Situated just 3 or 4 minutes walk from Gloucester Rd tube station, the Holiday Inn, London Kensington Forum Hotel, Cromwell Road is a convenient spot to meet that makes a pleasant change from the usual Kensington and Chelsea haunts. The brand new Ashburn S.W.7 restaurant is a light and airy space on the ground floor adjacent to the reception area. It has that happy knack of keeping you in touch with the lively buzz of the hotel, but from a restful distance
The menu is modern European meets pub bistro, and offers a good selection of popular dishes with decidedly more verve than the average pub can muster. Our shared starter of Salt and Pepper Squid had a lightly seasoned crunchy coating which was well complemented by the tasty mayo dip. For our mains, we selected the Lamb Cutlets and a Ribeye Steak, both were well cooked and tasty, and served with fresh veg of new season carrots and parsnip mouselline for the lamb, and portobello mushroom andFrench fries for the steak. As a little indulgence we also ordered a side of broccoli served with pistachio and chilli. With just enough space left for desserts, our charming waiter steered us towards a Tart Tatin and a disarmingly light
and delicate cheesecake with raspberry sorbet. A perfect end to our meal, and another place to add to our little black book!
97 Cromwell Rd, Kensington,
London SW7 4DN
T: 020 7341 3278. 11.00am-11.00pm