At the indulgent 5-star Hotel Rafayel, award-winning Banyan on The Thames serves modern dishes from around the world in its deluxe purple-themed, plush dining room. With recipes ranging from exotic curries to traditional British favourites, the environmentally conscious lounge-bar and restaurant boasts beautiful views over the river and a wide selection of award-winning wines. An innovative list of luxury cigars can be appreciated on the al fresco rooftop terrace.
£26 to £40
Pretty disappointing. With 50% off it was about as much as I would expect to pay at one of the seriously nice places in this area, and it was significantly below the quality. Service was embarrassingly bad, my husband had to send his steak back as medium-rare translated to well-done. We waited 20 minutes for our bill & then went to the bar to ask for it. I almost just wanted to walk out, & I'm...more
Had dinner here since we were hungry from the Eurostar trip from Paris. Well I'm so annoyed that we went there as the food was very basic and below average and we were pretty much ignored. There was a large table in there that seemed to be getting the royal treatment from all the staff but they did not take care of us at all. What a shame!more
I was a bit sceptic about this place at first because of the reviews, however I have to say that the reviews are wrong. The food is lovely, the staff is charming and the ambiance is just brilliant.more
REVIEW OF AFTERNOON TEA
The Hotel Rafayel is certainly off the beaten track, but once you step into the hotel you forget all about the storage unit across the road. The vibe is very decadent (perhaps verging on nightclubby, with loud music in the loos...), and the views of the river in the restaurant were lovely.
We went here for afternoon tea with a Groupon, and I was majorly impressed....more
I had dinner on a Saturday night here with a group of friends on a special offer. Overall plenty of choice on the menu to suit all tastes; the crab starter was a good size, and the scallop starter was cooked to perfection. Main courses were also very good, with every morsel of food on the plate being eaten.
Service was a bit slow throughout the evening, although I blame it being a Saturday...more