Bonjour lecteurs! Back from a break over Christmas and I am now ready to share with you our recent visit to the Caxton Grill. Based in central London, le restaurant serves modern European food with its charcoal grill specials. We went to the elegant location just before Christmas to check out its children’s menu and more! So here is for you our very Frenchie Caxton Grill Review!
The Caxton Grill – Présentation
The Caxton Grill is located within the fameux St. Ermin’s Hotel, where we previously tested its gorgeous Afternoon Tea.
Literally 2 minutes walk from St. James’s Park tube station, le restaurant offers its guests a selection of classic dishes, as well as premium steaks if you fancy.
The grill is also very proud to use sustainable and locally sourced ingredients so that you can enjoy some food as fresh as possible. Indeed, the restaurant has its own rooftop kitchen garden, with its homegrown vegetables.
A restaurant that cares about bringing the best for its customers in the heart of Westminster? I am in!
The Caxton Grill – L’Atmosphère
As soon as we arrived, we were charmed by the soft ambience. Decorated with elegance and good taste, the place offers some good space.
There were some other families eating in but we still had some good privacy.
The room is set up so that you have some good space to circulate and we could easily get in with the buggy.
We had plenty of space on our table and it was lovely decorated with Christmas crackers.
Discover St. Ermin’s Hotel Too
As the St. Ermin’s Hotel is home to The Caxton Grill and The Caxton Bar, we had a little walk around and enjoyed the features available.
The bar is cosy with some soft lights so that you feel a bit like in a James Bond movie. Baba was eager to check out the place (moi aussi to be fair!), so we went all the way to the hotel reception.
As always, the entrance was truly stunning with a big sleigh and Christmas trees.
The entire place is very beautiful without being pretentious. And I must say it was actually very family-friendly (as always!).
We had a lovely time in both the bar and the grill. With its comfy chairs by the fireplace, you can even enjoy some drinks while the little ones play!
But let’s go back to our Caxton Grill Restaurant experience!
The Caxton Grill – The Food
The Caxton Grill prides itself to use naturally delicious ingredients. All menus offer a varied choice so that you can get whatever you fancy.
We started with some bread and mustard butter. This was already a success with Baba!
We also enjoyed some wines and the waiter took some time to explain each time our drinks.
We got to test the Christmas List available at the time, but the usual A La Carte Menu has a good choice of meat and fish options!
For starters, I ordered the Portobello mushroom while Grumpy Boyfriend had the Beetroot cured monkfish.
Both arrived quickly and very well presented in large black plates. Accompanied by the right wine, each dish was a real treat!
Indeed, the Caxton Grill has a very impressive Wine List if yon enjoy a good drink.
Mains & Desserts
For the mains, I played it simple with roast turkey, the portion was just parfaite! I really enjoyed it and I was pretty full already! It is always a good sign!
My partner tested the red mullet and it was delicately cooked with its saffron sauce. Both were delicious.
And to finish with, some Douglas fir ice cream, poached kumquats and crisp meringue. Look at the presentation of our dishes! So elegantly done!
But I was not the only one enjoying some delicious food! Baba tested the Children’s Menu on the occasion and he was aussi in for a treat!
The last time we visited the St. Ermin’s Hotel, we were amazed by its Mini Gardener Tea. Well, the Caxton Grill did not disappoint either!
I thought the Children’s Menu was very generous. Baba started with some crudités and hummus.
For main, he ordered a burger. It was so huge when it arrived! Served with French fries, a real treat for a champion!
And he obviously finished his dinner with some ice-cream.
I am truly amazed by the Children’s Menu! Once more, it was like a mini adult version of a feast!
As always, I am going to be totally transparent with you! Let me tell you an anecdote.
I went to a Christmas party before our visit to the Caxton Grill. Anyway, withing the conversation, we got to talk about the restaurant and I explained to a lady that I was booked to review the place with my family soon after.
She was quick to tell me that the food was not nice and reviews were actually quite bad. I was truly horrified! I already agreed to do a review as a family and I was actually really looking forward to it.
Imagine how awkward it is when you are invited somewhere and it could potentially be a disaster.
Well, let me tell you something! I totally disagree with this person! We had a lovely time and the food was truly delicious! Morale de l’histoire, even if reviews can be informative (after all, this is my job!), it is also important to make your own mind up!
The Caxton Grill Review – Le Verdict
We truly enjoyed our experience at the Caxton Grill. The staff was friendly and you could see that they knew well the menu.
Our waiter answered all questions we had regarding our drinks and food and he was also very playful with Baba! En plus, I witnessed the same attention to details with other guests.
You feel welcomed and the atmosphere is very family-friendly.
We had a great meal and the food was delicious! All our dishes were served quickly! The food was really amazing and actually beyond what I expected after what I was told!
Around Westminster and looking to make some good memories with your family? I truly recommend it!
If you like European food in some beautiful setting, the Caxton Grill is next on your list!
Disclosure: We were kindly invited to visit the Caxton Grill free of charge in exchange of an honest review.
That looks very nice indeed, a real treat
Amazing post! I would love to visit one day!
What a lovely place, super food and good location too.
That food looks delicious
Wow I’m glad you had a better experience than expected after hearing a negative review from another person
It looks absolutely divine. 🙂
Yum that burger looks amazing could do with one now 🙂
I love the Christmas trees and the food looks delicious
Yummy, looks fantastic – very nice indeed
It looks like you have been enjoying the festivities, hope you have a good Christmas
Definitely need to put this on my bucket list
The menu looks fabulous and great that it’s child friendly
It looks like you had a wonderful time, the trees are beautiful and the food looks tasty.
Looks awesome, perfect food and ambience. On my list of places to visit.
This looks a lovely place to stop and refuel on a day out!
I love the look of the food
Ooh, both the restaurant and food look truly fabulous. Good that it is sufficiently spacious to allow room for a buggy, too.
What a beautiful place, the ambience looks lovely (as well as the food!). Nice to see sophisticated places that are kid-friendly too.
The food looks delicious, great that it is child friendly as well.
Looks great – the childrens menu looks fab!
Food looks delicious, that burger looks great
Looks lovely! Perfect for special birthdays and anniversaries ?
Wow what a lovely place beautifully decorated for Christmas I’m glad you enjoyed it
Looks like a lovely place to dine in wish I lived nearer
It’s great to hear about somewhere that is good to visit with young children. Thank you.
Wow looks incredible.
Food looks good nice to see that is child friendly
Looks lovely. I enjoy going places that i can take the kids.
I’d definitely go for the red mullet.
I’m always on the look out for new places to dine out at when we visit London this looks great thanks for the review
Ooo la la what an amazing experience for you all – looks devine
How fab that the restaurant has its own rooftop garden. I often wonder where my food has travelled from when I eat it. Bravo to any business who takes real steps towards sustainability.
After hearing the lady’s negative feedback it could easily have put you off had you just been thinking of trying it, luckily you were already booked in and could find out for yourself.
It looks like it is a child friendly place to go
The food in the Caxton GFrill looks so mouth watering – totally yum
Thank you for post. It looks like great place to stop by with children. Burger look testy and Christmas tree is beautiful. Very nice, indeed.xxx
It all looks absolutely fabulous. X
I’m glad your experience was better than that of the person you spoke to. Every place can have an off day, so it sounds as if that person’s bad experience was not necessarily representative.
Looks and sounds great. Nice that its really family friendly too
Looks lovely, and the food sounds delicious ?
Great to hear another positive review in a posh restaurant where staff understand children and have suitable kids menus. Having researched and tried different restaurants in London, the good ones for children are hard to find!
Wow this looks a lovely place.
What a beautiful venue!
That’s a brave restaurant having white and grey furniture!
Looks amazing, the Christmas decorations are beautiful.
looks like a beautiful place to visit for a meal!
This looks amazing, count me in please
I love that the Baba loves hummus! My niece wouldnt touch the stuff!!
food looks delish
Wow looks absolutely stunning. The perfect festive treat. Has made me hungry though lol
The food looks delicious
Looks lovely. Sounds amazing.
Good to hear you enjoyed your visit – especially after you’d essentially been warned off by someone else! Photo looks good!
Their food looks like a wonderful piece of art on a plate
Looks and sounds amazing
This is unusual and looks good
Looks like a beautiful place, and the food looks delicious
The food looks lovely and a beautiful place
Looks lovely!!! Great to see they do kiddies meals too.
The food looks lovely
Those trees are absolutely amazing. Food looks good too
It looks amazing, the food looks delicious
Food looks amazing!
everything looks so delicious! what a lovely treat 😀
Looks gorgeous! Food looks amazing x
Looks fabulous! Food sounds amazing and love the decor!!
If this place was nearby where I live I would go
The food looks gorgeous but I would just go for the trees!!!
This looks so good that I found myself checking the tube map for easiest transport route.
Too far away for me
I would love to have a meal here
the food looks so yummy
Wow the food looks amazing!!
I will put this in my bucket list!!!
Such an amazing place!!!
Wow, this looks fabulous!
the food looks delicious
looks fantastic and so tasty, ill have to visit one day
Its certainly a must go too, the next time we are in London. I really enjoyed reading about your experience
It looks like a wonderful place
Thanks for the review. Def looks like it’s worth a try for me and the family!
You always managed to make a head band look good – i keep trying!
It looks as though you had a fabulous time. The food looks delicious and I especially love the Christmas tree.
It looks delicious but it’s a bit far for me to travel to.
Looks great, and that burger looks delicious! Makes me hungry.