From 18 May-3 June, enjoy an Indian Bou-Bhaat at The Cinnamon Club (£45 pp), a traditional dinner hosted the night before a wedding by the groom’s family to welcome the bride into the family. If Harry was a Zamindar (aristocrat) in Kolkata, and the wedding took place in full Bengali style; this is the meal that Meghan would be welcomed into the family with.
The Thali feast includes: king prawn malai curry; Herdwick lamb kosha; green spiced sea bream steamed in banana leaf and biye barir murgi jhol – chicken curry of the house; alongside rice, lentils and plenty of paratha bread and poories. Desserts include royal kulfi, seasonal mango and steamed yoghurt ‘Mishti Doi’. A vegetarian option is also available.
The Waterway in Maida Vale is taking things up a notch with a live Royal Wedding broadcast and some indulgent Anglo-American brunch specials. Tuck into the Meghan Royale: a waffle topped with half a lobster, poached duck egg and saffron hollandaise (£21); or Harry’s Hotcakes: fluffy American-style pancakes with English strawberries and a rich maple cream (£7.95), while watching the special day unfold. The exclusive Royal Wedding brunch is available from 10 am-1 pm on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May.
Of course, a celebration would be nothing without a commemorative glass of fizz, and The Petersham Restaurant has chosen a special bottle that’s certainly fit for the queen – the Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut Champagne. A favourite of the Royal family for generations (most notably, The Prince of Wales, Queen Victoria and Edward VII), this beautiful Champagne is the perfect accompaniment for any celebration.
oyal Afternoon Tea at The Petersham Restaurant is priced at £27.50 Monday to Friday and £29.50 Saturday and Sunday (add a glass of champagne for £12.75).
With the Royal Wedding landing in full force, The London EDITION is joining in the celebration of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage with a live wedding screening and A Royal Scandal (Water) special at the reservations-only Punch Room on Saturday 19 May, from 11.30am-3pm.
To mark the occasion, the award winning team behind the Punch Room bar have created a menu of quintessentially British treats to be enjoyed whilst watching the festivities unfold.
The Royal Scandal Water will include a glass of Ruinart champagne, as well as traditional delights including Victoria Sponge, English Trifle, Cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and Berners Tavern’s much celebrated pork pie. The offering will be complimented by English breakfast or Earl Grey tea before a glass of Punch Room’s Regency Punch is served as a toast to the occasion.
Scandal Water is a unique Punch Room concept consisting of carefully chosen tea pairings, light bites and tea-based Punches, inspired by 19th century tea drinking traditions amongst the upper echelons of London society who would share scandalous gossip over afternoon tea. Available only on 19 May, the Royal Scandal Water experience can be reserved for £55 per person.
Celebrate the most anticipated wedding of the year at P.F. Chang’s Asian Table in Covent Garden, with a limited-edition cocktail list inspired by the Royals’ favourite tipples, available throughout May.
Sip on the Sparkle Like Markle, a cask-aged Negroni (£13); or enjoy a spot of whisky as Kate Middleton often does, in the form of The Duchess – Japanese whisky, Pineau de Charentes and Pedro Ximinez (£12).
Former party boy Harry’s drink of choice is naturally vodka, which the talented bar team shake with honey, lemon, soda and a drop of soy sauce to create the Marry Harry (£9.50).
A Truly British Affair (£13) – cask-aged Sauternes with gin and dry vermouth, is an Asian Table twist on Charles’ favourite cocktail the Martini; or God Save The Queen (£11) includes the Queen’s favourite spirit gin, along with Thai basil, mandarin liqueur, kumquat jam and lemon.
Toast the happy couple at Manetta’s, the 1930s-style bar within luxury boutique hotel, Flemings Mayfair, just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace. The limited-edition Windsor Fizz is based on the classic American cocktail the Ramos Gin Fizz, created using Bourbon, Hibiscus, lime, lemon, egg white and whipping cream; infused with a quintessentially British English Breakfast shrub and garnished with 24k gold leaves for the ultimate in royal indulgence. Available from 12– 26 May for £16.
Inspired by the official cake of the much-awaited Royal Wedding, Maître Choux’s latest limited edition éclairs are a true tribute to Harry & Meghan’s d-éclair-ation of love. Available from 4 May, these delicate lemon and elderflower cream éclairs are on the menu for one month and are priced at £5,80.
Celebrate like a Royal with this limited-edition decadent treat from PAUL, paying homage to the wedding cake which will be enjoyed by the happy couple on their special day. The signature flavours of lemon and elderflower have been infused in a delicate cream filling, between light layers of jaconde sponge, topped with white chocolate, cream and a sweet lemon jelly. Available in both a sharing size of six servings (£21.95) and as an individual cake (£3.95), orders can be made online for London delivery or collection, from 3-26 May.
To celebrate the royal nuptials on 19 March, crêperie L’Ami Malo will be offering diners a complimentary slice of Le Gâteau de Crêpes Saint Georges – named in honour of Windsor Castle’s chapel where Meghan and Harry will tie the knot.
Hand-crafted by head chef William Guillemot, the multi-tiered mille feuille-style wedding cake features layer upon layer of crêpes with raspberry flavoured cream, piled high on top of a vanilla and rose sponge base. Decorated with fresh berries and roses, all diners will receive a slice for dessert free of charge – perfectly washed down with a celebratory glass of bubbly!
OR IF YOU’RE IN WINDSOR…
Bel & The Dragon Windsor will be raising a toast to Harry and Meghan this May with their new Royal Afternoon Tea. Situated a stone’s throw from the gates of Windsor Castle, guests can practically wave at the Royal Family while enjoying their tea.
The classic afternoon tea will have an assortment of quintessentially British hand cut finger sandwiches, and the team at Bel & The Dragon have recreated the infamous lemon and elderflower drizzle wedding cake, which will be served at the Royal Wedding. The Royal Wedding afternoon tea will be priced at £17, including a pot of loose leaf tea, or £24 with an added glass of for the festivities.
Thai Square Windsor will be toasting Harry and Meghan this May with their new Royal Wedding menu from 1 May. Guests can enjoy choice of three-course or four-course menu at Thai Square Windsor while watching the live broadcast of the wedding, and will even be able to see the start of the Carriage Procession – and to celebrate, a complimentary glass of prosecco! £33 for 3 courses and 4 courses are priced at £37 per person (includes a spicy Poh Tak Soup).