The hotel boasts two eateries on its premises, both under the auspices of British chef William Drabble. The first of these, William's Bar & Bistro, occupies the front half of the space and features a long backlit bar, mustard yellow banquettes and walls crammed with part of the hotel's art collection. The more relaxed of the two establishments, the bistro still maintains a high level of sophistication and offers a modest menu featuring dishes such as a pear, chicory and walnut salad with stilton, slow cooked pork cheeks with Madeira and rum baba with vanilla ice cream. All ingredients are sourced from small local producers. As well as being a bar, the bistro also serves several versions of afternoon tea, including a gluten free one and a Royal Academy one and even hosts masterclasses on cheese, chocolate and make-up.
Seven Park Place, the hotel's more upmarket, Michelin star restaurant, is an intimate affair with just 26 covers and a rather bold décor choice with heavy carpet, backlit panels and custom floral wallpaper. Its menu is more complex and inventive than that at the bistro and offers dishes including poached native lobster tail, cauliflower puree, lobster butter sauce (a signature dish) or saddle of Lune Valley lamb with onions and thyme. At lunch guests can enjoy two courses for £25.50 (£40 with wine pairing) or three courses for £29.50 (£51 with wine pairing) while at dinner two courses cost £55 and three courses £61. There is also a tasting menu priced at £72 (£123 with wine pairing) as well as a comprehensive wine list catering for all price points.
We were lucky enough to be able to try the afternoon tea during our visit and it absolutely lived up to all expectations. Not only was the service spot on, but the sandwiches, handmade cakes and scones and the teas (of which there is a large choice) were all delicious. Some of the sandwiches contain meat and some of the cakes have nuts in so if you have any allergies or dietary requirements do let the staff know and they would be delighted to accommodate your needs.
Breakfast is served in both halves of the restaurant every morning and involves both a continental buffet and hot options from the menu.