The setting at Céleste is superb - a richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during day by a domed glass roof, whilst seductively aglow under the softly lit chandeliers in the evening. It is a scene that transforms constantly throughout the day. As the light changes, so do the guests; from breakfast time to lunch to afternoon tea and dinner, it’s a beautiful and fascinating spectacle.
Excellent food, excellent service, and nice venue.
My son and I had a lovely time.
Restaurant was pretty empty and so atmosphere totally lacking; food was average cannot believe it was supposed to be at Michelin Star level (apart from the scallops); no where near worth the money.
I dined at Céleste with four friends. The experience was surprisingly mixed. The room itself is magnificent and spacious. The food varied, with some excellent courses (e.g. oxtail) to the dessert, which was average. Service was poor, particularly the sommelier. We ordered a second bottle of wine before the main course and it still hadn't arrived once we had finished the main course. We told the lovely waitress we no longer wanted it, only for the sommelier to suddenly appear with the bottle and start pouring. I stopped him and politely said it had taken too long and we no longer wanted it, at which point he aggressively said it had been chilling (um, why?), snatched the glass away from my friend, and proceeded to tell the waitress off in full view of the table. The service then deteriorated, with an hour between finishing the mains and us getting the bill, which then sat on the table for ages with us eventually having to get up to find someone so that we could pay. The most disturbing part of the experience was the sudden change of the sommelier from overly (sycophantically?) friendly to aggressive and unprofessional. We can all have an off day, but his behaviour was alarming and unacceptable. We won't return.
Great for chatting
Great value on set meal
The whole experience was understated elegance! The service and food were both very good.
This was my friend’s last day in London. And also it was her birthday. Thank you very much for the best food and service. I love this restaurant. So beautiful. I highly recommend this one.
Exceptional food wine and service. Magical experience
Lovely setting and friendly service. However just felt something was missing with the ambience. The food itself was acceptable but none of the dishes we ordered would be considered Michelin standard.
Amazing and tasteful set menu, very fresh and refined. The atmosphere is beautiful. The waitress was very nice but forgot to offer us bread at the beginning of our meal and the waiter at the end counted us a 4th meal whereas we were 3...fortunately I always check carefully the bill...but that was not a nice touch.
My wife and I where having the 4 course Vegetarian tasting menu. All dishes tasted delicious and packed with flavour. Outstanding dishes: Pottimarron soup, baked cauliflower. Paired with excellent wines. Definitely worth a drive. The venue does have a lot of ambiance and great service
5* with all the trimmings
A really lovely way to spend a wet and raining afternoon catching up with special friends.
A really lovely room - felt very glam and was a quiet world away from the busy Christmas streets. Great food in decent portion sizes, attentive friendly service and nice wine included. Would definitely return.
The booking, the restaurant called and was hostile about taking a credit card for the booking and promised to call and confirm the booking 48 hours before our dinner,however, they did not call even though they had assured me that they will call.
They also sent a threatening email that if anyone cancelled after the 48 hours they would charge £50.
We were 4 women and the servicing staff never offered us the wine list nor did they take any drinks order. At the main course when no one still did not come to take the drinks order we had called and order our wine.
They did not come to clean the crumps from the table between courses. The food was nice but service poor and attention to detail bad .
It was over priced for poor service and just nice food.
Nice welcome and really fantastic dining room! Service prompt and attentive. Food is really fresh, clearly prepared by a remarkable kitchen team and overall outstanding! The FOH team is professional and has the right approach. Shame about the wine being too warm. Admittedly i was told however, they could have done a bit more in my opinion to ensure that it would chill quicker and surely there are way to do so. With that said i have mentioned it at the time and as a gesture they given us the two glasses of Champagne free of charge which was a nice touch and really appreciated
Business breakfast. Excellent food, good service. Very pricey but a stunning dining room which impressed my guests.
The setting is great - very quiet and beautiful surroundings. It is a pity that the food is only mediocre - I would say there are plenty of better michelin starred restaurants and I think they will need to work much harder to maintain their status and customers.
Celeste was lovely. Amazing food, attentive service. Special occasion. Restaurant was very quiet though which was a shame. Also were overcharged initially and had to point out.
Céleste is finding its way to the top of choices for London culinary scene in one of the city’s grandest dining rooms. The wine program and chef continue to strive for excellence. Hats off to the hotel’s leadership for its commitment to a dining experience equal to London’s finest hotel.
Fantastic!! Always great to return
Will definitely visit again
Celeste had nice service from the staff, and they prepared a decorated dessert to celebrate our occasion. The food was delicious and the interior was very well designed. However the bread that was served was very dry and there was only olive oil to accompany the bread.
Phenomenal tasting menu and service. Absolutely love this restaurant and will be back as much as possible.
Fantastic restaurant with great service. Food was excellent. We went with the menu of the day, which was great value. I highly recommend it
Service is very attentive. We feel very welcomed upon arriving, the staff at the hotel entrance walked us to the restaurant rather than just showing us the direction. The restaurant staff offered a complementary birthday desert with a candle on it, it was a pleasure surprise.
Environment is very good for a date. We went on lunch time, very quiet. The glass roof dome is definitely an add on. When the weather is nice you can enjoy the beautiful sunshine even you're indoor. Background music is romantic type. Probably not an ideal place for family with little ones.
Food quality is good but not exceptional (my expectation is higher as it's a Michelin one star restaurant). However, the desert is fantastic!
Service charge is 15% and they well deserved it. Bread etc were served while you're waiting for the food, staffs are well trained, very friendly, thoughtful, attentive. It's not like some other restaurants changing service fee for nothing.
Overall it was a very good experience. I would recommend it to my friends.
Everything about this revamped hotel is perfect, from the tailcoated concierge welcoming you in and noticing the small details- the bag to take, the coat to hang - to the superb food. The Sunday lunch deal is a ridiculously good one; the food is superb, the staff are knowledgeable about it and the sommelier is a mine of information that he is happy to share. If I could, I would go every day. Exactly what a five star experience should be: you feel spoiled and special without feeling faintly embarrassed by it. Staff and service make or break an occasion like this. It appears to me that all the staff here love their job.
THE SETTING AND AMBIENCE OF THE DINING AREA IS VERY NICE, SERVICE IS EXCELENT AS WELL AS THE FOOD AND PRESENTATION.
Great service and the food was delicious!
We have visited quite a few times. The restaurant is beautiful- in the old St Georges where I trained! The food is excellent and the service is quiet and unhurried. If you go a la carte, it can be quite expensive, but the set menu is absolutely excellent value for money and every course is outstanding. Even the petit fours came inside a tempered chocolate globe. There is a large and potentially expensive list of wines, but the staff do not push you towards the more expensive end and are happy to discuss and recommend the wines at the cheaper end, and let's be honest, none of them are going to be bad!
Every dish was well presented and delicious- my family have been to many top restaurants in London but never have we tried dishes with flavours that were so unique, even the butter tasted amazing. The service was great -they didn't keep asking us how we were like some restaurants do every 5 min but they were attentive and knew when to come over. It was my mother's birthday and they gave her a complimentary dessert, which was a really nice surprise for my mother. We definitely recommend this restaurant and the chefs.
Céleste was the best experience I have ever had in my life. The staff is excellent and enthusiastic with their work. Our server, Max, explained all the things on the menu with perfect diction and eloquence. The sommelier, Olivier, had so much passion for wine that really made us feel special. I’m not a rich man, but it was worth the money. I can’t wait to go back
Great food and environment. Friendly and attentive service. Couldnt ask for any better.
good for father day
Great venue, we had problem with the menu initially, but the manager quickly resolved the problem and we had a lovely evening and will come back to the restaurant again.
One of my favourite lunch time venues, excellent value with the lunch deal - we will be back!
Beautiful place. The food was high quality as well. A rare find.
Excellent service, great food.
Was a nice experience and the staff was lovely. Ended up going for the tasting menu...which was overall nice but nothing excited me about the dishes..I was expecting more from a Michelin restaurant
The food was delicious and the staff were very polite and friendly.
As we say in Paris, ce fut un dîner céleste! You could translate in English by awesome
Lovely lunch and setting, good value with the lunch deal.
Céleste is rated 4.6 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.
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