Good Hotel Guide Review
In ‘a great location’ in vibrant ‘Portman Village’, tucked away behind Oxford Street, this ‘all-day café/bar/restaurant-with-rooms’ has a relaxed vibe. There are pavement tables in front, clatter and chatter in a buzzy bar with stripped wooden floor. Some bedrooms are ‘quite a climb’. Our inspector’s bags were carried up to a top-floor room with rooftop views, ‘beautifully furnished in simple modern style’, and quiet, even with the sash window open. There were teapigs tea and cafetière coffee, decaf on request. An ‘exceptional’ bathroom had a limestone floor, a freestanding bath, walk-in shower and Aesop toiletries. All rooms are air conditioned, with a king-size bed, room service. In the first-floor restaurant, menus use carefully sourced ingredients for such dishes as venison shoulder and loin, beetroot, cavolo nero, red wine jus; beluga lentil salad, broccoli, truffle dressing; pan-fried hake, celeriac, hispi cabbage, lobster sauce. Breakfast is à la carte, with juices, free-range eggs, smoked ham hock, pancakes, chorizo, red onion and spinach omelette, a full English with Cumberland sausage. One ‘for the young or the young at heart’. See also sister operation, The Orange.
6 New Quebec Street
020 7724 7243
bar, dining room, patio, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV.
all day in bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in public rooms, not in bedrooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
room £210–£250. À la carte £35, set menus £27–£46, breakfast mains from £7.50, full English £12.50.