A good restaurant, set in a palatial Victorian dining room of this hotel. A vast, and impressive, stained-glass dome dominates the room - and at night this is backlit to create a romantic atmosphere - the room was originally the ballroom of The Great Eastern Hotel.
The kitchen produces a monthly-changing menu, and these are complimented by a carving trolley offering traditional roasts.
Depending on the season, expect the likes of 'Hot Rougie Foie Gras with Poached Yorkshire Rhubarb & Savoy Cabbage'; 'Salad of Melon & Cornish Crab with Nostraline Olives & Shellfish Dressing' or perhaps 'Pan-Fried Sweetbreads with Truffled Charlotte Potatoes & Parsnip Crisps'to begin.
Maybe follow with 'Roast Cep Gnocchi with Violet Artichokes & Baby Onions'; 'Pavé of Wild Sea Bass with Chanterelles & Sauterne Sauce'; 'Daube of Beef with Parsley Mash' or 'Tagine of Pigeon with Saffron-Infused Couscous, Preserved Lemon & Harisa Jus'.
Desserts are excellent, with maybe 'Almond Fondant with Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Earl Grey Tea Parfait with Roasted Apple' or 'Mango Crumble' on offer.
While cheese lovers will be spoilt for choice with offerings from their trolley.
Very busy at lunchtime, so book ahead.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30; set L from £19 (2 courses); mains about £17 to £28
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-22.00; set D (18.45-21.00) £50 to £75 (incl. wine); Tasting Menu £60; mains about £17 to £28
- Seats: 100
- Wine: an excellent list, which should satisfy all, kicks off at around the £20 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Liverpool Street, Rail & Underground
- Directions: close to the South East exit of the railway station. See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: all Sun & Mon, check Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available