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New speakeasy piano bar Downstairs at The Dilly launches in the heart of Piccadilly

Independent hotel The Dilly, has introduced Downstairs at The Dilly – an intimate speakeasy piano bar literally ‘downstairs’ from the hotel’s lobby, offering an extensive collection of curated cocktails with a London theme, plus a varied musical programme of pianists and acoustic singers to soundtrack an evening, post work or post play.

Located in the heart of the West End, Downstairs at The Dilly is the perfect meeting spot for friends and colleagues – set to revive the post work unwind, the beginning of an evening in London’s West End, the post theatre de-brief and nightcap, plus everything in between.

Guests will enter the stylish candlelit Downstairs at The Dilly via a hidden door accessible from The Dilly’s newly renovated lobby, and discover a stylish, live music cocktail bar where both house and guest pianists - playing a bespoke Baby Grand piano – will be accompanied by a series of guest singers.

Guests can expect London inspired cocktails with locally sourced ingredients including ‘Gimlet at The Dilly’ – made with Portobello Road Gin, an original recipe promoted and drunk by British sailors back in the 19th Century. World-class classics old and new are also served such as the ‘Vesper Martini’ made with Chapel Down Pinot Noir Gin, Chapel Down Vodka and Lillet Blanc. A range of wine, spirits, liquor and a selection of London sourced beers will be on offer, as well as a new guest cocktail and mocktail each month.

For The Dilly’s in house guests, Downstairs is the starting spot before heading out into the West End. Alternatively, guests can dine at one of The Dilly’s restaurants: Terrace at The Dilly offering a ‘British classics’ inspired menu, or pop-up restaurant and bar Madhu’s at The Dilly in the Grade II-listed Oak Room offering Punjabi cuisine with a Kenyan twist.

We met the lovely Emma Figge, Marketing Manager at The Dilly, she raved saying: “We’re pleased to finally announce the speakeasy piano bar London has been waiting for to showcase the city’s emerging musical talents. We are looking forward to supporting the revival of the post work unwind, the post theatre nightcap, plus everything in between, with a London inspired cocktail or two.”

Downstairs at The Dilly is also available for private hire (up to 50 people seated and over 70 people standing), perfect for private parties or special celebrations.

Downstairs at The Dilly is open from Wednesdays-Thursdays, 5.30pm - 1am & Fridays-Saturdays 5.30pm – 2am.


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