The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London

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Corinthia Hotel, 10a Northumberland Avenue , London, WC2N 5AE

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The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London

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Garry Hollihead’s striking restaurant in the five-star Corinthia Hotel is an opulent affair, with huge windows stretching up to double-height ceilings, no-expense-spared crystal chandeliers, studded leather chairs and vases of picture-prefect blooms. Despite the flowers and sparkle, the overall mood is sufficiently masculine to make Woosterish out-of-towners feel right at home; elevated prices are also aimed squarely at expense accounts and money-no-object tourists. The kitchen is keen on native produce, and Hollihead’s fastidious sourcing is evident from plump Maldon oysters to melting slabs of Cumbrian steak and an all-British cheeseboard. Although some dishes needed more oomph when we visited (a rich chicken-liver parfait with Madeira jelly lacked depth), desserts suchas a miniature, fruit-packed summer pudding served with dense Jersey clotted cream left a pleasingly sweet taste in the mouth. Don’t miss the expertly mixed, botanically infused cocktails in the swanky standalone bar.

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The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London Location

Corinthia Hotel, 10a Northumberland Avenue , London WC2N 5AE

Opening times

Mon-Sat 6-10.30am 12N-3pm 5.30-11pm Sun 7-11am 12N-3pm 5.30-11pm

The Northall at Corinthia Hotel London's Reviews


Food & Drink: 8.0


Service: 4.5


Atmosphere: 7.5


Value: 7.5


Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Gold Reviewer
06 May 2014

Very pleasant restaurant, staff were really attentive and happy to help. We were in the rush that evening and they advised us on the food options that would be ready in time and spoke to chef on our behalf. We were out on time. Food was beautifully presented and tasty. Very creative dishes with unusual flavour combinations worked well. e.g. pork belly and scallops. Definitely recommend to visit.


Food + drink: 4

Service: 0

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

15 February 2012

I had dinner at The Northall on the 14th February 2012 for the first time and it will definately by my last . I went to your restaurant that night with high expectations. The meal and the service we received from your waiting staff was superb but the evening was ruined by the impoliteness from a member of staff. I had made my booking on Monday 13th February 2012 via for the special offer of three courses and a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne for £25. I received a confirmation of my booking from the site later that day. On the night of the meal, 2 hours before our arrival I spoke to a gentleman to verify my booking and he confirmed that they had. When presented with the bill at the end of the meal I noticed that there had been an error with the amount we were charged for our meal. I brought this to the attention of the waiter who then called the maitre d' over. I explained to him that there had been a mistake; we had not ordered the valentines menu but the special offer of three meals and a glass of champagne for £25. The maitre d' then proceeded to tell me that the restaurant was not taking toptable bookings that evening and diners had been contacted and made aware of this. I explained that no one had called me but I had called the restaurant two hours before arriving and at no point during my conversation did he tell me of this. I also showed him a confirmation of my booking on my smart phone (a copy of this has been enclosed with the letter). He also highlighted that on the menu we were given it stated it was the valentines menu. I told him I did not see this and it is not my job to highlight to the staff at the restaurant of my specific booking. This should have been dealt with before we were shown to our seats and given the correct menus. Afterwards we were given another bill with the correct amount. I found his manner and approach to the situation both abrasive and condescending. I was made to feel like a liar in front of the other diners. His retort of “have a nice evening” and walking off mid-conversation was very unprofessional. If this is the kind of staff they employ then they need to re-evaluate their hiring policies. A pleasant evening was ruined by the actions of an ill-mannered member of staff. The other staff were very attentive and I would have scored them a 7 for services but due to the behaviour of one person I am only giving them a one.

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