You may have heard, a wedding is taking place this weekend. If your invite to Windsor clearly got lost in the post, fear not, as many London restaurants are offering the next best thing. From brunch screenings to royal cocktails via the most British of afternoon teas, we’ve found plenty of dining treats that will have you unfolding the bunting and digging out the flags in a flash.
OXO Tower Bar Book OXO Tower Bar
Royal Wedding cocktails
In honour of the bride-to-be, OXO Tower Bar have created the Meghan Sparkle – a mix of gin, cloudy apple juice and rose syrup, topped with Harvey Nichols English Sparkling Wine and garnished with mint. Served overlooking the Thames, it’s bound to get flags waving.
Podium Restaurant and Bar – Park LaneBook Podium Restaurant and Bar
Royal Wedding afternoon tea
It doesn’t get more British than afternoon tea and a royal wedding. Podium have combined the 2, with a selection of intricate treats, carefully crafted to create a gastronomic representation of the big day.
Villandry St James’s Book Villandry St James’s
Royal Wedding free-flowing champagne brunch
If you need an excuse to indulge in a free-flowing brunch, they don’t come much better than a royal wedding. Crack open the bottomless bubbly and tuck into royal treats at this fittingly sophisticated venue.
Lanes of London Book Lanes of London
Free-flowing Royal Wedding afternoon tea
Lanes of London have pushed the boat out for the special occasion, with twists on the classic afternoon tea. Joining scones and pastries are the likes of prawn with tarragon, macerated celery and crème fraîche on rye bread, and white chocolate and beetroot ripple with matcha green tea and basil.
Aster Cafe Book Aster Cafe
Royal Wedding brunch
A stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, Aster Cafe are adding a royal touch to their brunch. As well as a big screen to watch the event, expect bunting, bubbles, and royal cocktails including the Markle Sparkle, the Botswana Sunrise, the Jolly Ginger, and the Happy Couple.
Bluebird Café White City Book Bluebird Café White City
“Royal hurrar” brunch
Little sister to the Chelsea favourite, Bluebird Cafe does brunch in style. Bottomless bubbles will be complemented by an indulgent brunch menu featuring the likes of lobster Benedict.
Galvin at Windows Book Galvin at Windows
Starting with an English (of course) sparkling wine reception at 11:45, Galvin at Windows will be celebrating the wedding from 28 floors up. The event will be live on the big screen, whilst on the plate will be the likes of quenelle of smoked Coronation chicken and rump of spring lamb.
Fortnum & Mason – The Diamond Jubilee Tea SalonBook The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon
A right royal celebration tea
In true Fortnum & Mason style, The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon has taken afternoon tea up a level for the Royal Wedding. Begin with lobster and Armagnac cream cheese with cucumber and caviar, followed by a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and patisseries, before rounding proceedings off with the same cake as the happy couple themselves – a lemon and elderflower celebration cake.