A dining room, in this luxury hotel, that’s been dragged into the 21st century, without taking away the original art-deco character. The kitchen, under the banner of Gordon Ramsay, have created many modern dishes, without completely offending the traditional eating brigade.
So expect the likes of ‘Baked Hereford Snails in Garlic Butter & Red Wine Sauce’; ‘Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon with Soda Bread’; ‘Cold-Cut Suckling Pig with Cumberland Sauce & Watercress Salad’; ‘Monmouthshire Cured Ham with Shaved Berkswell Cheese’ or ‘Caviar (various-types) served with Blini’s’ to start.
Maybe ‘Beef Wellington with Horseradish Cream & Red Wine Sauce’; 'Wild Sea Bass en Papillote with Fennel & Sauternesr'; ‘Slow-Cooked Herdwick Lamb Shank with Celery Leaf Dumplings & Rosemary Jus’ and ‘Steak & Ale Steamed Pudding with Onion Gravy’ – to follow.
At lunchtime, there’s also a daily trolley offering a different joint each day (see their website for details).
Desserts again mix the old with the new; ‘Chocolate Marquis with Dark Chocolate Ganache, and Peppermint Ice Cream’; ‘Lemon & Lime Cheesecake’ and 'Profiteroles with Tonka Bean Ice Cream & Chocolate Sauce' being a good examples.
A jacket and tie are still required, so not everything changes.
A cheaper Brassierie with smart burgers etc. is offered on the floor above.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-15.00 (Sun 16.00); Set L £30 (3 courses); mains about £20 to £65
- Dinner: all week, 17.30-23.00 (Sun 12.00-23.00); pre-theatre £24 (2 courses), £28 (3 courses); mains about £20 to £65
- Seats: 120 (plus private dining)
- Wine: An impressive wine list - unfortunately kicks-ing off in the early £30's
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Charing Cross Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available