Cigar Masterclasses


Explore the fascinating world of cigars at Knightsbridge's best kept secret, The Garden Room, with our team of passionate cigar sommeliers. Taking place every month, discover a different cigar from our range of Cuban and pre-Castro cigars, paired with a Cigar Malt Old Fashioned cocktail.

The one hour masterclasses include an introduction to Cuban cigars, with particular focus on the origin and history of the cigar featured in that month's event. Taste and smoke the cigar in good company on the heated and covered terrace and ask your cigar sommelier any questions you might have - they will be delighted to share their vast knowledge. After the event, guests are invited to stay on and enjoy drinks, food and cigars from our humidor on the terrace.

The one-hour masterclasses include: 

- Meet our cigar sommeliers
- A seated introduction to Cuban cigars as well as an introduction to the cigar of the month itself
- Cigar of the month to taste and smoke
- A Cigar Malt Old Fashioned cocktail
- Q & A with our cigar sommelier and the opportunity to learn and develop your taste and knowledge of cigars

6.00pm to 7.00pm on select dates. Please view dates and prices below and full terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

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Cigar Masterclass Dates

Friday, 26th January 2024

Trinidad Vigia - £125

The brand Trinidad is a relative newcomer to the market having been used originally as diplomatic gifts from the Cuban Government. They are a wonderful medium-bodied smoke with delicious creaminess and slight sweetness on the palate. The Vigia is the most popular of the sizes being 4 1/3" in length with 54 ring gauge.

Friday, 23rd February 2024

Cohiba Robusto - £165

Cohiba is a legendary brand amongst cigar smokers the world over. It was launched in 1966 and like Trinidad was not available to the general public. They were eventually launched to market in 1982 and the Robusto was added to the range in 1989. It is a full-bodied powerhouse of a cigar that is incredibly well balanced. Slightly oaky to the taste, it has a lovely spiciness and is always rolled beautifully.

Friday, 22nd March 2024

Montecristo Open Master - £125

Montecristo is the most popular line of cigars that are produced in Cuba and this particular one is a very easy smoke to contend with. It is a lighter-bodied cigar that is perfect for a pre-dinner smoke.

Friday, 26th April 2024

Por Larranaga 47 - £210

Por Larranaga 47 is an extremely special cigar having been constructed as the UK’s Regional Edition for 2023. The name comes from the fact that it has a ring gauge of 47 and is in fact a Churchill sized cigar. Larranaga is the oldest Cuban brand still producing cigars since 1834.

The Garden Room

A hidden oasis tucked away from the bustle of Hyde Park Corner, the Garden Room is The Lanesborough’s, and indeed Knightsbridge’s, best kept secret. Book a table after your cigar masterclass to complete the experience and enjoy our selection of fine Cognacs and Armagnacs, alongside fine foods and an impressive selection of Cuban and pre-Castro cigars presented in the celebrated walk-in humidor.

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Practical Information

Monday to Wednesday:

1.00pm to 2.00am

thursday to Saturday:

4.00pm to 2.00am

Sundays and Bank Holidays:

4.00pm to midnight

Minimum spend:

A minimum spend of £50 per person applies after 7.30pm

Last orders:

Food orders may be placed until 11pm daily. Last orders for drinks are 15 minutes before closing

Dress code:

Smart casual. Full length trousers required for gentlemen.


16+ at all times


+44 (0)20 7259 5599


Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA

Terms & conditions:

Maximum 10 guests per masterclass/tasting. Seats can be booked online via our online booking tool up to three months in advance, alternatively to make advance bookings please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)207 259 5599. Credit card details are required to guarantee your booking, these will be taken at booking stage. A deposit may be applicable and full payment will be taken on the day of the masterclass. No shows or cancellations within 48 hours will be fully charged and are non-refundable.

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