Apero at The Ampersand Hotel 1

2 Harrington Road , London, SW7 3ER

SquareMeal Review of Apero at The Ampersand Hotel

The “corporatization of the Polpo look” continues apace at this Med-influenced venue attached to the Ampersand Hotel. Dangling Edison light bulbs, brick-washed walls and lots of little nooks make the cellar a calm, appealing spot for brunch and sharing plates “with plenty of innovation”. Kick off with oxtail gougères or soft-shell crab fried in semolina with kale and aïoli before tackling braised pig’s cheek with beetroot risotto and Dorset snails or spatchcock quail with apple, miso and salt-baked carrots. Assorted puds such as Sicilian lemon curd with hazelnut crumble and meringue stay with the theme.  Apero also functions as a cocktail lounge, with a list of well-crafted drinks referencing the nearby V&A: try Frescobaldi, Tintoretti or To a Summer’s Day (a Beluga vodka, lemon and peach spritz inspired by Bridget Riley’s painting of the same name).

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Pranzo della Nonna Brunch - £22.50 per person

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

South Kensington Tube Station 76m

Gloucester Road Tube Station 696m

Address

Address: 2 Harrington Road , London SW7 3ER

Area: South Kensington

Opening times

Mon-Fri 6-10am Sat-Sun 7-11am Mon-Sun 12N-4pm 5-12M (Fri-Sat -1am)

Nearby Landmarks

Ciné Lumiere 155m

Natural History Museum 285m

Details

Telephone: 020 7589 5895

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Cuisine: Modern European Mediterranean

Private Dining: 32, 14, 10

9.0

Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 7.5

Value: 6.5

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Neil P. 04 December 2016

Went in prepared to be underwhelmed and wasn't. Although part of a hotel food was excellent. Well presented with good ingredients. Restaurant was busy with a good atmosphere.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

sh k. 21 November 2015

After Friday night at the V&A, we opted for the Sharing Menu which consisted of 5 courses for £32. The courses were very tasty and well presented. We were able to substitute a delicious tuna carpaccio for the beef for the non-meat eater. The wine list was a bit limited but the offering was adequate. We would go there again.

Special offers

Pranzo della Nonna Brunch - £22.50 per person

From: 26 April 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 0

Brunch menu

From: 26 April 2018

To: 30 November 2018

Max: 0