The Mandeville Hotel in Marylebone is a familiar facade to Londoners.
Snuggled between bustling Oxford Street and the quieter Marylebone High Street, the boutique property hides fashionable rooms designed by no less than Christian Lacroix. Tradition meets trend at this bright boutique hotel.
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Walking into the bedroom is like entering a portal to a Pinterest board. On the Maison Christian Lacroix floor, you can expect the signature suite with palm wallpaper, deep hued velvet upholstery and a decadent bed, it’s a checklist for every sartorially conscious millennial out there.
Bathrooms are small but functional, and of course marble. Because who would really expect anything else in 2018? Best of all, it’s significantly spacious compared to most other London hotels, roomy enough to have a friend or two around for a drink before heading out into the West End. However, don’t expect a spa or gym or any fancy amenities. This is really a hotel for people with an active social life who already know where to go and what to eat in London. And with Fashion Week closing in on the calendar, I can see this spot being a hit among visiting press and buyers that want to rest somewhere that’s as aesthetically pleasing as their wardrobes.
The Reform Social & Grill restaurant is part of The Mandeville Hotel and serves a buffet breakfast and a selection of egg dishes, as well as traditional homely British food on the a la carte menu. If you love your pub meals, you’ve come to the right place.
I’d recommend going for lunch or dinner, especially with the weather in the UK pandering towards sweater weather when this kind of grub really hits the spot. Go for the pan-fried scallops for starter, which is a sure crowd pleaser. The duck breast with poached rhubarb is a lovely Anglo take on the French duck confit and not to be outdone. But if you’re looking for a lighter option, the sea bass is unlikely to disappoint. And just like any decent pub in London, their house wine isn’t too shabby either.