There's certainly plenty to get your teeth into at this flagship restaurant and bar at the Haymarket Hotel. Breakfasts and brunches go through to a la carte lunches, afternoon teas, cocktails, bar bites and meals and drinks stretching late into the evening. Theatre packages feature too - sensible, given the hotel's West End location.
The a la carte features dishes such as veal rump with garlic mash, asparagus and girolles, crisp veal sweetbreads with an onion and cumin purée white raisins and capers, and ricotta gnocchi with spinach, courgette flowers, mint and pine nuts. Desserts range from burnt English cream with lemon verbena and raspberries to chocolate torte, ice cream sundaes and a Chinese five-spice cheesecake served with rhubarb and stem ginger.
The bar menu offers small plates and platters alongside a varied cocktail list combining classics with signature mixes from across bars run by the Firmdale group of hotels. Examples include a passion and ginger caipirinha, a Lady Grey and peach margarita and the tiger's eye - a special from the Crosby Street Hotel combining Stolichnaya vodka with cinnamon, lemon juice, pear purée, champagne and star anise.