The Beaumont Hotel
The restaurant is located in The Beaumont Hotel, although tucked away in a quite side in Mayfair it is only moments away from Selfridges and Oxford Street.
The hotel is housed in an elegant, grade II listed, art deco building which surprisingly was originally built as a garage, designed by Wimperis and Simpson in 1926. Don't forget to look out for the Room by Anthony Gormley.
The hotel overlooks the very charming Brown Hart Gardens, this elevated garden terrace was built above a former electricity substation, and when you visit the restaurant its well worth checking it out too.
Walking through the doors into the lobby, we were utterly charmed with its art deco elegance. The Beaumont is the first hotel by Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, the London restaurateurs behind The Wolseley and The Delaunay which are two of my favourite restaurants. It’s an intimate five star hotel with just 73 rooms with an emphasis on bespoke service.
To get to The Colony we had to walk through the elegant American Bar which has a wonderful retro 1920s feel to it and definately somewhere to linger on another visit.
The dining room is stunning, it epitomizes the sophistication of art deco and charmingly captures the mood of modernity of that time, with murals depicting the glamour of 1920s and 30s travel by motor car, train and boat.
Anyway returning to the food, we visited for their special weekend brunch menu which is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11.30am to 5pm. There is also a separate vegetarian menu.
Portobello Mushroom and Spinach Hash
My portobello mushroom and spinach hash was served with duck egg and I ordered a side potion of creamed sweet corn. It was beautifully presented and utterly delicious.
The Colony Club Bespoke Sundae Menu
We both chose a bespoke ice cream sundae for our dessert. It had its own menu pad (how cute is that) and we were given a pencil to mark off the ice cream, toppings and sauce we wanted.
If there are any Mathematicians reading this I would love to know how many visits I need to make before I have tried every possible ice cream/ topping/ sauce combination they offer. Believe me I'm up to the challenge of testing this one out!
Here's one of the bespoke ice cream sundae which came with two scoops which came with its own jug of hot chocolate sauce.
Here is my bespoke ice cream sundae with three scoops consisting of Strawberry Ripple, Vanilla and Pistachio. It was topped with marshmallow (the colourful pink squares) Chocolate Flake and Butterscotch sauce. OMG, believe me they tasted just as amazing as they looked.
The Colony Grill Room
The Colony Grill Room certainly has the wow factor. It has been beautifully designed, so elegant and I particuarly loved the picture of the Chrysler Building.
The Colony Grill Room
Love the reflection of the bust in the mirrors and the beautiful art deco detail throughout the building.
There's more ice cream eating planned and we're already plotting our next visit!
The author of this blog is a qualified City of London and City of Westminster Tour Guide who leads guided walks combining world famous landmarks with hidden treasures often missed by the crowds.