InterContinental London Park Lane
Please discover our "La Dolce Vita" Brunch menu on Saturdays & Sundays is inspired by the Italian tradition of friends and family gathering together for convivial shared dining. In typical Italian style the courses are divided into Theo’s antipasti table, primi, secondi and dolci to share.
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Amazing as usual, the brunch is fabulous, service top notch, such a shame it was their last brunch as they are changing the restaurant . Will miss it!
As you will likely have no idea when booking, note that the CookBook Cafe no longer exists. When making reservation, you are sneakily led to the website which now says, Intercontinental Brunch. This brunch takes place in a very crowded side cafe off of the Intercontinental hotel lobby. While our individual server was very nice and helpful, the staff is fair at best. There is not enough space and the food stations are crowded together, the omelette/waffle station can leave you waiting up to 30 minutes with long lines and only one person cooking everything. Desserts are located exactly where the people are lined for this so getting anything from that section was impossible. It as extremely loud and chaotic and hard to hear at times. The food was good as it should be for such a high priced brunch. We do not mind paying for good food as long as it comes with good service and atmosphere. We were very disappointed and will not return.
It's a first time back from the 'old' Cookbook Cafe experience.
I went with two vegans and one who have specific dietary requirements and the chef personally came out to ask what she could eat and then proceeded to make additional plates of food for her which we all really appreciated indeed.
We find that the sunday roast was wasted and/or should be given with a white meat option, than both roast lamb and beef, which if you did not eat red meat, this was an entirely wasted option. What we suggest is have a rotating sunday roast option with the main hot menus choices, then if one happen to want that, they can order it. For example, on a sunday, offer a roast (be it chicken/pork/lamb/beef), fish and vegetarian option as the main hot meal choices and kitchen takes care of it all, instead of it looking quite odd next to the omelette station.
Instead, the omelette station should get back to two chefs cooking any egg dish and waffles/pancakes too.
We still had a fab time and loved the new seating, no matter where you sat, everyone can now get out far easier than the old restaurant.
Looking forward to our next visit, thanks a lot.
What a wonderful lunch, great value and excellent service treated so well and the prosecco was free flowing all afternoon.
Will definitely be going back. Enjoyed every minute of it.
Five star all the way!
Service, food, location, a real treat.
Bottomless brunch serving food cooked by chefs at its best.
Great attention from the staff, welcoming and akways helpful.
First time I've been to the brunch at the Intercontinental and thoroughly enjoyed it. Apart from the unlimited prosecco, the food was very good, with a great choice of starters, mains and desserts, something to suit everyone. The room was quite noisy, but as we were celebrating a friends birthday, of which there seemed to be many similar celebrations, it was nice to have a bit of atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend, but not if you're looking for a quiet space.
Very poor food quality, choice and service, so many better options in London.
The sashimi was the the best buffet option. The desserts were mediocre and frankly so was most of the savoury food.
Fantastic service and the buffet food was lovely. Sadly our risotto was not cooked and the duck was over cooked therefore making it a costly brunch.
The drinks were lovely but the restaurant itself was a bit like a breakfast hall. Shame for such a beautiful building.
I did mention to the waiter about the food but nothing was done.
We went for the bottomless brunch having heard great things. The food choice was phenomenal, and we made the most of it to try a bit of everything! The eggs benedict was fantastic, one of the best I've had. The pancakes/waffles were also great, with a choice of toppings. However it was the cold meat table that really wowed, with an amazing array of meats, salads, breads, pastries, fish, sushi, cheeses....and all of it was delicious! Then comes the 'main course', by which time you're already feeling stuffed but conscious to leave room for the dessert table! We enjoyed our main courses, but I would have to say was my least favourite part of the brunch, however it is good that they are quite light and portioned appropriately considering how much food is on offer! Then the desserts... they look great, they taste great - I wish I could have tried more, but was close to bursting by then! Brilliant spread and perfect for those big eaters (proof that brunching isn't just for the girls!). However, the thing that really let the experience down was the service. Now, of course I can't generalise the service overall, it may just have been the waiter we were assigned, maybe he was new...but...we were sat down for at least 10-15 minutes before we had to flag someone down to ask for a drink as no one came to us, which then took a further 10 mins to arrive. The guy at the egg station got very confused and made the wrong orders. The pancake station only had one frying pan on the go, which seems a little silly when you have such a queue of people all eagerly awaiting their pancakes. Back to the table service, and while the prosecco was topped up a couple of times, the bellinis were less forthcoming in their speed, and my (pregnant) friend had to wait about 15 minutes for a cup of tea to come out. Our main course took a VERY long time to emerge, despite our waiter repeatedly saying "it's coming right out". All in all, we enjoyed a fab brunch, but the service really let it down for us.
Food and service were excellent. It was busy so there was a nice ambience but had it been quieter I think it would have been quite miserable.
The brunch is now on the other aisle of the building, before it used to face hyde's park. No windows in this new lobby.. that's the only negative thing, and the place being more confined turns to be noisy as people fill in. But you forget about all that once you try anything that this buffet has to offer, fresh products, selected, great quality meat. You can't complain about anything, and I've tried most of it. From seafood, omelette, roast, vegetables, cheese and dessert. One of ( if not) the best brunch in London with an incredibly lovely staff
The service was expetional, friendly and helpful.
The food was well presented with a nice choice and the served main course is a nice touch.
Wonderful ambience which made for a nice brunch.
Large buffet brunch with excellent tender lamb and good selection of cheese. Price at 60 pounds a bit high.
Three of us went to the Interconti for lunch last Sunday. We were greeted warmly and taken to our table in the centre of the main room.
The buffet was explained to us by the Assistant Restaurant Manager and then more staff arrived with a bottle of minted tap water and Prosecco. The Prosecco flowed freely throughout the meal, although we ordered a nice bottle of claret to go with the main course. This was the only additional cost to the standard buffet price of £65 per person.
The cold buffet was a substantial array of salads, fish, cold meats, pasta, rice and many others too numerous to mention. Then there was a hot buffet with roast lamb, roast beef, fresh vegetables, potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and gravy. For dessert, there was a large choice of beautifully crafted confections or as an alternative hot waffles with cream and maple syrup or freshly made pancakes with a variety of accompaniments. The buffet was reminiscent of the famous Sunday Brunch buffet at the Windows Restaurant at the Hilton on Park Lane until they sadly stopped it several years ago,
Sunday Brunch was a magnificent feast which I can highly recommend. The food was first class, freshly prepared and plentiful in supply. The staff were delightful in providing swift, courteous, friendly and efficient service.
This is a “must go to” restaurant for Sunday Brunch.
Such a great day - food, service and unlimited prosecco! Will definitely be returning soon
Was wonderful! Thank you Freddy for great service!
Great food, brilliant range of dishes at the buffet - even unlimited sashimi and ceviche, fantastic value for all inclusive with delicious prosecco and bellinis. Flawless service, our waiter Dimitri was very attentive. The main courses and desserts were wonderful too. Will be visiting again (and again)!
My friend and I have been going for years for birthdays and Christmas. It was been a mission to get the most of the all you can eat brunch without over loading too much. I love it here. Such great value and particularly love the Sunday roast.
Big choice of food
The staff very friendly and helpful
The food and service were perfect.
Lot of choice for the food, very good quality and very fresh.
The service was spot on, very attentive and smiling, very nice.
But we didnt like the venue nor the atmosphere. It was very noisy, people speaking very loudly. We were hoping to have a more "high tea" experience e.g. quiet, delicate and smart. Quite disappointed on that side...
Had a great brunch whilst my mother was in town. Good place to go for brunch with family - they were very accommodating and prepared special treats to our baby girl.
Fantastic treat that I booked for my friends birthday. The food was lovely and the bubbles kept flowing. Certainly value for money as I think we drank the cost just in processo lol
Will definitely be going back again.
Service was a very high standard.
Have been several times for the Saturday brunch and as with all other visits, it was excellent as always!! The staff are attentive, the food is amazing and the whole experience one of real enjoyment. Would definitely recommend to others, such a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. A very special mention to Freddy, a true asset to the team. Let's hope that despite the CookBook Cafe closing, the brunch stays...it would be such a shame to see it go away.
Service was excellent and some of the food was also excellent. Some of the food, however, was not great, or perhaps better said, more limited than I expected. The salad table was weak in comparison to the hot offerings. That was a disappointment. Desserts were superb.
Great afternoon spent here with friends! amazing food, great variety too!
Could have done with a few more labels on the dishes to denote vegetarian ones though but they were all delicious.
We had a perfectly acceptable birthday brunch, with good food, and a quiet if bland location. It was good that it was a quiet brunch time as I would imagine that it can get quite busy and not so enjoyable as a result.
It's quite expensive for what one gets, although the service and food were good - in particular the sushi.
Chaotic, overpriced, poor service, average food. Would not recommend.
We enjoyed our Christmas very much! The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was very festive. It was exactly what we wanted. Thank you!
It's my second visit here and I would recommend going for a special occassion. The bottomless veil is, good if cold foods, hot foods and extra dishes are definitely that makes it along with the venue.
Me and my friends come for a Xmas get together, it's the fourth year we have done it. We will be back in 2017. Always a good time had.
Visited for satruday brunch and had a mixed experience. Felt very much like a buffet breakfast at a 5 star hotel, nothing more special than that. Menu and food variety was strangely limited- eggs , cold meats, sushi and salad for starters. Main course was limited- fish, vegetables or venison. I wasn't particularly impressed with the quality of food- standard sliced meats and cold salads. Fish for the main was quite dry. The deserts however were delicious and somewhat made up for the less than impressive first course and main.
Free flowing prosecco thoughout was nice however for £52 per head i expected a lot more in terms of selection and variety of food and overall quality.
Lovely food! Amazing selection of brunch dishes- pancakes waffles, muffins, fruit, desserts, salads, cooked food, sashimi- and a roast! Attentive service. We went on a Sunday, got quite loud. I don't drink so think £59 is still a bit expensive but I suppose for those who have alcohol it's worth the money. Maybe have a with/without alcohol option
A great place to have brunch. Good selection of cold and hot food. On top of that, you have a roast with all the trimmings too! Be aware, that you will still be requested to make a selection of 3 sharing plates "family style" off the menu as your "main course", if you can squeeze in all of that food! Prosecco never went empty and our waitress was fantastically attentive! Will definitely be back!
Not great and not Value For Money
Service Poor - always had to ask for: cutlery, menu
Food OK, but Roast section, meat & roast potatoes just warm
Table of 2 at entrance to restaurant so not comfortable
Table was very annoying as it was unstable - did mention it to staff but they didn't seem interested
Had a really disappointing visit to the Intercontinental. While the service was polite it was a little invasive, constant checking if they could collect your plates & cutlery even when you still had food in front of you. The Market Table food was nice enough but I had eggs Benedict from the 'fresh cooked' section and it was horrible - cold muffin, cold ham, a cold poached egg with a hard yoke (had been on the side in a bowl and I watched the guy warm it up, with little success, in boiling water) covered in luke warm hollandaise sauce. It felt like a canteen instead of a restaurant. I wouldn't recommend or re-visit for £59.
It was a fantastic experience. My friends and I visited to celebrate my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. The food was fresh and tasty. There was so much variety for everyone to choose from.
Everyone in the restaurant was in such a great mood and that contributed to the ambiance as a whole.
The birthday plate was a special touch. I would definitely return and recommend my companions to attend.
Fabulous bottomless brunch.
The weekend brunches have been relocated to the Theo Randall restaurant in the hotel until the new year. It's a more intimate restaurant (with no windows) but the hotel have managed to squeeze their large brunch buffet effectively in to the space.
The service was as good as it always has been and we had a fantastic time.
Wide and fresh selection that also felt healthy. Attentive service. The main course was a bit unnecessary - the cold selection was so good and you needed space for the extensive selection of desserts...
We went for Sunday Brunch. When I booked it was specifically for the Cookbook Cafe, however when we arrived this dining area had been closed and the brunch was taking place in another restaurant. I don't know how long they had been operating out of there but it felt a little chaotic with long queues for eggs, pancakes, waffles and omelettes. The ambience wasn't great, it felt like somewhere you would go for an ordinary breakfast.