Just a few minutes’ walk from Sloane Square and bordering Chelsea’s renowned Saatchi Gallery, the Sloane Place boutique hotel is sleek, chic and inviting. The rich teal awnings that dominate the striking facade give way to luxurious interiors, from the foyer through to the stylish modern British restaurant on the ground floor.
Large street-level windows allow floods of light into the room, which has been carefully designed to blend vintage and contemporary styles. Parquet flooring, green panelled walls and plush velvet seating contrast with Scandi dining chairs, spotlights and a black-painted exposed ceiling, but it works well and creates an atmosphere of copy sophistication. Whether it’s for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, bag a spot by the window or in one of the snug booths and settle in for a tasty meal.
The globally inspired menu has been crafted by chef Bernhard Mayer, formerly of The Savoy and Four Seasons Hotel, so diners can expect dishes that are as pretty (and Instagrammable) as they are delicious. Breakfast kicks off in the usual way with everything from a full English to egg dishes, Belgian waffles, toasted sourdough and blueberry pancakes appearing on the menu. For those looking to eat more like a Sloane Ranger, there’s a selection of fresh fruit plates, juices and smoothies.
Lunch and dinner options are where you see the global influences come through in the likes of beef tataki with truffle dressing or an indulgent lobster and prawn burger with avocado and mango-chilli relish. Meat, fish and seafood dishes prevail, but there are salads and a few veggie dishes too.
If time allows, it’s worth pulling up a seat at the timeless wood-panelled bar for a pre- or post-prandial cocktail or, better yet, book in for a boozy weekend brunch that includes two hours of free-flowing Prosecco, Bellini, Bloody Marys or Grapefritz cocktails.