Good Hotel Guide Review
If you’re looking for afternoon tea after trawling Marylebone’s chichi emporia, you’ll find freshly baked cakes and pastries in a clubby atmosphere at this much-loved bolt-hole. Owned by the Miller family since 1921, it occupies four former Georgian town houses as one seamless whole. ‘The staff are unfailingly welcoming, with old-fashioned courtesies such as bags swept in a moment from the taxi.’ Bedrooms have period and contemporary furniture, a Savoir bed, L’Occitane toiletries. ‘Those at the quieter rear’, overlooking Manchester Mews, are snug; if you want lots of space, suites have a sitting room. Fires burn in cosy lounges, while in the Grill Room menus range from comfort food (liver and bacon, shepherd’s pie, roasts from the trolley) to more innovative dishes (wild mushroom ravioli, chicken tagine). Readers who love the place are indulgent of occasional shortcomings. ‘Unfailingly my bathroom sink is blocked or slow on my arrival, but this is swiftly cleared.’ ‘Breakfast is very grand, with pots of this and that crowding the table, and the menu full of specially cooked calorific dishes.’ (Robert Cooper, Keith Salway)
26–32 George Street
020 7935 8131
92. 7 on ground floor.
all year, restaurant closed 25 Dec evening.
lifts, bar, restaurant, lounge, meeting/events rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), use of nearby fitness club, public areas wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, extra bed (in larger rooms only) £50.
allowed in George bar only.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £245, singles from £195. À la carte £42.