Hot Spot: Millie's Lounge - The Ned, London

Holly Dedman, head of business development at Good Relations, gives her verdict on this classic British restaurant.

Millie's Lounge at The Ned
Millie's Lounge at The Ned

The story

Millie’s Lounge is one of nine restaurants at The Ned hotel. It’s positioned as a British restaurant and bar, serving up classic dishes, and open all hours for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or late-night snacks.

The reality

Walking into The Ned is an impressive experience. It is a huge space, with soaring ceilings and a heritage feel. Millie’s Lounge is on the left just as you enter. Its comfortable, armchair-like seats and low tables give it a casual ‘lounge-like’ feel, but the Soho House food and service make it clear you’re not in any old restaurant.

Signature dishes

The menu is packed with British classics. Think of dishes such as roast chicken, fish and chips, and ham hock and piccalilli. There’s also a pricey selection of ‘surf and turf’ for anyone looking to push the boat out, as well as some good super-food-style salads for the health-conscious.

The damage

It’s not cheap, but not eye-watering – about what you’d expect.

Chance of getting a last-minute booking

Unless you’re happy to eat at very odd times of the day, it’s advisable to book a week or two in advance to guarantee a table.

Dining experience ****

The food is prepared to a really high standard. It’s not cutting edge; rather it’s classic, nostalgic and definitely a treat.

Client wow factor ****

While Millie’s Lounge has a very casual feel to it, being housed within a flagship venue – a Soho House joint venture – gives it the 'wow' factor for a relaxed coffee or lunch, especially for a client who hasn’t yet eaten there.

Overall ****

I’d recommend it for a working breakfast or lunch. However, it wouldn’t work as a venue for a lively dinner.

Reviewed by Holly Dedman, head of business development, Good Relations

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