Whether you know him from The Wire, Luther, the ongoing campaign to get him to be the next James Bond or any of a host of action movies, chances are that if you’re aware of Idris Elba, you’ve got a big old crush on him. And what better way to stoke the flames of love for this talented leading man than by sipping a cocktail at his new bar, The Parrot, in London?
Opening in early October, The Parrot is slated to be the latest hot spot at the Waldorf Hilton right in the center of London.
In conjunction with his partners Lee and Nicky Caulfield, Elba says the bar is going to be seriously swanky. According to Eater, guests at the bar can expect a “whole host of A-List surprises, from a hidden cocktail menu to regular, unannounced secret shows and an exclusive guest list.”
The signature cocktail menu is tropically tinged and inspired by 15 types of parrots according to the bar’s Instagram.
If you’re really VIP, the bar also has its own chauffeured Aston Martin to bring guests to and fro. A nod to James Bond? Maybe!
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Though the establishment is mostly all about the drinks, there will also be small plates created by Karl Richardson, executive chef for the Waldorf.
While London seems a little far to travel to for a cocktail, if it also holds the promise of maybe seeing Elba, it sounds totally worth it to us. Add in a stop at Platform 9-3/4, and all our London dreams will come true.