The service was good - charmingly wonky, I like that. Other people paying these kinds of prices might prefer to cross the road to the Delaunay to seek the kind of standard they're used to paying for. For myself, I'm not sure I'd walk past Spring, which is just across the courtyard and in my experience does this kind of thing better.
A spectacular installation that holds a dialogue with an imperial past and a multi-cultural present.
In the very bowels of Somerset House it's Spring all year round. Possibly the prettiest room in London with food to match.
The room was empty when we arrive but bursting at the seams when we left. Pennethorne's excellent food and service justifies its popularity.
In my London lifetime Somerset House has been transformed from a large office block with a beautiful gallery* nestled within to a cultural complex of public areas, gallery spaces, university, pop up cinema, music venue with a variety of shops, restaurants and cafés to suit most pockets.** This process, being gradual, has largely been unheralded compared to the…