Smart, creative cooking in an elegant townhouse hotel
At a glance
Open all year
Wines by the glass
The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef and reassessment will take place in due course. The HdV group has always done a nice line in suave boutique luxury, and this supremely elegant Victorian terrace in the West End – with a long-standing foodie reputation to maintain - is the jewel in the crown. The Bistro – as the restaurant is named, in keeping with the rest of the group – is a rather grander affair than its name denotes, with glitzy chandeliers illuminating polished wood floors, chocolate-brown banquettes and a classy, neutral décor. Chef Gary Townsend has put his own contemporary European stamp on the kitchen’s output.