Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park
8-14 Talbot Square
London, EN W2 1TS
Phone: (44) 20 72626699
Fax: (44) 20 77233233
This restaurant is just like any other good Italian eatery - quality food, friendly staff, and a warm ambiance, but what sets it apart is its special emphasis on Tuscan cuisine. Recently remodeled, it now has a more contemporary look, with water-color paintings adorning the walls, and large windows letting in a lot of sunshine, which helps create an airy, cheerful feel. The menu has some mouthwatering delights such as Mango and Fresh Crab Meat, Lasagne al Forno, and Linguine al Pesto. Apart from the carefully chosen wine-list, Mr. Frascati also features a full bar, so you can sit back and unwind, Italian style, in this popular Paddington haunt.
Angelus encompasses all that it means to be French. Owned by the theatrical Thierry Tomasin, the restaurant is excessive yet classy, and you can't help but abandon all your pretenses at the door. Stepping in from the small patio out front, Angelus greets you with dark wood tables, ornate wall decorations, and a bustling, cheery atmosphere that will have you believing you stepped off the sidewalk into Paris. The servers speak French here, adding to the French theme of Angelus. The Foie Gras Creme Brulee is the dish to have, but you will not encounter disappointment from anything on the menu. The twelve page long wine list can be a bit daunting, but don't fret because Thierry himself will be there to help with any of your choices.
Housed within the Frontline club, the Frontline restaurant offers traditional British cuisine to the residents of Paddington. This restaurant makes sure you can satisfy your hunger pangs and your taste buds without shelling out a lot of money. Begin your meal with an aperitif and one of the starters. Choose among the Courgette and Harbourn Blue Fritter, Citrus Marinated Pork Chop and Two-Way Pheasant for the main course. Try an ice-cream, a sorbet, a pudding or pie for dessert. Wash down the meal with one of the wines available here. If you love the food and are thinking of becoming a regular, consider opting for the Frontline Club membership which will entitle you to significant discounts. For details, check the website.
Although it seems to consider itself the next best thing to an express Eurostar to Paris, Bistro Daniel isn't a small piece of Paris in London. However, it is a very good place to have some great bistro grub. It's simple and charming - if you want a finer dining experience, book a table at Amandier upstairs, also owned by Chef Daniel. Unfortunately, this unlikely location for a restaurant means that both restaurants are never heaving with diners. The menu is short and sweet, with such choices as the delicious confit duck leg with Puy lentils and steak with pommes frites. Daily specials are marked on the chalkboard.
Cristini is a small pizzeria/restaurant in Westminster with petite tables on the sidewalk. The menu boasts the likes of Trancio di Merluzzo, fusilli bolognese, duck salad, and prosciutto di Parma, accompanied by roasted potatoes. An amiable and professional wait staff makes your experience fruitful. Moreover, the hearty portions make you forget the size of the place.
An elegantly decorated, award-winning restaurant, Los Remos is a great place for grabbing some tapas or a proper sit down meal. Later, you can work it all off to the flamenco and Latino beats on the small dance floor. The tapas menu is huge with over 60 dishes plus daily specials that can include anything from seafood pancakes to fried artichokes. Seafood is a Los Remos specialty so try to pick one of the many prawn, fish and crab dishes on offer. The wine list is extensive with bottles from all over Spain. And since, as the owner Roberto Lopez puts it, Los Remos is an 'active' place, a one-man band provides entertainment and music on the weekends.
The name is reminiscent of Indian royalty, and this restaurant's cuisine reaffirms it! In business for more than 37 years now, Noorjahan 2 is famed for its traditional dishes. The a la carte feasts here include excellent selections of fiery fare such as vegetable samosas, onion bhajee, seekh kebabs, Hariali chicken tikka, tandoori mixed grill and a variety of meat, vegetable and seafood biryanis from the North West Frontier. The restaurant is clean, the service quick, and the rates reasonable. Top that with mouth-watering food and you have a winner!
With its stylish, contemporary interior and superb views across neighboring Hyde Park, Island Grill offers it all with an excellent selection of Modern European dishes, cocktails and wines to suit every taste and appetite. Offering an all-day dining experience, Island Grill can start your morning with the perfect breakfast, or why not drop in for a spot of lunch? If evenings are more your thing, enjoy a sumptuous dinner or perhaps even cocktails and light snacks at the bar – the choice is endless. With its award winning 2 AA Rosette cuisine, uncompromising attention to detail, friendly staff, atmospheric interior and great value, Island is the perfect choice for those who just want a quick snack or something a little bit more.
If you love Indian food, Jamuna is ‘the' place for you. Indulge in carefully prepared, spicy and delicious Indian delicacies. Team it up with various rice and wheat preparations, these items will leave you more than satisfied. The drinks menu, however, offers nothing particularly Indian. In addition to a selection of white, red, rose and sweet wines; a range of spirits are also available. It doesn't end here; there's a whole selection of handmade cigars available too. So, come over for a business meal or family get-together; because with Jamuna you just cannot go wrong.
Nipa, an award-winning Thai restaurant, is the twin sister of the Nipa in Bangkok’s Landmark Hotel. Whether you judge it on its delicious cuisine, subtle oriental decor or welcoming ambiance, it’s one of the most authentic Thai eating experiences in Europe. Nipa is also one of an elite selection of Thai restaurants in the UK to have received the "Thai Select" award from the Thai Government for restaurants proven to have achieved the highest standards of quality and cuisine. To perfectly compliment this, Nipa has also received a 2 AA Rosette for its precise, authentic cooking with incredible attention to detail.
Located in the beautiful boutique hotel, Hotel Corus Hyde Park, Bel Canto Opera Dinners offers a thought out French prix fixe meal prepared to perfection. The staff here is not just friendly and cooperative, they are also amazing opera artists with a bright future, enjoy the live entertainment while you relish your French meal. Pair your lunch or dinner with a glass of wine or beer. Bel Canto promises to deliver a fine dining experience that is filled with fun and entertainment. Sing along with your supper!
This theme restaurant is definitely for homesick Bombay natives. The Chaats and seafood preparations at the Bombay Palace are a must try, as are the Indian desserts and sweets. And if you are looking for a place to unwind, try chilling out at the Cocktail Lounge, or have a private dinner for two at the Palace Suite. For a great experience at this venue, shut your eyes from time to time and imagine yourself in the land of Bollywood. Bombay Palace is also a renowned party and events venue. Check website for upcoming events.