How to book a table at The Parrot bar at The Waldorf Hilton

Do you ever arrive back home from a trip and discover that you’ve missed some of the must-do activities that your friends are asking you about? That sinking feeling is FOMO: the Fear of Missing Out. Idris Elba’s bar The Parrot is the latest must-visit watering hole. Neil Simpson discovers how to get in…

The new bar at The Waldorf Hilton was conceived by a team that includes London film star Idris Elba, which has created a big buzz.

I thought I might struggle to enter, but I walked straight in and took a seat early on a Wednesday evening. The friendly staff told me that booking at least 12 hours in advance is recommended for Thursday to Saturday evenings. The drinks are well-made and fun: my tequila-laced Periquito del Sol was served inside a glass bird.

It’s a 10-minute walk from Din Tai Fung too, so you could visit The Parrot while you’re waiting for a table there.

The Parrot, The Waldorf, WC2B 4DD
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Fancy some world-famous dumplings whilst in the area? Din Tai Fung has you covered.

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