Several months back, when I visited Belgraves during opening week the tension was palpable. Was a Thompson hotel going to translate to uber-posh Belgravia? Having visited several of the Thompson’s in NYC I was wondering the same thing as everyone else… Was it going to work?!
Belgraves Lobby/Bar Area
The crazy art, exposed brick, mismatched furnishing and wonderful cocktails all make Belgraves an amazingly cool place to hang out.
And that’s just what we did for Husband’s birthday!
Belgraves may be Knightsbridge and Chelsea adjacent but the second you step in the door, you feel like you’re in Manhattan. Which means it’s now OK to visit a posh London hotel in j-brands and a leather jacket, as opposed to that cocktail dress you always wear to The Dorchester.
A Cocktail in “Mark’s,” the Belgraves Bar
After a few rounds of post-work drinks in the bar we headed downstairs to HIX restaurant. Leave it to the Thompson group to ensure culinary success by bringing in Mark Hix (you’ve probably stopped by his champagne and caviar bar at Selfridges), the restaurant was packed!
Our group shared some scrumptious crispy squid, and I ordered a chopped salad with feta to start, followed by a delicious sea bass with shrimp and purple seakale. And so husband had a candle to blow out, the HIX team brought over a chocolate cake to end the evening.
All in all it was a fantastic evening. I think it is safe to say we’ll be returning for cocktails and dinner again very soon.