OUT OF OFFICE: ROYAL WEDDING SPECIAL

 
Timothy Barber
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If you’re keen to get in the spirit of the royal nuptials but still haven’t decided how or where, here’s a few places getting in the spirit.

The Narrow,Gordon Ramsay’s riverside pub overlooking the entrance to Limehouse Basin is holding a “BBQ and Bunting” party from midday onwards, with a menu including blasts from the past like trifle and jelly, plus fake grass and a picket fence for that vintage feel.

A Bank Holiday it may be, but if you can bear venturing into the City, shopping centre One New Change is hosting a luxury pop-up tea room, with live music and broadcast of the wedding. Champagne afternoon teas will be available from £19.50.

At Marylebone’s French/Belgian brasserie Café Luc there’s a rather special prize to be won by customers who order a glass of Louis Roederer champers over the whole weekend – a watch worth over £9,000 from leading Swiss brand Piaget. With each glass of bubbly diners will receive a jewellery box with a barcode – take it to Piaget’s Bond St boutique to see if you’re a winner (second prize is a £3,250 necklace).

At Brown’s hotel in Mayfair, the wedding is being screened in the Donovan Bar, while Hix at the Albemarle restaurant has a special Royal Wedding menu for lunch. At Richard Corrigan’s Bentley’s restaurant, the wedding will also be screened while chef Corrigan is putting together dishes he made for the Queen, no less, for the TV programme Great British Menu.

Finally, leading restaurant Roussilon is serving a Royal Wedding Brunch, including a glass of bubbly and screening of the wedding, for £37.50.