3 Luxury Restaurants Where You Dine Like Queen Elizabeth II
Between the Queen’s clean and starch-free courses—which are sweetened with chocolate-biscuit cakes—she does, on occasion, dine at luxury restaurants. We’ve taken a look at some of the most regal dinings haunts her and the family have been spotted in, in the 66 years since she became Queen.
The Queen was seen at this fashionable choice in London’s Covent Garden in 2017. The interiors—with their harlequin-patterned stained-glass windows—were recently redecorated in collaboration with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.
The Queen visited this unique restaurantin May of 2018 to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Other royal guests included her cousin, Prince Michael of Kent and his wife Marie Christine, the Princess Michael of Kent. It would have all been quite the glamorous affair seeing that the modern restaurant underwent a dramatic facelift two years ago to celebrate the luxury restaurant’s100th anniversary. If you’ve never been, expect all sorts from market fish to grilled calves’ liver gracing The Ivy‘s formidably good menu. Mixing a lot of colours and styles joining a fine cuisine, expect to have a fine dining experience.
The Dorchester has welcomed the Queen since she was a princess. For example, she attended an event at The Dorchester on July 9, 1947 (the eve of the announcement that she and Prince Philip were engaged). This iconic hotel has two exclusive restaurants: Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, with three Michelin stars and The Grill. This luxury restaurant has three more exclusive dining areas: The Promenade, China Tang and The Spatisserie.
Three Michelin stars and an unforgettable ‘wow’ factor. Shimmering design and passionate care deliver exquisitely prepared masterpieces to remember forever.
Warm and welcoming, this strikingly glamorous, treasure-trove is London’s longstanding British restaurant. This autumn sees the luxury restaurant relaunch under young British talent Tom Booton.
The heart of the hotel for informal dining, a drink, or simply watching the endlessly fascinating world of life at The Dorchester happening around you.
Be transported back to the sumptuous, golden age of Art Deco splendour where acocktail bar and traditional dim sum menu add extra spice to the mix.
At Claridge’s, the luxury restaurants and bars are far from places simply to eat and drink. They are places to discover new flavours as well as to revisit favourite classics. Each of these luxury restaurants and bars offers a different dining experience – all underpinned by impeccable service.
For many visitors to Claridge’s, the Foyer is the first thing that captures their imagination. In the centre of the room, a striking Chihuly sculpture hangs like a chandelier. The walls shimmer with original art deco mirrors. Music drifts from the grand piano. It is here that breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served, as well as their inventive twists on classic cocktails.
In the Reading Room, the banquettes create a more intimate dining experience. With intuitive service and a menu of classic and contemporary cuisine, you will soon see why the Foyer & Reading Room has delighted guests for over 150 years.
To complement David Collins’s art deco-influenced interior, we have sourced an extensive collection of drinks – from rare champagnes to sought-after spirits. Enjoy them as they are, or ask your bartender to mix up a cocktail. Discreetly tucked away in Claridge’s art deco interior, The Fumoir is where those in the know have enjoyed a quiet drink since 1929.
By day, sip a cappuccino and nibble on macaroons. Come by for pre-theatre drinks such as a signature Claridge’s Julep. Or drop in for a vodka martini nightcap, perfectly mixed and served in an ice-chilled glass. As William Klein portraits gaze down moodily from the walls, this is a place to settle in and relish the moment.