This prestigious restaurant has undergone a stylish makeover. The basement dining room being given a striking backdrop of 92 slender birch trunks made of satin nickel, while the walls have dark-green Thai silk panels. The restaurant maintains its separate entrance, giving it a more intimate feel than the hotel above.
The kitchen puts the emphasis on to the best of British food, and this has all been carefully sourced. The cooking is based around bold flavours and the quality of the ingredients is allowed to shine through.
Expect the likes of 'Smoked Eel, Celeriac Rémoulade and a Granny Smith Salad'; 'Crispy Duck Noodle Salad'; 'Organic Smoked Salmon with Blinis and Crème Fraiche' or 'Curried Mussel Soup with Yoghurt and Cucumber' to begin.
Maybe 'Grilled aged Scottish Sirloin with Cèps, Bone Marrow and Port Jus'; 'Middle White Pork Pie with Grain Mustard Mash and Pickled Cucumber' or 'Pan-fried Hake with Oxtail, Baby Gem Lettuce and Clam Broth' to follow.
If you still have room, perhaps finish with 'Steamed Treacle Sponge with Stem Ginger Ice Cream'; 'Chocolate Fondant with Raspberry Sorbet' or 'Toffee Profiteroles with Roast Peach and Vanilla Sauce'.
The hotel also has a ground-floor restaurant 'Indigo', where less ambitious dishes are offered, from breakfast to late evening.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Breakfast Menu 6.30-11.00 £23 (2 courses); Mon-Fri 12.00-14.45; set L £20 (2 courses) to £25; mains about £16 to £24
- Dinner: all week 17.30-22.15; mains about £16 to £24; Tasting Menu £45; Pre & Post Theatre Menu set D (before 19.15 and after 22.00) £23 (2 courses), £28 (3 courses)
- Seats: 120
- Wine: the list covers the world, kicking off in the high £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Covent Garden Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page - on the corner of Aldwych and Wellington Street
- Parking: Street parking or NCP (Wellington Street)
- Closed: L Sat & Sun; D Sun; some Bank Holidays; Christmas and New Year
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available