East meets West – Nadler Hotel Covent Garden and Jidori Japanese cuisine
August 27, 2019
Nadler Hotel Story
Founded by the MacTaggart Family and Partners 2006, the Nadler brand was launched with the opening of its first 65-room hotel, originally named Base2stay, in a beautifully converted Edwardian townhouse in Kensington, London.
The idea behind the concept was to provide guests with a comfortable, practical and convenient place to stay. The brand also led the way in promoting authentic and sustainable travel experiences by partnering with nearby restaurants, bars and places of interest to provide guests with a range of offers enabling them to discover and enjoy the local area. In early 2019 The Nadler Covent Garden opened its doors as the brand’s fifth hotel. The Nadler Covent Garden is conveniently located in the heart of London’s world-famous West End home to some of the best luxury shops in London, restaurants, and theatres.
The boutique-style hotel has 57 rooms and is set in a beautiful Edwardian building overlooking the iconic Strand. Nadler Covent Garden is situated in the perfect location to enjoy all that Central London has to offer.
First impressions of the hotel were good. The décor is of a modern, contemporary feel. The rooms are furnished with handmade locally furniture with luxurious fabrics woven on the isle of Bute, Scotland. For the fashion lovers among you, every room includes a special edition Paul Smith Anglepoise lamp, paying homage to English fashion heritage.
The hotel has a chilled and relaxed feel, and provides the perfect quick getaway for business or pleasure in the heart of London.
We were greeted warmly upon arrival as they expected us! Guest liaison informed us we had been booked into a superior suite. The allocated room was self-contained and luxurious. A signature in-room mini kitchen, spacious en-suite bathroom with waterfall style shower that I couldn’t wait to try and the luxurious Gilchrist and Soames toiletries provided urban luxury.
Dinner at Jidori Covent Garden
Jidori is a Yakitori restaurant, which takes its name from the special breed of free-range chickens renowned for their robust flavour and impeccable freshness in Japan. Staying true to their organic ethos they use the freshest free-range birds, delivered directly from Yorkshire. Jidori pride themselves on sourcing the freshest produce where possible, local ingredients and regularly changing specials. Jidori has a fun and vibrant atmosphere. The food is prepared in their custom made Kama-Asa Shoten grills, sourced directly from Tokyo, authenticity at its best. The décor consisted of beautiful pastels with gold accents.
We were greeted by our host for the night and given recommendations for food and cocktails. Jidori offers a great selection of non-traditional cocktails. We had worked up an appetite during the day exploring Covent Garden, so were eager to order.
Our cocktail choices were; Tomu Margarita Tequila mescal, yuzu agave and Akita Kokoro gin, Misty Mountain sake, elderflower, ginger ninja Beefeater gin, fresh ginger juice yuzu, Asahi beer Taspo Kentucky bourbon umeshu, orange bitters, green tea syrup, green mache, and red Aperol spritz; all were very exotic with a powerful fusion of flavours.
Our small plates choices were; Avocado and sesame salad, with cabbage and seaweed and yuzu and sesame dressing, Gyoza vegetable dumplings with black vinegar Karaage, deep-fried sake and ginger marinated chicken wings, steamed rice and mushroom and garlic rice, Negima skin on chicken thigh and spring onion, Tebasaki wing’s, miso and coriander and Miso glazed aubergine, all beautifully presented and the dishes were delicious. We shared our dessert, as we were extremely full, we chose ice cream sweet potato chips, our taste buds overloaded with of all the most perfect textures and flavours.
The Jidori experience was fabulous. Great atmosphere, attentive and knowledgeable host, and food cooked to perfection. Jidori is a perfect choice for a truly unique Japanese experience pre-theatre dinner and drinks or a great meal when visiting London.
Nadler Hotel Covent Garden Seven is a unique and premium Hotel, in a location with so much to do and see. It’s the perfect place to discover London with the many exciting shops, theatre shows, top restaurants and bars in the area. The rooms are cosy and contemporary perfect for business, family or couples for a truly unique stay in the heart of London.
A: 51 Bedford St, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0PZ
T: 020 3146 1790
W: Nadler Hotel Covent Garden
Written by Rene Byrd for Luxuria Lifestyle UK & Ireland