It’s been a part of the London hotel landscape for 165 years, quietly flying the flag for understated, quintessential British properties. Now, Flemings has just emerged from a top-to-toe renovation under the skilled eye of designer Tony Filmer, who has reworked the 129 guest rooms and public spaces with a classic, masculine mood board of grey, blues and charcoal with brass finishes.

The latest phase of the refurbishment is a new restaurant and bar, which is an extension to chef Shaun Rankin’s Michelin-star offering in Saint Helier in Jersey. Also called Ormer, the dining room continues Filmer’s British sensibility, but with a timeless 1930s glamour; handsome aged oak wall panels are an understated backdrop for forest green velvet banquettes, distressed leather chairs, geometric black and white marble floors, cast glass screens and bronze details.

The perfect setting to enjoy Rankin’s classic dishes from the lobster ravioli to the delicious Iberico pork served with calamari and chorizo chutney – paired of course, with a selection of British wines. An evening in Flemings wouldn’t be complete without a postprandial cocktail in the discreet enclosure of the adjoining bar.