Restaurant

Jumeirah Carlton Tower

One of London’s best hotels, no really Jumeirah Carlton Tower was bestowed five glistening stars, sits like a beacon in the city’s central area. On Sloane Street, the hub of Knightsbridge, Jumeirah Carlton not only offers 216 luxurious guest rooms but also one of London’s most exclusive health clubs, The Peak Health & Spa. Whether you’re staying overnight or having yourself a little pampering session, Jumeirah Carlton is the place to be. Plus, Hyde Park and the city’s finest shopping at Sloane Streets boutiques, Harrods and Harvey Nichols are all within easy walking distance. City life, shopping, and relaxation all contained in one reasonably sized area—what could be better?

Well that’s just it, it does get better. Aside from incredible rooms and prime time location, Jumeirah Carlton Tower also offers guests a 20 meter indoor swimming pool, three restaurants, a golf simulator featuring 30 of the world’s greatest courses, and extensive fitness facilities. Everything seems pretty self-explanatory except the restaurants, so let’s delve into the fine dining options.

Matching the majestic views with healthy foods, The Club Room offers a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere up on the 9th floor. Order some light meals, nutritious snacks, or a lunch buffet with a fruity cocktail or smoothie while gazing off into the mesmerizing panoramic city view. The all day, all-around Chinoiserie is a tranquil setting for breakfast, a happening spot for afternoon tea, and distinctive venue for nighttime ventures. Drawing in a diverse mix of guests, Chinoiserie is the perfect spot for casual conversation and watching life go by. Earning three AA Rosettes and becoming an iconic restaurant in London, The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant holds onto its 50-year history with a 21st Century flare. Here, you’ll be treated to the best of traditional British cuisine using only fresh, seasonal produce and a choice from a collection of over 450 wines and champagnes.

So really, what more could you ask from a hotel?

Address: On Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9PY, UK
Telephone: +44 20 7235 1234
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Shangri-La Paris

No other city in the world does luxury, elegance, and history quite like Paris and when you stay at Paris’ historical Shangri-La Hotel, you will experience luxurious royal treatment in a place that used to be home to well…royalty. With 63 rooms and 37 suites, you’ll never be too far from all of the history, culture, and mesmerizing views of the City of Lights. Home to two Michelin star restaurants, Shangri-La knows how to put on the Ritz. Built inside of the palace of French Imperial Roland Bonaparte, the hotel was originally constructed in 1896.

Shangri-La Hotels acquired the palace in 2006 and took four years to renovate. They took the time to restore all of the palace highlights to their 19th century glory while at the same time incorporating modern updates, making the transition into a luxurious 21st century hotel complete. The renovation was painstakingly put together, going as far as to remove original wood floors slat-by-slat and then putting them back together. Shangri-La Paris is perfect for a romantic getaway, a conference, banquet, or a storybook wedding.

The restaurants L’Abeille, Shang Palace, and La Bauhinia offer French, Chinese, and a blend of French and South-East Asian cuisines respectively and they are prepared to fulfill any appetite. Sitting across the Seine in front of the Eiffel Tower, nestled near the Champs-Elysees, avenue Montaigne, and world renowned museums, Shangri-La Paris is the ideal place to stay for locals and tourists alike.

If you are lucky enough to stay in the La Suite Gustave Eiffel, sitting on the sixth floor, be sure to take plenty of selfies on the balcony. Your friends will be green with envy when they see your views of the Eiffel Tower. Or if rooftop terraces are more your style, stay on the fifth floor in La Suite Chaillot, boasting 1650 square feet of amazing views and decadent lounge areas for up to 6 guests. Another suite, La Suite Shangri-La, was built with the breathtaking views in mind. Constructed with a 46-foot-long panoramic window, this suite has photo-ops galore, looking over Napoleon’s Tomb, Notre Dame, the Pantheon, and the Eiffel Tower.

The crème de la crème is without a doubt L’Appartement Prince Bonaparte, which is the largest suite in the hotel and used to be the private apartment of Prince Roland Bonaparte. In this suite, the prime example of mixing 19th and 21st century style is in the bathroom, with marble bathrooms giving way to heated floors. The suite can also connect to two other rooms for a total of 3,770 square feet and three total bedrooms. But if your luck fails and you can’t stay in one of these premiere rooms, not a problem, as 40 percent of the rooms and 60 percent of the suites in the hotel look out directly over Paris’ most well-known monument. That’s right, almost every room offers a stunning and unique view of la tour Eiffel. No matter where you stay in Shangri-La Paris, pack a crown, and be prepared to live like royalty.

Address: 10, avenue d'Iéna, Paris, 75116, France
Telephone: (+33 ) 1 5367 1998
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The Wellesley Knightsbridge Hotel

For the past seven years, The Wellesley Knightsbridge Hotel in London has offered its guests a sanctuary decorated by classic adornments with chic and modern twist. Its extravagance and classic décor has wowed London’s elite since first opening its doors back in 2012. The Wellesley features beautiful rooms and amenities worthy of high praise, with attractions like live jazz music, a world class cigar selection, dedicated Rolls Royce chauffeur service for guests and (of course) the best of the best in customer service. It is no wonder that the Wellesley has catapulted itself into the stratosphere of luxury lodging.

Amongst all of these remarkable attractions however, there is one in particular that we are particularly enamoured with: their awe-inspiring crystal bar. This breathtaking lounge area features a marvellous 1920’s décor style. The speakeasy type of atmosphere, coupled with an impressive crystal display of some of the finest spirits this world has seen, makes for a awe-inspiring lounge area that calls for pure celebration.

Address: 11 Knightsbridge, London  SW1X 7LY United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7235 3535
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Mango Tree Belgravia

Mango Tree is nestled in the heart of Belgravia. Like its original location in Bangkok, Mango Tree offers exquisite and authentic Thai cuisine right near Buckingham Palace. Guests will be greeted by a warm and spacious environment and be seated in a stylish venue reminiscent of restaurants in Thailand.

The space has been feng-shui designed to ensure guests have a comfortable and enhanced dining experience. Mango Tree offers classic Thai cuisine of the highest caliber while also being innovative. The finest ingredients are sourced both locally and abroad and each culinary region produces a particular flavor for each Thai dish.

The north provides rich and mild dishes, spicy dishes come from the east, the central region provides mild dishes influenced from Chinese style, and the south produces the hot and spicy dishes. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of Thai dishes like the Pla Plow. Pla Plow is a grilled fillet of sea bass artfully wrapped in a banana leaf and fresh lemon grass. Savor an explosion of flavors that includes spicy lime sauce, larb pla tuna, and corn-fed chicken in green curry. Stop in for an exquisite bite of authentic Thai cuisine and enjoy the genuine Thai hospitality.

Address: 46 Grosvenor Place, London SW1X 7EQ
Telephone: 020 7823 1888
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Lanes of London

Located on London’s Park Lane with stunning views of Hyde Park and the Marble Arch, Lanes of London is an all-day casual dining experience which should not be missed. This restaurant focuses on creating a seasonal British menus featuring various decedent breakfast options from French Toast to Full English Breakfast and Avocado on toastLunch and dinner are no less indulgent, with menu items such as Guinea fowl with thyme, white onion, wild mushroom and cavolo nero, a selection of Beef Steaks, Duck breast with carrot, orange, brassica and sweet potato and Sticky Toffee Pudding. No matter what you choose, the quality of these seasonal ingredients is impeccable and the tastes will please even the most discerning palate.

Lanes of London also offers a Botanical Afternoon Tea comprising of a wonderful selection of finger sandwiches, fresh scones, cakes, and pastries all inspired by botanicals and English garden ingredients. There is a stunning selection of loose leaf tea varieties available to compliment your Afternoon Tea, however, for those that would prefer a little tipple, the option of adding a glass of Champagne or upgrading to a bottomless bubbly Afternoon Tea is available.

Seen as soon as you enter from the Park Lane entrance, the bar at Lanes of London also leaves a striking first impression that will only be improved after trying a couple of cocktails. This casual bar offers a delightful locale equally suited to after-work drinks, pre-dinner cocktails, or late-evening nightcaps. Though casual in atmosphere, the cocktail menu aims to please customers with elevated palates and is a Gin lovers dream with a selection of over 50 to choose from.

Address: 140 Park Lane, London, United Kingdom W1K 7AA
Telephone: 020 7647 5664
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Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky is a steakhouse known to “end all arguments” with various locations in the U.S and one in London. Founded in 1977, this is one of the many restaurants that exhibits true American hospitality, from the warm welcome when you arrive to the knowledgeable staff at your table, making your experience a pleasing one from your first bite to your last sip! They are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new American brunch menu that will be served on Saturdays and Sunday morning through mid afternoon.

The menu is over the top in all the right ways. Imagine eggs 12 ways including 5 styles of Eggs Benedict. From hearty USDA Prime steaks to healthy salads and rye sandwiches, and for those who are wondering about waffles or blueberry pancakes on the menu, they’re included too!

When it comes to the Bloody Mary’s, there is more than one to choose from. Alongside the classic, there’s also a French inspired concoction, along with Japanese, Mediterranean, American, and a Bloody Shame for those of you who don’t want alcohol in the morning. Start your day the American way at Smith & Wollensky!

Address: The Adelphi Building, Covent Garden Riverside, 1-11 John Adam St, London, WC2N 6HT
Telephone: 020 7321 6007
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Novikov Restaurant and Bar

How many times can you recall walking into a singular restaurant and offered three completely separate dining experience? Novikov Restaurant & Bar is a three in one offering with two distinct restaurants and one stylish lounge bar. The inside décor and atmosphere, however, is fluid throughout by combining cool and contemporary for a relaxing evening out.

With both Asian and Italian themed cuisine available, it’s difficult to choose a side. Novikov Asian greets diners with an enticing display of seafood and vegetables to simulate an open Asian food market. The entire menu is Chinese and Pan-Asian inspired and utilizes novel flavors and textures to elicit an immediate palate response.  On the other hand, Novikov Italian uses an imposing wood-fired oven to draw guests in. The suede wall paneling with wood framed mirrors and rustic chandeliers visually compliment just how they prepare the food. The indulgent menu features regional Italian dishes with a contemporary flare.

For more of an exciting night out with less focus on food and more on the venue, the Lounge Bar within Novikov is your destination. Sip from the extensive cocktail list, enjoy live music, and dance the night away to performances by some of the world’s top DJs.

Novikov Restaurant & Bar has so much to offer at one location. Come back time and time again for a different experience in both scene and cuisine.

Address: 50A Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8HA
Telephone: 020 7399 4330
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Peyotito

Some restaurants have the benefit of acclaim before they ever open their doors. This is the case with Peyotito located in London’s Notting Hill. The young restaurant has Eduardo Garcia as the executive Chef. Garcia is well-known for the highly-regarded Maximo Bistrot in Mexico City which has nabbed a spot among the ranks of Latin America’s 50 best restaurants. Keeping tone in line with the trendy district where it is located, Peyotito focuses on creative, modern Mexican cuisine (as well as an engaging range of tequila and mescal drinks).

Lunch and Dinner menus are offered along with a “rapido lunch” option, dessert, and bar menu. On the weekends they serve brunch as well as a Sunday supper. Standouts in their fare include octopus ceviche, lamb tacos de barbacoa, and multiple mole variations. Some of the highest praise they have been offered is centered around their liquid expertise. Along with several margaritas, a list of well-curated cocktails can be found including the Payback which features Don Julio Blanco, kiwi, Cointreau, lemon juice, and chili. For the agave-averse there is also an extensive wine list. Bringing Mexican food into the fine-dining atmosphere of London is no easy task but through Peyotito, Garcia proves he is the man for the job.

Address: 31 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU
Telephone: 020 7043 1400
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