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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Step back in time at The Beaumont Hotel and Colony Grill

The Beaumont hotel has opened in the heart of Mayfair ,in the old Avis rent a car facilities...its understated chic and testament to an Art Deco era is enough to make you want to see it in all its splendour...that and the Antony Gormley feature on it's spotless facade...

....kinda looks like "The Thing" from the Marvel Comics "Fantastic Four" all juxtaposed edges and rather boxy...like a Lego project.

I digress...once through the revolving doors..you are literally stepping back into an era of elegance and sophistication, of well dressed and civilised people with impeccable manners,diction and style. No vulgarity in sight, nor selfies or Kim K...in fact you are dissuaded from taking any flash photography that might disturb your fellow patrons.
Guess Kim K will have to stay elsewhere....

The Colony Grill is just passed the beautiful bar where you can eat from a "bar menu" as for the Grill,it isn't big but the decor is a show stopper. The service is impeccable, the staff beautifully attired that you almost feel like you are slumming it in your £200 jeans, Louis Vuitton trainers and Chanel handbag. 

On to the menu: you have a varied selection of American favourites as well as bistrot style dishes. I opted for the Colony Salad...as in The Big Salad...which I will always attribute to an episode of Seinfeld and George Costanza.

The salad was good...not Amazing! but good and just the right amount of nourishment in order to have dessert and try:

The Red Velvet cake....

And it was worth the sacrifice! Simply moist and deliciously divine.

It is the right place in the right area for lunch when you are out and about shopping in the Oxford Street , South Molten street area.