It combines European food with the flavours of Africa and Asia, alongside some of the best-loved classic dishes. The bar has its own menu of Small Plates and Sharing Dishes, with a wine list including biodynamic and organic wines, and several artisanal beers. The stunning décor is inspired by the wide, open spaces of the savannah.View Story
Head Chef Alin Lucian Atanasiu, who has previously worked in four and five stars and boutique hotels in London, sources his food ethically, from sustainable suppliers, artisan producers and family-run companies. These include The Bread Factory bakery and patisserie in London NW9, whilst the meat is assiduously sourced from the Old Hall Farm near Luton, which also supplies some of London’s top Michelin star chefs, for rare breed pork, cattle and fowls including free range chickens and turkeys. Only fish from non-endangered species features on the menu, sourced from James Knight of Mayfair, the sector leader in sustainability issues. Reducing carbon footprint and food miles, and recycling, is The Savannah’s ethos. The restaurant also supports a growing range of ethical products including Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and biodegradable ranges.
African-spiced pork belly with scallop, carrot and miso purée, Asian-style sirloin steak with lemongrass, red chillies, green peppercorns & soy sauce, Monkfish wrapped in Parma ham, Agen plums & red wine jus and Chocolate olive oil mousse.View menu
Or pick a bubbly from the Prosecco and the carefully selected Champagne list. If you are a beer lover, there are speciality craft beers, like the dry-hopped lagers and the oak-aged golden ales. Whisky fans will find their perfect tipple from a large choice of single malts or blends from Scotland, Japan, Ireland and bourbons from the USA. The best cognacs, rums from the Caribbean Islands, craft gins and vodkas are all there too. The Savannah Bar & Restaurant is a haven for every drinks lover, and the bartenders will mix a perfect cocktail too.View menu
The Savannah is located within the Wesley Hotel (see later). The décor tells a story inspired by nature and sustainability, with ‘time’ as the theme.
From the guest taking time to escape and relax, to the venue taking time to prepare food and drink that deliver an exceptional experience. Two eco-friendly artists have created some stunning features. The Trees of Time – highly impactful silhouettes created by British designer-maker Stephanie Cole, whose work explores nature and its shapes and patterns, seem to stop, frame, record and suspend time. The Bird of Prey has been hand-crafted by ethical artist Ptolemy Erlington, well-known for transforming scrap metal in works of art, mainly animal forms. The ‘bird’ is made of recycled shopping trolleys, is a dynamic art piece and stands majestic in the main restaurant. The sculpture integrates with the wall design which features a grey panel turning onto birds scattering – an unusual visual twist. Most of the furniture is made from recycled material and the bar uses reclaimed wood. The subtle, calming colours are enhanced by a state-of-the-art lighting system which creates different moods during the day and night. The Savannah also cultivates emerging creativity and the work of upcoming animators, film makers and artists will be projected on the walls.Read More