Charlotte Street Hotel

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Now a fine exponent of Kit Kemp’s much imitated fusion of flowery English and avant-garde, this gorgeous hotel was once a dental hospital. Public rooms have Bloomsbury Set paintings by the likes of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, while bedrooms mix English understatement with bold flourishes. The huge, comfortable beds and trademark polished granite and oak bathrooms are suitably indulgent, and some rooms have unbelievably high ceilings. The Oscar restaurant and bar are classy and busy with a smart crowd of media and ad people. At 5pm on Sundays, the mini-cinema holds screenings.

Venue name: Charlotte Street Hotel
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Address: 15-17 Charlotte Street
London
W1T 1RJ
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street or Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Rates £288-£312 double
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Lizzie W
Tastemaker

Charlotte Street Hotel is a magnificent building located in Fitzrovia on Charlotte Street (funnily enough). They have a lovely outside area on the street pavement that is always buzzing with people along with a big chalk board advertising their film club.

Every time I have walked past this the films listed are films I didn't get to see in the cinema but aren't out on DVD yet and because of this I have been dying to go! They also have a film and dinner deal which had been top of my to do list but the cost actually seems quite pricey for 2 people (£40 each for 2 courses and the film as opposed to £15 each for the film).

We finally booked a Sunday evening showing of Batman vs Superman and turned up 30 minutes before the film. Seats are first come first serve but unsurprisingly there were only 10 people who had booked so we were shown to the bar to wait - seating was clearly not going to be an issue! There have been a few (The Revenant for example) which have been fully booked so do make sure you book before hand!

The decor in the hotel reception and the bar/restaurant is lovely :) bright, modern and very tastefully done. We decided to get a drink (beware cocktails are £13-15) while waiting. Although the staff to begin with were very attentive by the time I had chosen my cocktail I think they had forgotten about us. It also took a while for them to bring our bill and then the card machine but luckily it was completed just before 7pm.

You are individually shown down to the cinema, which I think is a nice touch, and offered a choice of salty or sweet popcorn (included within the ticket), given your choice of seat and also offered a blanket to cosy up in. The cinema itself is quite small, with bright orange seats that are quite squeaky however as soon as the film started caused no problem and were comfy for the entire film, with plenty of leg room. Overall it was a far nicer experience that Odeon or Cineworld and I therefore can't wait to go back! (The film itself was distinctly average). I may even splash out and go for the dinner option one day as the food looked good!

They also run the film club on Friday evenings and sometimes Saturday nights, mixing it up with old classics as well as new films.

Tom
moderatorStaff Writer

Great place to go for a few cocktails before either eating here, or heading to one of the many great restaurants on Charlotte St - be warned though, staying for a few will put a whole in your pocket! Typical cocktail prices £12-£14. 

GordyUK
tastemaker

Wonderful afternoon tea in the library of this popular Bo-ho hotel and restaurant, The tea menu was expansive, and for a break from tradition, their Bloomsbury tea had a nice take on the traditional menu, offering more luxurious sandwiches, and different types of savories. The service was relaxed, you could say slow but it was perfect for a leisurely afternoon tea. The teas were delicious and the cakes and scones imaginative. At first glance it didn't look like a lot of food and is all presented at once on a stand. Venue's like The Dorchester will give you seemingly unlimited sandwiches and scones but to be honest, this amount was enough and we were pleasantly full.

Charly Lester
Staff Writer

Great spot for a pre-dinner drink on Charlotte Street


Charly Lester - Time Out Head of Dating 

Chloe W

Amazing dinner here last night. There is a lovely atmosphere throughout the bar and restaurant. The wait staff are friendly and chatty. The food was perfect, my friend had lamb cooked to perfection and I had gnocchi, like I've never had before. Yes it's expensive but totally worth every penny and the cocktails are divine!

Siobhan Appleton

I recently stopped off for a drink and a bar snack at the Charlotte street hotel. It was a beautiful later summer afternoon and it struck me as the perfect venue to sit and watch the world go by whilst I waited for a friend to finish work. I managed to secure a table outside after about 15 minutes, after finally convincing the waiter that I could move a seat from a table where two people were seated and there were three chairs to a table where no one was seated and there were no chairs. I ordered a glass of rose, which struck me at £11 for the glass as a bit over the top but heh, it was a treat and a bar snack of chillicheese toast. I waited a not insignificant amount of time for it to arrive. Sadly, I probably should have cancelled the order. A strip of flaccid, under done white slice bread arrived, cut into six squares, on top of which was barely melted sliced cheese of indistinguishable origins and placed ceremoniously in the center of each square was a slice of raw chilli. Yes, technically, it had fulfilled the brief. I was so astonished at being charged £7.50 so something so borderline inedible that I couldn't actually bring myself to complain. The complacency of the kitchen in thinking that this was in anyway acceptable food to serve to paying customers was truly speech defying. It's a shame, I love the venue, but until someone gives the kitchen a kick up the backside, I won't be going back unless of course the head chef should need someone to show him how to make a half decent slice of chilli cheese on toast, in which case, just give me a shout - it's really rather easy!