Back in March, Cannizaro House revealed the results of a £3 million renovation that introduced a fresh look to the iconic building in Wimbledon. Steeped in 300 years of history, Cannizaro House makes for a fantastic place to stay and dine.
Each room has been carefully designed to recapture the grandeur of the Georgian house. There are a total of 46 rooms for guests to choose from, all recently refurbished to bring an individual but connected feel to the style of the rooms. The hotel also provides guests with the chance to use their six functions rooms and with wonderful views of the surrounding parkland; Cannizaro House becomes the perfect place to hold special events. I was in the Lady Jane Hope Suite and it was beautiful with a stunning view over the gardens, a four-poster bed with a free-standing bath. It was tasteful, elegant and roomy.
There is an in-house restaurant available which offers guests a menu comprised of dishes which make use of organic and seasonal ingredients; guests can choose between dining in the hotel or using The Orangerie to sample equally fine cuisine but in a far more relaxed environment where sharing is encouraged.
The Orangerie has also undergone a redesign to unite the wonders of al fresco dining with views of Cannizaro Park. The contemporary look of The Orangerie blends modern and traditional; with the glass conservatory providing guests with a beautiful environment to enjoy a selection of Mediterranean cuisine whilst still emulating the original style of the hotel. With vibrant green glass tiles for the flooring, tall glass ceilings and sliding glass windows, The Orangerie is a perfect place to sample a selection of artisan cheese, charcuterie or fresh oysters whilst enjoying the crisp breeze during a clear summer’s day or with the warming fires roasting to keep guests cosy in the winter months. All of the food served at The Orangerie is sourced by a local Sardinian supplier who receives the cheeses and selection of charcuterie from artisan producers working in mainland Sardinia and Italy. I sat at the bar in the Orangerie and chatted to the chefs while I ate, very relaxed and comfortable.
Also a great a bar to sit at and sample the Wimbledon/SW19 themed cocktails, what’s not to love?