Sanderson

4.1
133 reviews
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Located just steps away from Sanderson’s iconic lobby and just off the legendary Long Bar. The Restaurant at Sanderson blends visionary design with an exceptional menu and artisanal cocktails. Set to tantalise your taste buds, The restaurant exhibits a selection of palatable dishes from Pressed Confit Chicken and Crispy Pig's Head, to Sea Bass and Fricassee of Wild Mushrooms, complete with tasty treats such as Carrot Arctic Roll and Chocolate Ganache Tart, there's no doubt that this menu of must-eats is not one to be missed.

Special Offers

3 courses £28

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 12 September 2016

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 133 People Are Saying
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CN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I took my parents to dinner here. The food was great, but the atmosphere was definitely catered to a different audience.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I had booked the Sanderson because I had seen there was a lovely outdoor courtyard on their website. I did put on my booking that we would like a table in the courtyard. When we arrived however we were told they don’t serve lunch out there. I was disappointed we weren’t told this when they received the note on our booking reservation, as we would have found another venue with outside dining.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a lunch find in a top London hotel - wanted to keep this a secret but everyone should know! First class three course lunch in amazing surroundings, made it difficult going back to the office. Will definitely be returning and book a half day to enjoy it all at a leisurely pace; highly recommended :)

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GK
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was very good but it started raining so became quite cold on my legs. There was also a resident pigeon that was off putting. Enjoyed the meal overall and would recommend the restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at the Sanderson, food is good and service always on point.

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L
London
43 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The 3 course meal deal at the Sanderson is great value in a top restaurant.

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S
London
36 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great night out especially on a Saturday night as the bar gets lively with a dj playing.
Food was good, 3 course meal offer (£28) was good value for money as it also came with a Sanderson Cocktail on the house and sourdough bread. Service was also great and we had a lovely seat in a private area, really cool. We had a great night out!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and nice bar for drinks after dinner.

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HD
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is beautiful!! We were seated outside in the lovely terrace, the atmosphere was amazing, the food was incredible and the staff super friendly and efficient!!

Will deffinatly go back!

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FG
London
19 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

With the promotion offer the 3 course meal is great value!! Own serving person was also very kind and helpful.

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LR
Kent
111 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO pleased to have been here. The set menu offer was excellent, and in fact we didn't even have room for the dessert in the end (they kindly offered us tea or coffee instead.) We both had the lamb, which was a really flavoursome dish, and to begin I had the crab (excellent) and my friend the chicken confit, equally good. The decor is stylish yet soothing, and I took a tip from a previous reviewer to start in the long bar (very good Margheritas!) before going round to the dining area. We were so well looked-after. Additional highlight for me was seeing the John Piper glass mural in the billiards room - if the room isn't being used you can ask to see it. All in all will need no excuse to come back.

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TG
London
91 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this place! The design is from the lobby area through to the restaurant is iconic. Very lively atmosphere for a Wednesday evening. A wonderful lady singer accompanied with a guy playing amazingly on guitar. The entertainment created a perfect ambiance that was fantastic. From the time we sat down the staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The knowledge of the staff with recommendations of the menu was welcomed too. I would highly recommend this place with 5 stars.

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LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We went on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was very quiet so there was very little atmosphere. Could benefit from some soft music perhaps. We took advantage of a special offer of 50% off so had an excellent meal for half of what we would have paid normally - not sure I would pay full price but the food and presentation was great.

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VS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best time, the staff are truly amazing and so was the food. Francesco was our dinner server and made us feel extremely welcomes and valued as customers. The DJ always plays great music.

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PD
London
19 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I'll recommend this restaurant with the 50% off offer, but at full price, no.

We was well looked after by the server, so no faults on service.

As for the food, I ordered the crab for starters, which was tasty, BUT... I wasn't expecting to bite into some crab cartilage amongst the white crab meat, so that was disappointing as it showed lack of attention. I ordered the beef fillet for my mains, the beef was tender, BUT.. the carrots on this dish was undercooked as it was still crunchy, not a mistake I was hoping to see. Didn't report these faults to the server as I didn't want to ruin my night out, but overall, some silly mistakes that shouldn't be made.

Just to point out to other diners, this restaurant charges 15% for service charge, so slightly more than the other restaurants that charge between 10-12.5%.

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D
London
42 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food wasn't great considering the price tag - for a 5 star hotel it's pretty poor. Much better places in London that you can visit.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and nice atmosphere.

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food but beware 15% service charge . Get there early for a cocktail at the Long bar

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IS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a really fun evening with great food. Excellent value in lovely surroundings

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s
London
153 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely environment for an easy to hear catch up with friends good food and service and plenty of space which is unusual in central London

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The hotel bar has become one of my favourite drinks locations in London so to dine at the restaurant on NYE was a very easy choice. I’m please to say that the fools was lovely and the overall ambiance was exactly what we wanted.

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We paid 300£ for a meal... left hungry. I understand fine dining, however a complete lack of service combined with awful food made for one of our worst experiences in London. We have lived here for 3 years and did not complain on the day and would never say anything at all if the level was not so exceptionally poor.

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LJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

For the price we paid the quality of food and portion was below standard and such a waste of money.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All I can say is that the Christmas Day lunch was simply brilliant

Good food
Good service
Good ambience

Of course good company.

Have been to Sanderson for drinks previously - but this was the 1st time eating there - definitely doing it again in the not too distant future.

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s
London
153 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

lovely food as usual and quite a lot busier than usual but it is that time of year!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was absolutely amazing!! Beef filet was one of the best ones I’ve had. The whole service and ambient was lovely !!

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The mashed avocado with the Sanderson Eggs dish on the breakfast menu were not ripe so was not appetizing. Otherwise staff and ambiance very nice.

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AM
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was rushed and we were seated on the high chairs by the noisey bar area which we were not expecting.

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s
London
153 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great meal well executed with delightful presentation. the desert was wonderful but i wish there could have been a bigger portion. having said that we were both full by the end of the meal and will be back

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Gaby(gabriel) made use feel very welcomed and would definitly come back due to his service!

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, beautiful place and great value! Cocktails are fantastic!

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D
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The food was dreadful. They served me raw fish, made very little apology about it. By the time the replacement arrived everyone else had finished eating and I had to ask where my meal was. There was no price reduction . I was charged full whack for food that potentially could have made me sick!
The bar is beautiful. Cocktails good. But that’s about it!

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LJ
West Sussex
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely setting, interesting outdoor decor and swing chair for some nice pics. Had a great breakfast too

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The menu did not have enough vegetarian options, however the options that were there were delicious.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Sanderson offers up a beautiful setting and what feels like a calm, tranquil oasis to offset the busy sounds of London life occurring just outside the hotel entrance. We ordered off the set menu for £28, which was terrific value for money. The food is carefully prepared and really does go above and beyond what the price would suggest.

The service was impeccable and the friendliness of the staff was a welcome change from the usual hotel snobbery you find around central London. Unfortunately, the service charge errs on the side of extortionate, especially considering we were a table of two dining on a Wednesday evening - there were a handful of other diners seated in the terrace. The service charge is one that's more akin to group dining and it was something that did leave a little bit of a sour taste. We were more than happy to adequately tip our waitress for her great work, but were turned off by the discretionary charge, which as it was already added to our total cost we felt obliged to pay.

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j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The set menu was nice as was the complimentary cocktail. However we did feel rushed as the waitress cleared our plates as soon as we put our cutlery down and the next course appeared before we'd even swallowed the last mouthful of the previous course! The staff were very polite and helpful but perhaps they need to give diners a bit more time and privacy between courses.

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HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was very worried about this restaurant because of some of its reviews. However, I decided to give the crazy deal menu a try, and man, was it worth it!

We were seated in view of the bar, but also around the corner from it, so it wasn’t noisy. Our waiter and the host were very attentive and kept asking if everything was going well. It felt genuine and not forced.

The food was great. We even got cocktails, which were a surprising part of the deal. I ordered the burrata - it was very nice. My friend had the crispy pig head - different, but good if you’re into meat. We both had cod, and that, too, was well done. I would say that neither dish was out-of-this-world extraordinary, but they were tasty, and I would get them again.

Now, the main event. The chocolate torte dessert WAS out of this world. Words cannot describe it. In pictures it might look like a cake, but it was really, really good, dense chocolate. It came on a chilled plate. I would gladly come back and pay full price for it. It was one of the best desserts I’ve had recently.

Overall, I’m so happy we came here for a really nice meal. I’d say the restaurant fixed whatever wrong they committed in the past. I would definitely go back.

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a
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Service and food was ok but the reservation office was beyond pretentious and arrogant. Courtyard is nice but would recommend to go elsewhere where you are more welcome

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, fair prices, beautiful ambiance and excellent service. Couldn’t ask for more

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z
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Portion sizes were appalling but the hotel is absolutely beautiful and the ambience was amazing, just a shame about the food. I’ve had a lot better breakfasts at cheaper prices.

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