‘A sun filled, spacious glass terrace overlooking London’s Piccadilly.’
Price: £60+ for 3 courses
Overall rating: 4.5 stars
Cuisine: Modern European
The Terrace Grill and Bar at Le Meridien Hotel, Piccadilly is one of my new favourite London restaurants. Its décor is sophisticated and spectacular; a sun filled, spacious glass terrace overlooking London’s Piccadilly, with a modern yet relaxed vibe making it a perfect place to dine. A seat by the window is ideal, since the restaurant overlooks London’s Piccadilly.
I visited the Terrace Grill and Bar for lunch as a 21st birthday treat from my good friend Tania. The restaurant is renowned for its meat and fish grills, however there are options available for vegetarians too. The menus vary slightly between lunch and dinner; I assume that the high quality of food carries through to dinner as well. Every dish we sampled was cooked to perfection, extravagantly presented and fairly light, making a three course meal easily consumable.
To start, I ordered the confit chicken, which I can safely say is one of the best starter dishes I have ever had. The chicken was moist and well complemented with the chutneys that dressed it. Tania ordered the squid, which was served with a side of mango relish. Both blended together perfectly. (photos of starters) For our main course I ordered the chicken breast with chive mash from the Market Menu (which changes regularly) and Tania had the grilled lemon sole, which was lightly seasoned which allowed for the true taste of the lemon sole to prevail.
The deserts were fantastic, refreshing and light. I had the chocolate tart which was served with a scoop of ice cream and Tania had the lemon syllabub. Both were extremely enjoyable, (high praise coming from someone who doesn’t usually have a sweet tooth!)
The staff were friendly and attentive, contributing to the extremely enjoyable dining experience we had. When we visited, the restaurant was fairly quiet, however, we were informed that crowds do start to appear around dinner time, therefore booking in advance would be a good idea, to avoid disappointment. The dress code could be described as smart-casual and the restaurant would be a nice place to visit for a special occasion. I would definitely recommend the Terrace Grill and Bar since their food, service and ambience was exceptional.
Terrace Grill and Bar
Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel
Tel: +44(0) 207 851 3085
12:00 – 14.30 (Lunch)
17.30 – 22.30 PM (Dinner)
12:00 – 18.00 (Afternoon Tea)