Charlotte Street Hotel
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Tottenham Court Road
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Recommended Reviews for Charlotte Street Hotel
16 reviews in English
Review from Ayelet B.
- 75 friends
I stayed here for the first time over the weekend and absolutely love every minute of it. I found a nice deal on the web so I wasn't surprised that my room was not huge. It was comfortable and well stocked. The bed is super comfortable and the bathroom is great. They provide the best amenities and a hot towel warmer is a nice touch.
I was so exhausted that I had room service for dinner and the food was amazing. It was healthy and delicious. I also had breakfast included in the price, which you can have in your room or at the restaurant, which was fantastic.
There is a lounge with 2 roaring fire places and an honour bar. Simply lovely.
Review from Noelle A.
- 96 friends
Los Angeles, USA
This review is not about the hotel itself, but the bar/restaurant called Oscar on the first floor.
My friend and I were wandering around Charlotte St. last Friday night looking for a good place to eat. We had been through out YELP and TripAdvisor suggestions and apparently, so had everyone else, because there was no table to be found without a proper advance booking.
Then we stumbled upon people sitting at outdoor tables, under the awning for Charlotte Street hotel. We walked up and the bar looked packed. We thought- oh well, here we go again. But we decided to ask the incredibly nice doorman. In his Caribbean accent, he said, "for two? let me check with my friends." Within 5 minutes he came back and said, "we have something ready for you now."
We were escorted by a lovely woman who walked us through the lobby of the hotel (as others have mentioned, decorated in a very hip, but tasteful fashion. Modern, but warm, with lots of woods and neutral leather) through the back door of the bar/restaurant to a cozy table for two. We were close to the kitchen, but it wasn't noisy as you might expect.
The waitstaff were friendly and helpful (only one qualm- I asked for lemon three times before receiving it for my water) and when we saw the plates arrive at the table next to us- looking completely beautiful and smelling delicious- we essentially said "We'll have what she's having!"
Here's what we had:
- (Shared) Seared tuna, sweet soya jelly, wasabi peas and ginger £13.50
This was a gastronome's delight! The tun was seared perfectly and the soy jelly was cut into cute squares. The wasabi peas, were such a fun novelty but added just the right crunch and salt to the dish. Add to it the pickled ginger and this was a deconstructed sushi- minus the rice and I loved every bite.
- (my friend) Special of the night - Rib-eye grilled, served with a Bearnaise and crispy hand cut chips and a glass of Merlot - £29
My friend said the Merlot was perfectly paired and the chips were nice and crispy unlike the other steak fries she had earlier in the day (or what you normally get at a chippie shop in London. I tasted her steak with Bearnaise and it was melt in your mouth goodness.
- (me) Special- Bavette steak grilled, served with a creamy chive and sour cream potato mash - £28
The steak was nice and lean, a little over for my taste (and I ordered Med-Rare). It lacked a bit of seasoning, but the rest of the plate was well seasoned. The potatoes were a bit dry, but when paired with the cabbage (which was AMAZING), everything came together nicely.
- (Shared side) Savory Cabbage with bacon - £5
Delicious. The bacon was not fatty and added just enough salt to compliment the cabbage, which was cooked just enough to remain al dente, and not soggy.
Aside from the cabbage- I still feel that London needs a bit of salt added to their dishes. Maybe its just my pallet? I know I am over-salted in America, but at least they included salt on the table.
We would've stayed to try dessert but I had an appointment. But we will definitely come back. The staff and location are lovely and it felt like a hidden treasure.
Special Rib eye with Bearnaise and chips + side of Savoy ca…
Grilled Bavette with sour cream and chive mash
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Review from Cady G.
This review is for the bar only - I have never stayed at the hotel.
I love this place! It is a very charming hotel with a great bar that is ideal for meeting up with friends for drinks on a sunny afternoon. It also seems like a great place to bring your laptop and get some work done when it's not too busy.
I've only had wine here so I can't speak to the quality of their cocktails or their food, but I was very impressed with the variety on the menu as well as the attentiveness of the service. I wanted a seat outside and it didn't look like anyone was getting up. A server said I could sit in the meantime inside and she would let me know when a table was available. She followed through despite all of the other people aggressively vying for that table!
The ambiance is similar to the Ace hotel in New York or the SLS in Beverly Hills. It is great for meeting friends or for a drinks date, but also for reading and doing work during the day. I'd definitely recommend if you're looking for something slightly trendy that isn't touristy or overbearing.
Review from M H.
Review from Pip S.
- 0 friends
Went here for afternoon tea and had a great time! The restaurant has a great mural of London-city-life on all the walls and is decorated almost like a comfy Parisian bistro--very charming and warm. The tea pastries and sandwiches were excellent as they were a little different take on the traditional tea nibbles. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for an enjoyable afternoon tea spot without spending too much. And don't miss out on the mini icecream cones that come with the bill! Yum!
Review from Kristin L.
Review from Katie G.
Have been here for drinks and for tea. Definitely my go-to hotel bar. Cute ambience, good location, and doesn't feel too touristy.
I especially enjoyed the tea because a) it came with a pear bellini to start and b) it was casual, non stuck-up tea. No dress code, and felt proper without feeling snobby. The china/utensils were just a little more laid back than other places (such as Browns and the Wollesly).
I would bring a trendy rather than traditional out of towner here who wanted to experience British tea, and I will surely be back for drinks soon enough.
Review from Zoe K.
- 44 friends
I've always quite liked the Charlotte Street Hotel and the Oscar Bar, with it's inviting and comfortable atmosphere. But after having high tea, I'm now a big fan.
The service is friendly and accurate, but not overly formal. We sat down to absolutely darling china sets -- with a strawberry plant patter the tea set is both delicate and girly. I'm now on the hunt for a similar set for my own home.
You have the option to start with a glass of champagne, or you can just jump straight into the tea. A three tier cake tower is brought out and is full of one delicious item after the next. We started with the usual assortment of tea sandwiches, smoked salmon, cucumber, egg and roast beef. We them moved on to my favourite part of the tea -- freshly baked scones, clotted cream, jam and fresh berries. The indulgence continues with mini chocolate eclairs which are some of the richest I've ever tasted with a surprisingly tasty chocolate cream centre. Other sweets included lemon tea cake, fruit tarts and macaroons. Yum!
It also happens to be one of the least expensive tea houses in London. While most start at £35/£40 a person, CSH starts at just £21.50. What a deal.
After two and half hours of greediness, we rolled ourselves out feeling slightly over full. Our eyes were clearly larger than our stomachs, but it was totally worth it.
Review from Kate M.
Review from Michaelia K.
- 55 friends
I didn't come here for the hotel, just for a post-work Friday night drink. Or 3!
This place is swank. I haven't been to a lot of 'swank' places, but I can tell a lot of the normal clientele and lodgers aren't strapped for cash. It's probably not somewhere I'll continually frequent (mostly because of the prices), but it's a nice spot for special occasions!
The drink menu was amazing! Plus any place that makes a cocktail out of Passoa is good in my book. I went for the Raspberry & Lychee bellini, and for £12.50 a pop, they were the best bellinis I've had (well they better be!!) I also really appreciated the side of oddly coated peanuts. Tasty!
Review from Vikki M.
I love Charlotte Street. It's a great place to go and have a drink, and Siam Central is one of the best Thai places in the Soho area. The CS Hotel is my go-to place for a cocktail if I'm celebrating, feel like splashing out a bit or have a business meeting.
A dark and stormy (dark rum, ginger beer, lime and brown sugar) is my favourite anywhere, and they do it particularly well.
Beware, you will pay through the nose though (see previous statement about the specific reasons I'll go there), and will be pushed to find a seat. However, sometimes you have to have somewhere up your sleeve that's there just because you fancy a treat. This is a good place to start.
I've never eaten here, but have attended an event. Like most Firmdale places, the service is reliable, the food good and the atmosphere suitably impressive.
Review from Han L.
- 1 friend
Covent Garden, London
One of my favourite hotel in London.
I recommend the eggs benedict in the morning.
Nice tea/champagne with pastries. You can seat outside if the weather allows it.
It becomes a hip bar at nights and get very crowded.
Service is...ok. Staffs can get lazy and slow during the busy hours and take up to 20 minutes for a food bill.
Review from Karen C.
- 27 friends
Definitely a fan of the bar. Love sitting outside on a nice sunny afternoon for a cold glass of wine or 2... um... bottles. Out of all the el fresco drinking/dining on Charlotte and Goodge street, I think this one is the winner. Friendly and attentive staff, convenient location. It would've scored another star if they had better food... but they don't. Booooo. So yes, don't eat there. Other than that the place is GREAT!
Review from Bobbie D.
- 1 friend
Review from Britt X.
- 17 friends
Though I only visited the Oscar Bar, I LOVE this place! So hip, well designed, fresh and properly thought out. The cocktail bar was thee place to be after work on Friday, and the cocktails are delicious. I re-discovered my love of Sidecars and the Angel Face, they were professionally made too with the perfect balance. The bar tender clearly has mastered his craft. I will definitely be coming back, and recommend this place in terms of location and style for a place to stay for visitors.
Review from Kathy H.
- 21 friends
Los Angeles, USA
This is my other love in London. Charlotte always treats me well when Covent Garden isn't taking my calls. I've only visited Charlotte a few times but she's just as charming and witty as her sister, with many of the same attributes: rooms with lovely personalities, airy beds, honor bar. Charlotte is not as outwardly plain as her sister but my heart belongs on Monmouth Street. I hope she forgives me!
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Charlotte Street Hotel is situated in the media neighbourhood of Fitzrovia, just north of Soho. It is a minute's walk from leafy Soho Square and the theatre district, within easy reach of the financial centre and is surrounded by some of London's best bars, restaurants and cafes. Designer Kit Kemp has used a 'Bloomsbury Group' theme throughout the hotel which features original art from the period and a mural in the brasserie reflecting scenes of 'contemporary London life'. The hotel is made up of 44 bedrooms and 8 suites and also has a spacious lobby, drawing room and private library, 3 private dining rooms, a state-of-the-art screening room and a bar & restuarant called Oscar.
Established in 2000
Charlotte Street Hotel was previously a dental warehouse. It was transformed by Firmdale Hotels over an eighteen month period with every aspect of the hotel's interior design being completed by Kit Kemp.