bar, dining room, patio, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, unsuitable for disabled.
all day in bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in public rooms, not in bedrooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
room only from £210. Cooked breakfast from £7, à la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
There’s more than a ‘splendid’ bacon and eggs at this ‘youthful’ pub-with-rooms in a ‘hidden enclave’ minutes from the flurry of Oxford Street. Its name recalls the time when goats grazed here on the Portman Estate. Pub guests can graze all day in the airy, stripped-down bar (open fireplaces, local ales, large French doors) – or, from midday, in the panelled first-floor dining room. Join the throng of locals, who come for the British bistro dishes – house-cured meats, daily fish specials, thoughtfully sourced produce. On the upper three floors (‘quite a climb, but this keeps rooms insulated from pub noise’), spend the night in a ‘simple, modern, beautifully furnished’ bedroom. ‘Ours looked over rooftops to a small mews. There were proper sash windows that you could open; noise wasn’t a problem.’ Thoughtful touches include high-end toiletries, cafetière coffee (‘they gave me decaf when I asked for it’), a city map. Breakfast, charged extra, is ‘excellent’, with unusual options: coconut yogurt, honey, bee pollen; omelette, grilled crevettes, spring onion. The owners, the Cubitt House group, also run The Orange in Pimlico (see entry).