Anticipate tableside theatre with a touch of whimsy
The LaLee pays homage to the voyages of one of The Cadogan's most legendary past residents, Chelsea socialite Lillie Langtry. Renowned for her beauty and charm, she had many admirers; when she travelled, she travelled in style.
The LaLee reflects her refined tastes in elegant, European cuisine. From a delicious breakfast to an aperitif at dusk, The LaLee makes use of fresh ingredients and traditional recipes from across the continent.
Our restaurant offers a stylish and fun European café-restaurant experience, inspired by the grand cities of Europe. Curated by Executive Chef Chris Hill, the all-day dining menu is a reflection of the very best of the season.
Opt for comforting classics from Europe's finest culinary cities, such as aubergine parmigiana, steak frites and seabream carpaccio using fresh catch sourced from British waters. For dessert, the voyage continues with classics including Paris–Brest, a punchy Rum Baba and a decadently rich Café Gourmand.
Uniquely, over 80 wines on the menu are served by the glass, including an iconic Gevrey-Chambertin and one of only nine Grand Crus of its kind in Burgundy. A bespoke ‘Reserved for The Cadogan’ English sparkling has also been created exclusively for the hotel by Rathfinny Wine Estate.
At The LaLee, our bartenders and chefs use their creative spark to craft perfectly paired specialities.
From signature cocktails to a curated menu, our combinations celebrate authentic flavours from European cities.
Cobalt & Tonic
Inspired by Lillie’s favourite colour, the exterior of The LaLee itself and the colourful sights and sounds of Amsterdam, this is a theatrical take on a floral gin and tonic using Dutch gin.
Butterfly pea flower dutch gin, elderflower tonic. Non-alcoholic version available using New London Light non-alcoholic spirit
Notorious for romantic scandal and famed for risqué stage performances, Lillie Langtry didn’t shy away from drama. Bringing dramatics back into the dining room, The LaLee offers a selection of signature dishes that are artfully prepared at the table.
Lighter options include the iconic dish beef tartare or Caesar salad—each served with a touch of tableside theatre.
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How can words convey the vitality, the glow, the amazing charm that made this fascinating woman the centre of any group she entered?
A beloved hostess and famed beauty, the history of Lillie Langtry is tied to Chelsea. Learn about the the rip-roaring adventures of ‘Jersey Lil’ and how she lit up the social scene in late 19th-century London.