Boutique Hotel London (+ nice restaurant if possible) – Recommendations?
Hoping to take Mrs Deadly to London in late May for her 40th for a day at some galleries, nice meal and night at a swish hotel. Babysitting is taken care of by our friends in London, so can tube it into the centre and have a nice afternoon and evening in town.
The usual hotel sites are just throwing up the same hotels – none of which is really sparking my interest – and some of the more interesting ones, I haven’t heard of. Anyone stayed anywhere really special lately that they’d like to share?
Anyone stayed anywhere really nice? I’d like to be able to eat in the same place if it has a good restaurant (with good veggie options too) but recommendations for a good restaurant would be great too – ie. somewhere we can book a few months in advance without having to know someone who knows someone.
I have no budget so will happily look at anything that isn’t ridiculous. 🙂 The original plan was to do Copenhagen/Amsterdam but dd junior logistical problems have put paid to that idea.Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
If you want to go crackers, go michelin starred. The Square is incredible for example, but £££. Some good hotels around there too.
You could look at Galvin at Windows this is superb and on the 28th floor of the Hilton Park Lane. Has a nice bar for pre/post dinner drinks too and an incredible view of London. HTHPosted 4 years agoRubber_BuccaneerSubscriber
I liked the Chancery Court on Holborn. Grand entrance arch to drive into then step out of the car and have the valet park it for you. Made just the right start to a theater trip especially due to the location. The breakfast was fun too, had it in our room and the guy wheeled the trolley in and then unfolded various leaves until it was a pretty impressive spread.
Edit: Should have read the title, this isn’t a boutique hotel it’s just a big fairly fancy one.Posted 4 years agomarpMember
bit of a curve ball here…. but there is the Shangri La in the shard which is due to open in May (if the rumours are correct). I imagine it might cost a few bob though…
The lanesborough is really nice if you want something a bit more classic, (although it never actually used to be a hotel, used to be a hospital!)Posted 4 years ago
Fancy coming over my way (Canary Wharf)? if so Plateau has exceptional views and the food is most excellent too (we eat there quite regularly)Posted 4 years ago
Only thing not going for it is you would have to slum it on te tube or taxi over this way.. You may not want to do that but worth baring in mind for another time perhaps.MrSmithMember
Wow. Great recommendations everyone. MrSmith, any of those you’d recommend above others?
quality chop house would be my favourite but they are all worth a visit, avoid Smiths of smithfield! it’s for chavs and people from essex/croydon who think fabric is cool.
if i wanted to head into central then Bocca di Lupo. the Zetter town house is worth stopping off for a cocktail or morito in exmouth market for tapas.
Edit: just seen ‘vegetarian’ so St John’s nose to tail eating is best avoided. Moro might be more suitable as would Bocca di LupoPosted 4 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
St Martin’s Lane is very nice although the rooms are small. Great location for going out. We stayed there in December.
How about the Horseguards. Nice too?
The Oxo tower has a great view (of the Thames!! you smutty minds). Food is OK.
I also ate at the restaurant and the top of the Hilton near Green Park. Again great views and some surprisingly good food.Posted 4 years ago
Edit: just seen ‘vegetarian’ so St John’s nose to tail eating is best avoided. Moro might be more suitable as would Bocca di Lupo
Ta. Yeah, bit of a pain, and y’know, she never bothers where we eat so I think for her fortieth, I could make an exception and take her somewhere where they’ll do good veggie food.Posted 4 years agoaPMember
NOPI is quite fun. Lots of smaller plates of stuff that turn up seemingly randomly. Good vege selection, and the toilets are completely bewildering.Posted 4 years ago
Benares also has good vege food. There is an element of elderly rich white Euro to it though.
Cinnamon Club was disappointing, unless you like overly sweet food.
Its a shame that Roganic has gone as that was really quite something, and the vege and non-vege meals were given equal prominence and care, which is almost unheard of.
I’ve been to NOPI too, it’s most excellent.
There is another restaurant near Golden Sq, Soho (Lexington St) called Mildreds but you can’t book it, you have to queue but it’s bloody good veggie nosh, very rustic in feel yet refined and reasonably priced (which is against the Soho ethos) but is it for a 40th? hmmm maybe, maybe not.
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