SquareMeal Review of
Lanes of London at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane
Tacked onto the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, this restaurant and bar hybrid will make the most of its location within a late-Edwardian mansion block – so expect lots of classical and nostalgic
touches, including elements of marble, aged brass, traditional lead glazing, rustic oak and green leather. It’s a heritage package intended to provide the backdrop for a multicultural culinary trip
round the capital: butter chicken will give the nod to Brick Lane, Vietnamese bun thit nuong is straight out of Kingsland Road and Lebanese kata meshwi acknowledges Edgware’s ethnic enclaves, while
most of the tub-thumping British stuff will be reserved for the pud department (poor knights of Windsor, for example). The intimate bar at the front of the venue will deal in after-work drinks,
cocktails and nightcaps with names like stiff upper lip or Cambridge claret cup to go with assorted nibbles.