Food & Drink

Neil Frame 07/01/70

Criterion Restaurant

Criterion Restaurant

One day, while sitting in an armchair with a rug on your knees and a packet of Werther’s Originals in your cardigan pocket, your grandchild is very likely to ask where you were on the day of the Royal Wedding.

Compare your current plans to the following:

Well, sonny, it’s funny that you should ask.  Despite initially wanting to avoid the influx of tourists to London, we soon realised that this would be a day to remember forever.  And so we headed deep in to the heart of London: Piccadilly Circus.

It being the event of the Decade, if not our entire lifetime, we secured reservations at London’s Best Restaurant of 2010 – an impossibly grand and extravagant venue called the Criterion restaurant, which first opened its doors in 1873.

The restaurant and bar, both housed in a cavernous and enchanting Grade II Listed building resplendent with giant arches, a gilded ceiling, towering windows and mirrored walls, provided us the perfect location from which to enjoy the day’s festivities”.

While the Criterion restaurant should be experienced both for the aesthetic qualities that have seen it featured in films like A Good Year and Batman Begins, and for Head Chef Artan Hasa’s outstanding Modern European menu, you have additional reason to reserve one of the very few tables still available this Friday.

From 10.30am on the day of the Wedding you will be able to view the live coverage all day on five screens throughout the restaurant. You’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne to toast the happy couple, and you’ll enjoy a quintessentially English menu that includes duck egg royal; drop scones with blueberries, homemade butter and english honey; and roast beef with yorkshire pudding.

For guests who are particularly keen to get into the spirit of the day, the menu will also include the exclusively commissioned Royal Wedding Sausage with potato puree, mint and onion marmalade, and Eton Mess for dessert.



Like grand restaurants? Check out Berners Tavern

Criterion Restaurant

224 Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HP

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