The Capital

With its classic red brick facade, smartly suited doormen and Knightsbridge location, the hotel has offered the same ‘splendid’ intimate hospitality for almost half a century. More

Contact details

The Capital
22–24 Basil Street
Knightsbridge
London
Greater London
SW3 1AT
England
020 7589 5171

Hotel information

Bedrooms

49. 9 suites.

Open

all year, restaurant closed Sun.

Facilities

lift, sitting room, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), access to nearby health club/spa, restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B from £340, D,B&B from £480. Set lunch menus £33-£39, a la carte £69 (plus 12 1/2 % discretionary service charge).

Good Hotel Guide Review

With its classic red brick facade, smartly suited doormen and Knightsbridge location, the hotel has offered the same ‘splendid’, intimate hospitality for almost half a century. Managed by Joanne Taylor-Stagg (the Levin family no longer has any connection with the hotel), its ‘professional but unstuffy, helpful’ staff go the extra mile. ‘The top-hatted doorman ran out on the street, hailed a taxi and rode it back to hold the door open for us. What service!’ Generally spacious rooms – small doubles suit a single guest – blend antiques with elegant fabrics, but one of The Capital’s trump cards is its restaurant, frequented by royals. New head chef Andrew Sawyer works alongside Nathan Outlaw to create seasonal seafood menus including chilli-cured monkfish; brill, Porthilly sauce and cabbage: ‘We could appreciate why it has a Michelin star.’ Breakfast, including ‘eggs Benedict with wonderfully dark-orange egg yolk’, won equal plaudits, as did afternoon tea’s colour-coded sandwiches: ‘green bread for cucumber, pink for smoked salmon’. For more casual dining, try sister hotel The Levin, next door (see entry). (Jill and Mike Bennett)

Late news: Nathan Outlaw will close his restaurant when his contract ends in March 2019; his successor has yet to be announcedl

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The Capital
22–24 Basil Street
Knightsbridge
London
Greater London
SW3 1AT

Guest comments

'Two splendid days. Staff were professional yet unstuffy. Tea for two, included in our package, was delicious, At dinner was could appreciate why the restaurant has a Michelin star. A breakfast the eggs Benedict were wonderful. ' - Jill & Mike Bennett - September, 2016
'Capital offers old fashioned London hospitality with exceptional cuisine. This is an intimate luxury hotel where the team cultivates a strong relationship with each and every guest. Its restaurant is run by one of the most talented chefs in the country in Nathan Outlaw whose 2 star restaurant in Cornwall is famed for his exceptional seafood. The hotel is also ideally located to enjoy the shopping in Knightsbridge and easy to access without enduring too much west end traffic.’ ' - Neil Kedward - October, 2015

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