Lh Loves: Top London Hotels & Best Restaurants in London
Top London Hotels & Best Restaurants in London
Planning a trip to London? Check out these top London hotels and Lh’s picks for best restaurants in London!
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is one of London’s most acclaimed five-star hotels! It has exuded an intriguing mix of English elegance and luxury since it opened over 115 years ago, but the current renovation project it is undergoing is taking its look to a whole new level of decadence! Interior designer Joyce Wang was commissioned to oversee the renovation and her new lobby, shown above, that was unveiled this past January perfectly blends the hotel’s heritage with an updated glamour!
In addition to the completed entrance and lobby, the renovation includes the majority of the rooms and the addition of two entirely new, luxurious penthouse suites. The hotel’s stunning spa and world-famous restaurants and bar are also undergoing face-lifts which are being overseen by the esteemed New York interior designer Adam D. Tihany. The renovation is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2018 – we will be sure to share!
Now to the dining! Mandarin Oriental’s restaurant Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants and definitely one of the best restaurants in London. An elegant, contemporary space serving a menu inspired by historic British gastronomy, a fascination of Blumenthal’s and one you are sure to enjoy. Large windows offer diners stunning views of Hyde Park to one side and floor-to-ceiling glass walls to the other offer views of the kitchen and its unique pulley system which rotates the spit over an open fire.
Fera at Claridge’s
Located in London’s Mayfair district in the iconic 5-star art-deco style luxury hotel, Claridge’s, is the fabulous upscale restaurant Fera! Chef Simon Rogan offers elaborate tasting menus inspired by the seasons and an extensive award-wining list of over 700 wines. Fera, the Latin word for ‘wild’, reflects the deep connection to nature that is at the heart of the restaurant which serves the finest fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Looking for an exclusive and interactive dining experience? Then you must reserve a spot at the Fera Development Kitchen, the restaurants chef table located in the kitchen. Architectural heritage meets contemporary in Fera’s beautiful interior. Designed by Guy Oliver of the firm Oliver Laws to portray the restaurants nature style while respecting the art deco glamour of Claridge’s. The banquettes, tables and chairs were custom made for the space by the talented Ben Whistler.
Kasper’s Seafood Bar and Grill at The Savoy
Inspired by the decadence of the 20s and 30s, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill is located on the Northbank of River Thames in the Covent Garden district in one of London’s most renowned landmarks, The Savoy Hotel. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and a bar, Kaspar’s opulent and theatrical art deco design is the perfect setting for an all day dining affair. One of the absolute best restaurants in London!
The Grill at The Dorchester
One of the most recognized hotel names in the world, The Dorchester, is a global benchmark of luxury style and service! Stay in one of their light, fresh and airy English residential style rooms, revitalize at their glamorous spa, or dine in one of the best restaurants in London – the ornate and vibrant restaurant, The Grill. Enjoy their signature blue lobster chowder, grill favorites, and be sure to save room for one of their amazing sweet soufflés. Designed by interior architect Bruno Moinard the restaurant’s interior is rich with warm tones of orange and gold and features a striking hand-blown Murano glass chandelier along with an intriguing work of art created with a collection of luminous copper pans across the back wall in the open part of the kitchen.
Artesian at The Langham Hotel
“A London icon, defining The Art of the Stay since 1865.” The Langham is Europe’s first Grand Hotel and without fail delights its guests again and again! Stylishly appointed rooms and suites cleverly combine Victorian charm with modern amenities offering a new level of luxury. And amid the hotels 5-star luxury the 3-time winner of the ‘World’s Best Bar’ accolade, Artesian, serves up classic and innovative cocktails while making each of its patrons feel extra special with its exceptional hospitality. Even the ice at Artesian is special, produced using the very latest technology, it lasts longer than regular ice and keeps your cocktails cooler. Their lunch menu elevates bar food and their SNAX, a tapas-style concept inspired by their cocktails, is a must for light evening fare and a shoe in for our list of the best restaurants in London!
Corinthia Hotel London
A luxury spa hotel, Corinthia London beautifully mixes historic grandeur with modern decor. Located in an ornate Victorian building with a breathtaking glass-domed lobby, the hotel features the award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia spa and multiple world-class restaurants and bars making it a destination in itself. The hotel offers seven remarkable penthouses and many beautifully designed suites such as the Trafalgar Suite shown above, named for the hotel’s rare view over Trafalgar Square.
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London is filled with historic hotels, but The Connaught is one of the most elegant and highly personal 5-star hotels in the city! Located in the chic Mayfair village, the hotel is a perfect blend between English ambiance and contemporary luxury amenities. Gorgeous modern rooms, upscale dining at the Michelin-starred restaurant of Hélène Darroze, the chic and award-winning Connaught Bar and London’s only Aman Spa make The Connaught a unique and highly desirable destination. But the ultimate luxury offering at The Connaught is by far The Apartment, a premiere penthouse suite set atop the hotel with a panoramic view of the surrounding area (bedroom shown above). Designed by London’s renowned interior designer, the late David Collins, this resident-style suite is simply stunning!
The Goring Hotel
A historic hotel in London’s Belgravia neighborhood, The Goring offers luxurious 5-star English service and family friendly accommodations. Another iconic London hotel, The Goring stands out as it is the only hotel in the world with a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth. Located next to Buckingham Palace, the hotel’s guest rooms and lobby were beautifully renovated in 2015 by interior designer Russell Sage who created an eclectic and traditional interior with a contemporary twist. The Royal Suite, shown above, is The Goring’s most requested room. The sumptuously comfortable suite is situated in 1,400 square feet on the hotel’s top floor and consists of an elaborate layout which includes 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a powder room, a drawing room (shown above) and private balcony.
The Ritz Carlton London
The world famous Ritz Carlton London brings the celebrated elegance, splendor and 5-star service of the Ritz brand to the city. Set in the bustling Mayfair and St. James district, this iconic hotel is just a short walk from the Royal Academy of Arts and Piccadilly Circus. Enjoy one of the finest British traditions and take Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, indulge in the finest cuisine in the palatial Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant (called one of the best restaurants in London by many!) and have a bespoke cocktail in the glittering Rivoli Bar. The hotel’s ornate guest rooms feature Louis XVI-style decor and antique furnishings. And its Deluxe Suites (shown above) come with a beautifully decorated bedroom, exquisite sitting room and spacious marble bathroom.
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