Monday, 28 August 2017

    Sunday Feast at The Ned




    Happy Monday folks. What a beautiful Bank Holiday weekend it has been and a nice way to ease us into the 4-day week.

    I have had a very indulgent past few days because what Bank Holiday would be complete without gorging on all the delicious foodie delights London has to offer. I visited Zuma and Temper in the lead up to the BH weekend, so keep your eyes peeled in the next couple of weeks for a post on those. However, today I wanted to share my experience from brunching at The Ned. 

    First things first, we need to talk about the beautiful interior of Soho House and Sydell's group opening. The Ned used to be home to Midland Bank and is now the latest trendy hotel to be seen at; with a rooftop pool and 9 restaurants there is something for everyone. Designed by the late architect Edward "Ned" Lutyens it really has kept the history and character and at the same time being effortlessly cool. On Sundays, Millie's Lounge offers the Sunday Feast, an all you can eat buffet for £35 with seafood, roast dinner, antipasti, salads and dessert there is endless amount of choices - more on this later... 

    The dining area is vast and I understand this puts pressure on the staff to ensure people are sticking within their 2 hour allotted time slot, however this tended to make some of the staff quite cold and unwelcoming - particularly the hosts/hostess who walk around the dining room with iPads checking off what is happening in the dining room. That being said we did had a lovely waitress who was friendly and attentive. What made up for the cold atmosphere the hosts created? The live music! It felt like I had gone back in time; it was wonderful! Classic jazz standard's were played beautifully and every 15 minutes two flapper dancers performed making me feel like I was at one of The Great Gatsby's' Parties. 


    The Ned pride themselves on the food being fresh and replenished often. I really do think you can get your monies worth, however, you must go there with an appetite, we didn’t eat breakfast and I don’t regret that. On arrival I ordered a Mimosa and a bar cart was wheeled over and my drink was made in front of me. Fresh orange juice and Perrier Jouet Champagne was the perfect way to start this feast off. I ended up having around 6 courses of food and rather than bore you with everything I ate, I am just going to share some snaps below. One thing that you must try whilst you are there are the Deviled Eggs. 










    I wasn’t wowed by the food, I think you get a lot for you buck but overall I would say it was pretty average and nothing to write home about.  I wouldn’t go back for the Sunday Feast however I would like to go back to try out one of the other restaurants and potentially see what it would be like to stay as a guest.

    For the overall experience, I would recommend you to go, but go for the atmosphere rather than food!

    Sunday Feast @ Millies Lounge form £35, 12:00 – 5:30pm.





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