Idris Elba opening tropical-themed cocktail bar in London
AFP Relaxnews / 10:10 PM September 20, 2018
“Mandela” and “Avengers” star Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to parlay his fame into the restaurant biz, with the opening of a cocktail bar at the Waldorf Hilton in London.
Set to open next month, The Parrot will be a tropical-themed bar with live music, a “hidden” cocktail menu, “secret shows” and a small plates menu, reports industry publication The Caterer.
An in-house band will provide nightly entertainment, performing cover songs with special guests from the West End. The club will also become the first in London to provide chauffeured rides in a luxury Aston Martin for its deep-pocketed, VIP guests.
Elba joins a long list of celebrity restaurateurs. Canadian rapper Drake has a bar and lounge called Pick 6IX in his native Toronto; Sandra Bullock owns a coffee shop and bakery in Austin, Texas called Walton’s Fancy & Staple; while the Wahlberg brothers Donnie and Mark operate burger chain Wahlburgers.