21 OCTOBER 2013


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Café Royal

First opened back in 1865 as a dining establishment for the rich and famous (clients have included Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Noël Coward, Brigitte Bardot, Sir Max Beerbohm, George Bernard Shaw, Sir Jacob Epstein, Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Muhammad Ali and Diana, Princess of Wales), the Café Royal is now fully functional as a hotel (159 rooms) and conference centre.

Overlooking Piccadilly Circus, and exceptionally quiet within its precincts, the Grade I listed building hosts two eating places, The Café fronting Regent Street, in the tradition of European café culture, and the Ten Room offering English style cuisine.  The legendary Grill Room, restored to its original Louis XVI décor, has been retained in all its glory as a Champagne bar for cocktails offering a light menu.  There are plans to open a fine dining restaurant in the New Year.

The Pompadour Suite is the largest event space, beautifully restored to feature original and ornate detailing and perfect for celebrative receptions, launches, fashion shows and weddings.  Receptions can be held for up to 250 but it is more suited to dine around 100, or 180 for a buffet function. www.hotelcaferoyal.com

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