If Harry’s marriage proves anything, it’s safe to say that the whole world has gone a little crazy over all things real – still. wwe took a look at some of the most regal restaurants she and her family have been spotted in the 66 years since she became queen.
From Fortnum to The Ivy, here’s where to live it as Liz.
Few London hotels match Claridge’s elegance and sophistication. A fixture in the history of the royal family, the luxury 5-star Brook Street establishment has hosted Liz numerous times. Her last visit was in February 2016 when she took part in a Gold Service Scholarship to honor the best young waiters in the UK. Presenting herself in an elegant two-piece gold dress paired with pearls, Her Maj was pictured enjoying countless canapes and a few flutes of champagne. The 91-year-old monarch also had a few private parties, but sadly no one knows what happened inside.
This Bury Street art deco beauty was the nation’s first public restaurant to host the Queen after her coronation in 1952. At the time, this was great news as no other public restaurant in recorded history had ever hosted a reigning British monarch. or ruler. Elegant, modern and highly instagrammable, three-course menus, lunch, brunch and à la carte with lots of bubbles are offered. Think of a bowl of pressed chicken and herbs, saffron risotto and toasted brioche with crème brulées. A discounted dish to try? Real eggs, of course.
The queen wearing ultraviolet
This hotel restaurant is so steeped in royal history that its menu features one of the late Queen Mum’s favorite appetizers: Egg drumkilbo. A slice of quintessential English popping up just around the corner from Buckingham Palace (what a convenience), the Queen has probably visited this glitzy hotel restaurant more than any other. It’s probably because The Goring boasts a very secret side entrance that it can easily slip through – handy when you’re a queen, we guess. Monarchs aside, you might also recall that the Middletons took over before the grand royal wedding in 2011. We just want to know what they ate …
Who can forget the time the Queen and Duchess of Cambridge are trapped through Fortnum & Mason during Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee year: it was all over the papers, Instagram, the lot. The famous department stores have been suppliers of all things royal to yonks. From tea mixes to cakes, shortbread biscuits and baskets worthy of a monarch (literally), royal-themed tea rooms await at this glorious Piccadilly haunt for the stars (and us commoners, of course).
Queen Elizabeth II – In the pictures
The Queen visited this iconic West haunt in May this year to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Other royal guests included her cousin, Prince Michael of Kent and his wife Marie Christine, Princess Michael of Kent. It would have all been quite fascinating as the restaurant underwent a dramatic makeover two years ago to celebrate the restaurant’s 100th anniversary. If you’ve never been there, expect all sorts, from seafood to market to grilled veal liver that graces Ivy’s formidable menu.
The queen first visited Mayfair’s hangout, Bellamy, for her 80th birthday. It must have been nice because she returned a decade later with Princess Anne and her cousin Princess Alexandra for dinner. If you want to eat like a queen for the evening, she orders the smoked eel mousse, which is what the queen herself ate while visiting her. If that’s not your thing, duck rillette, artichoke heart salad, Dover sole fillets and sliced beef entrecote are also available. Wash everything like the crown would with an exclusive wine list represented by the regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone.
Launceston Place is quite the British classic. There is no record of her queen’s visit, but she was a favorite of her former daughter-in-law, Princess Diana, who apparently appreciated her discretion and the small rooms offered to her during her visits. . Loved by restaurant staff past and present, the late princess had a cheese souffle named in her honor. Now led by one of the country’s youngest and fastest growing culinary stars, Ben Murphy, the main mains on the £ 55 three-course à la carte menu includes cod with ink and Jerusalem artichoke and lemon. A seven-course tasting menu and a three-course set menu are also available.