Offering in-room dining, a breakfast buffet and a new, extended bar menu, the Carluccio’s restaurant is bespoke to the needs of the hotel guests.
From antipasti sharing boards and small plates to handmade pasta and seasonal mains, each and every one of Antonio Carluccio’s recipes reflects his philosophy – minimum of fuss, maximum of flavour. Ingredients are impeccably sourced, many from small Italian producers, and dishes are modern takes on classics.
The bespoke bar menu sees an extended cocktail, spirits and wine list for those sitting at the bar, with large G&Ts served in balloon-style glasses and the popular Sbagliato Negroni (a softer version of the classic, with prosecco instead of gin).
Satisfying breakfasts are available for those wanting a leisurely morning; head to the Magnifica breakfast buffet, from 6am – 11am, for a range of hot and cold dishes. Have a proper Italian cooked breakfast, with a choice of smoky bacon, sausages, sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, toasted Italian bread and your choice of free range eggs. Help yourself to freshly baked breads and pastries from the bakery bar and sip on a tea or coffee – with beans specially roasted for Carluccio’s in Italy. For a lighter option go for cereals and juice or choose an a la carte favourite, including Eggs Benedict, and Eggs Royale.
Delicious pastas include the Homemade Ravioli (delicate pasta parcels with spinach and ricotta, served with butter and sage) and Penne alla Luganica (penne tossed in a tomato sauce with pieces of spicy luganica sausage) and to finish a dessert selection including Tiramisu and Pasticcio di Cioccolato (warm chocolate bread and butter pudding with vanilla cream).
The regularly changing set weekday lunch menu offers exceptional value at only £10.99 for two courses.
DELI AND FOODSHOP
The deli features an ever-changing selection of dishes – find piled high Italian sandwiches and vibrant salads as well as antipasti to take away. The shop is a food lover’s paradise with a range of products that taste as good as they look and also make perfect gifts.
PICNICS AND ALFRESCO
Plush greenery surrounds the outdoor dining area, perfect alfresco conditions for the current warm spell. Or, take a taste of Italy with you to nearby Regents Park or Hampstead Heath with a Carluccio’s picnic. Full of fresh, delicious dishes and priced at £45, each adult picnic serves two with generous portions of summery food, prepared that morning. Children’s picnics can also be picked up for £10.