From traditional afternoon teas brimming with the Queen’s favourites to special menus dedicated to the royals, we’ve rounded up the 20 best Platinum Jubilee menus arriving for the big bank holiday celebrations. Book now and reap the benefits later…
Celebrate in style at Harvey Nichols, with a range of adorable Jubilee festivi-teas, including an afternoon tea in partnership with Nyetimber fit for royalty! Consisting of cherry tomato and cheddar basil quiche; roast beef, caramelised onions and wholegrain mustard sandwiches; and sweet treats of layered honey cake, chocolate biscuit cake and lemon posset with blueberry compote.
Head over to the Fifth Floor Bar to enjoy the limited edition cocktail, Lilibet, in partnership with Ramsbury Single Estate, made with Ramsbury Gin, Belsazar Rose, Boudier Creme de Fraises and Harvey Nichols Champagne, available until 12th June.
Expect a fabulous celebratory afternoon tea at OXO Tower Restaurant with a selection classic British classics with royal twist, including ‘Jubilation’ Chicken sandwich, Kir Royale trifle and Cherries Jubilee.
From entertainment and decorations showcased throughout The Club to a special Jubilee menu paying homage to The Queen’s favourites and her visit to here in 2003, Annabel’s is going all out to celebrate the momentous occasion.
They’ll be kicking off celebrations early to coincide with this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, offering a beautiful floral display that’ll see the reception bursting into bloom. Nodding to The Queen’s visit in 2003, they’ll be offering her drink of choice, a Gin Martini, no lemon, and will be served using Highclere Castle Gin.
For afternoon tea with a floral touch, look to their Jubilee Afternoon Tea menu complete with breast of chicken with tarragon creamed mayonnaise sandwiches; fruit and plain scones; Victoria sponge; a Chocolate tiffin crown; and Jubilee shortbreads.
23rd May – 12th June
46 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, W1J 5AT
The Little Door & Co
Celebrate the best of British with the Little Door & Co who will be hosting a supper club to honour the occasion.
Taking place at Fulham’s Little Blue Door and Clapham’s Little Orange Door on Wednesday 1st June, the restaurant group will be putting on quite the show. Expect three courses including an ‘indoor picnic’ featuring scotch eggs, coronation chicken sausage rolls and twisted arancini; the ‘Great British BBQ’ including bavette steak, grilled shrimp skewers, veggie skewers and salads; and an apple crumble crème brûlée – yum.
116 Pall Mall
For a royally memorable afternoon, book in for 116 Pall Mall’s Jubilee tea. Celebrating the occasion in true style, expect a selection of Her Majesty’s favourites from beetroot cured salmon and Coronation chicken rillette with rye tuile to Searcys’ signature Victoria sponge and a Union Jack inspired Battenberg.
For something truly unique, dine on dishes straight from the pages of the Royal Cookbook at the stunning Champagne vaults of 116 Pall Mall with an exclusive dinner hosted by Her Majesty’s ex-Deputy Master, Edward Griffiths CVO. Edward will lead a talk and a three-course dinner of dishes from The Royal Cookbook. Expect the likes of a Rack of Suffolk lamb with asparagus, new potatoes, lamb jus and sauce Paloise and Sable Breton with English strawberries and lemon cream. Book here.
116 PALL MALL, SW1Y 5ED
The Rubens at the Palace
When you’re situated this close to Buckingham Palace there’s only one way to go, and it includes going all out! The Rubens at the Palace is doing just that, offering multiple packages, from The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea complete with pastries inspired by the House of Windsor to a street party at The New York Bar.
That’s not all, over at the Curry Room there’ll be celebrating by combining traditional Indian dishes, while at The English Grill, executive chef Ben Kelliher will be serving up a seven-course dinner.
Over at The New York Bar on Sunday 5th, they’ll be celebrating with a Jubilant street party, complete with street food, live music and Lanson Champagne.
Lily Vanilli at The Lane
The Lane’s afternoon tea has been given a royal transformation. Enjoy savoury bites of madeleines with lapsong-souchong glazed salmon and pickled fennel; cannelés with whipped ricotta and pickled beetroot; and a puff pastry sausage roll made with Cornish sausage meat, roast bacon lardons and a cider vinegar deglaze.
Presented in the Grand Saloon, the afternoon comes complete with a signature dessert of rich dark chocolate sponge with pipped lilac buttercream before being crowned with fondant crowns.
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5JF
From now through to 2nd July, 108 Brasserie is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to its fullest. The Marylebone brasserie will be serving a Royal Sour Cocktail, made up of Seven Hills gin infused with Earl Grey tea, lychee liqueur, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, Coco Lopez coconut cream, lemon juice and egg white.
For those with a sweeter tooth, look to their special dessert topped with cherries, cream and edible flowers.
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The Northall, Corinthia London
The Northall at Corinthia London, headed by Andre Garrett, will be serving up a special Jubilee dish in honour of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The restaurant, boasting floor to ceiling windows that look out over the Thames, will be serving a Cornish turbot stuffed with lobster mousse and topped with seared scallops. Cooked whole and presented at the table, it’s destined to be a crowd pleaser, highlighting the best of British ingredients. It’ll come served with a fricassee of English peas, asparagus and new potatoes.
Whitehall Place, SW1A 2BD
Hotel Café Royal
Served in the Grade II listed Oscar Wilde Lounge, complete with mirrored walls, ornate gold detailing and painted ceilings, Hotel Café Royal’s afternoon tea is a celebration of Her Royal Majesty and her 70 year reign. The hotel’s new executive pastry chef, Loic Carbonnet has crafted the menu, with it featuring Sovereign’s sandwiches inspired by the royal residences, from the Balmoral, a smoked salmon, dill infused cream cheese and marinated cucumber sandwich to Buckingham, a roast beef, Buckingham dressing, pickled celeriac and horseradish on tomato bread sandwich.
Sweet treats include the Queen’s fashion accessories, from the Shoe of the Monarch, a shortbread crumble, caramelised banana and chocolate ganache to the Crowning Glory, a royal hat of vanilla mousse, almond sable and red fruit compote.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
For the seafood lovers, look to Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill to satisfy your cravings over the Jubilee weekend. They’ll be serving up their royal fish pie, filled with lobster, scallop, haddock and tiger prawns. Could you get any more decadent?
Available for just the weekend, don’t miss out on the buttery mash and creamy filling.
11 – 15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG
St Pancras by Searcys
Planning a trip on the Eurostar? Before you head off or on your way back, stop by St Pancras by Searcys to sample their afternoon tea to complete the trip. Their tea is completely unique – you’ll find it packed inside a cute little suitcase!
Expect to find treats such as Passion fruit éclair, Chocolate and citrus tart and Pistachio cherry slice, as well as savouries and scones tucked inside. Sit back in one of the individual booths, complete with the original ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons and enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot, with the option to upgrade to a limitless pour.
Or, if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate the Jubilee weekend, look to Searcys’ special afternoon tea. Served at Searcys at the Gherkin, 116 Pall Mall, St Pancras Brasserie by Searcys, The Pump Room in Bath and The Orangery at Blenheim Palace, it’s filled with all of the Queen’s favourites and more.
ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL, LONDON N1C 4QL
Pan Pacific London
Inspired by its neighbouring Tower of London’s floral Jubilee display, Pan Pacific London has unveiled an afternoon tea celebrating the monumental occasion.
Created by executive pastry chef Cherish Finden, the afternoon tea is housed inside The Orchid Lounge’s signature birdcage, and will feature everything from Coronation chicken on harissa bread to Corgi dog shortbread…
80 HOUNDSDITCH, EC3A 7AB
Charlie’s, Brown’s Hotel
Charlie’s at Brown’s Hotel will be paying tribute to Her Majesty with a special menu. Available from 2nd June until 5th June for lunch and dinner, guests can look forward to ‘royale’ starts of St Ewes eggs ‘royale’, smoked salmon and oscietra caviar; an English roast of crown of Herdwick lamb served from the trolley, duchess potatoes, buttered English peas, mint and lovage; and a dessert of English cherries jubilee or Queen of puddings. There’ll also be cocktails with a regal twist.
Albemarle Street, W1S 4BP
Aqua group are celebrating with a selection of free-flowing brunches, towering Shard desserts and Jubilee cocktails.
At Aqua Shard, enjoy a three-course brunch menu with optional wine pairing available from Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th June. Alongside the food there’ll be live entertainment in the form of a string quartet, special cocktails and dessert. While in the evening, you’ll be able to tuck into Her Majesty’s Shard, a dessert with flavours of passion fruit, raspberry and guava inspired by The Shard’s Jubilee light show on 2nd June.
At Aqua Kyoto, they’ll be offering a free-flow brunch. Think four courses of Japanese cuisine alongside a live DJ and entertainment. While at Aqua Nueva, they’ll be fuelling you with Spanish delights in their free-flow brunch.
From dainty finger sandwiches filled with the likes of coronation chicken to The Queen’s favourite, Batterberg, there’s something for everyone in The Athenaeum’s special royal-inspired afternoon tea.
Created by pastry chef Sergei, you’ll even find freshly baked scones served with Wilkin & Sons jam, who have held a Royal Warrant since 1911 – so you know it must be good!
116 PICCADILLY, MAYFAIR, W1J 7BJ
The Relais Henley
Set in Henley lies The Clipper Restaurant, a dining experience by Mosimann’s. Having cooked for four generations of royals, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee feast where he served 21 sovereigns as well as some of the most important royal weddings to date, you can rest assured that a visit here will be truly memorable.
In light of the Jubilee, the restaurant will be serving up a set menu made of dishes prepared by Mosimann’s rich history of cooking for the royals. Think dishes such as twice baked cheese soufflé with baby leaf spinach, gruyere and chive sauce; saddle of Welsh Cambrian lamb with English minted peas and broad beans, Jersey Royal potatoes and Jubilee sauce; and a rhubarb Eton mess.
Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AR
Kicking off on Wednesday 15th June, head chef Carlos Pinerez will be teaming up with Bake Off royalty Ruby Bhogal for a special month filled with feasting and fun at the club’s first floor restaurant.
Expect a royal influences menu of coronation chicken with mint and cucumber rice; and Early Grey financier with a marmalade filling and white chocolate cream.
24-26 Maddox Street, Mayfair W1S 1PP
Surround yourself with blooms, cocktails and afternoon tea this Jubilee weekend. Bloomsbury’s Dalloway Terrace is the home of all the Instagrammable content, and its postcard-perfect afternoon tea is something to shout about.
Head pastry chef Chris Dodd has taken inspiration from some of Britain’s finest desserts to create a uniquely royal afternoon tea – think miniature battenbergs, Champagne and sandwiches to feast on.
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16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NN
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The Westin London City
Champagne will be flowing all summer long as The Westin London City has teamed up with Taittinger to celebrate the vibrant British Summer Time with an exclusive pop-up bar overlooking the River Thames.
Raise your glass for the Jubilee with a glass of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. A vintage cuvée originally released in 1952, the year of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen.
60 upper thames street, ec4v 3ad
The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo
The Franklin Restaurant, from Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo, is renowned for serving up a dining experience built on simplicity, sophistication and seasonal ingredients. To honour Her Majesty The Queen, the restaurant and The Franklin Bar will be offering a dedicated cake that’s inspired by the royals.
Available throughout the whole month, it’s sure to win over those with a sweet tooth.
24 Egerton Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW3 2DB
Celebrate in true royal fashion with the great British traditional pastime: afternoon tea, and where better than Sloane Place. Executive chef, Bernhard Mayer and head chef Maryono Maryono have taken inspiration from their own German and Javanese heritages to create an afternoon tea full of flavour and fit for a queen.
Think mint and raspberry macaroons; apricot and almond cupcakes with salted caramel frosting; yuzu and coconut choux; and a Royal wedding cake.
A swift ten minutes walk from Buckingham Palace and you’ll find The Stafford, the St James’s Place hotel that’s home to unique characteristics.
On Sunday 5th June, they’ll be hosting a street party-style event in their Courtyard. Celebrate the occasion with the best of British party food, barbecue delights, Eton mess and Nyetimber.
16-18 ST JAMES’S PLACE, SW1A 1NJ
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Set in the majestic Drawing Rooms, Home House’s Jubilee tea is something truly special. Feel like a queen as you dine on delights including coronation chicken, Victoria sponge and even Union Jack macaroons. All brilliantly prepared by their talented pastry team and paired with a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne.
20 Portman Square, W1H 6LW
For the Jubilee, Shoryu has given their menu a special royal makeover. Book in for their three course menu for just £27. Expect dishes such as BBQ pork bun; Shoryu Ganso Tonkotsu, a rich 12-hour pork broth ramen comes topped with char siu bbq pork belly, nitamago burford brown egg, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, red ginger and nori seaweed; and a sweet treat of refreshing ice cream.
A brunch fit for a queen? Yes please! Apothecary will be keeping the festivities alive through their special brunch offering. Think Cornish crab sushi rolls; Japanese A4 wagyu beef skewers; smokey tenderstem broccoli’ sea bass ceviche; and a dessert of rose warm chocolate tart with strawberry cream.