Delight in an exclusive experience at Sparrow's Cigar Lounge in London

Sparrow Italia Staff

11 min read

An Elevated Experience:

As the sun sets over Mayfair, the sky turns into a canvas of warm hues. Sparrow Italia's cigar lounge offers the perfect vantage point for this celestial show.

Nestled in the heart of this prestigious district, the cigar lounge on the third floor beckons those seeking the epitome of luxury and sophistication.

The scent of premium cigars fills the air, a testament to Sparrow Italia's curated selection. Each cigar is a work of art, meticulously crafted from the finest tobacco leaves.

The staff greets you with a familiarity that makes you feel like a long-lost friend. They know your name, your favourite cigar, and how you like your drink.

This isn't just another member’s lounge, it's an experience that engages all your senses. The atmosphere is charged with a unique blend of sophistication and warmth.

As you light up a cigar, you realize this is no ordinary evening. It's a pause from the hustle and bustle of London life, a moment to savour the finer things in life.

Here, you're not just another face in the crowd. You're part of an exclusive community that appreciates the art of living well.

This is Sparrow Italia's third-floor cigar lounge, an elevated experience that stays with you long after you've left.

A Connoisseur's Haven

Sparrow Italia's Mayfair lounge is a sanctuary where each cigar is a masterpiece, handpicked from the world's finest collections. The selection here goes beyond mere labels, focusing on the intricate details that make each cigar unique.

Here, the emphasis is on the richness of flavours, the texture of the smoke, and the craftsmanship behind each roll.

It's a place where connoisseurs find not just cigars, but a curated world of exceptional quality.

Our cigar selection is ever-changing to bring you a variety of options, but there are two standout brands we're especially fond of.

The Cohiba Cigar

Cohiba Cigars bring a touch of Cuban legacy to Sparrow Italia.

Originating as a private brand for Fidel Castro and high-level officials, these cigars have evolved into a symbol of luxury since becoming publicly available in 1982.

The secret lies in a unique third fermentation process, a technique that sets Cohiba apart in the world of premium cigars. Cohiba Cigars at Sparrow Italia captivate the senses with their well-refined flavours of white pepper, baking spices, cocoa, and earth.

Each puff is a tribute to craftsmanship, a nod to a time-honored tradition that transforms tobacco leaves into a masterpiece.

Sit back, relax, and let the smooth, sophisticated flavours transport you to Havana as you savour a Cohiba. These coveted cigars have been beloved by enthusiasts for decades thanks to their bold yet perfectly balanced taste.

Sparrow Italia provides the ideal setting to lose yourself in the rich, layered notes that have made Cohiba the gold standard of luxury tobacco.

The Hoyo de Monterrey Habana Cigar

Hoyo de Monterrey Habana Cigars offers a different kind of indulgence in our cigar lounge.

Established in 1865, this brand has roots in the Vuelta Abajo region of Cuba, renowned for its fertile soil and ideal tobacco-growing climate.

The first draw reveals a complex blend of cedar, cocoa, and subtle spices. Your palate will thank you as it dances through these intricate flavors.

The quality of the cigar is evident in its even burn. From the moment you light it up to the final ash, the experience is flawless.

When you experience a Hoyo de Monterrey Habana at Sparrow Italia, you're inhaling a piece of history that dates back over 150 years. Each puff connects you to the skilled artisans who have been crafting these cigars for generations.

Meet Your Personal Havana Cigar Expert

We take pride in offering an experience that's as unique as our cigars. That's why we have our own female cigar sommelier, one of fewer than 40 people globally with specialized training in Habana cigars.

Her expertise is unparalleled, a rare gem in the world of cigars. She's your go-to for unlocking the secrets behind each cigar's unique blend and origin.

As you settle into our lounge, she'll walk you through our curated selection. Her guidance turns your visit into an educational escapade, elevating your appreciation for Habana cigars.

Our sommelier has undergone rigorous training, focusing on the history of tobacco and the intricacies of cigar making. She can dissect the components of each cigar, helping you understand the labor and skill involved in its creation.

With her insights, you'll not only enjoy your cigar but also understand the craftsmanship that goes into creating it.

She’s also an expert in helping you decide what to pair your cigar with, because - as we’ll see - this is key in lifting your cigar experience from something great to something exceptional.

The Perfect Pairing:

In our lounge, your cigar finds its ideal match in our curated drinks menu. It's like a musician discovering the perfect chord to complete a symphony. Dalmore Whiskey is a standout on our whiskey selection, with its deep amber coluor setting the stage.

The aroma is a complex blend of dried apricots and figs, enriched by the unique character that comes from long-term barrel aging.

The flavour profile of Dalmore is a harmonious blend of dried fruits, accented by a raisin note from sherry casks.

As you sip, additional flavours of toffee caramel, brown sugar, and vanilla emerge, each contributing to the complexity of your cigar. A hint of baking spices adds a subtle kick, rounding out the experience.

And how about the perfect wine to match your cigar?

Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a highlight of our variety of wines available,offers a different but equally compelling pairing. The wine's dark cherry hue and refined nose of ripe blackcurrant and floral notes make it a luxurious companion for your cigar.

The palate is a rich tapestry of black fruit, cocoa, and biscuity notes. Exceptionally well-rounded and silky tannins ensure that each sip enhances your cigar's flavours. The finish is persistent, leaving a lasting impression that complements the lingering aroma of your cigar in our lounge.

The choices don't end there. We extend our expertise to a curated list of whiskey cocktails that redefine the cigar experience.

After a long working day in London, imagine sipping an Old-Fashioned, where the smoky notes of bourbon meet the zest of orange peel. This cocktail amplifies the rich, earthy flavours of your cigar, creating a harmonious blend that's unforgettable.

Perhaps you're drawn to the Manhattan, a cocktail that marries sweet vermouth with rye whiskey. The Manhattan's herbal undertones and cherry garnish add a touch of elegance, making each puff of your cigar a luxurious affair.

Our bartenders are masters at their craft, mixologists who turn simple ingredients into complex flavours. Every cocktail is a new adventure, designed to harmonize with your cigar choice. Not to mention the carefully crafted food options. Our delicious Italian and Mediterranean classics can also be enjoyed in the comfort of our cigar lounge, with the dim lights and the cozy atmosphere blending together in a perfect sensory experience one bite at a time.

At Sparrow Italia, the pairing possibilities are endless. Your cigar and chosen drink engage in a dialogue, each amplifying the other's best qualities.

Welcome to the art of the perfect pairing.

Comfort in Every Corner

As you step into our Cigar Lounge, the atmosphere envelops you like a warm, familiar hug.

The leather chairs are the first thing to catch your eye, inviting you to sit down and forget the world outside. These chairs are designed for comfort, with plush cushions that seem to mold to your body.

Soft lighting sets the mood, creating an environment that's both intimate and welcoming. The glow from the lamps illuminates the room just enough to let you see your friend’s faces, but not so much that it disrupts the ambiance.

The air carries the rich scent of cigars, a fragrance that aficionados will recognize instantly. This aroma sets the stage for the experience that awaits you, a sensory delight that engages both your sense of smell and taste.

Our cigar sommelier approaches with a friendly smile, her presence a mark of the expertise that distinguishes the luxury of our lounge. She offers recommendations based on your preferences, making the selection process feel personal.

Conversations fill the room but never overpower it. The sound is a blend of laughter, discreet discussions, and the occasional toast. It's the kind of noise that adds to the atmosphere rather than detracting from it.

Our lounge is primarily for our private members, an exclusive haven in the heart of Mayfair, London. Yet, if you're dining with us and we have availability, you're welcome to join this select environment.

It's an opportunity to experience a level of luxury and comfort that's usually reserved for a few. So come in, take a seat, and let the atmosphere of our cigar lounge work its magic.

Join the Elite

Step into the cigar lounge on level three of Sparrow Italia, where luxury and intimacy meet for an unforgettable evening of opulence.

With limited seating, our cigar lounge ensures an exclusive atmosphere for discerning patrons. Here, you'll find an extensive selection of cigars, from vintage classics to the masters of Havana cigars.

Our expert cigar sommelier is always on hand to guide you through our cigar menu, making each visit a world-class cigar-smoking experience.

Secure your seat in this Mayfair refuge of elegance and flavor. Your cigar, drinks, and splendour await.

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