My sister and I returned to The Cadogan for Sunday lunch after many years absence, we have not been since the Hotel and Restaurant was refurbished (We remember when Lionel was working in the Bar).
First of all we ordered a bottle of wine in the Bar as we had arrived early. The wine was delightful and the ambience so nice.
We had the 3 course lunch which was very enjoyable and retired to the Bar Lounge to have our coffee.
The staff were attentive but not overly so which was nice.
What we did feel however, is that the way the Restaurant has been refurbished has lead to it loosing some of its 'warmth', especially if there are not many diners as on the Sunday we dined..
However the real reason I am writing is because of the 12% service charge.
I worked in the Hotel Trade for 17 years after completing a 2 year Hotel & Catering Course.
I know how important tips are and how they boost staff morale as they know the service they have given is appreciated. But I feel 12% is to much.
For a lunch that was so well priced at £28 for 3 courses, likewise the wine. It was a shock when presented with a bill for that amounted to nearly £100 beecause of it.
We always leave a generous tip - which we would have done on the Sunday we dined, but not as much as 12%.
We would have left it because we wanted to and not because it was included in the bill.
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- The Cadogan is the epitome of genteel English luxury. With its prestigious Knightsbridge address, The Cadogan luxury boutique hotel is perfectly located in London amongst famed designer boutiques such as Chanel, Gucci, Prada and Hermes, and is just a short stroll to Harvey Nichols and Harrods. This luxury London hotel offers 65 elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites, along with a delightfully rich history. ... more less
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