If there’s a big group of you (up to 10), book out the grand dining room on the first floor. Smaller groups of six or so can opt for the Pod, a cosy, circular space with a dramatic digital Caravaggio print for wallpaper.
It’d be rude not to scrub up. This is a destination restaurant in a listed building, after all.
The restaurant is the star of the show – 21212 is named after its menu structure (three courses where you get two choices, two where you get one). The chefs get to work behind a perspex screen (on show from the elegant, chandelier-enhanced dining room), whipping up deconstructed dishes with a different taste per mouthful; the lamb curry consists of braised flank, kebab and Merquez sausage, with banana and cucumber confit, currants and peanuts, celeriac and sticky rice coleslaw, basil leaves, saffron, and yoghurt and onion soubise sauce. You know what they say about variety.
The bar is in the upstairs Drawing Room, a sumptuous space with high ceilings and luxurious furnishings, perfect for pre- or post-dinner drinks.
Breakfast is served from 8.15am until 10am, lunch 12 noon till 1.45pm, and dinner from 6.45pm to 9.30pm.
No food, but drinks can be delivered to bedrooms.