The Melody - Hammersmith, London

British Restaurant, Bar, Bars and Pubs, Western Food

Address

Address

153 Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith, London, W14 0QL
themelodyrestaurant.co.uk

+44 20 8846 9119

Reviews

Reviews

4.4

Based on 35 reviews.

 

Agregated reviews (35) The Melody - Hammersmith, London

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My fourth visit in London was a business visit. I was there for a workshop so during lunch time I had to restrict myself to an area close to the office.
On the last day of the workshop I chose to skip lunch at the office and headed to a place close, a place which I found lovely before going inside to eat.
On that hot summer day I sat outside, on the terrace, and enjoyed the sun while watching people sitting and eating their lunch on the grass outside this place.
The Melody, situated at 153 Hammersmith Rd, is a lovely traditional construction, its design and interior attracting me from the start.
Stepping inside I studied the rooms a bit before moving out on the terrace and ordering the lunch fixed menu.
Since I was in a bit of hurry I opted for the set menu and from the start I must tell you that what I had was really great.
I didn’t have much expectations from a fixed menu but here at the Melody I got a pleasant surprise.
Even the restaurant’s website states “Fine Dining in Hammersmith” and after my meal there I believe it to be true.
Bellow I will review this place as I usually do so let us dive right in:
Location: Hammersmith area. Business area. I set a set point as center at Marble Arch. From there to the restaurant there are 6.2 kilometers so even though the food is good it is hard for me to tell you this place deserves a detour from your time spent visiting London.
But if you are in the area with business, since a lot of companies have offices there, you should visit this place. It is in walking distance from many offices and hotels so that is a bonus if you opt in, like me, for a quick lunch or for a meal after your work hours.
Staff: Very good impression. After all since this place prides in fine dining it goes without saying that the staff should be top also. Helpful, providing me answers on the menu, time needed to cook a la carte the overall experience was very pleasant.
Food: Frankly I did not expected that a fixed menu tasted this good. Everything from the soup, to the second course and the sweets tasted really great. An extra bonus for the sweets which were really, really good.
I have eaten in many places both in my country and abroad testing different lunch menus across the places I visited and I can tell you one thing for sure. This is by far the best set lunch I ever tried.
I will not take into consideration a la carte, special requests and traditional dishes from the various regions I visited. Only fixed menus and here this place has no competition until now.
Prices: I don’t remember exactly the price but I think it is somewhere between 29-35 pounds per lunch and while this might seem expensive you need to take into consideration a few things. First this is London so everything is expensive. Second the area is business and caters to people inclined towards a higher price for a meal. Third the quality of the food.
What really gave an extra boost to the meal was that day’s vibe. The terrace is surrounded by a tall wall, keeping the sounds from Hammersmith Rd to a minimum and I sat at the first table overlooking the patch of green outside where young people brought their lunches and they were laughing, joking and sharing a meal together.
With such an atmosphere that hour flew by and besides the good meal I was able to sit outside, in the sun, and feel better for the rest of the day.
That feeling of freedom, of watching trees and the green grass, of hearing birds not only cars and horns made me relax and unwind.
All in all a very good option for a meal if you are close to the place. Since I will travel again during the next year with work I’m pretty sure I will eat here again.

4 by Stefan Panaitescu Review source

Group of 4 for afternoon tea without champagne (groupon vouchers - roughly £17 each)... food was plentiful, lots left to take home and there was a nice variety in sandwich selection without beef/chicken. Scones were fresh and tasted amazing. TOO many desserts - carrot cake was particularly divine. Decent tea selection. Overall one of the best afternoon tea experiences in terms of the taste/quality of food altogether. Loose/fresh tea rather than teabags would've been a winning point but for the price can't even expect anymore. Service sometimes slow but staff were really nice and accommodating. Spent almost 3 hours there and nobody rushed us out. Decor lovely too- would recommend sitting near the middle windows for more natural lighting. Would definitely return! Want to sample dinner here next.

4 by H Chowdhury Review source

Lovely cosy restaurant. Came here for Sunday Roast via Groupon. It was easy to find, took bus 27 and there was a bus stop right in front of it. 391 gets you there as well.

Food was decent. You get a good selection of lamb, beef, fish and chicken to choose from. Our meal came with cheese cauliflower and a glass of bubbles. The dessert was delightful as well.

I like the ambience and atmosphere here. If you get in earlier around 12.30pm you might get a seat by the window. It's a decent place to bring a date and have brunch. Recommended for family gatherings as well. They've got enough place for kids too. The service is fast, staffs are friendly and attentive.

4 by Alicia ysl Review source

Had a great champagne after tea here. Service was very attentive and our glasses were never empty during the time we were there. We had a really nice selection of sandwiches and two tiers of sweet treats. We went in December and the hotel itself was really nicely decorated. The whole place felt really festive. We don't live that close to the hotel, but we'd definitely make the trip over again as the experience was really enjoyable.

5 by Naki N Review source

The unlimited Champagne afternoon tea was awesome! Great sandwiches, which were also refilled, tasty scones and a lovely selection of cakes. We enjoyed our tea over almost 2 hours, and the Champagne was flowing freely. The staff were friendly, dining room was lovely and the place had a nice atmosphere. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend, or go back myself!

5 by Review source

This is a beautiful hotel within a lovely building with super friendly staff. Easily usable for other than a hotel, can be used for business meetings and meeting colleagues and friends. Super central and very handy to the tube station. Slap bang in the middle of London... I would definitely recommend it and would definitely return there in a heartbeat...

5 by Jean-Marc Lallemand Review source

I like the historical building that the restaurant and the hotel are in,it used to be a public school. I had afternoon tea with Champagne,amazing food and great service. It was not that expensive considering the decor was so opulent. There are alot of lunchtime deals on book table and open table,therefore it is cheaper.

5 by Uzy Asghar Review source

Such a great afternoon tea with bottomless champagne! The sandwiches and pastries were exquisite, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Champagne kept flowing, no letting the glass get empty so kudos for the staff who were really keeping an eye on us. Great variety of teas. Overall a winner!

5 by luislukas Review source

Came across this place by accident but a lovely find
Enjoyed a lovely Sunday Roast Carvery with the family.
They were very generous with the portions and because of that it will be will be back for my Sunday Roast

5 by Review source

The hotel is a stunning building in Hammersmith. The service was very helpful; I found being in and around the hotel much to my delight. The room was amazing. I highly recommend this wonderful hotel to all.

4 by Review source

A very pleasant and friendly place for tea lunch and dinner. The staff are on hand whenever you need them and no task is to difficult. My wife and I are regular visitors for tea and dinner. Love it.

5 by Jerome Roberts Review source

Nice quiet boutique hotel. Friendly staff but an overnight thunderstorm had water running down the wall on to our beds headboard at midnight. Not good.

2 by Michael Finn Review source

impeccable service for an affordable price and finally quality dishes. Special mention for the warm bread served before the meal and offered chapagne.

5 by Ambre S Review source

Very quiet when we went but absolutely outstanding food (xmas menu) and service. Would love to return to this place and see if it's as good!

5 by Marc Baylis Review source

Nice atmosphere. Food mildly dissapointing, not bad, but below expectations. Tough duck breast, for example. Service adequate without being great

4 by Rob Udwin Review source

Purchase English-style three-course dinner on group purchase network. The meal service is first class, but the taste is heavy

5 by annabel lin Review source

They have a very large selection of whisky which is why we went. Not cheap but we'll worth the visit.

4 by Graham Bramhall Review source

Amazing place! Very confident and very romantic. Great staff, great food, great champagne.

5 by Review source

Great food in a lovely comfortable setting. This is a lovely hidden gem in West London

5 by Michael Michaels Review source

At the Hotel St Pauls. Food rather better average, relatively cheap. Nice atmosphere

4 by Michael Harter Review source

A really lovely Sunday lunch in a very special restaurant in a very unusual hotel

5 by Gerard Howley Review source

Stunning building, gorgeous restaurant, food and service was excellent !

5 by Victoria Review source

Very pleasant dining and comfortable setting. Good food and service.

4 by Michael Michaels Review source

Elegant hotel and restaurant offering good food and service.

5 by Teresa Langston Review source

Food, service and afternoon tea as always was excellent.

5 by Trisha Miller-Roberts Review source

For a long time, a little expensive and not tasty !!!!!

1 by Review source

Food is well cooked but often strange combinations

3 by Zoe Lawrenson Review source

Best service. It was an enjoyable birthday meal.

5 by Review source

Lovely food, great service and homely decor.

5 by Review source

Excellent food in classical surroundings.

5 by Christian Breinholt Review source

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