The look is of a colonial first-class railway station waiting room -lots of palms, ziggurat-style tiling, club chairs, that sort of thing.
The cocktail list emphasizes gin and rum, and the drinks are served in expensive-feeling and heavy crystal. I had a ‘Scarab’s Toddy’ with Laphroaig, Benedictine, honey, lemon and stout and an off-menu Old Fashioned, made with Nikka Japanese whisky and H&P’s own homemade bitters. Both were really well done.
The cocktails are really well priced for the quality you get. There’s a large wine list too, and a carefully chosen selection of beers.