Celeste at The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London.

Celeste is a One Michelin Star restaurant at The Lanesborough Hotel on Hyde Park Corner. From the moment the doorman welcomed us in to this beautiful hotel, we were whisked away into another world of elegance and class. Every member of staff greeted us with a smile and they were all exceptionally attentive but not in an annoying way! The restaurant’s decor is grand and stunning with chandeliers Del Boy should stay well away from! The whole room is immaculate. We were seated side-by-side on a sofa at our table which seemed a little bit weird at first but it was so comfortable and it meant that when you weren’t eating you could sit back and really relax. It was actually an inspired idea. A glass of bubbly to start and then the most delicious three course meal I have ever tasted. I chose Gnocchi for my main course which I love, but as a meat eater, choosing a vegetarian dish is a rarity. Oh my goodness (it was too posh to use an acronym) I didn’t want the Gnocchi to ever end!!! It was accompanied by a watermelon, pine nut and feta salad which was also divine. My starter was a perfectly cooked scotch egg and my pretty pudding was a delicate pear with ginger delight. All the food was served at the perfect temperature, either warm and mouth watering or cool and palate cleansing. I always judge a good establishment by whether they re-fold your serviette when you go to the loo ✅ and if the hand towels in the loos are small, individual and fabric ✅ which is a bit sad I know but these little attentions to detail make me smile 😉 😊. The Lanesborough also gets an extra ✅ for the handbag hook situated next to the toilet roll holder! How many women have sat on the loo and realised they need something from their bag only to realise its hanging out of reach on the back of the door. Toilet roll, hook, handbag…perfect!

This is a top notch 5 star hotel that really knows how to excel but it does so with a welcoming relaxed friendly manner than puts you at ease and ensures that you have an amazing time. Definitely my favourite bookatable visit so far (£39 per head, three courses and a glass of bubbly) and one we will return too without a doubt. Superb.

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