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Top Tip: the £39 menu du jour is a steal here - but you must book online.

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Summary

£131
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For sheer grandeur, it’s hard to match this sweeping, spacious chamber, to the rear of this five-star landmark on Hyde Park Corner, where head chef Giuseppe Strippoli produces a luxurious series of menus – from about £90 per head – in a classic modern European style. For these troubles, he holds a Michelin star, although the venue generates relatively little feedback in our diner survey, amidst some ongoing concerns that “whilst a very good standard, pricing can seem OTT in comparison with other top hotels”. In fact, it – and the nearby ‘Withdrawing Room’ – are more heartily recommended for a push-the-boat-out afternoon tea, which comes with a piano accompaniment at weekends in Celeste.

Summary

£131
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Dining in this grand hotel by Hyde Park Corner is a “truly amazing experience” and the food – overseen by Paris-based uber-chef Eric Fréchon – is by most accounts “lovely”. But this “most exceptional night out” requires you “to forget what it will inevitably cost!”“it would be hard to be good enough to justify these prices” – which might explain why there can be “quite a few empty chairs”.

Summary

£131
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Dining in this grand hotel by Hyde Park Corner is a “truly amazing experience” and the food – overseen by Paris-based uber-chef Eric Fréchon – is by most accounts “lovely”. But this “most exceptional night out” requires you “to forget what it will inevitably cost!”“it would be hard to be good enough to justify these prices” – which might explain why there can be “quite a few empty chairs”.

Summary

£133
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “elegant” dining room with “large and well-spaced tables” and “amazing decor” is the flagship eatery of one of the capital’s most luxurious hotels, by Hyde Park Corner, yet it has struggled to catch London’s gastronomic imagination. The latest regime, continues the trend, but those reporters who have made the trip report an “expensive but well-constructed” menu that “straddles the modern and the traditional”.

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Owner's description

A richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during the day by a domed glass roof while seductively aglow under softly lit chandeliers in the evening, Michelin-starred Céleste offers a truly memorable fine dining experience. Honouring British heritage and provenance with modern European creativity, Céleste's aim is to take you on a culinary journey of great flavours and food with a real story. 

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£25.00 £42.00 £11.00 £14.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.00
Filter Coffee £6.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Menu,Portions
No shorts
Yes

Celeste at The Lanesborough Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Celeste at The Lanesborough Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Celeste at The Lanesborough restaurant.
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Lovely ...
Reviewed 2 months, 15 days ago

"Lovely "

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Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑10 pm

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