Review on The Belvedere
Enjoy an amble around the verdant expanses of Holland Park, admire the gorgeous flower gardens or spend a few hours at the opera in summer before making your way to this grandly luxurious restaurant set in the ornate ballroom of Holland House.
The mansion itself dates back to Jacobean times, although the interior oozes Edwardian elegance. The sumptuous ground-floor dinning room has received a dramatic design makeover from David Collins, but it still boasts lofty ceilings, stained glass windows, arches and extravagant floral displays, plus terrace doors opening out onto the park.
Modern brasserie cooking with Anglo-French overtones is the order of the day, with standards like eggs Benedict sharing the honours alongside more contemporary ideas (tuna sashimi, for example). You might begin with beignets of black pudding, potato purée and devilled sauce, before fillet of sea bass with chive potato purée, roast Bleasdale Estate partridge or daube of beef with horseradish mash. To finish, try treacle tart or celebrate summer with Prosecco jelly and raspberries. Fixed-price weekend menus are great value, with the added bonus of melodic entertainment from the Belvedere's resident pianist. The well-spread international wine list has a useful selection by the glass.
The Belvedere is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat (4.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express