Based in the heart of Bayswater on the edge of Hyde Park, Island Grill Restaurant is attached to the Lancaster London Hotel.
It is a cosmopolitan restaurant perfectly suited to those who are looking for good hearty London cuisine with a varied menu suited to both men and women.
With its mahogany interiors and low lighting, it is a great restaurant to escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist mecca of central London and if you get a window table a fun place to people watch.
It is famous for its cheese board and the steak was top notch. The winter salad also hit the spot.
There is a good kids menu too, so if you have them in tow it is family friendly that welcomes little ones.
Ambience : 3 The low lighting and candles on the table make this a good evening venue. During the day it is down to personal preference, but I have never been too keen on mahogany tables and brown chairs, but if that’s your thing…
Service : 4 The waiters were so nice and attentive.
Value : 4 Considering it is a central London location, with the generous portions all reasonably priced, it is good value for money.
Taste : 4 Perfect for those on the Atkins Diet – the Grill menu is superb, our steak was tender and tasty. Lots of varied cuts to choose from.
Overall : 4 Despite no particular ‘novelty factor’ which we usually go for, it is a great central London restaurant, perfect as a pit stop before or after the theatre in particular.