Quality Hotel Hampstead
London, EN NW3 6AL
Phone: (44) 20 77940101
Fax: (44) 20 77940100
Bars & Cafes
Louis Patisserie does roaring business thanks to its freshly-prepared delicacies that are lapped up by regulars and curious passersby. Indulge in a sinful range of flavors while heading on to a bout of sightseeing.
A stylish restaurant has made a name for itself in Belsize Park. The delectable Pan-Asian cuisine at XO is served in a chic Shanghai colonial club-style dining room, and the exquisite private dining room accommodates up to 20 diners. Menu favorites are dim sums, tempuras and barbecue dishes. The long bar is a popular destination for the cosmopolitan crowd to enjoy an extensive cocktail list and small plates.
Traditional pubs with specials nights, weekly quiz, Sunday lunch etc. come together to set the authentic Brit Pub ambiance. With its Mediterranean decor and cozy upholstery, King Willian IV boasts an outstanding drinks collection, that can be enjoyed at the beer garden in the summers. Call ahead to book it as a venue for your next event.
One of the more popular watering holes in the city, Alice House is what you would call a locals' haunt.They have a great range of cocktails that will surprise you every time. Do check the website for details.
You would almost think the Flask was a wine bar with the fantastic list of twenty different kinds, all available by the glass. Two entrances show the Flask's double life, plain public bar and comfortable lounge which leads onto a dining conservatory. All the food is home-made and has included soup, pasta, bubble-and-squeak, and more exotic dishes such as Jamaican curry or Indonesian fish chowder.
Cafe culture in Hampstead is prolific, yet this colorful addition has got itself noticed even so. A cafe-diner during the day and a restaurant at night, this venue is decorated with giraffes and positive messages like 'live - eat - love' appear on the light shades and specials menu. The cuisine is global - noodles, tabbouleh, Caesar salad, chicken and lamb, all beautifully dressed up. You can have a full meal here, or you can pop in for just a snack and a cappuccino. Try the Jamming or Dizzy Giraffe fruit cocktails or chill out with a Tazo tea. The happy vibe is only emphasized with the warm global tunes and smiley staff.
Located in West Hampstead, Lately is a night out solution which is split into two main sections. The upper section features a bar which serves a variety of cocktails, beer and wine; the downstairs section is the club with the dance floor. The club area has a seating arrangements and to one's marvel, the volume of the music is just right and does not interrupt your conversation. The club also has an attached terrace garden with a fountain and tables for seating, this makes for a perfect quiet dinner with your mate or friends. Call ahead on +44 872 148 2877 to know more.
The Hollybush was once owned by painter George Romney, and it still has a taste of the arts about it; poetry readings take place on Tuesday evenings, with Thursdays and Sundays being reserved for live folk and jazz music respectively. There's something of an olde worlde feel to this pub, and with 12 real ales for you to choose from (or line up) you could easily while away an evening in the bar.
The Freemasons Arms is one of the two places in London where you can play the traditional game of London Skittles, which is played by throwing a piece of cheese at the nine wooden skittles. These days this cheese is made from wood, and the game also includes a pell mell court, although this is not currently in use. Pell mell is a game similar to croquet. This is a lovely pub with excellent food, a good wine list, real English ale, open kitchens, log burning fires and a pretty paved garden surrounded by trees on the edge of Hampstead Heath. A Skittle Club takes place here on Tuesday and Saturday nights
Zamoyski is situated around the corner from the Royal Free Hospital and Hampstead Heath. Its cheerful owners, low-cost meals and great food draw a mixed and regular crowd. Downstairs is a bar where the vodka flows freely probably the reason that it has become popular with parties of medical students. To sample a range of Polish delicacies, a great starting point is the nine-course mezze. Polish food is relatively straightforward and hearty, definitely popular comfort food.
This is a pleasant pub near Hampstead Heath, which would be quite ordinary if it weren't for its link with Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in England. Ruth Ellis shot her lover, David Blakely after he had been with another woman, just outside this pub. He had treated her very badly so many consider that she should not have been convicted of murder. The Magdala is named after Field Marshal Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, who was a British soldier living from 1810 until 1890. The food is good, the staff are friendly and it has a relaxing atmosphere.
The building in which the Washington Pub is housed is of much architectural significance: an example of Victorian style, it was built by Daniel Tidey in 1865. The majestic facade of the building yields inside into a peaceful, charming, and welcoming interiors. Enjoy a cooling ale or lager and watch a scintillating game of cricket or soccer on the big TV screens. See the website for more information on upcoming events and other details.