August 14, 2019
Discover multi-million pound newly restored Apex Temple Court Hotel a new type of luxury
Hidden behind one of London’s famous Temple Inns of Court lays Apex Temple Court Hotel a mere stone throw’s from historic Fleet Street. The décor is fashionable, the rooms luxurious all in a tranquil location, close to prime Central London spots such as Covent Garden and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Apex Temple Court Hotel is another undiscovered gem. Apex Hotels are a family-owned collection of ten hotels situated all around the UK. Each hotel is modern with its own unique character; your stay at Apex Hotels will be authentic, warm and tailored just for you. Apex Temple Court Hotel is stylish, luxurious, spacious and modern and with two restaurants is the perfect base for a business trip, leisure or time with your loved ones.
The interior is a mix of modern and classic, offering guests a touch of luxury. Apex Temple Court Hotel offers both solace and style, the guest rooms contain ample storage space, complimentary free high-speed WI-FI, for coffee lovers Nespresso coffee machines, music, luxurious bathrobes and toiletries, total bliss. There are a few dining options onsite, including refined dining provided by Chambers Restaurant and Bar with a feature fireplace and a beautiful courtyard. The outside space is perfect for the Summer and for cooler months offering guests and visitors a place to enjoy an exquisite al fresco dining experience- feeling cold staff will be at hand to offer blankets and heaters – I can taste the fragrance of mulled wine in the air! In trend with the historic Fleet Street is the brand new stylish ‘The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas,’ the place to escape, for gentleman and scholars, ballerinas and bankers, socialites and party revellers alike, to connect and dine, drink the finest wines and dance the night away.
My Apex Temple Court experience
The invitation to stay at Apex Temple Court Hotel came with curiosity as all of the hype said that this particular hotel is very insta-worthy, so selfie stick in hand I went to investigate and could instantly see why! On arrival at the bottom of a grand courtyard is a giant bright green elephant! Walking into the reception felt like an animation movie set, neon-orange, and white Corian. Unafraid textiles, striking red gloss walls, modern and contemporary, it was easy to find, a short walk from The Strand in the perfect location to all the Central London attractions, ideal for a memorable stay-cation or a worldwide traveller.
Set within a Grade II listed building on the capital’s Fleet Street, dating back to 1912, the Temple and Grande Suites sit alongside ‘The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas’, we were booked to stay in the Grand Suite, the décor was modern and luxurious. It includes original fireplaces, bespoke furnishings in rich jewel tones, luxury linens and a stunning bathroom, complete with underfloor heating. Little touches like complimentary Temple Spa products, a Nespresso coffee machine, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, as a music connoisseur the Bang and Olufsen Bluetooth speakers were a real treat, feeling extra special tearing myself from my new stylish pad we got ready to drink and dine at The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas.
Fine Wine and Small plates at The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas
The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas is a new exciting bar and restaurant with a world of new and old wines, the décor rich and opulent, marble, brass accents, teal velvet-clad booths and the most stunning marble top bar. The Society’s small plates are perfect for sharing, visually perfect and simply delicious. The wines on offer span 12 countries and for the wine connoisseur why not book a private wine masterclass. Weather permitting they have ‘The Secret Garden’, where guests can enjoy the pretty courtyard, while be served most amazing wines. The Secret Garden is an escape from chaotic city life, a calm luxurious space to soak up the sun whilst checking out the bespoke menu.
Stepping inside the bar my first impression was how stunning it was, opulent but a little quirky. The décor rich and reminiscent of a Roman empire with Michelangelo inspired paintings on the high ceilings. Floor to ceiling mirrors, and for the wine connoisseur a wonderful open cabinet, displaying old and new wines – just take your pick!
The host told us the story of what makes the Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas so special. The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas has an amazing carefully curated wine list, so we were spoilt for choice. The host recommended the following wines and we were not disappointed. Sauvignon Blanc, Yealands Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand 2018 pale lemon in colour, this wine offers lifted aromas of citrus blossom. Comtes de Provence La Vidaubanaise, Provence, France 2018, classic light rosé colour with bright aromas of wild strawberries.
We were served a customary breadboard with whipped butter and smoked salt, our taste buds were ready to explore this fabulous start to our dining experience, we checked out the small plates menu to accompany this perfect wine experience. The food choices were; Octopus sweet potato mash and smoked paprika, simply melted in the mouth and a visual delight. Pulled pork and apple croquettes, chargrilled sweetcorn and corn purée, tender and delicious. Hot picks from the menu; Goats cheese pannacotta roasted peach, sugared walnuts and raspberry purée (Vegan) friendly, hand-picked crab herb mayonnaise, melba toast, my taste buds were extremely happy. The menu offers a chance for guests to build their own cheese and charcuterie board, with a delicious selection of cheese and charcuterie from all around the world, we particularly like the sound of Le Fin Normand Camembert from France and the Salsiccia Cinghiale, pork and wild boar from Italy. The small plates were delicious and beautifully presented. We were impressed with the wine list, it featured amazing choices from all around the world, exotic, organic and biodynamic and they are investing in the future of sustainable winemaking
We can’t forget the dessert choice, Heaven on a plate! Lazy mess Chantilly cream, rosemary meringue, City of London Gin infused summer berries, it tasted exactly how it sounded. The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas provides a fantastic venue for friends, loved ones or business colleagues to relax.
Apex Temple Court Hotel is an Instagram dream, luxurious, modern and the perfect location to take in all of London’s major attractions. Apex Temple Court Hotel is the perfect place for couples, friends, family, and travellers to experience a hotel which is modern and chic in design. Please book into either the Grand or Temple suite you will be bowled over this new level of luxury! The Amicable Society of Lazy Ballerinas is now my go-to trendy bar to enjoy great food, accompanied by exceptional wines
W: Apex Temple Court Hotel
A: 1-2, Serjeant’s Inn, Temple, London EC4Y 1AG
T: 020 3004 4141
Written by Rene Byrd for Luxuria Lifestyle UK & Ireland, and International