday, 12 noon to late
The Bars 12 noon to 11pm
The Restaurant 6pm to 9.30pm
The Aperitivo Menu 12 noon to 9pm (Fridays until 5pm only)
Heart London 5 * Rating
Cat, Heart London Magazine