Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar is the main restaurant at London Marriott Hotel County Hall, and although the menu is brief for a five-star hotel, it is nonetheless mouth-watering. We started with a complimentary and tasty Yorkshire pudding, which was swiftly followed by our starters of asparagus and roasted garlic soup (£7) that was artistically poured by our host over the awaiting fresh asparagus and poached Burford Brown egg. It was a tasty opening chapter.
For the mains, I tried the refreshing hot smoked salmon salad (£15), which came with baby potatoes, Hampshire watercress, avocado cubes, all topped with a tangy mustard and lemon dressing. This was joined by a side of creamy Lyburn Dauphinoise potatoes (£5). My partner opted for a succulent 250g sirloin steak which was accompanied by a helping of Heritage carrots with honey (£5), as well as some broccoli. Dessert is always a tough choice, but I headed straight for the sticky toffee pudding with delicious clotted ice cream (£8), whilst my other half tucked into a dairy free alternative of raspberry sorbet with fresh raspberries.
Come the morning, and those who have the privilege of residing in the One Bedroom Executive Suite have the choice of breakfast at Gillray’s or the M-Club Lounge. However, there is less of a selection in the latter, and any hot dishes take longer to prepare due to the kitchens being located elsewhere in the hotel. The buffet at Gillray’s is small and caters well for Asian and Middle Eastern guests, with miso soup, hummus, and other savoury ingredients on offer. Visitors can equally help themselves to the traditional ingredients of a full English plus fresh pastries, bread, olives, cheeses, smoked salmon juices, fruit and cereal, amongst other familiar delicacies.
London Marriott Hotel County Hall is undoubtedly a property which ticks all of the boxes for a stay in the Capital, and is a haven of tranquillity and luxury away from London’s renowned hustle and bustle. Therefore, it should be very high up on the list when considering where to stay for a visit to one of the UK’s most exciting cities.
London Marriott Hotel County Hall – Where and How?
London Marriott Hotel County Hall is located at Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB. For more information, or to make a reservation, visit www.marriott.co.uk