Housed in the London Marriot Hotel and overlooking Hyde Park, Lanes of London exudes understated Edwardian glamour with a menu that showcases British heritage.
“Seared Chicken with Mushroom Tortellini” was a magnificent combination of flavours and textures; crispy chicken skin, creamy mushroom tortellini and a broth that was bursting with flavour.
“Sticky Toffee Pudding” is a dessert for dessert lovers and Lanes of London didn’t shy away from offering copious amounts of caramel sauce.
The “Lamb Rump” was texturally divine as it melted like butter in the mouth. However, piquantly, the flavours were somewhat subdued and required a tab bit more seasoning.
The “Almond Meringue Cheesecake” could benefit from being richer and creamier.
Lanes of London also offer a superb value for money Botanical themed afternoon tea served with a selection of Jing Teas.
The Jing Tea selection pairs perfectly with each component of the afternoon tea. Our favourite was the flowering teas.
The “Caramel, Apple and Popcorn Cone” was divine as was the “Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Pecan, Orange Cupcake”.
The “Pear, Walnut and Treacle Cake” could do with some tweaking or alternatively replaced with a miniature sticky toffee pudding from the A La Carte menu.
The savoury sandwiches consisted of “Curried Cauliflower” which was scrumptious, Smoked Salmon and Egg Mayonnaise.
At £22.50 the afternoon tea is incredible value for money for the quality and variety on offer and one that we would highly recommend.
Overall, Lanes of London offers a relaxed, cosy atmosphere, allowing halal diners to enjoy seasonal British dishes in the heart of central London. The service was exceptional and the team were knowledgeable and were able to talk us through the menu. Whilst some dishes could benefit from tweaking, overall, we thoroughly enjoyed both lunch and Afternoon Tea.
Disclaimer: We were invited to review. Halal meat can be pre-ordered. Please notify Lanes of London in advance of any dietary requirements. As the menu is seasonal, the halal options may change.