Assembly x The Nomad

by Michael Cleland

The Nomad’s first international outpost has opened in London's Covent Garden.

On the previous site of the Bow St. Magistrate’s Court the opening of The Nomad hotel becomes the first international site for the group and the UK's first chance to experience food, drink and service as defined by USA's hospitality royalty. 

The group have transformed the grade II listed Victorian magistrates court (which formerly played host to the Krays and Oscar Wilde among many other notorious guests) into a culinary utopia making a strong case for The Nomad as the most significant new landmark witnessed in UK food and beverage in recent years. 

The experience preserves all of the grandeur of its Victorian past but with a sense of fun, whimsy and warmth that redefines luxury in both a modern and unique way.

The Sydell group hotel is renowned as a benchmark for excellence amongst Luxury Hotels (the London site houses 91 rooms and some hospitality spaces exclusively for hotel guests) but the Nomad’s food and drink programme is so widely accoladed that it almost has an identity of its own. In London guests can choose from the Nomad Restaurant and Bar or Side Hustle bar where classical meets playful in the eclectic array of local fine cuisine from chef Ashley Abodeely or the seasonally led cocktails designed under the direction of Pietro Collina and Leo Robitschek. Wine is directed by Guy Palmer- Brown and features new and exciting English viticulture while Food and Beverage Director, Chris Perone, brings together all of the pieces of a vast and synergistic offering. 

We’re incredibly pleased to be the exclusive coffee suppliers of The Nomad London and thrilled to work alongside peers who inspire with such rigorous standards of excellence, attention to detail and insight and expertise. There are four coffee stations at the Nomad serving both rooms and hospitality spaces as well as bespoke coffee pods for in-room.

 Nomad Restaurant

As the weather warms up Pietro Collina has kindly offered to share The Nomad's take on a Cold Brew Tonic named Mr. Paradise. The drink is named Mr. Paradise to honour a former bartender of The Nomad NYC, Will Wyatt, who created the drink while working with the company. Will has just recently opened his own bar named Mr. Paradise in the East Village so to commemorate the opening the team decided to name the drink after it.

 

 

Mr. Paradise (Cold Brew Coffee Tonic Cocktail)

  • 1 strawberry
  • 7.5ml cane syrup*
  • 15ml vanilla syrup**
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml cold brew coffee
  • 30ml grapefruit juice
  • 30ml pineapple juice

 

*Cane Syrup – 2:1 evaporated cane sugar to hot water. Combine and blend until all the sugar is incorporated, and strain.

**Vanilla syrup – 500g of white sugar, 500g of hot water, scrape 1 vanilla pod. Blend until all the sugar is incorporated, and strain.   

  1. Muddle Strawberry at the bottom of the mixing tin.
  2. Add the remaining ingredient into the tin, ice, and shake.
  3. Double strain into a Collins glass with ice and top with London Essence Indian Tonic.
  4. Garnish with a whole strawberry.