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Dinning out in Belgravia

Dining out in Belgravia

Dining out in Belgravia

B+B Belgravia offers a fantastic breakfast to all our wonderful guests. However, if you are interested in dining out in Belgravia, we have a few recommendations for you to try during your visit.

Il Convivio

Address: 143 Ebury Street, London SW1W 9QN
Phone: 0207 730 4099

If you love the taste of Italian cuisine, you’ll love this little gem.

Il Convivio, translated from Italian means: ‘banquet’ and at this fine establishment, you should expect nothing less. The restaurant is located less than 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia.

Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 12:00 PM – 15:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

This eloquent restaurant, in glorious Georgian surroundings, serves as one of the leading Italian restaurants in the capital. Its modern Italian cuisine is highly acclaimed and praised by the critics.

Head Chef, Cedric Neri leads the team to deliver a dining experience second to none. The private setting offers corporate clients the perfect opportunity to entertain guests. There are comfortable sofas and coffee tables for relaxing as well seating available for up to 14 guests.

The delicious, mouth-watering menu offers a wide selection modern Italian delights and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. This includes A La cate, private dining and set menu options.

We thoroughly recommend experiencing Il Convivio for yourself.

 

Baker and Spice

Address: Belgravia, 54-56 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PB
Phone: 0207 730 5524

‘Convenience Without Compromise’.

The establishment is located within 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia, offering freshly made products for you to enjoy.

With excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, this wonderful bakery is the perfect place to grab a coffee and pastry. Their delicious, handmade delights are freshly made, in-house, every day. They offer a wide selection of treats ranging from cakes, pastries, breads and cookies served in a unique atmosphere.

The undisputable ‘home-away-from-home’ sensation of walking into any of the Baker and Spice stores is something to experience for yourself.

Open Monday to Saturday 07h00am to 19h00 and Sunday 08h00am to 18h00, Baker and Spice features as one of the shining beacons of Belgravia.

 

Olivomare

Address: 10 Lower Belgrave Street, London, SW1W 0LJ
Phone: 020 7730 9022

Located only 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia, Olivomare offers a seafood only based menu.

The menu is lovingly described as “Wonderful Sardinian seafood” and offers a classic section of starters. For the more adventurous, the menu has a temping selection of chargrilled stuffed baby squid and sea urchins served raw with crostini.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday 1200 – 1430 and 1900 – 2300, Saturday 1200 – 1500 and 1900 – 2300, Sunday 1200 – 1500 and 1900 – 2230 (Closed on bank holidays)

Make sure you visit Olivomare while you are staying with us. It is an experience you will not forget.

Why we love Autumn (And not just because we’re offering 20% off…)

After the disappointment of our ‘summer’, we begin to watch the evenings close in with a shiver… However, we here at B+B LOVE the autumn, and here’s why:

  1. Season of mists… Is any season more atmospheric? Shrug up your collar, pull down the brim of your hat and play at Sherlock Holmes.
  2. Yes, you chaps in the US do Hallowe’en much better than us Brits. However, remember that we have the 5th November, and this is an event with FIRE. Watch fireworks light up the Houses of Parliament, and ask ‘Penny for the guy, Guv’nor?’
  3. They’re everywhere, including on the tracks and cluttering up gardens… But who doesn’t love jumping into a pile of leaves and giving them a good old kick!
  4. The weather. Hear me out. Cold, crisp mornings and sunsets that bask the country in a beautiful orange glow. Where better to indulge than gazing across the majestic views of the Thames?
  5. Gingerbread lattes. And mulled wine. And hearty stews. Forget summer’s sparkling water and salads – Autumn is all about hearty fare.
  6. Christmas shopping. People may groan when they hear the Selfridges opened their Christmas shop in July, but how many of us secret relish this opportunity for a bit of retail therapy… And shopper’s guilt? Banished – it’s all for other people.
  7. And finally. The climax of London’s Autumn. The best reason to don a coat & gloves. The World’s best Festive Festival… Winter Wonderland reopens on 19th November. Last year it was FREE, and you can walk there from B+B Belgrvia.

So how about it? Gleaming pavements, riverside restaurants, the most exciting city in the world… London is waiting to beat the end-of-summer blues.

If you are planning a jaunt from 1st November, book at B+B Belgravia for 2 nights or more and receive 20% off your stay. Contact the hotel directly, or book online.

Subject to availability, T&Cs apply.

We love independent boutique b+b Belgravia

We want to share our b+b and our Love of Belgravia ,  to explain why we are proud to be part of the boutique fabric of this independent neighbourhood.  Belgravia is quiet, peaceful and exclusive in comparison to it’s neighbours . Buildings are tall white townhouses organised in quiet streets and squares – it has always been considered a fashionable part of London and has attracted fashion houses – Jenny Packham’s  wedding boutique window is a joy and Allison Rodgers offers a discerning service to very high profile Belgravia residents including Cherie Blair and Nigella Lawson.

The independent spirit is alive. Just around the corner  is Elizabeth Street – home to Mungo and Maud – Luxury dog & cat accessories for the contemporary home & lifestyle. We love a browse here and often suggest our guests take their pooches for a perusal whilst staying with us!  And not to forget Peggy Porschen. I dare anyone to try to pass  without stopping to gaze at her inimitable fancy cupcakes and sipping on a capuccino whilst watching the world go by. Peggy offers a super range of baking courses and we provide 4* accommodation within walking distance of the famous pink front door. The artisan foodie culture is alive and well in Belgravia.  Olivo’s Sardinian collection has expanded into divine ice creams and gelatos whilst OlivoCarne still serves the best steaks around. No visit to Belgravia’s foodie scene is complete without a glass of something cheeky in the Ebury Street Wine Bar. Gourmet food acclaimed throughout the world and still going strong after 52 years!

Walking is  the way to explore – we are within 10 minutes easy stroll of Victoria Station – tube, rail and bus networks throughout the City and beyond. ..And just around the corner is the famous Buckingham Palace Road leading directly to the Palace and Parks. But this leads us away from Belgravia and perhaps we will explore further afield in our next blog…!

 

 

Belgravia in the mood for Love and Romance

Love is in the Air.

With Belgravia well established on the London map as a great borough for Food, Drink, shopping and celebrity watching, we are proud to part of this fab community .

Thinking of spoiling your loved one to a fantastic ‘experience’ rather than a pressie, you could do a lot worse than treat them to an overnight trip to the City of London.

Here is a very short suggestion of the Top Romantic spots in our very special neighbourhood..

Peggy Porschen Cakes – THE bespoke cake design company occupying a very pink corner of Ebury Street! B+B Belgravia have looked after Peggy’s guests attending her superb masterclasses for a long, long time. Peggy’s Spring 2014 focus are Cakes In Bloom  – Peggy will share her love and help teach her students the art of sugar flower creation….how romantic is that?!  This is also the perfect spot for sipping a cappuccino and watching the world go by.. with pink cup cake, of course!

Thomas Cubitt – we have always rated this lovely pub on a sunny corner.. al fresco dining during the spring/summer or cosy dining room during the winter months. The Thomas Cubitt has been recently voted in the Top Ten London Dating Hotspots and mentioned in the Telegraph for this reason. We love the wine list and premium beers and spotted some very famous Chelsea residents enjoying the ambience as well..!

Belgravia Gallery – a true gem ..this month our neighbours have exhibited poems written by Nelson Mandela and drawing s of him alongside his reflections of Robben Island. A must for Culture Vultures and anyone who supports the finer things in life..

Bijoux Spa – right opposite us, this super French run spa is a favourite for cosmetic well being procedures. Discreetly situated behind a beautiful, pretty, twinkling shop front – we challenge any of our guests to walk by without being tempted…!

…there are many many more independent treasures on the doorstop of B+B Belgravia – whats stopping you from booking THE most romantic weekend in this tranquil corner of the capital …a warm welcome awaits.

 

 

Ice skate your way around London’s best attractions

Ice Skating at Somerset House, London

London has taken cues from New York with a growing number of exciting ice-skating rinks appearing around the City. Swirling your partner around the ice locked in a romantic stance, or sliding with style whilst admiring the London scenery are both exciting ways to spend a glamorous London break.

B+B Belgravia’s central location takes time out of the equation when deciding on where to skate first.

 

The Natural History Museum

Taking a sidestep from its usual activities, visitors can skate on a 950 square metre ice rink half the size of a football pitch from 2nd November to the 6th January. It is open 10am until 10pm most days. Ticket prices start at £9.

Book online with Ticketmaster or book in person at the ice rink box office in the museum gardens.

 

Tower of London

Skating is available outside one of London’s most iconic landmarks until the 6th of January 2013. Beefeaters and crows look on as visitors take to the dry moat and show off their skills. Ice guides are available for supervised group skating (£32 per session). Sessions last for one hour, and wheelchairs are welcome except during the last session of the day.

Peak time tickets are £13, off peak tickets cost £11.

 

Somerset House

The grand square outside this cultural landmark is hosting the most glamorous outdoor ice rink this year. Their unique offering comes in the form of ice skating club nights, which are not to be missed. Top DJ’s and artists play whilst crowds dance on the light covered arena. Upcoming performances include the Ministry of sound radio, Joey Negro, DJ Mag, and Lovesick.

Prices increase the later the sessions start with a 1hour 15-minute session at 16:15 costing £12.50. Individual prices are set for each club night.

 

B+B Belgravia has the modern comforts and hearty breakfasts to prepare you for the ice. We also have the comfortable beds and furnishings and to rest your weary legs. It is handy that some of the best shopping districts in the world, such as Harrods, are nearby should you be tired from all the skating.