The Melody Restaurant at St Paul's Hotel

4.6
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79 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
The Melody restaurant takes its name from one of Britains’ most beloved films. It was directed by Warris Hussein who was the original director of Dr. Who. “Melody” has an international cult following since its release in 1971. It was produced by David Puttman, director of Chariots of Fire and Midnight Express, and was accompanied by an iconic soundtrack created by the Bee Gees and Crosby Stills and Nash. The Melody restraint was originally the site of St Paul’s school, which was the chosen location for “Melody”, a story of youth and first love. Our kitchen team creates an expert fusion of modern European cuisine with hints of their combined cultural heritage. We use the finest seasonal ingredients from sustainable sources to showcase the daily menus, from fresh, aromatic Mediterranean dishes to homely, rustic Alpine feasts. We also serve Traditional Afternoon Teas daily with a lavish Sunday Roast Carvery served every Sunday.

Offers

Whisky Afternoon Tea £40.00 per person

Jul 15, 2020-Oct 31, 2020·Daily 14:00-18:00

Whisky Afternoon Tea £40.00 per person

3 Courses & Glass of Champagne & Coffee £28.50 per person

Jul 9, 2020-Aug 30, 2020·Daily 12:00-14:00 17:30-21:00

3 Courses & Glass of Champagne & Coffee £28.50 per person

What 79 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food, great service and always keep distance and wearing mask. Had the 28.5 offer, very nice deal. Will come back.

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redhair
London
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Returned to this local restaurant to support local business. Food and service were good. Ambiance was dead just like pre-covid times. I would advise restaurant to put some music on, should probably said to manager then. The 3 course offer menu is basically the same as standard menu but limited to 3 main choice, and hadn't changed since pre-covid time. If choices were greater we would go back to support and have different things. At it stands we are not rushing back, despite the food and service were decent. I hope management would read this and improve as we would like to go back if food choices and ambience were not so dull.

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Mm88
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service outside. Very hygienic. Perfect food as always

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vipcrazu4
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good Sunday Roast. Surprisingly good service given the current environment and would definitely go back here anytime.

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RichH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Took a friend and her parents here for a birthday treat

Very overpriced for what very average food.
Beetroot starter was tiny!
Main course - steak n chips was ok - but for £22 I expect something wonderful!

Nice enough place - reasonable menu selections - but very overpriced for what a very average meal for four.

And beware - the whisky bar doesn’t stock ANYTHING Irish at all if that’s your preference.

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vipVecinoSanPedro
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LSE graduation dinner

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vipMSfoodie
London
53 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

I'm afraid on this occasion we were disappointed with our meal. The main course was tepid and the quality and taste was not at all as we have had for previous meals here. We ate a la carte and I am afraid we did not consider it good value for money. We have eaten here a few times and enjoyed it but I am afraid this was not a good experience

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Delaunay
London
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food, attentive staff, nice ambiance. We will certainly return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
131 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

One of our favorite places to go when in London. Located at the St. Paul’s Hotel the meals are always good the chicken is excellent the fish is excellent the land is excellent would go back here any day of the week on this trip we went three times

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
131 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Are here every day of our stay. Very nice. Wait staff is a little laxed but that’s ok when you’re taking your time to eat. Salmon starter is excellent! And the chicken with Avacado is my favorite! All the desserts are amazing!

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NickS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, quiet and relaxed

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DaveyS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Upon arriving at the restaurant I was ‘greeted’ by my server. I told him my name and that my appointment was for 7pm he checked the booking reservation that had been recorded in their bookings book and angrily responded ‘6:30’ I said, sorry I did change the booking to 7pm on the website. He scoffed at me and then showed me to my table and said “this will do, for you”. It’s so sad that what was otherwise a lovely dinner with a good friend was massively let down by one servers bad attitude.

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EEDDSS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food, nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day lunch
Excellent location and beautifully presented table. The cocktail menu has a large variety as does their food menu.
The food was excellent especially the Sunday roasts. The desserts were stunningly presented and tasted phenomenal. Very impressed and will be coming back again.

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vipXavier
Kent
21 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is the second time I book this restaurant. High quality of food and a friendly service. A menu which offers you enough choice but not too much. It is a guarantee of the use of fresh products. Nice meal and well presented. I recommend this restaurant !

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semihobo
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quiet high ceilinged elegance. Looks out on a lovely interior garden. The foie gras is to die for. The ceps risotto with truffle foam quite a revelation. Pork cheeks delicious.

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MaryB
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good value for a London venue; we went to see a show and walked here afterwards. Lovely place to wind down, have a drink and a very good meal. Service was excellent and food beautifully served.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
21 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very efficient staff, a lovely decor and a very peaceful but spacious environment, where diners weren’t on top of each other. Great presentation of the food which was delicious. I ordered the chestnut arancini which was tasty, but a little dry for my liking, but I am prone to liking “saucier” food. Presentation was creative too; as if I was eating from a vegetable garden! Then the duck journey which appeared to be a small portion...but as it was served on an enormous plate so turned out to be satisfyingly filling and mouth-wateringly tastebud tingling. A variety of wines that suited every taste and surprisingly not as overpriced as I would have expected. We were limited for time, in order to get to a concert, and the staff looked after this factor very well; not allowing it to affect our enjoyment of the menu options at all. I would visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular as always!

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vipSara
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Generous portions for the mains. Fabulous desserts. Highly recommend the Egg Royal! The set menu seems strangely bad value compared to the A la Carte! Great atmosphere although we were sat next to a loudish table, conversation across the table was not difficult.

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vipXavier
Kent
21 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The resa via Opentable went well.
A warm welcome by the staff and a diverse menu.
Some of my guests where choosing the V platters.
The food was delicious.
The lobster ravioli, a surprise as meal, could have been warmer but this is probably a matter of taste. However it has a lovely taste
My guests where impressed by the venue and good food
Worthwile a visit

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nubian77
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great service, or Hungarian waitress was amazing and so thoughtful as we had dinner with kids she made sure we were all comfortable and that made for a very enjoyable evening. Definitely worth another trip. The food was also great, seasonal ingredients and very unique dishes.

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vipAngelaC28
London
23 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely and well presented food. As the venue is part of a hotel slightly lacking in ambience but still worth serious consideration for a lovely night out.

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EwaD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Fantastic food, beautifully presented, big portions. Attentive staff. The only HUGE disadvantage is the damp in Ladies toilet - water dripping on the wall and plaster pealing.... with mould build up... very unsightly view. The hotel should fix the damp ASAP.

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vipMajorfoodie76
London
55 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We've been here for lunch on weekends a few times and wanted to leave a review.
The restaurant is charming with a nice cosy dining room. The food is very good which was a surprise. The service is good but feels a bit amateurish and lacks finesse, there's something slightly off. Perhaps because the wait staff are quite young? The food is presented beautifully and tasted wonderful. It's also an excellent value for lunch for the set menu. One of the issues that we've had here a couple times was when booking with OpenTable the reservation doesn't always show up on their system since they don't have a digital system like most establishments. So you can't do a last minute booking.

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vipLoveLondonLunch
London
162 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Consistently good service here. I often eat lunch at the Melody and the staff are always great. It’s also good to see the same staff often. The recent menu change is also animprovement providing more variety. The BBQ is also a welcome addition

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vipDavid
London
100 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

I am a regular user of opentable and far too many restaurants tempt you with their online menu but when you get there the menu is totally different from the online menu. This restaurant is the same.

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forsters
London
29 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant. The lunch time menu is a bargain and the food is delightful. The service could not be bettered and the atmosphere is calm . The hotel is quaint .

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Dennis
London
64 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Melody restaurant was a lovely surprise. We used it as a pre Hammersmith Apollo gig dinner. Beautiful old hotel surroundings, attentive service and a good value special menu. Will definitely use again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booking system is very poor, accepted our booking but no tables available!

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vipAchilles
London
66 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great deal, beautiful setting and good service. Will definitely come again

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MayaB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed in food and ambience, will be back :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Slow service and wait times for food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We weren't that impressed by the service. We were told that we didn't qualify for the free champagne in the open table offer as we hadn't clicked the right button when booking (watch out for that!). We got the champagne but we felt our waiter was rather rude about it and it rather spoiled the evening. The food was good though.

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Siobhan
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. The Melody is a very classy restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great historic building and beautiful restsurant tucked away with tasteful decor. Lovely wholesome food and a really festive feel. Waiting service was prompt and the restaurant even sent out a special bday designed plate for my sister. Small and initimate but really nice

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vipMelton
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience! Beautiful location. The staff were all so welcoming, accommodating and attentive. We had afternoon tea, and the offerings were all delicious. Beautifully presented and well prepared. Great selection of teas. Not to mention the unlimited champagne!

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Chocoholic
London
56 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Took two business contacts out for afternoon tea one recent Friday. I think some people find it easier to disappear off for half the afternoon (and maybe then head for home) than to get away for lunch. This hotel is a hidden gem, between Olympia and Hammersmith, and the Melody restaurant overlooks a small park. Tea table was beautifully presented, and the wide choice of teas was very good. Food was fine: mini smoked salmon/cream cheese bagels, finger sandwiches, scones and cakes. We couldn't finish it all. Cakes and desserts were better than the savouries; some of the sandwiches were really bland. Service was unhurried. We took advantage of a special offer with a glass of fizz; recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Booked Restaurant as a result of OpenTable reviews. Very good service, lovely food and excellent value, definitely worth a visit.

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Notthespoon
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We went for a dinner with friends and colleagues. The food was decent quality, a bit overpriced in my opinion. I had a duck breast which was quite tough and the skin wasn't crispy at all. The service was decent and it's nice that the place is pretty quiet. Overall, a nice evening but nothing truly special.

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