New London hotel The Ned has opened its doors to all its ground floor restaurants, meaning the public are now able to visit without being members to the group.
Previously the Lutgens Grill restaurant was solely for Ned’s Club members and hotel guests, now all eight restaurants sitting across The Ned’s ground floor are public spaces.
Serving lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, dinner on Saturday and Ned’s Sunday Feast on Sunday, Lutyens Grill seats 50 diners.
The clubby, old-school feel is enhanced by the traditional trolley service.
Head chef Jason Loy, previously at Cafe Monico and Dean Street Townhouse, has devised a seasonal menu that changes daily. It includes starters, salads, grill dishes, sides and carving trolley options.
Situated in a private wood-panelled dining room, Lutyens Grill was once used as the former Bank Manager’s office.
The restaurant’s aesthetic is influenced by 1920’s gentleman’s clubs, with lighting inspired by an original Edwyn Lutyens design (‘Cardinal Hat’ lights) and a restored parquet floor. Comfy chesterfields are given a modern twist, reupholstered in a custom silk from Gainsborough.
The 252-bedroom The Ned opened in London in May this year by Soho House Group and New York’s Sydell Group, following a multi-million pound transformation of the former Midland Bank in the city.