Number Twelve is a modern Italian restaurant housed in the Ambassadors Hotel Bloomsbury. The hotel’s location means that the restaurant is easily accessible from anywhere in London, just a five-minute walk from King’s Cross and Euston. The restaurant offers carefully prepared dishes using the finest locally-sourced seasonal produce. Well-equipped to cater to all group sizes, this is a great place for a catch up over a drink or throw a party. There are lighter bites available, and the restaurant is open late too.
Diners can start off their meal with a sumptuous starter like hot pepper Dorset crab soup, mushroom and fontina arancini or a smoked duck salad with quail’s eggs, pancetta and olive crostini. Those craving meat will be well-cared for thanks to the grill, which turns out cuts including ribeye, sirloin, corn-fed chicken, maple glazed pork belly, organic Scottish salmon or a mixed selection.
Aside from the grill, there are some more global mains such as braised oxtail with beef cheeks and creamed parmesan polenta, spicy fennel and wild boar sausage orecchiette or roasted hake with clams, potato puree, leeks and shiitake mushrooms.
To end the meal, there is a selection of decadent desserts including Madagascan vanilla pod rice pudding, dark chocolate mousse, passion fruit cheesecake and orange and rosemary polenta cake. Those seeking a more savoury finish to the meal can opt for the cheese selection with organic honey truffle, featuring Montgomery cheddar, taleggio, stilton, caprino and gorgonzola.
The wine list at Number Twelve is global, featuring a range of old and new wines, available by the glass or bottle. There are sparkling options for special occasions including Bottega, Mercier, Moet and Veuve Clicquot, and cellar reserves like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Number Twelve also offers afternoon tea and private dining for ten to 200 guests, which you can find out more about below.