Being part of Zomato is like being part of the biggest foodie club there is. Given to join the club all you need is a love of food, but boy am I glad to be part of it. A few of us food lovers were invited by Zomato last week to enjoy all that Andaz London has to offer. This 5 star boutique hotel by Hyatt was built-in 1884, has 267 rooms, 4 of which are decorated by artists and is an original railway hotel. We were taken on a culinary adventure and treated to a mini tour of three of the restaurants and bars, as there are actually seven, yes seven restaurants and bars throughout the hotel, so believe me there is lots of choice.
Starting off at Catch Champagne Bar & Lounge we got to enjoy Laurent Perrier champagne and canapés in a beautiful setting. I had been to Catch bar before and it’s just so decadent. The lounge is really relaxing to chill out in and of course enjoy a glass or two of bubbly. Here we were treated to a selection of charcuterie platters and where I also managed to devour all of the ham.
We then moved on for a quick look at the Masonic Temple, this area is available for private hire and has recently hosted some amazing events such as the HBO Game of Thrones pop-up, plus Lady Gaga has even done a photoshoot for Vogue here. I absolutely loved this space, it was so grand and I couldn’t resist taking pride of my place on my throne, I think it suits me no?
Next up was a visit to the Eastway Brasserie to learn how to make a caipirinha. Making cocktails is always fun and so we got to a lesson how to put one together. I went for a sweet berry version and learnt I am apparently a good muddler, who knew.
Now to the food, it was simply delicious. We tried mini burgers, so juicy and tasty, fish and chips – simply the best fish & chips I have ever tasted, I think it was the batter, so moreish and left me wanting so much more. Also steak and chips and all washed down with my hand-made caipirinha. The food at Eastway Brasserie was only a taster, but I was sold, it really was awesome and I definitely will have to pay a proper visit back to this restaurant.
Lastly we all enjoyed a nice chilled out chat amidst 1901, this is Andaz’s fine dining restaurant and bar. So as the lights dimmed, over candlelit we got to sample Port and sweet dessert wine alongside cheese and crackers and a selection of desserts. My favourites were the apple and passionfruit and chocolate. The menu at 1901 is varied and has something to suit most tastes.
You can’t help but notice the interior which is rather lovely, it was once the grand ballroom of the 1884 Great Eastern Hotel and was designed by the architects of the Houses of Parliament. An interior really helps to add to a dining experience and this one is no exception.