From drinking and dining in royal style to afternoon teas fit for a King, we’ve rounded up the best offerings to book this Coronation.
DRINK & DINE IN ROYAL STYLE
Celebrate in the Heart of Westminster at The Cinnamon Club
Experience an exquisite five-course Coronation menu that combines the finest English ingredients with the vibrant flavours of India. Just a short walk from Buckingham Palace and only minutes from Parliament and Westminster Abbey, take your seat amongst the book-lined shelves and indulge in dishes such as King Charles Bangla Scotch Egg and chargrilled venison from the Balmoral Estate – the Scottish home of the Royal Family. Post-feast, retire to the Old Library Bar for coffee and petits fours, or toast the King with a cocktail in hand.
Available for lunch and dinner from 1st – 13th May at £70 per person | The Cinnamon Club, The Old Westminster Library, Great Smith St, London SW1P 3BU
Now That’s What I Call Bank Holiday Brunch – BRITPOP Edition at 100 Wardour Street
The crowning of King Charles III deserves epic celebrations, and there’s no better place to party than legendary dancing, dining and drinking destination, 100 Wardour Street. As part of its immersive singalong brunch series, the BRITPOP Edition brunch on Sunday 7th May will feature the very best of British music alongside delicious food, bottomless bubbles, and limited-edition Ciroc cocktails. Sing your heart out to past and present tunes from beloved British icons including the Spice Girls, Elton John, Harry Styles and Robbie Williams. God save the Kings and Queens of Pop!
7th May, two courses for £30pp or three for £35pp. Add bottomless bubbles for £25pp.
100 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TN
Benares’ Michelin-Starred Coronation Chicken
Make it a royal affair at Michelin-starred Benares, with its limited-edition Coronation Chicken centrepiece. Carved tableside, indulge in succulent spatchcock baby chicken roasted in the tandoor and served with a classic sweet and creamy coronation sauce, specially created by Executive Chef Sameer Taneja. Priced at £80 and serving two, the celebratory dish is the perfect way to commemorate his Majesty’s crowning in the heart of Mayfair.
Available on the A La Carte menu from 5th – 8th May
12a Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BS
‘Couronnement du Roi’ at Mariage Frères
Raise a glass to our new King with the nation’s favourite beverage – a cup of tea made with the finest blends from luxury French tea brand Mariage Frères. At the elegant listed Georgian townhouse in Covent Garden, explore the exquisite coronation range including the aptly named King’s Tea and Britannia Tea, alongside a celebratory Couronnement pâtisserie; a magnificent crown of raspberries and candied rhubarb placed on an airy cushion of white chocolate mousse, infused with King’s Tea with notes of bergamot and vanilla. The vibrant colours lend itself to the Union Jack for a sweet Entente Cordiale: God Save the King!
Available from 14th April.
38 King Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JS
AFTERNOON TEAS FIT FOR A KING
Regal Concert with a Side of Tea at 116 Pall Mall – 6 May
To celebrate the historic coronation, 116 Pall Mall will be putting on a show with an exclusive concert from the esteemed London Chamber Orchestra on 6 May, paired with a regal afternoon tea. Located a short distance from The Mall, guests will be welcomed with a decadent afternoon tea in the stunning surrounds of 116 Pall Mall, before being invited to dance away to the musical stylings of composer and vocalist Aga Serugo-Lugo, who will perform some of the King’s favourite songs.
Tickets: From £30pp (£75 with afternoon tea)
116 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5ED
A Nordic Afternoon Tea at Aquavit London
Celebrate with Scandi favourite Aquavit London and indulge in its Coronation ‘Fike’ Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a range of open rye bread sandwiches topped with creamy potato salad, Atlantic shrimp with a fresh dill mayonnaise, chicken with Danish remoulade or roast beef with spicy horseradish. No afternoon tea is complete without a selection of sweet treats – tuck into Swedish delicacies such as Semla or Hallongrotta. There will also be screens outside of Aquavit that will be showing the Coronation activities across the Bank Holiday weekend. Priced at £45 per person, the Coronation Afternoon Tea will be available from 2nd to 6th May.
Aquavit London, St James’s Market, 1 Carlton Street, London, SW1Y 4QQ
Coronation Cocktails and a Royal Afternoon Tea at Great Northern Hotel
Great Northern Hotel’s royal afternoon tea features finger sandwiches, baked cheddar tartlets and sliced roasted beef on fluffy white rolls, followed by freshly baked scones with homemade preserves and Cornish clotted cream. Sweet treats come in the form of a Dundee cupcake with buttercream, strawberry choux buns and white chocolate macarons with whisky ganache. Guests can then head to the vibrant GNH Bar for expertly crafted cocktails including the new limited-edition Royal Martini. Priced at £35pp, available at RAILS Restaurant between 1st– 8th May
RAILS Restaurant, Great Northern Hotel, Pancras Rd, London N1C 4TB
Royal Afternoon Tea at Flemings Mayfair
Experience a quintessentially British afternoon tea in The Drawing Room at Flemings Mayfair Hotel and raise a toast to our King with a glass of Delavenne Grand Cru Original Champagne. A specially blended Coronation tea from The East India Company – harvested from bushes that were planted by HRH Prince Philip, on his first official tour of Sri Lanka in 1953 – will also be served. Enjoy a selection of royally good sandwiches including Scottish smoked salmon with cream cheese and roast Cotswold chicken, freshly baked scones and picture-perfect patisserie.
Available from 18th April – 13th May, Tuesday – Saturday, from 2pm – 4:30pm. £65pp
Flemings Mayfair. 7-12 Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH