Gillray’s Steakhouse at The Marriott Hotel, County Hall.

Gillray’s Steakhouse is in the Marriott Hotel which in turn is inside the stunning County Hall building. This building, opened in 1922, is beautiful with oak panelling and grand pillars and now houses several different entertainment spaces including the London Aquarium and the London Dungeons. The Marriott is entered through a very grand court yard and there are plenty of door men to point you in the right direction once inside.
On our arrival at Gillray’s we were asked to wait in the bar as our table wasn’t quite ready. This wait ended up to be 40 minutes which would have been quite annoying if they hadn’t served us complimentary drinks throughout which was a nice touch. Once our table was ready we were seated with a fantastic view of the river and the London Eye. I would say however that although tasty, the food wasn’t outstanding and I have definitely had better. For a 5 * hotel I would have maybe expected a bit more finesse and I do wish if pudding is meringue that it’s is not described on the menu as pavlova! (They have clearly never tasted a real one!) That said the service was good with polite, attentive staff and the evening enjoyable and at £28 for three courses and a glass of fizz another culinary bargain!

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