The Arch Hotel & HUNter 486 Review

Hunter 486 is a restaurant based inside of The Arch London, a luxury boutique hotel located in Great Cumberland Place right by Marble Arch station. Its a nice location to be in, whether you’re looking to relax in Hyde Park or explore the shopping and nightlife on Regent Street, Bond Street and Oxford street. I visited mainly to try their restaurant but before sitting down for dinner, I was taken around for a mini tour to see the inside of the hotel which has 82 rooms in total. One thing I love about boutique hotels is the unique interior and they generally have a warmer feel, unlike big chain hotels.

They also have a communal area where you’ll find press for champagne buttons around the seats.

I peaked inside one of the rooms which had really cosy interior and quite an old fashioned feel to it. Both the bedroom and bathroom were comfortably spacious.

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I visited at 8PM on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was calm and quiet, which is what we wanted after a long day at work. The restaurant has dark wooden interior and an open plan kitchen.

We were seated in a gorgeous leather booth.

The waiter was very informative about the menu and had a clear knowledge of which wines would be best paired with each dish on the menu. For wines I completely went with his recommendation. As my starter I ordered the croquettes but first up was the complimentary bread. I usually don’t like or eat much bread as a starter but this dark bread was so soft and sweet, dipping it in the rich olive oil was delicious.

The salt beef croquettes on horseradish mayo (£8) followed and I was equally as satisfied with the starter as I was with the bread. It contained nice chunks of salt beef and a generous amount of it too. I had my starter with a glass of Puro Malbec-Cabernet 2014. It was really smooth and easy to drink.

For my main I ordered the 28 day aged Flat Iron steak, French fries and grilled mushrooms, swapping the peppercorn sauce with béarnaise sauce (£19.50). Flatiron to me has always been a consistently good steak option as its always tender. Whilst my steak was nice and not hard to cut through, it wasn’t as tender as I’m used to with this cut. Perhaps this was due to the thickness. Either way, the steak went well with all the sides and the Teyssier 2013 FR red wine. The fries were perfectly cooked and nicely salted.

Lastly we had the chocolate fondant (£6.50) with salted caramel ice cream paired with delicious sweet port. The fondant looked incredible but I found it to be slightly dry without the ice cream and not as rich as it looked. The salted caramel ice cream was definitely the highlight, mixed with the melted chocolate the flavour was great.

Hunter 486 is a very quiet, relaxed and unrushed place to dine. Overall the food was alright and the prices were pretty reasonable considering its location at a luxury hotel in a highly popular area of London. Without alcohol you can have a 3 course meal for around £40. Whether its to wind down after a long day of sightseeing as a hotel guest or to hold a business meeting in the area, Hunter 486 is a nice spot to visit and the wine is highly recommended.

Hunter 486 at The Arch London
50 Great Cumberland Place, W1H 7FD
Phone: 020 7724 4700

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