Being located between two busy main roads isn’t ideal, but Island has the calm of an oasis, providing you don’t sit by the window watching the traffic pass. The interior is decked out in shades of wood veneer and silver, with purple banquettes and cushioned seating. A view of chefs at work in the kitchen offers some entertainment, but otherwise there’s little memorable about the surroundings. Service can be slow at times. If you’re in the area, this would be a good option for decently prepared food, particularly at lunchtime when a set menu is offered alongside the rather pricey carte. Grills, pastas and other please-all dishes are available. Beef carpaccio was seared before being thinly sliced and dressed with balsamic vinegar, truffle oil and rocket. The portion was small for the price but delicious. Mains of beef burger with trimmings and battered pollack were good. Both dishes came with crunchy thick-cut chips, but were let down by relish and tartare sauces that tasted bland and shop-bought. For pudding, baked alaska was a bit heavy on meringue but otherwise sweet, hot, cold and lovely.
Island Restaurant & Bar
|Venue name:||Island Restaurant & Bar||Contact:|
Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Terrace
|Opening hours:||Bar Open noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10pm Sun. Restaurant Breakfast served 6.45-11am daily. Meals served noon-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Lancaster Gate tube|
|Price:||Main courses £11.25-£30. Set meal (noon-5pm) £10 1 course incl glass of wine.|
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I had a great dinner at the Island Grill. As far as hotel bar food goes, there was a great menu and the food was great. Because it's a hotel restaurant, slightly further out of the centre, it's also quite quiet which is nice
No attention included, that's my main description. Do you want some bread to wait your main course? 2£.. If you order the beef grill, French fries, salad and sauce are in extra... At around 2£ per option, your steak, starting at 17£ jumps to 23£ in an instant. This restaurant is like a motorshow... Even they don't propose you a pack or a special edition for a reasonable price...