Celeste at The Lanesborough
“High-flying modern French cooking in ultra-luxe hotel” - AA Inspector
LONDON SW1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's View
A grand old mansion on Hyde Park Corner, The Lanesborough’s world-class level of luxury and service tends to be the preserve of celebs and oligarchs. Assuming you're not up for its stratospherically priced rooms with a personal butler thrown in, you can buy into the hotel's glamour by dining at Céleste – not as inaccessible as you might think if you go for the set-price menu du jour – beneath a glass-domed ceiling and shimmering chandeliers. The cooking is in the modern French style, blending classic techniques with a contemporary eye for light, fresh flavours in supremely elegant dishes that celebrate first-class British ingredients: exquisite halibut is matched with a riot of Jerusalem artichoke – crushed, puréed, crispy skin, and in a truffle-dusted bon bon – and deftly aromatised with truffle shavings and chicken jus. Caramelised red apple, green apple sorbet, pine nut crumble and elderflower mousse provide a classy finish.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 100
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 10.30
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 20
- Cuisine style: French, International
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About The area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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