Originally opened in 1874, the Grade II* listed lavish space has spectacular interiors and the stunning original features remain intact. Particularly noteworthy are the gilded ceilings, marble floors, mirrored walls and imposing arches, while velvet furniture in soft muted colours and low level lamps warm the space. A baby grand piano offers live Jazz and Swing music on Friday and Saturday nights.
The head chef is Artan Hasa whose modern European menu offers something for everyone. The simplicity and luxury of the menu combine perfectly with the neo Byzantine grandeur of the dining room, creating an experience that is perfect for both a formal business meal and relaxed social dining.
A traditional Afternoon Tea is available every day with classic and exotic tea varieties, a selection of homemade finger sandwiches, scones, and mini desserts..
The grandeur of the Criterion ‘Long Bar’ works as an independent drinking destination in itself and offers wines, cocktails and bar snacks.