New cookies policy - you'll only see this message once This website uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you're happy with this. You can find out more about the cookies used by clicking this link
Square Meal Review of Cookbook Café at the InterContinental
The unashamedly business-like InterContinental Hotel isn’t the most obvious wrapper for Cookbook Café’s country-kitchen looks, but shelves of bestsellers, a rough-hewn wooden buffet cart & live
cooking stations create an irresistible bolthole for laid-back grazing. Lunch is a big draw, when artisan cheeses, cured meats, sushi, DIY salads, smoked fish & suchlike are loaded onto the
groaning market table for unlimited access. Weekend brunches add booze aplenty, classic breakfast items & tapas-style mains of steak & béarnaise or sea bream on mash, plus an entire bar
filled with desserts; for around £50, it’s the ultimate lazy afternoon. There are midweek dinners, too – think enjoyable renditions of, say, char-grilled duck with maple-infused sweet potatoes
& guacamole. Only some generous discounts for the under-18s threaten to break the serenity.