Elegant, wood-panelled room, with a gentlemen’s-club vibe, serving old-world American grill fare. A relaxed, sophisticated, New York-style grill room with a timeless menu of transatlantic favourites, salads, crustacea and steaks, and a big helping of old-world glamour. Open for breakfast and lunch, Monday to Sunday and dinner, Monday to Saturday. Nathaniel Newnham-Davies captured the spirit in his 1914 ‘Gourmet Guide to London’:
“The modern Grill Room we owe, I think, to the Americans for the travelling American […] has his own very sensible ideas as to what comfort is […]. The grill-room gives him an excellent dinner, just as long or short as he likes, served quickly, in luxurious surroundings, and he can dress as he likes, to eat it.”
For a true Mayfair experience, you’d be hard-pushed to find somewhere more classic than The Colony Grill. Walking through the frontage of The Beaumont hotel, staff greet you like an old friend and present you with the first (and certainly not last) hard choice of the evening, to take an aperitif in the iconic Le Magritte Bar or at your table. There is no wrong choice of course, but with alluring revamped decor, from maximalist art to deep-red leather banquettes, going straight into The Colony Grill is the easy choice. Start with one of many new dishes, including the playful take on Waldorf salad, complete with Raw Orkney scallop & a refreshing green apple vinaigrette. Mains here range from grand classics, such as their dry-aged steaks to the lighter, freshest South Coast Dover sole served how you wish. Don’t forget to save room for their theatrical puddings, from bananas foster to the build your own sundae.