To welcome in Spring 2021, Red Carnation’s hotel properties in London will be offering luxurious dining experiences outdoors. And after very strict lockdowns in the UK, I’m sure almost everyone has been craving delectable cuisines! Thankfully, outdoor dining is now allowed so here are 6 fabulous places to dine out at during these sunnier seasons…
#1 Kensington Palace Picnic at The Milestone Hotel
Available from May 17, 2021, you can enjoy a lazy (and delicious) afternoon in Kensington Gardens with The Milestone Hotel & Residences. Choose from either an Afternoon Tea or Picnic Feast, all served in traditional wicker baskets and filled with tasty al fresco bites.
Expect a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves, French pastries, a smoked salmon and cheese platter, plus mixed charcuterie and freshly basked bread. What more could you ask for?!
#2 Alice in Wonderland Tea at The Egerton House Hotel
If you love a good themed dining experience, then you’ll love The Egerton House Hotel’s new “Down the Rabbit Hole” tea picnic that is now available. This comes with a selection of “Cheshire Cat” tea sandwiches, homemade “White Rabbit” plain and fruit scones, exquisite “Alice” cakes and pastries, and bottle water. Be sure to bring your thermos and they will provide a selection of Hatter Teas to choose from.
For an extra-special and unique experience, allow their Hatter butler to escort you on your picnic, with a wicker picnic hamper filled with treats and a playful flamingo croquet set to enjoy outside. The Hatter butler will carefully serve your picnic along with two Champagne cocktails. Cheers to brighter days ahead!
#3 Afternoon Tea Gardens Picnic at The Montague on the Gardens
The Montage on the Gardens is open again and excited to invite guests to enjoy a Picnic Feast or Afternoon Tea in the private setting of Bedford Square Gardens. There are so many of these privately owned gardens sprinkled throughout London and this is a fantastic one. You’ll be served from a traditional wicker basket filled with delicious goodies.
Their Afternoon Tea selection includes classic finger sandwiches, freshly basked scones, Devonshire clotted cream, preserves, a variety of seasonal pastries and a drink of your choice. If you opt for the Picnic Feast, you can expect savory sliders, sandwiches, wraps and crisp salads, along with their famous vanilla cheesecake! If you’re celebrating a special occasion, I’d recommend adding a bottle of Champagne, Prosecco, or wine for some extra bubbles and fun.
#4 Get Tropical at The Montague on the Gardens Beach Bar
Also available now at The Montague on the Gardens is their award-winning Beach Bar! The Abr will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday for 1 hour and 30-minute slots between 1 pm and 5 pm so definitely make a reservation in advance.
This unique and fun Beach Bar is complete with real sand, a beach-hunt style thatched roof, delicious cocktails, palm trees and a backdrop of a beautiful beach. You’ll feel like you’re basking in the Bahamas rather than int he heart of central London! To get you in the summertime spirit, the hotel’s chef serves a range of BBQ options, followed by a tasty line-up of tempting desserts like ice cream cones. Cocktails are served in coconuts on arrival, alongside a superb selection fo wine, beers and spirits. Guests also have the added option of unlimited drink packages!
#5 Buckingham Palace Picnic at The Rubens at the Palace
Beginning May 17, 2021, you can enjoy a special Picnic Feast in the beautiful St James’s Park, served in luxurious wicker hampers filled with delectable treats from The Rubens at the Palace Hotel.
They are located directly across Buckingham Palace and truly give you the royal treatment. Allow the hotel to take care of setting up everything, from Afternoon Tea in the park to canapés and wine or even their Royal Hamper with wine as well. Just keep in mind that this experience requires 24 hours’ notice.
#6 Feast on Pies & Puds by The Chesterfield Mayfair
If you’re not quite ready to dine out yet, know that The Chesterfield Mayfair is now offering a collection of their favorite pie and puddings – delivered directly to your door. The hotel’s pies and puddings have been specially crafted by their skilled chefs during lockdown and are now ready for delivery! Each pie and pudding is made used locally sourced British produce and is available to order hot, ready to eat or cold with cooking instructions. Their pies are served with buttery mashed potato, peas and heritage carrots. True British comfort food!
You can almost combine your pie order with a traditional pudding and/or a beer. Puddings can be ordered separately without the addition of a pie as well. Collection from the hotel is free and delivering is available in London Zones 1-4 for an additional fee.