My friend treated me to lunch at Millie’s Lounge, The Ned, London EC2. I’ve dined at this swanky hotel a few times, but it was my first experience at Millie’s Lounge. It’s a British restaurant and bar serving traditional grub like fish and chips, sausage rolls for lunch, and classic cream teas in the afternoon. It’s perfect if you want restaurants for business lunches in the city of London or places to eat near Bank station.
“Enjoy a proper British lunch at Millie’s Lounge set inside the former grand banking hall in the stunning Ned Hotel near Bank Station,” Homegirl London.
Lunch Menu Millie’s Lounge The Ned
Begin with a Ham Hock Scotch Egg, Sausage Roll or Onion Bhaji to stave off your hunger. My dining buddy raved about his Sausage Roll and told me that he was partial to their Scotch Eggs; praise indeed! Also on the menu was Prawn Cocktail, Dressed in Dorset Crab, Cotswold’s Smoked Salmon, and Farmhouse Terrine with Piccalilli or Steak Tartar. If you’re celebrating, try the expensive Exmoor Caviar!
I selected the Broccoli and Charlotte Potato Soup which was super tasty and a gorgeous shade of green. It had a few small balls of cheesy bites floating on top, which I appreciated. A complimentary mini loaf of sourdough bread was perfect for dipping into my soup and soaking up the liquid. I was considering the Twice-Baked Lancashire Cheddar Souffle but wondered if it would take too long to arrive at the table, and as I was starving, the soup seemed the quicker option.
You don’t get more British than Shepherd’s Pie, Pork Chops or Dover Sole and this menu was full of comforting classics. My friend feasted on Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas and Tartare Sauce; he thought the batter was too thick but didn’t let that stop him from polishing it off!
I decided upon the Beyond Meat Plant-Based Burger with Vegan Cheese and Chips from the Grill section because it was the only vegetarian option. Thankfully, the Vegan Burger was top-notch with exceptional fries, so I was happy. Although I suppose I could have opted for the Mac and Cheese with Steamed Spinach and Tenderstem Broccoli from the selection of sides.
Millie’s Cheeseburger with Bacon and Ribeye Steak will satisfy meat eaters. Roasted Lobster with Old Bay Seasoning and Chips is the most expensive dish in the Mains section. If you’re in the mood for sharing, you could order the Porterhouse Steak, Roast Sutton Hoo Chicken or Fish Pie.
We were full but couldn’t resist trying the sweet treats. My companion loves Christmas Pudding, so he plumped for that. Other seasonal desserts included Sherry Trifle with Spiced Winter Fruit and Ginger Bread or Mulled Wine Poached Pear with Vanilla Ice Cream and Brandy Snap.
I’m not a fan of Xmas flavour puds, so I was drawn straight to the Baked Dark Chocolate Tart with Salted Ice Cream. I made a wise choice because the tart was delicious and decadent, just what I needed to finish my meal. I left the restaurant feeling content!
To give you an idea about prices, the Bites are £9-10, Shellfish £16-45, Caviar (30g) £100-195, Starters and Salads £11-17, Mains £23-45, Grill £22-48, Desserts £12 and the Cheeseboard is £14.
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Helpful Information About Millie’s Lounge
To find out more about Millie’s Lounge, visit The Ned Website. Millie’s is a lovely place to dine if you want a cosy meal, take your clients out for a treat, or stay in the hotel and want breakfast or scones with cream. The Hotel address is 27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ, a short walk from Bank Station. The Ned Hotel interiors are luxurious and grand, and each restaurant has its style. Millie’s is comfortable with armchairs and sofas. However, I found sitting on a couch challenging because I couldn’t get close to the dining table to eat my food without leaning forward. This type of seating is better for the Afternoon Tea they serve.
Other restaurants at the Ned that I can recommend are:
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.