Marconi at ME Hotel London

ME Hotel, 336-337 The Strand , London, WC2R 1HA

SquareMeal Review of Marconi at ME Hotel London

Set in the converted monolith that was Bush House, ME Hotel’s lobby bar could the bridge of a spaceship from HG Wells’ War of the Worlds (once broadcast here). Service is as slick as Marconi’s open-plan, futuristic design – all shiny tubular chrome, monochrome marbles and putty upholstery – although prices aren’t steep by swish London hotel standards. Wines start at around £20 a bottle, with flutes of Moët at £9 – also the benchmark cost of a cocktail. Try AM/FM (a Bacardi, Chambord and fruit sling that pays homage to the bar’s inspiration) or London horizon (gin, green tea syrup, lemongrass and lime) served with complimentary bruschetti. Pore over breakfast and the newspapers until noon, or drop in later for small plates such as spiced prawn and chicken skewers, sausage rolls or gazpacho with vodka shots.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Temple Tube Station 344m

Covent Garden Tube Station 476m


Address: ME Hotel, 336-337 The Strand , London WC2R 1HA

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Wed 7am–1am (Thurs–Sat – 3am Sun –12M)

Nearby Landmarks

Novello Theatre 83m

Somerset House - Courtauld Institute of Art 91m


Telephone: 020 7395 3400


Cuisine: Bars

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