The Melody Restaurant at St Paul's Hotel

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72 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
The Melody restaurant takes its name from one of Britains’ most beloved films. It was directed by Warris Hussein who was the original director of Dr. Who. “Melody” has an international cult following since its release in 1971. It was produced by David Puttman, director of Chariots of Fire and Midnight Express, and was accompanied by an iconic soundtrack created by the Bee Gees and Crosby Stills and Nash. The Melody restraint was originally the site of St Paul’s school, which was the chosen location for “Melody”, a story of youth and first love. Our kitchen team creates an expert fusion of modern European cuisine with hints of their combined cultural heritage. We use the finest seasonal ingredients from sustainable sources to showcase the daily menus, from fresh, aromatic Mediterranean dishes to homely, rustic Alpine feasts. We also serve Traditional Afternoon Teas daily with a lavish Sunday Roast Carvery served every Sunday.

Special Offers

Christmas Dining 3 Courses with a Glass of Champagne & Coffee £39

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 September 2019

Ends: 25 October 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-20:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:30

3 Courses with a Glass of Champagne & Coffee £29.50 per person

3 Courses with a Glass of Champagne & Coffee.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 7 May 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-20:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00 17:30-20:30

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Daily 12:00PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM

What 72 People Are Saying
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D
London
21 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, attentive staff, nice ambiance. We will certainly return.

OT
Milwaukee
126 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

One of our favorite places to go when in London. Located at the St. Paul’s Hotel the meals are always good the chicken is excellent the fish is excellent the land is excellent would go back here any day of the week on this trip we went three times

OT
Milwaukee
126 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Are here every day of our stay. Very nice. Wait staff is a little laxed but that’s ok when you’re taking your time to eat. Salmon starter is excellent! And the chicken with Avacado is my favorite! All the desserts are amazing!

NS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, quiet and relaxed

DS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Upon arriving at the restaurant I was ‘greeted’ by my server. I told him my name and that my appointment was for 7pm he checked the booking reservation that had been recorded in their bookings book and angrily responded ‘6:30’ I said, sorry I did change the booking to 7pm on the website. He scoffed at me and then showed me to my table and said “this will do, for you”. It’s so sad that what was otherwise a lovely dinner with a good friend was massively let down by one servers bad attitude.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food, nice atmosphere.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day lunch
Excellent location and beautifully presented table. The cocktail menu has a large variety as does their food menu.
The food was excellent especially the Sunday roasts. The desserts were stunningly presented and tasted phenomenal. Very impressed and will be coming back again.

X
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the second time I book this restaurant. High quality of food and a friendly service. A menu which offers you enough choice but not too much. It is a guarantee of the use of fresh products. Nice meal and well presented. I recommend this restaurant !

s
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet high ceilinged elegance. Looks out on a lovely interior garden. The foie gras is to die for. The ceps risotto with truffle foam quite a revelation. Pork cheeks delicious.

MB
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good value for a London venue; we went to see a show and walked here afterwards. Lovely place to wind down, have a drink and a very good meal. Service was excellent and food beautifully served.

OT
Berkshire
19 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very efficient staff, a lovely decor and a very peaceful but spacious environment, where diners weren’t on top of each other. Great presentation of the food which was delicious. I ordered the chestnut arancini which was tasty, but a little dry for my liking, but I am prone to liking “saucier” food. Presentation was creative too; as if I was eating from a vegetable garden! Then the duck journey which appeared to be a small portion...but as it was served on an enormous plate so turned out to be satisfyingly filling and mouth-wateringly tastebud tingling. A variety of wines that suited every taste and surprisingly not as overpriced as I would have expected. We were limited for time, in order to get to a concert, and the staff looked after this factor very well; not allowing it to affect our enjoyment of the menu options at all. I would visit again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular as always!

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Generous portions for the mains. Fabulous desserts. Highly recommend the Egg Royal! The set menu seems strangely bad value compared to the A la Carte! Great atmosphere although we were sat next to a loudish table, conversation across the table was not difficult.

X
Kent
16 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The resa via Opentable went well.
A warm welcome by the staff and a diverse menu.
Some of my guests where choosing the V platters.
The food was delicious.
The lobster ravioli, a surprise as meal, could have been warmer but this is probably a matter of taste. However it has a lovely taste
My guests where impressed by the venue and good food
Worthwile a visit

n
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service, or Hungarian waitress was amazing and so thoughtful as we had dinner with kids she made sure we were all comfortable and that made for a very enjoyable evening. Definitely worth another trip. The food was also great, seasonal ingredients and very unique dishes.

AC
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely and well presented food. As the venue is part of a hotel slightly lacking in ambience but still worth serious consideration for a lovely night out.

ED
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fantastic food, beautifully presented, big portions. Attentive staff. The only HUGE disadvantage is the damp in Ladies toilet - water dripping on the wall and plaster pealing.... with mould build up... very unsightly view. The hotel should fix the damp ASAP.

M
London
55 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We've been here for lunch on weekends a few times and wanted to leave a review.
The restaurant is charming with a nice cosy dining room. The food is very good which was a surprise. The service is good but feels a bit amateurish and lacks finesse, there's something slightly off. Perhaps because the wait staff are quite young? The food is presented beautifully and tasted wonderful. It's also an excellent value for lunch for the set menu. One of the issues that we've had here a couple times was when booking with OpenTable the reservation doesn't always show up on their system since they don't have a digital system like most establishments. So you can't do a last minute booking.

LL
London
161 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Consistently good service here. I often eat lunch at the Melody and the staff are always great. It’s also good to see the same staff often. The recent menu change is also animprovement providing more variety. The BBQ is also a welcome addition

D
London
94 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I am a regular user of opentable and far too many restaurants tempt you with their online menu but when you get there the menu is totally different from the online menu. This restaurant is the same.

f
London
29 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. The lunch time menu is a bargain and the food is delightful. The service could not be bettered and the atmosphere is calm . The hotel is quaint .

D
London
64 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Melody restaurant was a lovely surprise. We used it as a pre Hammersmith Apollo gig dinner. Beautiful old hotel surroundings, attentive service and a good value special menu. Will definitely use again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booking system is very poor, accepted our booking but no tables available!

A
London
65 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great deal, beautiful setting and good service. Will definitely come again

MB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed in food and ambience, will be back :)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Slow service and wait times for food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We weren't that impressed by the service. We were told that we didn't qualify for the free champagne in the open table offer as we hadn't clicked the right button when booking (watch out for that!). We got the champagne but we felt our waiter was rather rude about it and it rather spoiled the evening. The food was good though.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. The Melody is a very classy restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great historic building and beautiful restsurant tucked away with tasteful decor. Lovely wholesome food and a really festive feel. Waiting service was prompt and the restaurant even sent out a special bday designed plate for my sister. Small and initimate but really nice

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! Beautiful location. The staff were all so welcoming, accommodating and attentive. We had afternoon tea, and the offerings were all delicious. Beautifully presented and well prepared. Great selection of teas. Not to mention the unlimited champagne!

C
London
53 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Took two business contacts out for afternoon tea one recent Friday. I think some people find it easier to disappear off for half the afternoon (and maybe then head for home) than to get away for lunch. This hotel is a hidden gem, between Olympia and Hammersmith, and the Melody restaurant overlooks a small park. Tea table was beautifully presented, and the wide choice of teas was very good. Food was fine: mini smoked salmon/cream cheese bagels, finger sandwiches, scones and cakes. We couldn't finish it all. Cakes and desserts were better than the savouries; some of the sandwiches were really bland. Service was unhurried. We took advantage of a special offer with a glass of fizz; recommended.

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked Restaurant as a result of OpenTable reviews. Very good service, lovely food and excellent value, definitely worth a visit.

N
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for a dinner with friends and colleagues. The food was decent quality, a bit overpriced in my opinion. I had a duck breast which was quite tough and the skin wasn't crispy at all. The service was decent and it's nice that the place is pretty quiet. Overall, a nice evening but nothing truly special.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect pamper Saturday and girlie experience!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little gem, the atmosphere was lovely and the service could not be faulted. The afternoon tea included free flowing champagne and it certainly flowed freely.
Excellent value I ould certainly return.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Melody several times for afternoon tea and have never been disappointed. The staff are attentive, the food is excellent and if you book the unlimited champagne it really is free flowing. I love afternoon tea and I can confidently say that the Melody equals or exceeds all of my previous afternoon tea experiences.

l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had the special Sunday lunch menu and the food was excellent. We dined late so the restaurant was pretty much empty hence a low score for ambiance but overall a very good experience!

AR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Food was ok.. was looking forward to the foie gras and the scallops that was on the menu online but they did not have either. Ordered the duck. It's was good until I ate the egg roll as it come along with the dish. Had a pretty big bone in it and I was not interested in eating the rest. They saved the night with a pretty good creme brûlée. Overall, it was a fair dinner.

WJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to this place for team lunch. The food is good and environment is very nice. It is not very noisy like normal restaurant or bars so that you can have some quality conversations. Staff are friendly. Overall very good experience. Been to this place twice so far.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food wwas very good and the service also. I was just little bit sad because during the booking I mentionned it was the brithdays for my mum. We didn't recevied any brithday plate.

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