Ah, the thought of visiting Corner Room beckons every so often. Once you’ve tasted those dishes of magic it’s difficult to stay away, especially when you take the price into account.
As a sister restaurant of the no. 59 San Pellegrino World’s best restaurant, Viajante you know the design of the dishes is in very good hands. Couple that with the beautiful surroundings of the Town Hall hotel, it makes for one of the best valued dining experiences on offer in London. There are many Michelin star restaurants that don’t even match the cookery skills and ingredients on offer at the Corner Room. For those who want to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine before or after their lunch / dinner the lounge area adjacent to the dining area offers a very good proposition.
We tried the following dishes:
- Jammon Iberico (9/10)
- “Amarelo” da Beira Baixa DOP (9/10)
- Sea bream, watercress & smoked chardonnay (8/10)
- Sea bass ceviche, tangerine & carrot (9/10)
- Purple sprouting broccoli, stracciatella & garlic tea (8.5/10)
- Cuttlefish with salt baked potatoes & paprika (8/10)
- Beef heart, buttermilk whey & celeriac (9/10)
- Iberico pork, clams & yeast (10/10)
- Cod & coriander porridge, razor clams (8/10)
- Aged beef, ash, egg & radishes (8.5/10)
- Skate wing with celery, apple and almonds (9/10)
- Butternut squash with smoked coconut (7.5/10)
- Rhubarb, radish parfait & pickles (8.5/10)
- Apple and hazelnut frozen pannacotta (9/10)
The cooking at the Corner Room is stunning and with Upstairs at the Ten Bells we would consider it the best Michelin star-worthy restaurant that doesn’t have a Michelin star. And when you take the price into account, quite frankly, a visit to the Corner Room is a no-brainer.
The total bill at the Corner Room came to £175 (incl. service charge, 4 glasses of wine, 4 coffees and 2 still water).
Food rating for the Corner Room: 8.5/10
Service rating for the Corner Room: 9/10
Overall rating for the Corner Room: 9.5/10
(Overall rating is based on personal taste, opinion of ambiance and price)