Devonshire Club, Central London, Hotel review
You’ll find Devonshire Club conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Liverpool Street station. Smack bang in the middle of London, you can’t find a more accessible place to rest your head. Suited to its name, it’s a private members club. However, non-members are able to book rooms and also the brasserie during the weekend.
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Wander down Devonshire Lane to Devonshire Square (you’ll never forget the address) and you’ll find yourself surrounded by several brick buildings. Fooling the eye with its office-building exterior, the club is concealed and unimpressionable at first glance. Enter the building and you’ll find you were mistaken.
The interior is the perfect combination of modern and classy – in other words, I immediately felt underdressed. While being stylish and a little glam, I didn’t feel like an imposter in an elite club. The staff were equally as welcoming and incredibly efficient.
What’s in the area?
You can find both the suit-wearing business district and the ever-so quirky Brick Lane merely streets away. Spitalfields markets and Shoreditch are also right around the corner – perfect for wining, dining and a spot of shopping. You won’t be stuck for ideas to pass the time.
What about brunch?
A small piece of advice for the Sunday brunch: pack your appetite. Trust me, you’ll need it. On the menu it’s called a picnic brunch, which I assume is to imply that you can just keep on grazing. And graze we did. At £30 per person it may initially seem a little pricey, but the amount of food available is immense. There’s a chef’s egg station where you can choose from eggs benny, smashed avo and poached egg on toast, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or an omelette. I went for the eggs benny which was cooked to perfection.
You’ll also find a picnic bar with an array of salads, charcuterie, cheeses and even a little seafood. I thoroughly enjoyed the pesto pasta salad and the fact that I had access to an endless supply of cheese. Dreamy.
Then there’s the ready-to-order menu with eight dishes. Post eggs benny, salads, cheese and cold meats, my friend and I shared the French toast. If only I had, had room for that truffle mac and cheese. Drool.
And when we weren’t sure if we could fit any more in, we ventured to the dessert bar and squeezed in a still-warm doughnut each. On the beverage front we treated ourselves to a cheeky mimosa, but chuck on an extra £15 and you can enjoy a bottomless supply of prosecco or ‘Sunday’ Mary.
What’s in the room?
Better question – what’s not in the room? And when I say room I mean apartment. Aside from the usual mini fridge, tea and coffee facilities and desk, it had a mini sitting room, table and chairs and impressively-sized TV.
Slide open thick, wooden double doors and you’ll find yourself in the bedroom. Yes, it is also massive. Massive bed, massive wardrobes and a massive amount of pillows. Take a look inside said wardrobes and you’ll find plush bathrobes and slipper. Luxury doesn’t get much better than that.
How about the bathroom?
You guessed it – it’s huge. His and her’s sinks span the length of one wall, while the opposite side of the room hosts a spacious bathtub. The shower is big enough for several people, as is the toilet. Loofas and lovely bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash are sparingly available.
What’s the damage?
The club rooms start from £207 per night, for two people. A complimentary mini bar is included.
For more information on the club, rooms and dining please visit www.devonshire.club.