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“Lovely Asian style food in a gorgeous restaurant”
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Hotel Xanadu
Ranked #289 of 1,076 Hotels in London
Reviewed November 16, 2012

We went to this place really late in the evening around 22:20 for a meal and had great food and service. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and immaculately presented. I had been dying to go to this place since I read about it in a magazine and now that I have been I will be recommending it to all my friends.

We ordered sea bass, a tofu and vegetable dish and some more gai lan greens and coconut rice. I think the seabass had a kind of oniony- balachan- sambal topping with spring onion, IT WAS AMAZING and had a really nice balance of flavours.

The tofu dish was discs of soft fried tofu which came on a bed of greens, edamame and some other salted brown beans which I don't know the name of (soy maybe?) but they taste amazing.

The rice was served in really cute cylindrical boxes but was a little bit cold, but I think this had something to do with us arriving so late at night. To be honest this didn't bother me because we were so late but I know most restaurant enthusiasts would be unhappy about this.

Our dessert was banana spring roll, this was really delicious the pastry was crisp and the filling was really flavoursome, banana, chocolate and hint of cinnamon. It was served with ice cream, a strawberry and a dusting icing sugar. A really lovely dish.

We ordered a non-alcholic cocktail I think it was a Berry Mojito which was nice, some prosecco- just for fun and some white tea (a strange mix of beverages, I know) but all were very nice.

All the food was served beautifully and the waiters came over twice to ask if we enjoyed the food and if we needed anything.

One more lovely detail about this meal, we were given complimentary lemongrass juice/ tea, this was a nice, refreshing chilled beverage and we were also given some complimentary condiment it was like some sort of coconut sambal.

I went to the toilets in this restaurant and they were very nicely decorated, had lovely soap and of course everything was new and clean.

Overall a really stylish restaurant with lovely food and service. I highly recommend this place to anyone who likes Asian style food. I'll be going there again and think the hotel is probably really great too.

Room Tip: I didn't stay here. I only went to the restaurant.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Excellent well appointed hotel. Standard of room and quality of breakfast was excellent.
Staff very helpful and friendly.
will definatley stay there again when in London

Value for money one of the best hotels i have stayed in in London!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

A boutique hotel in Ealing- surely an idea from a comedy?! The surprise is it works. Fast Central line access into town, and proximity to Heathrow, make it a stylish but economic option, including for long term stays. Great design, delicious food and- most important of all- outstandingly sweet and obliging service. Deserves a chance.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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HotelXanadu, General Manager at Hotel Xanadu, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Many thanks for the vote of confidence! we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

I never knew that Bond Street could be at the tip of a leafy green, with the infamous Ealing Studios at its shoulder. In fact, I didn't know you can have a starbucks or an Italian in Carluccio's either. In fact to top it all, whilst visiting friends I stayed at Xanadu, which could well be in Bond Street, West End........as its cool, luxury and seriously good menu puts it well on the map. Try the Koobla Curry or the Black Cod, of just share the Koobla Platter. I will be back.......Caroline Francis

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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HotelXanadu, General Manager at Hotel Xanadu, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Dear Caroline,

Many thanks for your kind comments, they will boost the team's confidence immensely! We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Super rooms, fantastic location, great atmosphere. Happily spent the day, evening and night without leaving the hotel! Inspiring menu with a wonderful selection of cocktails and Asian beers to boot - we will be back when next in the city. Thanks for looking after us so well!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Xanadu

Address: 26-42 Bond Street | Ealing, London W5 5AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#66 Best Value Hotel in London
#99 Business Hotel in London
#198 Romantic Hotel in London
#212 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: $105 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Xanadu 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relaxing, comfortable and luxurious, Hotel Xanadu offers 46 stylishly appointed rooms and two executive suites. Guests can also enjoy Shikumen, our fine dining Chinese restaurant and bar. Shikumen's a la carte menu is served throughout the day and during lunchtimes they compliment their signature dishes with a set lunch as well as an extensive selection of handmade Dim Sum (served daily until the early evening). One of the Shikumen's notable dishes is truly authentic Peking Duck cooked according to an ancient recipe and served meticulously at your table by chefs from Peking. The first of two servings are served with handmade Pancakes and Baos made daily by one dedicated chef. Shikumen offers unconventional dishes such as Soft Shell Crab in Almond Butter Egg Sauce, Braised Chicken with Radish and Sweet Basil and Clay Pot Tofu with Morel Mushrooms in Black Bean Sauce. ... more   less 
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