Why the Winter Garden Restaurant is London’s must visit dining experience this season

The Landmark London in Marylebone is one of the most magnificent five-star hotels in the capital. The Grande Dame hotel made its debut 120 years ago, remaining an icon of quintessential and elegant London charm, offering guests an oasis of luxury and serenity right in the heart of the capital.

The Landmark London is one of the oldest railway hotels in the city and was named the AA Hotel of The Year London 2019-2020. Born in the romantic era of train travel, the hotel successfully combines the opulence, grandeur and timeless service and design of those times with contemporary flair and five-star amenities. This is best represented in its iconic and soaring eight-storey-high glass Atrium that has been at the centre of the hotel since its opening.

An impressive 51 of The Landmark London’s 300 rooms are suites, offering some of the largest rooms in the Capital and sumptuous comfort. The smallest room starts from 35 square metres.  

Its sensuous spa features an extensive health club, four treatment rooms and sublime 15 metre chlorine-free indoor swimming pool; one of the only five-star hotels in the capital to have one. 

Beautiful banqueting suites and a Majestic Grand Ballroom make the hotel a desired venue for impressive events, gatherings and spectacular weddings.

Arguably the hotel’s main draw however is its four drinking and dining destinations: The Great Central Bar & Restaurant serves a rotating seasonal lunch and dinner menu in a luxurious oak-panelled space; The Mirror Bar is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails or late-night drinks in Marylebone; and the Atrium houses two further venues – The Winter Garden, which serves a modern European menu and one of England’s finest Afternoon Teas in stunning surroundings, whilst The Garden Terrace serves drinks throughout the day and Sunday Champagne Brunch at weekends.

Winter Garden Restaurant 

Each of the decadent dining and drinking experiences has its own unique character. None more so than the Winter Garden Restaurant. 

Set in the hotel’s grand eight-storey stunning glass Atrium, you’d be forgiven for feeling as though you’d stepped out of London altogether and into a faraway tranquil oasis. Nestled under towering, elegant palm trees, this has to be one of London’s most special and memorable dining experiences. 

The restaurant serves a Modern European lunch and dinner menu of popular classics, which can be tailored for children and special preferences, and also provides one of England’s finest traditional Afternoon Teas. 

With breakfast the most important meal of the day, the Winter Garden Restaurant boasts a decadent early morning meal, ensuring guests leave feeling content and satisfied. 

Guests can indulge from an extensive buffet menu, including freshly baked Danish pastries, traditional English breakfast dishes, international cheeses and charcuterie, seasonal fruit, cereals, granolas, smoothies and juices.

Dinner is divided between an A La Carte and Set Menu. Sampling the latter upon a recent visit, the quality and presentation is perfectly evident in the dishes. The appetisers include a beautiful Seared Yellow Fin Tuna, served with avocado, pickled vegetables, ginger and soy sauce, and wonderfully executed Pan Seared Hand Dived Scallops, which come with Puy lentils, pancetta, celeriac, sherry vinegar sauce.

The mains are simply fabulous. The Roasted Maize Fed Chicken Breast is gorgeous, particularly when served with a magnificent truffle butter, elegant fondant potato, creamed leeks, grilled king oyster mushrooms and chicken jus.

The Slow Cooked Short Rib of Aubrey Allen’s Beef, meanwhile, is out of this world. The texture is so tender and every mouthful is deliciously satisfying. Coming with mashed potato, chantenay carrots and tenderstem broccoli, it’s wholesome and filling – ideal for the winter months.

The Landmark London’s illustrious history has included a wealth of guests and events. Its opening ceremony was attended by members of the Royal Family; it hosted a “Welcome Back from Prison” breakfast for the Suffragettes and the M19 debriefing of legendary British Lieutenant Airey Neave and was even purchased, for a time, by a Japanese popstar in the 1980s.

The hotel achieved ‘Investors in People’ Platinum Level Accreditation in 2018, the first and only hotel in the world to be awarded this level by achieving the highest score in accommodation business sector globally. It is by nurturing its staff, ensuring a personable world-class service, that makes every guest experience exceptional.

For more information visit www.landmarklondon.co.uk