Floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto Hyde Park are just one of the many selling points this critically-acclaimed restaurant in Lancaster Gate has to offer. Just as impressive is Island Grill’s commitment to using locally- and sustainably-sourced British ingredients for all its dishes, which are carefully crafted by the chefs to ensure maximum flavour and pretty presentation every time.
Located within the iconic Royal Lancaster London Hotel, which is conveniently situated right next to Lancaster Gate Underground station, Island Grill is an ideal spot for private dining, meetings and events. The restaurant – one of many drinking and dining options within the hotel – can seat up to 70 guests, so whether it’s a corporate lunch, staff party or private celebratory meal with friends and family you’re organising, you can rest assured that every comfort will be afforded to your guests.
The restaurant interior is smart and tranquil, thanks to its earthy palette and hushed elegance. Wooden floors come together with chocolate-coloured chairs, house plants and pendant lighting to create an ambience that’s as suited to serious business meetings as it is to lively birthday dinners.
And then there’s the food and drink. Beautifully presented and full of flavour, the cooking at Island Grill is something your guests won’t forget in a hurry. The seasonal menus use fresh, local ingredients in inventive ways and the kitchen can accommodate almost any dietary requests. Special menus and table cards for groups are provided free of charge and the pastry chefs can also prepare beautiful cakes for special occasions, if you give them enough notice.
The group dinner menus at Island Grill are not only extremely tempting, but also very good value. There are two to choose from and include dishes such as pea velouté, pressing of pig’s head with caramelised apple purée and sourdough, baked cod, and milk chocolate choux buns. The drinks list is plentiful too, and staff are always more than happy to advise on wines.