Finding the perfect dining room in London isn’t an easy task. We’re over the pink plastered walls and cliché neon signs: we have our eyes set on a period room evoking that charming traditional English feel. And that’s exactly what The Lanesborough’s stunning new dining room delivers. Let’s take a peek inside…
One of the most talked about openings of the year, The Lanesborough Grill is housed inside the Regency townhouse of the grandest order. It’s the new flagship modern British restaurant by acclaimed Executive Chef Shay Cooper, who’s renowned for earning a Michelin star at both The Bingham Hotel and The Goring.
The Lanesborough Grill’s interiors are simply breathtaking. Following in the hotel’s regal footsteps, you can expect a domed glass roof with a glistening chandelier taking centre stage, baby blue furnishings, cream pillars and gilded walls.
The restaurant plays host to a six monthly changing exhibition featuring work from some of the most exciting contemporary working artists in the UK, curated in partnership with Art Acumen.
And if you find a piece you’d like to line your living room wall with, you can inquire as each piece will be available for purchase.
On the food front, you can expect big things. Focusing on modern British dishes while still keeping tradition at its heart, the menu champions regional artisans and changes with the seasons, sourcing the finest quality ingredients from across the country. Key signature dishes are served table side on Gueridon trolleys.
Look forward to dishes such as coronation crab salad with lime sabayon; Orkney scallop with green zebra tomato, toasted hazelnuts and smoked rapeseed oil; beef wellington with hen-of-the-woods mushroom and glazed carrots; and Dover sole, grilled or cooked in a brown butter sauce.
Save room for dessert and delight in Yorkshire rhubarb trifle with earl grey custard and millionaire shortbread; Scottish raspberry souffle with all butter shortbread and lemon verbena ice cream; or a rich dark chocolate mousse with pecan praline and cocoa nib ice cream – we’ll have one of each please.
On Friday and Saturdays, why not book in for their live music nights with a special set menu available to enjoy, while on Sunday you can look forward to one of the best roasts in the capital.
If you’re more into your afternoon tea, this is the perfect setting. The restaurant is currently serving up their popular Bridgerton inspired afternoon tea – think sweet treats inspired by the characters from the hit Netflix show. Come 11th November, they will play host to a festive tea complete with edible baubles and Rudolf themed treats.
You couldn’t find a prettier destination to dine in.