Not far from the international glamour of Sloane Street sits an oasis of calm, where you can take a break from shopping in a room that’s blissfully quiet and genteel. Tartufo restaurant at No.11 Cadogan Gardens, the ultra chic boutique hotel with interiors designed by Anoushka Hempel, has a light and delicious menu by chef Manuel Oliveri, and is a true insiders’ secret. Try a salad of turnips, beetroot and radicchio, with a hazelnut and gorgonzola sauce, followed by leek and black truffle open ravioli with green pea cream and shoots. Truffles, naturally, are a strong feature on the menu.
We also love the restaurant for breakfast. From 7:00am to 11:00am Monday to Friday and 7:30am to 11:30am Saturday and Sunday, you can choose from a mouth-watering array of breakfast fare with continental and cooked options available. The breakfast chefs use only the finest ingredients and cooked dishes include favourites like a full English breakfast, creamy porridge with honey, boiled eggs with soldiers, and eggs Benedict. There’s buttery pastries, cereals, cold meats and fresh fruit in the continental selection. Start the day off right!
Upstairs, the sun terrace is one of our favourite places to sit and soak up the sunshine. It’s especially wonderful with a bottle of ice-cold rosé after a day spent shopping on Sloane Street.
NO.11 CADOGAN GARDENS, THE SUN TERRACE
And if you’re looking for a Sunday lunch treat, the restaurant offers five delicious courses and as much wine as you’d like for just £45. Who could say no to that?
Originally built as four separate Victorian townhouses, No.11 Cadogan Gardens was built by Lord Chelsea in the late 19th Century. The desirable Knightsbridge location and elegant design of the hotel meant it became a home away from home for Victorian aristocrats, politicians and celebrities. At the time, the borough had a reputation for being London’s bohemian quarter, and was the haunt of radicals, artists and poets. Keep a look out for a portrait of Hans Sloane, the namesake of Sloane Square, at the foot of the grand staircase.
11 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2RJ. 020 7730 7000