Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park
8-14 Talbot Square
London, EN W2 1TS
Phone: (44) 20 72626699
Fax: (44) 20 77233233
Bars & Cafes
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.
A happening pub by the Bayswater Road, the Swan Inn dates back to many centuries. It was first called Saracen’s Head, as per sources. It’s a popular spot with tourists and passers by. Run by Fuller’s Brewery it was a favorite joint of stage coaches en route to London. The pub offers various home-cooked meals, storming up gastronomical sensations everyday. The cask ales are one Swan Inn’s specialty. Check website for more information on this historical place serving in the contemporary style.
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.
The Rob Roy is a very Scottish pub and it is the London home of supporters of the Aberdeen Football Club, of which there are over 200. It is a pleasant pub with lots of Scottish memorabilia, although it can obviously get very busy when there is an important football match on, especially anything involving Aberdeen or Scotland. Much of the food and drink is Scottish based, and the prices are reasonable. There are games machines, fruit machines and, of course, a big screen to watch the football on. Outside on the pavement, there are seven tables for use in better weather.
Truly a pearl in the enticing chain of London restaurants, Pearl Liang presents authentic Chinese specialties in a sophisticated setting. Try the Paper Wrapped Roasted Pork Ribs with Lemon Grass & Chili, or the pan-fried Shanghai dumplings. A full dim sum menu is available as well. To host a party or meeting, you can choose from three dining rooms along with a set banquet menu that guarantee a successful event. Pearl Liang has an intimate and bewitching decor, making it a great place for a romantic dinner. For reservations and more details, please check the website.
Delicious refreshing juices are to be found on this busy road, lined with Middle Eastern restaurants and snack bars. Despite the competition, Ranoush is an institution and Wallpaper* even cites it as one of London's best late night venues. Of course, if you passed it, you'd think it was just another shiny kebab and juice bar. The baklava treats may leave your fingers sticky and your stomach heavy, but an exotic fruit juice will make you feel positively healthy and invigorated. Kebab meat, visibly swirling behind the counter, and meze dishes are Ranoush's more solid offerings.
Welcome to a fascinating collection of whiskeys, champagnes, and wines! The Salt Whiskey Bar displays a stock of over two-hundred bottles in elegant surroundings, wherein wooden and leather furnishings add a classic touch. A variety of delicious cocktails, as well as coffees and smoothies are also on offer, and whiskey-tasting events are hosted regularly. The private dining room upstairs can be booked for family functions, corporate events and seminars.
The Diana Memorial Playground located in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Princess Diana. It is a popular picnic spot for families. The in-house cafe, The Diana Playground Café is also a favorite among children as it takes good care of their needs. Apart from being a convenient place to feed the kids after a vigorous play session, it offers special facilities for families with children. The menu is drawn keeping the children's favorites in mind and features pizzas, sandwiches and drinks. Icecreams are a favorite with the kids. Children's activities and story telling sessions take place regularly. The cafe offers baby changing facilities, toilets and a parking for prams. There is a separate playing area for kids too.
At Prince Edward you a welcomed by an elegant black structure with its entrance decorated by pretty colorful flowers. In contrast to the dull hues on the outside the interiors are decorated with wooden furnishing, scarlet painted walls adorned by bright lamps giving this place a warm glow. Prince Alfred is a great place to enjoy your drinks and food while listening to some bands perform for you. Established in 1851, this is one the oldest pubs in the area and a favorite of the locals. A fun-filled evening packed with entertainment awaits you at Prince Edward.
A highly commendable drinking establishment, The Daniel Gooch (The Gooch to its regulars) is a friendly local, fully-equipped with dart boards, bar billiards and a big-screen TV that shows all major sporting events. The beer selection isn't particularly extensive, but that's not enough to take the shine off what is otherwise a quality pub. A full range of pub food including staples such as burgers and bangers.
When you hear bowling alley diner, alluring images certainly do not come to mind, but All Star Lanes jazzes up the concept by bringing class back to the American diner. The atmosphere is contemporary-retro, with wood paneling on the walls, checkered floors in the diner, and vinyl booths for seating. The menu pays homage to classic American diners. If the main menu hasn't already blown your mind as to what a bowling alley can serve, wait until you see the drink menu. Offering a number of cocktails and bourbon aged up to 23 years, All Star Lanes will make the classiest of drinkers ask for more. As far as entertainment is concerned, it has six bowling lanes, apart from the private room which comprises two separate lanes.