If your idea of a luxury spa experience is adding a bathbomb to your Sunday night soak, then this competition is definitely for you. To celebrate the opening of the new Great Central Suite at The Landmark London, we're giving you the chance to win a set of luxury spa treatments, dinner for two and a night’s stay in the suite itself.
Originally opened as The Great Central Hotel in 1899, The Landmark London is one of the last Great Victorian railway hotels and the new suite has been designed to reflect this heritage. You and a friend will be able to relax in The Landmark Spa & Health Club and enjoy a treatment from the new Germaine de Capuccini spa menu before dinner in the two-AA rosette Winter Garden restaurant, located beneath an eight-story glass roof atrium.
Simply answer this question correctly to be in with a chance of winning:
Filipino restaurants in London? Rarer than hen’s teeth. There’s Josephine’s in Soho, a couple of interesting pop-ups and that’s about it. It’s a slightly odd cuisine – a meat-heavy mishmash of Spain, Malaysia and China – but it’s becoming popular in the States and where they go we often follow. Well, bar the really bonkers stuff like corn dogs and Easy Cheese. And guns. This good-looking Kensington restaurant is the first foray from a small group with branches over in the Philippines. It takes its name from the grandfather of one of the owners, General Carlos P Romulo – former diplomat, statesman, soldier, journalist, publisher, author and sometime president of the UN General Assembly. Not a bad CV. I think he’d approve of the food here, not least the huge portions (he must have worked up an appetite). On my visit, the only flaw was that the short ribs were slightly overcooked, but they still came with a whack of flavour and a gorgeous honey, soy and garlic glaze. Everything else was a joy, especially the classic dishes. Pork sisig is usually made with pig’s face (including the snout) but here they use pork belly, chopped, seared and topped with fried egg, pickled apples and caramelised shallots. It was excellent. As was their take on Filipino adobo, with chicken and pork belly marinated and cooked in vinegar, soy sauce and garlic. Service was hugely warm, and the atmosphere fun: when was the last time you saw two tables clapping a twerking child? I’m pretty sure that
Venue says: “Every Monday and Tuesday: enjoy a three-course meal for £24.50 with selected Italian wine (or any soda/juice) from 12-3pm and 6-9pm.”