Part of the Gordon Ramsay empire, this is an excellent brasserie-style restaurant. It has been carefully converted into a boutique hotel from a former Regency coaching inn; also operating as restaurant, bar and café.
On the restaurant front, like most top-quality restaurants, the menu changes with the seasons; but a summer snapshot brought 'Salmon Tortellini with Braised Gem Lettuce & Coriander Velouté'; 'Roulade of Beef Shin & Bresaola with Horseradish & Apple'; 'Roast Beetroot & Fennel with Goats' Cheese, Candied Walnuts & Orange Dressing' and 'Assiette of Rabbit with Fried Quail's Egg' among the starters.
'Roasted Devon Plaice with Lemon & Thyme Marmalade, Broccoli, Braised Pancetta & Golden Sultana Jus'; 'Cumbrian Shoulder of Loin of Lamb, with Baby Carrots & Olive Oil Pomme Purée'; 'Roasted Breast of Pigeon with Savoy Cabbage, Confit Leg & Kohlrabi with Dates' and 'Casterbridge Côtes de Boeuf with Cavolo Nero, Braised Red Onions & Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms & Bone Marrow Gratin (for 2 only) listed among the mains.
Good desserts might include 'Yoghurt Parfait with Melon Salad & Peach Foam'; 'Basil Pannacotta with Warm English Strawberries & Aged Balsamic' and 'Elderflower Jelly with Gooseberry Compote, Pink Champagne Granité Almond Macaroon'.
Service is both professional and friendly.
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-15.00, Sun 12.00-21.00; set L Mon-Sat 20 (3 courses); set meal Sun £25.00 (3 courses); mains £18 to £33
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-23.00; early evening set D (18.00-18.45) from £22 (2 courses), mains about £18 to £33
- Seats: 110, plus about 12 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off at around the £19 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Camden Town Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: D Sun
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available