SquareMeal Review of
Millie's Lounge at The Ned
There’s no denying that the restaurants on the ground floor of The Ned hotel are some of the most eye-catching dining spaces in the City. Right by Bank station, this Soho House and Sydell Group project opened to plenty of buzz, and for good reason too. The space has art deco interiors straight from the 1930s, including a slew of emerald-green pillars and soft-pink booths, and is essentially a luxurious take on a food court. British-American mash-up Millie’s Lounge is one of eight dining options open to the public and is suited to night owls, staying open until 3am. The menu features staples from both sides of the pond, ranging from traditional afternoon tea, to mac ’n’ cheese and BBQ short ribs. Our starting snacks of crumbly, runny scotch egg and a crispy, herb-flecked sausage roll impressed, but were soon outdone by the main – perfectly cooked golden cod, served with tartare sauce, mushy peas and chunky, skin-on chips. Desserts were less enticing, but the likes of a packed, slightly sour cherry sponge ticks comfort food boxes. To drink, there are fun cocktails like the Nedgroni and a selection of international wines. Just be prepared to loosen your belt; portions at Millie’s are huge, meaning a three-course meal is quite the stretch. That and scatty service take away from what is otherwise a very pleasant dining experience.
Millie's Lounge at The Ned is recommended for
Millie's Afternoon Tea: £30
Afternoon Tea at Millie’s Lounge in the Grand Banking Hall is a luxurious affair. Relax on plush seating, with views of our green marble pillars and the Nickel Stage, while you enjoy this quintessentially English treat, which is served on bespoke Burleigh china tea sets. Expect traditional fingers sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream and a wide variety of teas.
Starting from £30, £40 with a glass of champagne.
Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.