The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Hotel

*****

The Ampersand Hotel is the perfect place to rest museum-weary feet: its charms include a pretty tea salon with excellent cakes, a basement restaurant with clever cocktails, and big bedrooms with blissfully comfy beds. Birds, musical motifs, botanical sketches and feathery installations decorate halls and corridors; extra sparkle comes courtesy of the young and smiley staff. 

Highlights:

  • Cakes worthy of a tea party

  • Plum central location

  • Apero’s cocktails and small plates

Smith extra

A glass of champagne each and a box of petits fours in your room

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Coffee fans will be grateful for the Nespresso machines in suites’ kitchenettes.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

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Accommodation details

Address:

10 Harrington Road, London, London SW7 3ER, United Kingdom
London
United Kingdom

Location:

2.1 mi / 3.5 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Valet parking
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Concierge desk
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Room service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Restaurant

Dining information

Restaurant:

There’s been a bit of a buzz around Apero, the Ampersand’s basement restaurant and bar. Looks-wise, Apero continues London’s love-in with NY: industrial light fittings, polished tiles, exposed brick, dark leather seating and wooden tables. The dining concept is more Mediterranean: a menu that leapfrogs from one small plate to another, rather than a stolid three-course approach. Waiters nudge guests in the direction of around five or six plates between two, but choose wisely, or some rather odd combinations could arrive at your table all at once: smoked cod roe on little toasts, plaice goujons with avocado mayonnaise, and a rich, creamy seafood pasta, for example. Head chef Chris Golding is an affable chap: tell him what you liked if you see him.

 

Top table:

Sit at one of the big round tables right by the window in the pretty tea parlour, so you can spy on London life between nibbles. In Apero, take a curtained basement booth and watch a procession of legs pass the poppy-red pillar box.

Last orders:

The barmen will keep you from thirst until 1am on the weekends; midnight during the week. The restaurant stops plating up at around 10.30pm.

Room service:

The 24-hour room service includes items from Apero’s menu during the restaurant’s opening hours; after that, there’s a smaller selection of sandwiches, salads and snacks.

Hotel bar:

At Apero’s glittering bar, friendly barmen mix cocktails swimming with giant hunks of ice (for slower melting) and equally tasty mocktails. The drinks menu is inspired by the nearby V&A and its artists, as well as European philosophers and their Grand Tours. We recommend the Inigo J: gin, raspberries, blackberries and home-made spiced sugar, and the Sainte Victoire: a blend of cognac, apricot brandy, white grapes and prosecco.  

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