July 30, 2019
Discover spectacular Lincoln Plaza London, in the heart of the city’s commercial hub
In the heart of Canary Wharf is another undiscovered gem, Lincoln Plaza London, Curio Collection by Hilton. Fast approaching their one-year anniversary this stylish hotel is close to Stratford City, the Tower of London, and vibrant Shoreditch. Canary Wharf is the place to find a variety of designer boutiques and it’s a stone throw to many of the globally respected entertainment venues, which have hosted some of the top global entertainers. The interior design is a mix of contemporary and classic, offering guests the experience of luxury. Once you check in you will find it hard to leave, on site is a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness centre, complete with a 18-metre pool, sauna and steam room for the ultimate relaxing hotel stay.
Lincoln Plaza London offers both comfort and style, the guests rooms contain a Hilton Serenity bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, water, locally sourced toiletries and the most amazing art pieces all around the hotel. If you are feeling hungry there is no need to leave the hotel they offer a variety of dining options, including a signature Pan-Indian restaurant by Chef Cyrus Todiwala, whose approach to sustainable food and the use of local ingredients fits with the ethos of the hotel. A social space for all-day dining options is The Lobby Bar, Food Store Restaurant Bar & Grocer and a naval inspired cocktail bar called Jack Speak Bar and Terrace with the most desired cocktail collection, premium spirits and amazing wines.
My Lincoln Plaza London experience
The invitation to discover Lincoln Plaza London came with sheer Joy. I was excited to stay in a hotel known for comfort and style, and with their very own grocery store, very unique! I have stayed at many hotels over the years but this particular hotel had it’s own individual charm, very modern, open spaced with a perfect amount of light throughout. Set in the business district of Canary Wharf, it was easy to find, a short walk from South Quay. Lincoln Plaza London is in the perfect location, within reach of the famous O2 Arena, Excel Exhibition and 15 mines from Central London, the perfect location for a memorable stay-cation or a worldwide traveller.
Upon arrival I walked through large revolving doors. The decor is modern, and warm engaging staff provided a chilled atmosphere. The front desk and concierge checked me in and showed me to the lift.
The décor was modern and luxurious grey and white accents and the most comfortable beds, bedding supplied by Kings of Cotton, I slept like a baby…. gold accent featured wallpaper and oak wood furniture and to unwind a large HDTV. The room had other subtle decorative features, which added to the hotels charm, I was ready for a relaxing short break.
The bathroom was stylish hidden behind a heavy Japanese style door. The rainfall shower is my favourite, a true delight. There was also gorgeous complimentary toiletries, white fluffy robes and crisp white towels, I couldn’t wait to try.
Dinner at the award winning Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen
Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen is an exciting restaurant an opportunity to savour his signature Pan-Indian specialities. Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen offers authentic Indian street food inspired by Chef Cyrus Todiwala heritage and the menu is the perfect blend of the old and the new, beautifully presented dishes with flavour.
On arrival the first thing that I noticed was the décor the double height dining room and the beautiful hues of colours bright blues, oranges and reds. In keeping with tradition fans created in the most delightful Indian silks. The magic was unfolded by the vibrant hanging display of highly polished coppers pots, and shelves full of Indian artefacts, all while guarded by a huge elephant, amazing! The host was well versed on the Indian culinary cuisine so assisted us with the choices on the menu, and explained them all in detail. I saved myself the whole day for this experience and made sure I wore something that doesn’t involve a top button!
First things first, the wonderful host offered us a chilled glass of Prosesco we accepted graciously, it was perfect! Taste buds tantalised with a fantastic collection of Poppadum’s with a selection of the most flavoursome Mr Todiwala’s chutneys, mango and mint also on sale at the Deli Counter in the Lobby. We decided to pick our selection of starters and mains, our choices were; Onion bhajee, Tadka Daal, Spicy Potato, Cholay Paneer, Samosa beetroot and coconut, Cheese Tandoori, Tandoori Tikka Platter; Chicken Salmon and Duck taster plate my taste buds literally exploded it tasted so good! Lamb shank served pulao and chunks of fried potato melted off the bone, Tandoori Chicken Curry served with a selection of Naan’s, Peshawari Naan stuffed with a blend of ground almonds, raisins, coconut and cream and Cheese and chilli Naan, stuffed with chopped green chilli and garlic- I bet your mouth is watering! The menu choices were without question very filling and my taste buds have never experienced anything like it! The host insisted on us trying their homemade selection of Indian desserts. The ice creams selection was pistachio, strawberry and chocolate, my tummy could hold no more food, I was well and truly full…
Breakfast in the Food Store Bar Restaurant and Grocer
They say eat a breakfast like a King and we did exactly that the next morning. The restaurant décor was reminiscent of an English countryside with accents of orange, apricot and duck egg, my favourite, comfortable duck egg colour corner sofas and wooden table and chairs. The restaurant was adorned with lovely bright plants, adding to the countryside theme. The host served us with freshly squeezed cranberry and grapefruit juice. We opted for the Full English Breakfast and it did not disappoint Cumberland sausage, streaky bacon, and Portobello mushroom, roast plum tomato, Heinz baked beans and scrabbled eggs. Even more special was the serving of fresh mint tea and world famous earl grey.
Wimbledon Afternoon Tea
In celebration of the summer season the hotel offers an amazing Wimbledon Afternoon Tea menu-excuse the pun was definitely game, set and match! Imagine sitting on a freshly cut lawn with the aroma of beautiful flowers with a chilled glass of Pimms, this was exactly what the afternoon tea experience. The host was very friendly and professional and talked through the afternoon tea menu. Pure excitement when our host brought out the most beautifully presented afternoon tea, served on a bed of grass; freshly cut sandwiches of salmon, cucumber and chicken, delightfully delicious. The most exquisite delicate cakes, a chilled jug of Pimms, a cocktail called Kiss My Ace! This made me giggle and scones with cream and sweet strawberry Jam, the perfect end to a fantastic stay at Lincoln Plaza London.
Lincoln Plaza London Curio Collection By Hilton should be definitely on the list for a trip to London. The perfect escape for couples, friends, family and travellers to experience a hotel with modern and contemporary features. The Food Store Restaurant and Bar offers a unique grocer store offering a selection of produce used on the menu, which are available to purchase from the store. Embark on a gastronomic Indian experience dining at the award-winning restaurant Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen. Discover exclusive cocktails and premium spirits at the Navy inspired plush bar, where you can relax on the terrace, it’s the perfect escape after a long day discovering London. This hotel is exceptional; the staff professional and engaging, they made our stay comfortable and relaxing.
Lincoln Plaza London Curio Collection By Hilton gives back – The hotel is a proud partner with The Shiva Foundation. The foundation was established to reduce modern day slavery in the hospitality industry.
W: Lincoln Plaza London
A: 2 Lincoln Plaza, Canary Wharf, London E14 9BD
T: 020 7987 1157
Written by Rene Byrd for Luxuria Lifestyle UK & Ireland and International