Food & Drink

Hunter 486


HUNter 486, located in the beautiful five-star boutique hotel, The Arch London, is the ultimate venue for glamour and luxury.

It’s located minutes from Marble Arch and the sleek décor and soft lighting make the restaurant an intimate spot which is beautifully cut off from the busyness and stress of the nearby streets.

The name, if you were wondering, comes from the 1950s dialling code for Marylebone. Outside it’s a Georgian town house like any other in the area but inside the whole place is decked out with quirky, unique details and each of the rooms is different.

On the menu in the restaurant you’ll find a relaxed, welcoming range of dishes. The prices are pleasantly reasonable, despite the postcode, and it’s well worth a visit – even if you’re not lucky enough to be staying in the hotel.

To start I had the carpaccio of beef which was lightly topped with truffle oil. It was delicate and full of flavour and disappeared within minutes at which point I helped myself to the potted Morecombe bay shrimps which were fresh, citrusy and delicious.

The menu is split into three main sections, a selection of salads, stone baked pizzas – baked in an open-kitchen while you wait – and mains to choose from, mainly consisting of a healthy selection of steaks and fish dishes.

The Scottish rib eye was tender and cooked to perfection, oozing its beautiful meaty juices which were mopped up by a generous pile of crispy French fries.

The south coast sea bass was light and beautifully presented nestled on a pile of grilled Jerusalem artichokes and bathing in a heavenly pool of saffron-flavoured cream sauce with clams.

To finish, the puddings were nothing overly fancy but good, home cooked dishes. A hot chocolate fondant erupted with warm chocolate goo while a sharp lemon tart was matched with mascarpone ice cream.

The restaurant is comforting and stylish and above all somewhere to feast on well-cooked dishes in a glamorous yet discreet venue.