SquareMeal Review of
Sea Containers at Mondrian London
Built in 1977, Sea Containers House was a landmark long before Mondrian, but the US-based boutique hotel chain has done a good job of enhancing the building’s grandeur with a cruise-ship sized dining room that’s wittily decorated with, among other things, a yellow submarine suspended above the bar. Since opening in 2014, the menu’s all-encompassing range has been reined in a little, and it’s now focused on doing fewer things well. Small plates might promise crab on toast with avocado and pickled jalapeños, while salads look particularly enticing – shaved mushrooms with pine nuts, cheese and brown butter vinaigrette, for example. We also like the idea of large ‘family’ plates to share, such as double-cut heritage pork chop or leg of lamb roasted in the clay oven (enough for three people). Desserts tend to be witty takes on the classics, from profiteroles to rhubarb tart with Champagne jelly. “Amazing service” earns bonus points.
2/3 courses & bubbles £24/£28
From a set menu. Excludes all major holidays.
Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Bottomless Prosecco or Bloody Mary's: £18
Enjoy 2 hours of bottomless Prosecco or Bloody Mary's. Must be dining and order a main course brunch item.
Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.