Thursday, 29 December 2016
Sunday, 4 December 2016
One of the small chain of upmarket and distinctive Firmdale Hotels in London and New York, the Ham Yard Hotel boasts 91 individually-designed bedrooms and suites, 24 apartments, 13 independent stores and a restaurant and bar with outdoor dining. There is also a drawing room and library, spa and gym, theatre and a 1950s-style bowling alley. Designed by Kit Kemp, the expansive interiors have a quirky and playful character.
Combining elegance and tradition with contemporary art and a vibrant atmosphere, the Ham Yard hotel serves a fine festive afternoon tea. For about £30 a head, you get an array of sandwiches, cakes, macaroons, scones with jam and clotted cream, crumbly mince pies, and other morsels, washed down with mulled wine and tea, of course. If the hotel runs out of mulled wine, you may be offered some fizz instead. Your only complaint might be the food seems to favour the sweet-toothed, as the sandwiches can be a bit bland. 8/10
Labels: More central London cafes