The Melody Restaurant on Hammersmith Road – named after the classic 1971 movie filmed in the same location – is a welcome addition to the London hotel dining scene. As the in-house restaurant of Hammersmith’s St Paul’s Hotel, it offers a round-the-clock menu for guests and a series of courses for the general public, including the iconic afternoon tea, resplendent with Champagne course, if desired, as well as an international breakfast menu and both a la carte and set menu options for evening diners.
Our lunch for 3 was a faultless restaurant experience in every way, even on Christmas Day. Staff were wonderful, which makes all the difference to such occasions.
In the London hotel restaurant scene, there are some standards to which any newcomer must attain. Breakfast, essential for the guests of the hotel and those wishing to experience the British morning obsession with hearty morning food, must be acceptable to international and local tastes. Lunch, required for the coterie of office workers and business lunchers that swing by, must be varied and yet affordable, and evening service, in one of the most competitive dining markets in the world, must be superlative. Hammersmith’s St Paul’s Hotel – situated on the eponymous Hammersmith Road – boasts The Melody Restaurant, a hotel restaurant that hits all the right notes.
Named after the early 1970s film Melody, which was filmed on the premises, this Hammersmith Road restaurant is tucked away in London’s West End, making it ideal for those in town to see a show in the theatre district (or something heavier at the nearby Hammersmith Apollo). The menu is broadly international, as one would expect from a hotel restaurant, and offers a selection of the dishes that allow visitors to London experience the best of British produce. What could be more British than an afternoon tea, which the Melody Restaurant serves up at 3pm daily - although make sure you book a table, lest you end up enjoying another British tradition - standing in queues!