There’s one special room at Pikes where absolutely everyone can check in, without a room key: Room 39 – the legendary hotel’s modern, in-house restaurant and bar serving up gastronomic delights seven days a week – from breakfast to dinner and everything in between.
Start your day with the all-important breakfast, with Room 39 boasting one of the best on the island – from vegan friendly scrambled tofu and mushrooms on sourdough to the best eggs Benedict and Florentine and much, much more. By day, peruse the pool or lunch menus: chock full of faves like burgers (the house classic or veggie), falafels and superfood salads and bowls.
By night, Room 39 takes things up a notch and incorporates the Curiosity Shop – a custom cocktail bar complete with a list of drinks designed especially to match the whimsical decor in the space. The menu too, takes a gourmet twist with a hint of nostalgia, with classics like white onion soup served with a cheese toastie, slow cooked beef filet, glazed pork cheek with crackling and bubble and squeak and a potato, mushroom and asparagus terrine among others.
On Sundays, it’s all about the traditional roast – the island’s finest – with all the trimmings while DJs spin laidback beats by the pool. With three types of perfectly roasted meats, plus nut roast for the veggies, huge trays of perfectly crisped veggies, melt-in-your-mouth cauliflower cheese and big, fluffy Yorkshire puds it’s tough to save room for dessert. But did someone say homemade egg custard tart?