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A 2001 Moet and Chandon Restaurant Award Nominee. This pub is busy, so get there early for food (from 12 noon during the week and 1pm on Sundays). Although renowned for its fish (roast cod and saffron mash), also check out the roast saddle of lamb with red wine and butter beans.
Opened in September 2009, Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant is the first restaurant outside Italy created by internationally renowned chef, Heinz Beck, holder of three Michelin stars at La Pergola in Rome. Heinz Beck soon earned the restaurant its own Michelin Star, when in February 2010 it became the fastest London establishment to be bestowed with the award and maintained this award onwards. Apsleys? stunning Venetian-style dining room, with its glass roof and plush upholstery, is one of the most beautiful spaces for dining in London, an elegant setting for any occasion. Overseen by Beck and run by Executive Chef Heros De Agostinis, who used to work with Heinz Beck in Rome. Beck has created a menu that focuses on lighter Mediterranean-inspired dishes and is concerned with keeping dishes healthy and as approachable as they are exciting. Signature dishes include the magnificent Carbonara Fagotelli of melt-in-the-mouth pasta parcels. At lunchtime, Apsleys' 'Menu del Giorno' is a popular choice, while Beck's seven course tasting menu is ideal for celebratory dinners. The wine list has enormous depth and includes some of the rarest vintages in the world. Apsleys, a Heinz Beck Restaurant is located on the ground floor of The Lanesborough in the heart of Knightsbridge, the restaurant has two semi-private dining rooms available for larger parties.
Bankside restaurant serves modern British fresh affordable seasonal cuisine. The homely decor consists of wooden floors, suede chairs and bright modern paintings (available to purchase). One interesting feature, are the Call buttons on the tables to get the waiter's attention. Dishes include wild mushroom, parmesan and spinach risotto; seared Kingfish on a potato and saffron broth, and rhubarb, blackberry and crumble fool. Vegetarians are also catered for and it's good for large parties.
Serving fresh, seasonal British produce and traditional afternoon tea, Brumus is a stylish restaurant and bar in the Haymarket Hotel. At the heart of London's West End theatre district, Brumus has a warm and comfortable decor ideal for meeting with family, friends or clients. A buzzing dining destination with exclusive private rooms, Brumus serves classic British dishes such as Wild Sea Bass, Roast Suffolk Chicken Breast, and Beer Battered Pollock. There is also a succulent range of grill dishes including Aberdeenshire Steaks, John Dory and West Country Lamb Cutlets, as well as Gloucester Old Spot Pork Cutlet, Haymarket Beef Burger, and Cote de Boeuf. Complementing Brumus' convenient location for London's major theatres, there is a reasonably priced pre-theatre menu - ideal for dining before the show. Each dish can be accompanied by a selection from the extensive wine list and cocktails are available at the bar. Brumus is also a glamorous place to enjoy afternoon tea. The Haymarket Tea features a selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches, scones and teas. Alternatively, indulge yourself with the exquisite Ruinart Champagne Tea, highlighted by a glass of champagne and a bowl of strawberries. Whether it be 'tea for two' or for a group of friends or colleagues, a delicious tea is served that caters for the most specific dietary requirements.