With more and more places competing to be number one in the foodie stakes, hotel restaurants have to take more than just pristine kitchens and clean tablecloths into consideration. This list of the Best Places to Eat and Michelin Star Restaurants in London has done just that; from refined hospitality and infectious ambience, to diverse menus and, most importantly, culinary delights.
So prepare to drool in anticipation as I reveal juicy snippets of these restaurants’ tastiest bits.
Food – Seasonal and contemporary menus are inspired by classic French cuisine. Expect dishes such as veal sweetbread wrapped in Parma ham, roasted lemon and garlic, and mousseline sauce.
Ambience – Vibrant shades of gold are used in the décor and furnishings at Seven Park Place. With only nine tables, the setting is intimate, elegant and romantic.
Hospitality – The friendly, attentive and knowledgeable service match the standards of the exceptional food.
Awards – One Michelin star, 4 AA Rosettes
Food – Classic cuisine is given a contemporary tweak. Lively, seasonal flavours combine to bring you simple yet delicious food, and the stone baked oven pizzas embrace the flavours of Italy.
Ambience – Smooth and stylish with a touch of glamour. Wooden floors and colourful flowers add charm to the casual atmosphere.
Hospitality – The team here are polite, flexible and as cool as the setting itself (but that’s not to say they aren’t on the ball).
Awards – Toptable Winner, Diners’ Choice 2014
Food – Fresh ingredients straight from Italy are given a creative twist to bring you authentic Italian flavours. Menu highlights include aubergine parmagiana and wild turbot with artichokes ad spicy sausage.
Ambience – Possibly one of the most sleek restaurant settings in London. Taking inspiration from Italian design, luxurious gold and grey velvet armchairs sit below Murano glass candelabras. Baglioni promises a chic and relaxed dining experience.
Hospitality – Attentive, amiable yet discreet.
Tartufo at No. 11 Cadogan Gardens
Food – Complex flavours create boldly imaginative and impressive dishes. One of the stars of the menu is the Highland venison and roasted pumpkin, celeriac and truffles puree.
Ambience – Elegant furnishings make up an intimate and sophisticated setting. Because it is in a seemingly secret location in the basement of the hotel, it has a totally exclusive feel.
Hospitality – Subtle yet attentive, and very charming.