Recently launched, Blades Restaurant in the 1st floor, Silver Room
Inspired by the Mayfair of a bygone era, Blades harks back to the 1960’s, when Mayfair was “the place to go” for any discerning Londonista worth their bowler hat. The name references the private member’s club to which James Bond’s M belonged.
Reflecting the swinging Mayfair set’s particular taste, ardor for high cuisine and insistence on quality ingredients, Blades’ menu revolves around steak, lobster and craft whiskies. Diners can opt for a Whole Cornish Lobster either grilled, tempura or Thermidor, or pair a half lobster with Rib-Eye, Fillet or Sirloin.
These can be paired with Blades’ own Bloody Mary Ketchup, or an array of sauces from Club Stilton Butter to Blades Blend Whisky Glaze. Elsewhere, dishes are decadent and distinctly British, from whisky-cured smoked salmon carved at diners’ tables and Lobster Beignets to Stargazy Pie with Lobster and Rabbit.
Desserts feature twists on British classics, such as Molasses Marmalade Roly Poly, whilst a “Scoop of Club Stilton with a Glass of Port” is recommended, in homage to M’s penchant for “the ripest spoonful he could gouge from the club Stilton” in The Man with the Golden Gun.
Whiskies have been hand-sourced by Hush Bar Director, Pedro Solorzano, and include a number of limited bottles of American, Japanese and Scottish handcrafted whiskies and Bourbons from “forgotten distilleries”. For the ultimate indulgence, signature cocktail The Bowler features Blades’s own bespoke blended whisky, mixed tableside on an iconic golden drinks trolley.
Bedecked with iconic 1960’s photography, Blades’ walls showcase a candid selection of photographs from co-founder Geoffrey (“son of Sir Roger”) Moore’s personal collection, for visitors to peruse as they dine.
Bookings can be made via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 020 7659 1500
Image courtesy of Hush Brasserie