A boutique Hotel isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tulse Hill in South East London, in fact it probably doesn’t even register on maybe the first ten things you could think of. But sure enough it’s the destination for London’s latest ‘it’ boutique hotel. is in fact within the SE24 postcode.
The newly launched Tulse Hill Hotel isn’t the only thing that would tempt you to this part of the Capital. In the last six months we’ve seen the launch of a number of Gastro pubs, notably the ‘Great North Wood’ in neighbouring West Norwood, the re-launching of the White Hart just near Tulse Hill Station and the community await with baited breath for the long anticipated ‘Knowles of Norwood’.
So why should you be tempted to check out The Tulse Hill Hotel ? Well, the hotel boasts nine distinctive and well appointed bedrooms as well as a restaurant, private dining room seating up to 14 people, chef’s table which will host up to five guests, a bar and lounge area. Housed within a historic 19th century public house which has been fully restored and developed into a hotel using many period fixtures, fittings and original architectural detail.
Another plus to this establishment is its home to Head Chef Daniel Stevens (formerily River Cottage, L’atelier des Chefs) at its helm. The kitchen boasts an open design, featuring robata grill and rotisserie. Daniel’s menu promises to focus on seasonal British ingredients and will include dishes such as the LA Grand Central Market burger (inspired by Daniel’s recent travels); sea bass, pork belly and celeriac and lemon tart. In all honesty I do find the menu a little adventurous for my unrefined palette, Cecina & Pedro Ximenez and Sirloin chop, oxtail pie and Marrow bone is lost on me, but it did leave Mrs Mc salivating with anticipation.
The bedrooms are designed in monochrome and accompanied by an accent of brightly coloured fabrics, all very tastefully done including contemporary coffee machines for all the mocha frapuccino lovers out there and discrete TV’s that don’t overpower or demand your attention. The literature in the rooms indicate the hotel is hoping for a more discerning clientele, which it deserves. Amongst the nine rooms, there is one single room and three standard doubles. There are two feature rooms, which include a sofa bed, making them suitable for families and three superior double rooms, which can also be converted into twin rooms.
Plus point – One of the most relaxing and home from home hotels I’ve had the pleasure of.
Downside – I’d rather the view from my window not to be of a Frank Butcher-esque car lot.