Review: Sunday Roast at The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge, Hyatt Recency London – The Churchill

As the brisk London air embraced us, my wife and I found ourselves in the heart of Marylebone, at the lavish Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. The allure of an exquisite Sunday Roast drew us to The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge, a dining haven celebrating the quintessential British tradition with an unparalleled level of luxury.

Nestled within the grandeur of this five-star hotel, The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge unveiled a culinary journey that elevated our weekend experience to regal heights. Executive Chef Carlo Martino, the maestro behind the culinary symphony, curated a menu priced at £45 per person, inviting guests to revel in a sharing board featuring slow-cooked roast joints from the renowned Ethical Butcher.

Our culinary adventure commenced with a visual feast at the live carving station, where weekly rotating cuts, including tender striploin, rich rib of beef, and succulent lamb shoulder, were presented as masterpieces crafted to perfection. The aroma alone was enough to stir our appetites, and the culinary artistry on display heightened our anticipation.

The star of the show, the Sunday roast, was served with a generous helping of duck fat potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cauliflower cheese, tender stem broccoli and very rustic looking giant Yorkshire puddings. Each element was a testament to The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge’s commitment to celebrating the best of English seasonal produce. The pièce de résistance was undoubtedly the signature homemade gravy, a rich and flavourful accompaniment that tied the entire experience together.

To cater to diverse tastes, the menu thoughtfully offered a fish or vegetarian dish of the day, with a vegan option available upon request. Opting to enhance our dining experience, we chose to indulge in a selection of starters and desserts for an additional £23 per person – a decision that transformed our meal into a true feast.

Because we chose the special brunch option, our journey into culinary decadence began with a range of nibbles and starters, including Manzanilla Olives, Red Pepper Hummus, Rosemary Sourdough, Severne & Wye Valley Salmon, and English Burrata. Each bite was a symphony of flavours, setting the stage for the grandeur that awaited us.

Following the main event, a trio of delectable desserts graced our table – a Baked Cheesecake, Chocolate Cookie Dough, and a Pastry Trolley with daily specials. The dessert experience was nothing short of enchanting, leaving our taste buds dancing with merriment.

For those seeking to add a touch of sparkle to their Sunday, The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge offered a two-hour bottomless bubbly option for an additional £35 per person. Sadly not an option for my heavily pregnant self.

The immersive atmosphere was complemented by live singers and musicians, ensuring that Sunday entertainment took center stage. It was a thoughtful touch that added a layer of joy, making our weekend truly unforgettable.

Reflecting on The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge’s Sunday roast, Executive Chef Carlo Martino aptly captured the essence of the experience. “Inspired by the fond memories of gathering around the table with family and friends on a Sunday afternoon, where time slows down, delicious food abounds, and the air is full of laughter and joy.”

We couldn’t agree more Carlo…

Mitra Msaad

Editor in Chief