There is something about The Lounge’s marble floor with slightly frayed carpets, the highly polished dark wood tables at booth seats with slightly worn upholstery, which lends just the right touch of faded grandeur to this unpretentious watering hole situated conveniently just across the road from the Hyatt. Under the same management as next door’s Scalini (see Eat), The Lounge has a fiercely loyal crowd of regulars who pop in for a nightcap – and maybe a Havana – almost every night they are in town. Walls arernbedecked in gold-framed portraits of Europeans in the wonderful garb of the nineteenth century ‘Westerner gone native’. Curtains are long, red and velvet and nineteenth century Parisian scenes and 1930s ad posters complete the Paris-meets-Caucasus vibe. A great place to wile away an evening.