It is hardly surprising that for a hotel of this standing there are several superb food and beverage options, with which it is almost impossible to find fault. The hotel's signature restaurant, Dining Room, is located at the very top of the hotel on the 32nd floor. It of course enjoys the same breathtaking views of the sea and the city as can be seen from elsewhere in the hotel but its interior design is of a different style, with more emphasis on the hotel's home city. The space, which was conceived by Japanese design agency super potato, is decorated with many traditional Korean objects displayed in highly original ways. Our favourite feature however is the internal wall made entirely of used books and newspapers. At the centre of the restaurant is the extensive open kitchen where you can watch as the talented chefs prepare fish and meat dishes from the Western/Korean menu. There is also a separate counter within the space dedicated to the preparation of sushi and sashimi where you can sit round the bar and watch as the fresh portions are made before your eyes. Also of note is the impressively sizeable walk-in wine store which contains over 200 wines. Dining room serves breakfast (which comprises a substantial buffet), lunch and dinner as well as a set menu with optional wine pairing.
Living room is the hotel's casual dining, all-day eatery, but which is just as elegant as its upstairs neighbour. Here, rather than having three separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is a breakfast buffet (also extremely varied) plus à la carte options and then one single menu offered throughout the day. In addition, like at Dining Room, there is a comprehensive drinks menu as well as a brunch menu at weekends. Although just as elegant as Dining Room, Living Room is more contemporary, with softer colours and a more laid back and fun atmosphere reflected through the choice of furniture and upholstery. But fear not, you still experience the same views, indoor greenery and sense of space that you do elsewhere in the hotel. In terms of the fare, you will find some of the same dishes as upstairs, but there are also some lighter options in the form of pastas, sandwiches, salads and healthy options. A kid's menu is also available while a traditional afternoon tea is served between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.
The third outlet is located at lobby level and is known as the Lounge. It consists of a round bar in the far corner of the hall, slightly set down from the main floor with a few stools pulled up to the counter and a couple of rows of seating facing outwards towards the view. Perfect for a pre- or post-dinner drink or an informal business meeting, the Lounge serves wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee as well as the typical Korean dessert bignsu.