Peridot at the Bentley Hotel
I telephoned ahead twice and asked for sofa seats at the restaurant for Valentines day. When we got there my girlfriend was told we were seated downstairs.. which seemed to be a different restaurant (albeit a very similar style).
It was a bit like an Indian wedding.. and extremely stiff and formal (though not in a modern way a la Claridges or The Ritz).
The waiters hovered nervously nearby, managing to be both neglectful and over-bearing at the same time, which is no mean feat.
The food? Horrendous. Overpriced, luke warm steak (never a good idea), luke warm, limp pasta and terrible menu choices overall. Our main managed to be cold, and our ostensibly cold dessert, hot. Again, no mean feat. My cheeseboard was presented to me with the words "I'm meant to explain the cheeses, but I don't know much about them, as I am part time.. let me get my colleague" (I had not even asked for an explanation in the first place).
The bill (which did not include any non-comp drinks) managed to be over £100, for which I could've dined in a good restaurant in Mayfair.
Suffice to say, I will not be returning.
Totally loved the restaurant, food, drinks and ambience. Would definitely go back there. A royal experience indeed.
Good overall expirience. I was a bit disappointed with bar opening hours. I arrived 30min prior to the dinner and the bar area was still closed. I had to go out and get a drink elsewhere.
I saw open bar afterwards and was a bit unsitisfied I haven't had the opportunity go go for a drink.
I will be back for sure as that was a nice place and service.
Set in a luxurious hotel,stunning room, summery beautiful ambience
Just see the website! Truly wonderful dining experience
I have returned for afternoon tea as well as many more dinners
Beautifully presented food
Great attentive service
Thoroughly recommend especially when you want to find a 'posh' place that is affordable and impressive!
I booked this place for afternoon tea to celebrate a friend's 60th birthday. On arrival we were shown what can only be described as a conference table and tables set up in the corner of what is otherwise a period featured room! So not happy with this I asked to be moved and was told there were no other tables available! The whole room was empty! Having put my foot down we were finally moved to the period piece furniture of table and chairs. This is what is advertised on the website and so what you expect as part of the overall afternoon tea experience. However the hassle and stress to get this was enough to dampen the rest of the experience. Also limited clotted cream and jam and sandwiches were definitely not dainty!! Lovely waitress thou!
Had dinner there with family for a special occasion.
Service was very attentive and friendly. The meal was good, however the tin-prepared soup was a disaster. Choice of open wines was good
All in all recommendable with a bad aftertaste for the soup. The location off the beaten track does not make for lots of restaurant traffic for this hotel restaurant.
Be prepared to find yourself alone there or in the company of one or two tables - as we did.
The restaurant was quiet on a Saturday for lunch, which was a real pleasure since the quality of attention was in no way diminished. The food was exactly to our taste with more than adequate portions.
Food was great, service was spot on. They also had a special deal on which was great value. Can't understand why so few people go here, only 4 tables were in use the night I was there. I would recommmend.
We were staying at the Bentley but had also purchased a voucher. Excellent value but would happily have paid full price anyway.
Thank you to all the staff at the Peridot for making our Mother's Day so lovely! The restaurant was absolutely beautiful and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Would definitely recommend and the food was absolutely delicious, still dreaming about the wonderful creme brûlée! As an African I felt very comfortable here also :)
Food was delicious, apart from the Sea Bass came with too many chick peas, felt they were just chucked and not presented very well. It was quite and didnt have the music in the background constantly. Creme Brulee was delicious and so was the stuffed chicken with pancetta. Although the chef made grilled chicken for two our guests who dont eat bacon which was quite accomadating. Overall good experience.
I enjoy trying new places on toptable. Unfortunately I am risking experiencing a whole range of standards and Peridot is one of those lesser-liked places.
It's a shame that, being in a hotel, there was no-one else in the restaurant and, as far as we could tell, in the hotel from the start of our visit, to the end.
The waitress was friendly but when looking at the menu I asked what the chicken was stuffed with and she said cheese. When it came, it was actually stuffed with what tasted like the kind of cheap packet stuffing bought in Tescos for the Sunday roast. Very disappointing.
My tomato & mozzerela starter was nothing special. The cheesecake was 'nice'. With so many other great places in London to try, I'm afraid I won't be back.
Service was outstanding but after 8.30 we were on our own. The décor in the restaurant and hotel is interesting coming from very different periods and styles! Food is good but we got the feeling that certain items were pre-prepared.
We booked an early dinner following a family outing in South Kensington, opting for the special deal of 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £25 a head. The set menu offered a reasonable choice of dishes. The food was well presented, using fresh ingredients and cooked to a high standard. Our only criticism was that the dessert fruit slash was somewhat uninspiring,, being merely a bowl of chopped fresh fruit (not sauce or dressing.)
The service was faultless with a warm welcome and smiles throughout. They even accented my Toptabe cheque as part apartment, once the maitre d' had checked with his manager!
The service from the staff was excellent. The food was delicious - we had been to the Royal Albert Hall for an afternoon concert and ate at the Peridot early evening. Would definitely revisit.
First visit to Peridot at the Bentley Hotel. The food was lovely and the ambience was wonderful. Service was good would definitely recommend particularly for a romantic meal.
This place is like stepping back in time! Good service, friendly and worth a visit, but don't expect anything to be modern.
Peridot at the Bentley Hotel is rated 3.8 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.
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