The Handbook
The Handbook

68 Regent Street, Piccadilly, W1B 4DY

Bars, Piccadilly

  • Capacity: 250

Hotel Café Royal is London’s first, modern grand luxury 5 star hotel which enjoys an unrivalled setting, where the elegance of Mayfair, energy of Soho and sophistication of St. James combine.

Frequented by distinguished figures such as Winston Churchill, Diana Princess of Wales, D H Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Mick Jagger and David Bowie; Hotel Café Royal has always been the vibrant living room of London, the place to convene, converse and celebrate. The hotel’s 160 guestrooms and suites, including seven signature suites echoes the glories of Café Royal’s past; calm, assured and distinctive.

The Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre features nine treatment rooms, 18 metre pool, a fully equipped gym and also boasts London’s first Watsu pool. Hotel Café Royal has recently unveiled its new lobby and guest arrival experience. Designed and overseen by the world-renowned architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni and created with a total investment of almost £5m, the large new lobby delivers an outstanding and glamorous entrance to the hotel. In addition, Hotel Café Royal has just launched its brand new 110-cover restaurant with internationally renowned chef Laurent Tourondel; ‘Laurent ay Café Royal’.

The restaurant offers a relaxed yet refined all-day dining and builds upon the Grill Room that featured at the heart the historical Café Royal with an open kitchen and grill serving meat, vegetables and fish plus an exceptional sushi experience. In total Hotel Café Royal has three restaurants, one café and two bars; the new bar ‘Ziggy’s’ is due to open at the end of June 2018.


Opening times

Laurent at Café Royal:
Breakfast: 7am – 11.30am
Lunch: 12pm – 4.45pm
Dinner: 5pm – 10.30pm~

Oscar Wilde Lounge: Every day 11.30am – 7.30pm

Papillon: Every day 7.30am – 11pm

Green Bar: Every day 12pm – 12am

Cuisine type

Laurent at Café Royal: Grill and Sushi
Oscar Wilde Lounge: Afternoon Tea
Papillon: European Café

3 things to try when you’re there

  • Award-wining afternoon tea in the Oscar Wilde Lounge
  • Fresh sushi and the finest meat from brand new restaurant by internationally renowned chef Laurent Tourondel ‘Laurent at Café Royal’
  • An exclusive water treatment in London’s first Watsu pool in the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre

You might not know but..

In 1973 David Bowie famously retired his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, with a star studded party, dubbed
‘The Last Supper’. Guests included the biggest rock stars of the time, such as Mick Jagger, Lou Reed
and many others.