Introducing The Baptist at L’oscar Hotel in central London
The Baptist, a beautiful bar and grill set within the newly opened L’oscar Hotel, officially opened its doors to the public in September of this year. Situated in the magnificent domed chapel of the ex-Baptist Church headquarters in the heart of Holborn, The Baptist takes pride of place in the breath-taking and architecturally-significant Grade II building.
The extravagantly restored octagonal chapel, accessible through a side entrance on Catton Street, is formed of The Baptist Grill on the mezzanine level and The Baptist Bar on the ground floor. The delectable food is overseen by Executive Chef Tony Fleming, who joins L’oscar from Michelin-starred Angler.
Fleming, who trained under Marco Pierre White and the ‘Grand Masters’ of cuisine, said the hotel was “a one-off opportunity to be part of the creation of a great London destination” and his grill-focused menu will be guided by the British seasons with a classic and traditional approach.
On offer at lunch are a range of delicious light dishes including coal roasted beetroot salad and Galloway beef tartare, and in the evening, highlight dishes include coronation crab salad with mango and pickled lime, and Cumbian bavette with chilli oxtail and mushroom ketchup. Signature sharing plates are available from the charcoal grill menu include whole roast Cornish turbot and a 14oz sirloin steak on the bone, all alongside a perfectly curated French wine list.
The Baptist Bar sits underneath the mezzanine restaurant and will host a unique and captivating display of live music and entertainment throughout the week, including an international group of live DJ’s, artists and musicians. The bar offers a unique ‘Saint and Sinner’ cocktail menu, based around the Seven virtues and sins – from Charity to Greed; Patience to Wrath, alongside a delicious bar menu and the full restaurant wine list.
In addition to live music, from October, on a Wednesday and Thursday, The Baptist will feature a theatrical showcase of entertainment, including contortionists, aerial acrobats and theatrical performers. The beauty of The Baptist perfectly compliments the L’oscar which provides a unique blend of world-class design, impacceable service and vivid entertainment for Londoners to enjoy, and international guests to experience.
The Baptist is now open for bookings.
Open: Monday-Wednesday 12pm-12am and Thursday-Saturday 12pm-2am.
Address: The Baptist (L’oscar) 2-6 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AA