The Grove lies just 20 minutes from Euston &, while the exterior is grand & formal, inside is decidedly funky, with the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, Colette’s, hung with contemporary paintings & decked out with modish cream leather chairs. Balancing old & new is also evident in the kitchen. A pile of delicate & moist crabmeat, on top of a thin layer of coriander-cured tuna, is crowned with a generous portion of sevruga caviar. Similarly impressive is the mallard & foie gras: the meat is wrapped around a large portion of liver, then rolled in a fine layer of breadcrumbs & roasted until crisp. So, when one cuts through the firmly textured meat, out oozes soft – almost liquid – foie gras from the centre. Desserts, too, are classic-with-a-twist: a mousse-like bitter chocolate tart is partnered with praline ice-cream & a modish shot glass bubbling with a pale yellow citrus foam. Admittedly, all this indulgence does come at a fairly hefty price, but it’s not a greedy one for such labour-intensive dishes, & service is both cheerful & super efficient.
This offer is available from August 4, 2014 until August 28, 2014, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.
Max: 4 people
Starts: 04 Aug 2014
Expires: 28 Aug 2014£49