Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Brasserie -Tower Hotel


I was recently invited to Tower Hotel to sample their new summer menu with a few of my foodie friends. London is a lovely city and a fantastic place to visit. The Tower Hotel is in prime location, overlooking the River Thames and St Katharine’s Dock and alongside two world Heritage Sites – Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Upon arrival we were welcomed and greeted with, glasses of chilled Prosecco and amazing fruit mocktails in the wonderful open air bar located in the hotel gardens. We mingled, enjoying foodie talks with our host whilst sipping drinks and appreciating the spectacular views in the warm summer evening. As the evening drew, and our tummies began to rumble we were led into The Brasserie at the Tower Hotel. Our table was positioned prominently near the window which meant that we were able to continue enjoying the spectacular views of London by night while we enjoyed our meal. We munched on fresh warm bread with some dips whilst we waited for our meal to be prepared.


 The restaurant has a wonderful and varied menu, majority of the dishes are cooked using the freshest seasonal ingredients that are locally sourced. The restaurant is also planning to grow its own herbs and some vegetables in their rooftop garden in the future too.

 I was a little worried about what choices I would have on the menu as I am a vegetarian, my worries soon vanished as the Brasserie caters for vegetarians. For my starter, I chose the grilled vegetable and goat cheese tart which was very tasty. It was made of a thin flaky layer of pastry topped with tomato and olive salsa, cress lettuce, and toasted pinenuts in a balsamic reduction.


The second course I selected the Ricotta ravioli with spinach filling in a basil cream sauce and tomato salsa. It was presented beautifully, however I found it a little dry and for my taste I felt it needed  just a little more seasoning.


For my third course I had the classic pea and mint risotto. The risotto was perfectly cooked, it was rich and creamy and very delicious. 


All the food was accompanied with red and white wines that were matched to compliment the dishes. Each course was enthusiastically introduced by the head chef Kamaldeep Singh.


My taste buds had really been tickled with this gastronomic feast and I really thought I would not be able to eat any more. I soon changed my mind when the dessert arrived. A trio of three desserts, a white chocolate panna cotta, a summer berry cheesecake and pistachio ice cream. All three were delicious and complimented  the entire meal really well.


The desserts were served with a margarita shot and the evening meal was completed with tea and coffee.


I was invited as a guest at the Tower Hotel, I would like to convey my thanks to Tower Hotel for the lovely meal and hospitality, all the views expressed in this review are my own. 

My rating for my meal:

Location -5/5
Hospitality -5/5
Food- 4 /5



Total - 14 /15

And finally this is LONDON BY NIGHT isn't it just beautiful??



41 comments:

  1. Glad to see you had a fantastic time and enjoyed great food at the Tower Hotel

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  2. It looks so lovely there, I must visit when I next go to London :)

    xx

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  3. As a child, pistachio ice cream was one of my favorite flavors. It still is. A nice ending to a visual feast of a meal. Alana visiting from UBC.

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  4. Looks delicious! What a great venue too. Think I would be a bit tipsy by the end of it though ;)

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  5. My husband doesn't eat a lot of meat so I know how difficult it is to find an exciting vegetarian menu. Your food looked amazing. I love the look of the starters and desserts especially - oh and the margarita shot!

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  6. The food at the Tower Hotel restaurant is really, really, really good. Need to take my OH there.

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  7. A terrific location for a hotel. Nice to see they do a selection of mocktails and vegetarian food as well.

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  8. The food looks beautiful. Glad you had fun x

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  9. Looks like a fab place to eat location wise. Pistachio ice cream is MY favorite.

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  10. What a great spread Nayna, looks very tempting!
    Janie x

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  11. Sounds wonderful and looks as though you had a great time. You sure do get lots of good review opportunities in London.

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  12. I am veggie too so nice to hear they had some good choices on the menu as sometimes our options can be a little underwhelming!

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  13. What a fab place - how lovely to be invited. I hardly ever go to really nice restaurants and tend to eat at family places. Cannot wait to go out to places like this after the children have grown up!

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  14. Looks delicious love the fact they had plenty of options for you as a vegetarian! My mum is a vegetarian and often finds choices are very limited and a little boring at some places! The mocktails look fab!! x

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  15. looks like a great hotel especially the cocktails ;) x

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  16. I'm not veggie anymore but often choose a veggie option. Your food looks delicious, my mouth is watering.

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  17. Those desserts look amazing!

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  18. Oh my word that food (and the drinks!) looks superb! It's so nice to see more than one veggie option too.

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  19. That sounded like a totally delicious experience - I do miss the range and diversity of restaurants all around the UK, It's very difficult to get away from burgers and wings here in Canada.

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  20. Sounds like a great place! And the food looks amazing! How nice that they have many vegetarian options too!

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  21. MMMMmmm, looks gorgeous! You lucky thing!

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  22. I love London at night, I find it so pretty! Looks like you had a great time, the food all looks delicious, pea & mint risotto is one of my favourite dishes! (:

    L x

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  23. Great photography. Everything looks good enough to eat :-)
    I love it when food is presented beautifully x

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  24. Goof looks beautiful, shame it wasn't scored a little higher! Venue seems amazing

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  25. Wow-that food look delicious! What a fantastic place, I'd love to visit there.

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  26. Looks like you had a fab time and the food looks gorgeous! xx

    JustJulie | Beauty Blog

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  27. Wow what a beautiful setting and the food looks utterly delicious! I don't eat red meat or fish so pleased to see they have such a great vegetarian menu! xxx

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  28. I'm vegetarian too so this was great to read about. The food looks amazing...made me feel hungry just reading about it!

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  29. Those photos of London at night really make me want to visit. I've never been and would love to spend a weekend away with the hubby.
    Those desserts made my mouth water!

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  30. Looks brilliant! We are to visit London soon, but as with tot in tow, might just have to give the 'by night' a pass :)

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  31. This sounds like a beautiful menu!

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  32. WOW, that place looks amazing, never mind the food.....and drink

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  33. Amazing food..........nice to know about the place

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  34. I love reading about new restaurants I haven't been to before, the starter looks amazing as does the margarita shot! x

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  35. That looks amazing, the food look delicious thanks

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  36. lovely! and I spot an airstream! x

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  37. Looks like a fantastic menu, I don't think the meat would be missed at all! Wish I was home to have come too.

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  38. Amazing location! I'm so glad they cater for veggies too and I'm sooo sad I couldn't make it :( Lovely review Nayna. xx

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  39. The food looks wonderful and those first photos make it look like a summer holiday destination. GG

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