If you’re looking for a British classic, look no further than the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill. Named after the legendary Prime Minister, the hotel honors Sir Winston and offers modern takes on British fare at the in-house restaurant, The Montagu Kitchen.
Located in the dynamic Marylebone neighborhood, a hop and a skip from the Marble Arch tube stop, the Churchill overlooks the lovely and members-only Portman Square Garden. Want to explore its beautiful environs? The front desk will provide a key, and guests can play tennis like well-heeled locals.
The Churchill offers 440 luxurious rooms, including 50 suites and adjoining rooms, ideal for families. This is a stay to remember, from the luxury linens and park views to Molton Brown soaps.
The Montagu Kitchen shares its name with Sir Winston’s stepfather, Montagu Porch, and combines fresh, seasonal ingredients with reinterpretations of British classics.
Executive Chef Roger Olsson has graced the kitchens of Michelin-starred eateries and luxe hotels alike, and his expert touch is evident in each item on The Montagu Kitchen’s menu.
The menu is structured like a novel, beginning with a captivating Prologue. Rosemary sourdough with whipped pumpkin seed butter or deep-fried veggie bites, a garden version of British bubble and squeak, are a delightful opening.
Chapter I is centered on a theme of harvested ingredients. Leeks are a national symbol in Wales, and there has never been a leek story like this one: a Homestead Farm leek served with twice-baked Lancashire bomb cheese soufflé, rarebit sauce, and fresh black truffle. An oven-baked globe artichoke is given a sweet note with an apple and a honey reduction.
Onto to Chapter II, aptly titled Hooked, for seafood. A savory, pan-seared Orkney scallop is a delight to the palate, while a pan-fried Cornish John Dory is a crispy wonder that melts in the mouth. For Chapter III, dubbed Farmed, the tenderness of a pork cheek is offset by spiced red wine and broccoli puree, while a port wine jus and creamy celeriac puree enhance the flavors of a duck entree. And for the Epilogue, round out the meal with a tropical spin on the classic banoffee pie. themontagurestaurant.co.uk
Churchill loved a good drink and smoke, and his love of spirits and high-quality cigars is celebrated at The Churchill Bar & Terrace.
Located adjacent to The Montagu Kitchen, the bar offers a handpicked selection of premium Cuban smokes and globally-inspired craft cocktails from the charming World of Wanderlust menu.
Enjoy creative takes on bar snacks and small bites while relaxing on the heated terrace.
Artwork from Thompson Galleries features British artists’ visions of the U.K., from bold-hued portraits of Parliament to landscape scenes. In some spaces, replicas of Churchill’s art collection, curated by the Churchill Heritage Centre, adorn the walls.
A dozen event areas offer the ideal ambiance for every occasion. Schedule a corporate retreat or conference in the Boardrooms or a more intimate meeting in The Library. Special events are ideally suited for the Chartwell Ballroom, named for Sir Winston’s beloved country home in Kent.
By Carly Silver
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