Thank goodness for Lowndes Bar & Kitchen, a cosy neighbourhood restaurant in London’s Belgravia that offers a relaxed and casual approach to dining. This doesn’t mean the menu is thrown together willy-nilly. Not at all, it is packed with considered, robust, modern British and international cuisine. Take a seat in any season outside on Lowndes Bar & Kitchen’s terrace, watching people strolling past leafy Lowndes Square, and enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea (or champagne). The main dining room is located on the ground floor of the boutique Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel along Lowndes Street, and it’s an oasis in an already peaceful pocket of London.
Belgravia is an impressive and affluent part of London, with its grand white stuccoed houses lining leafy squares and quiet streets. The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, an 88-room boutique hotel, has its premises in the area, along Lowndes Street and across from Lowndes Square. It’s here, on the ground floor, that you can find a great example of fine dining conducted in a laid-back manner. Lowndes Bar & Kitchen is rightly proud of the British and international dishes it offers, not to mention its take on the popular British pastime of afternoon tea. This is strictly a no-pressure zone, where you are permitted to use your cutlery in the wrong order.
Lowndes Bar & Kitchen is beloved by locals who drop in for coffee or one of this Lowndes Street bistro’s classic cocktails, especially during happy hour. There are even a few lucky souls out their who’ve graduated from Lowndes Bar & Kitchen’s BBQ Masterclass up on the sunlit terrace, overlooking Lowndes Square. But the main attraction at this Belgravia gem is the quality of the food offering, from menus that are changed regularly but consistently deliver classic of British and international cuisine.