With limit living space in NY and a general preference for going out – instead of being homely – comes something I call 2nd living room. And I have more than a few of those.
During a visit to London, where Glynsky showed me around, I found one spot, that would become my 2nd living room. If I lived in the area, of course.
The area in question is Maida Vale. The atmosphere resembles Gramercy, one of my favorite residential areas in Manhattan. Glynsky showed me Little Venice, part of Maida Vale first. And then we looked for a place to have lunch.
When passing this place:
I noticed a sign: Cash Only. And I said: We have to go there.
Glynsky asked why, and I explained. If today a place can afford to kiss good bye to all credit card business, it must be worth visiting. From the top of my head I know only one place in NYC, that does, and that is the world’s best steak house, Peter Luger.
So we went there, and this is what we found:
If this was around the corner, I’d be there all the time. A working fireplace? Big couches? Can it get more comfy?
Yes, it can, have a look at the bar:
It has a large selection of beers on tap, the spirits are varied enough, they seem to be the strongest in wines.
And what is this place?
It is called The Warrington Hotel. Which is a bit of a joke, since it has five (5) bedrooms only. But who cares? The bar and restaurant are absolutely great.
Plus a friendly – and I might add pretty – waitress, what more could one ask from a 2nd living room? A smoking section, but that is unlikely to happen anytime soon.