London’s restaurant scene is thriving. You will find all types of cuisine at all price points. Many top chefs have taken residency at some of the top London hotels, but for us, it’s not just about the big names. Here’s our Stuba six for foodies where you will find hotels with excellent dining options to suit the most discerning of palettes, whatever the budget.
4* The Hoxton Southwark
This hotel is home to both low-key dining and a rooftop terrace that’s perfect for any Instagram post. Albie, the downstairs restaurant and lounge is laid back, offering great vegetarian options with desserts that are off the scale. Take the lift to the rooftop restaurant Seabird which offers more decadent dining with views to die for along with London’s longest Oyster list. Rooms don’t disappoint with some vintage touches, think wood panelling, and velvet headboards with spacious rainfall showers. Borough Market, foodie heaven is minutes away.
5* Ham Yard Hotel
Not only is the modern hotel nestled amongst hundreds of good eateries in and around Soho, but it has a great restaurant on site that offers a wonderful afternoon tea, lunch and dinner worthy of any food critic. Its roof garden hosts two beehives and raised beds growing their own herbs and vegetables. Rooms are individually designed, stylish and elegant. But you’ll also find a spa, cinema and bowling alley to keep you entertained if you’re not heading out to Soho or up to the rooftop bar to take in the views.
5* Corinthia Hotel London
Luxury is at the heart of the Corinthia. You’ll find Kerridge’s Bar and Grill, Tom Kerridge’s first London restaurant at the hotel which opened to rave reviews, offering Tom’s classic British dishes with a twist. In addition to this, there’s an outdoor winter garden restaurant and the Northall restaurant. And if you overindulge, there is a four-floor spa to head to with a host of leading wellness and health professionals to offer their expertise. Rooms are spacious and if you’re lucky enough to bag the Royal Penthouse, you’ll have your own spa, wine cellar and huge terrace.
5* The Ritz
Located on Piccadilly, the hotel is home to some lavish luxury with dining to match. Famous for its afternoon tea in the Palm Court, where sandwiches, intricate cakes and pastries and the finest scones are served. For lunch and dinner, the Michelin-starred restaurant is home of the famous Executive Chef, John Williams MBE, offering the finest seasonal British produce with top-notch ingredients. Luckily after all that heavenly food, you’re just an elevator away from your opulent room.
5* Nobu Hotel Shoreditch
A perfect mix of luxurious, modern, and minimalist that you would expect from Nobu, the hotel offers a touch of industrial chic with Japanese Zen. The restaurant is at the heart of the hotel and offers the favourites that we have come to know and love from Nobu alongside unique, creative dishes. Once finished, head back upstairs to the tastefully decorated minimalist rooms to kick back and relax or head to the spa to rejuvenate.
5* The Dorchester
The ultimate in hotel dining is at three Michelin-starred restaurant Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester. The French chef has held a total of 17 Michelin stars, so it’s no surprise that the menu is inventive, exceptional tasting and exquisitely presented. The price tag is quite extraordinary, but if you’re big on food, this must be on the list of places to eat when in London on at least one special occasion.