Owner's description

Caxton Grill offers guests a selection of delicious classic dishes, alongside premium steaks, often cooked on its Josper Grill. It sources top quality, seasonal ingredients and puts them centre stage on its modern European menu. The Grill’s dedication to sustainability and sourcing local ingredients has recently increased, the chefs can now simply step out of the kitchen and visit the new rooftop kitchen garden for fresh produce and culinary inspiration. Homegrown produce includes tomatoes, beetroots, spring onions, spinach, French beans, potatoes, apples, plums, raspberries, blackberries and a wide range of herbs. In addition, honey is produced by the 350,000 Buckfast bees which often finds its way into the restaurant dishes. 

The restaurant with 72 covers and a private dining room overlooks a lush courtyard; it serves lunch and dinner with impeccable service within warm surroundings, creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Caxton Bar, situated next to the Grill, offers a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including signature cocktails. The bar provides a welcoming and homely environment for guests and locals to meet for a drink or those looking for an informal bar meal.


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £45.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £20.00 £4.95 £8.50
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
No dress code

The chef

Alexander Boyd has an undeniable culinary talent, flair and a wealth of expertise. Using the finest, carefully sourced and local ingredients – Alexander is committed to creating innovative menus throughout the hotel, whilst bringing an additional touch of elegance to Caxton Grill. 

Having regularly served a plethora of high-profile clients as former Executive Head Chef at The Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London – including the British Royal Family, Alexander’s attention to detail is unsurpassed. His menus seamlessly combine elements of fine dining, with modern culinary techniques and classic flavour combinations.

Starting his training at the age of 16, Alexander gained invaluable experience at the likes of Scotts Restaurant, Mayfair; La Tante Claire – a two Michelin star restaurant; the Montcalm Hotel, where he progressed from Chef de Partie to Senior Sous Chef in just three months and the Bluebird Restaurant, Chelsea. The dedicated young chef then launched the V Restaurant & Bar in Hong Kong, where he spent three years learning new skills and experimenting with a variety of local ingredients. Alexander then returned to London to join L’Atelier de Joël Rouchon, another two Michelin starred restaurant, before his appointment as Head of Catering at the Lawn Tennis Association. Here, he spent six years catering for the crème de la crème of tennis society at the National Tennis Centre as well as numerous high-profile international events – building an outstanding reputation for both himself and the Association, before leaving to join Mansion House.

Well respected within the industry, Alexander has acted as a mentor to many of his former staff, sharing his faultless, innovative techniques and his passion for working with quality local suppliers to source the freshest seasonal produce. Putting this into practice, Alexander has already begun to utilise the St. Ermin’s Hotel’s own honey, produced by its 350,000 Buckfast honey bees and its thriving Roof Kitchen Garden – incorporating the homegrown fruits, vegetables, honey, and herbs into his inspired new Caxton menu.

Private dining

Caxton Grill boasts an intimate private dining room that seats up to 10 people, giving guests the chance to design their own special event or business lunch. Working alongside the restaurant’s head chef, a personalised menu, based on the Caxton's seasonal modern European food, would form the centrepiece of an unforgettable meal.

For major sporting events, the private dining room can be equipped with a flat-screen television. A comprehensive audio-visual package is also available for business presentations.

To find out more about the Caxton's private dining room, please email

survey result


* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This hotel dining room, tucked away in Westminster, is still readjusting to Adam Handling’s departure in May 2016 and reports tend to include highs and lows. It’s a characterful space however, that’s worth remembering.

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2 Caxton St, London, SW1H 0QW
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday6 pm‑10:30 pm

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