Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
8-12 St. Georges Drive
London, EN SW1V 4BJ
Phone: (44) 207 8342988
Fax: (44) 207 8215814
St Georges Tavern is the quintessential British pub that boasts of a prolific list of ales, great beers and fantastic bar food to accompany these typically Brit beverages. The restaurant and bar is part of the Nicholson's extensive chain of pubs in London. Drop in, sit back, relax and enjoy some really amazing drinks and yummy grub. Don't forget the reservations.
Freshly-baked bagels and coffee (with a free refill) are a great way to start the morning. And stuffed bagels - everything from the classic smoked salmon/cream cheese combo and Martha's Vineyard (tuna and humus) to your own custom-made variation, it will get you through the afternoon. Regardless of the Bagel Factory's claim that this is America's best kept health secret, be careful you don't overdo it; bagels are healthy, but they are dense and filling and strangely moreish. Free local delivery is offered and they also provide a catering service. Phone for details of a branch near you.
If you are out to impress somebody then 2 Bridge Place is definitely the place to go. It's perfect in all ways; stylish French cuisine, a spic-and-span dining area and a classy bar as well. The menu is every foodie's delight; Carpaccio of swordfish and tuna with a soy and Chizu dressing, Seared scallops with fried poached quail egg, belly pork and beurre blanc, duck breast, double chocolate brownie cheesecake, et al. If you are still not tempted, you must be kidding.
Scottish cooking is heavily reliant on venison, game birds, hare and salmon and Boisdale is renowned for its quality fare. The elegant and very warm Boisdale of Belgravia is one such place where patrons just love to keep coming back over again. Offering sumptuous fare's that suit every appetite and budget, Boisdale is very welcoming and friendly down to the core. Ingredients are sourced from Scotland and organic vegetables, eggs and even olive oil, are used. Set menus are available with a six-course Menu Gastronomique option. Also check out the "Scottish" bar - billed as the "only malt whiskey and cigar bar in London".
London's oldest Cantonese restaurant is one of the few survivors in what was London's original Chinatown, developed after Chinese sailors first settled around the docks. Regulars are most likely old friends with its owners; after more than fifty years, the restaurant still belongs to the same family. This is your classic upscale Chinese; as in gold and high-backed chairs and not minimalist glass and wood. You should try the Docklands specialty Jar Jow for history's sake, although the Roast Pork in Chili Sauce is a bit cloying and a reminder that Chinese food has made great leaps since the first influx of immigrants.
With more than a whiff of Zafferano about it, Pimlico's newest Italian restaurant is sophisticated, and the cuisine simply superb; just what one might expect from a restaurant that's part of the Etrusca group. This Belgravia townhouse has been redone in the classic smart Italian style with wooden floors, simple room plan with an exposed brick wall, Conran furniture and muted lighting. There's also a private dining room and a conservatory area with a retractable roof at the rear of the restaurant. You won't find any cheap trattoria fare here. Il Convivio neither strives for regional authenticity nor goes for the designer approach. You can expect modern Italian conventional dishes like truffle risotto, mozzarella in prosciutto, and sweetbreads alongside stranger forays such as truffle ice cream at the II Convivio. The wine list at this place also has the potential to keep you busy for hours.
Oliveto, a part of the Olivo chain of restaurants makes unpretentious pizzas that are reminiscent of the bylanes of Italy. The restaurant pulls a lot of crowds each day as it endeavors to serve the finest and most talked about pizzas in the city. There are spectacular Italian pastas and desserts too. Try the Salsiccia with succulent sausages and tomatoes and onions with the correct amount of chewiness. The Caprino is also a good choice for it offers a cheesy after-taste with goat's cheese and mozarella, along with juicy aubergines. The Ricci Di Mare, rife with sea urchins is also a great bet for a pasta. The wine list is extensive, so also the desserts. Keep enough place for the desserts though, especially the tiramisu.
Specialising in Italian cuisine, Gran Paradiso makes quite an effort to present a decent meal. Though a bit overpriced, the food is worth praising. With fresh fish brought in twice a day from Brighton and ingredients sourced from the owner's garden, this restaurant serves the most delicious Calamari Paradiso and Tortelloni di Magro. There is a daily selection of desserts, so knock yourself out on a sugar overdose.
Le Palme D'Jan restaurant has made its mark on the city's dining scene. Bring your date along for a long romantic evening, as it remains open till the wee hours. Feast on the Italian cuisine; be sure to try the fresh seafood items, which are a specialty, and complement your meal with a pick from the exquisite wine list. In contrast to the soft ambiance of the restaurant, a vibrant and lively club is also part of the establishment, and opens its doors at 10:00p every night. If there is a private event to be hosted, look no further.
Come by to experience fine Turkish cuisine. This eatery is very popular among locals; most of whom have strong cravings for Turkish food. The walnut bar and the curved ceilings won't fail to grab your attention. Hummus, olives and warm bread come along with your drinks. Just make sure you come loaded, as the prices can get a bit high. Try the Kazan Special chicken and lamb grilled with yogurt and tomatoes.
Come by for some good Chinese food and excellent veggie options. The cozy ambiance accentuated with dim lighting makes it a perfect place for a romantic date. Take your seat in the outdoor patio area and you'll be surrounded by greenery while you dine. The solicitous staff is always willing to help. Take your pick from the Szechuan and Hunan cuisine. The Salt and Pepper French Bean is a popular choice among the vegetarians. Complement your meal with a pick from the wine list.
Chef Rand Ceung makes sure that dining at the Grand Imperial would be the best Chinese experience of your lifetime. From the moment you step in you will realize that this is the closest you can come to China while living in London. The decor is composed of authentic Chinese artifacts that are painstakingly put together according to Fengshui - an ancient Chinese art of interior design. The menu is a carefully prepared selection of Cantonese dishes from dimsums, soups, duck, goose and seafood to traditional wok fried rice and noodles. For those who are new to the cuisine, they also offer prixe-fixe lunch menus, that leave you to contently savor each dish, without mulling over the choices. With finger-licking food, real Chinese ambience and friendly and helpful staff, the Grand imperial has all the right ingredients to make your evening most special.