Regent Street's historic Café Royal reopened as a hotel in 2012 with a look that stayed true to its glamorous French roots from when it first opened in 1865. It now stands as a 160-bedroom boutique hotel with luxury suites available. Cafe Royal is also the site of restaurant and bar offerings hoping to mirror the building's hospitality heritage - these include The Oscar Wilde Bar and fine dining in the Domino restaurant.
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Hotel Cafe Royal is definitely a favourite of mine for Afternoon Tea. The staff were super attentive and the Oscar Wilde Bar has been beautifully restored which creates a very regal but relaxed ambience. The afternoon tea itself was heavenly - really inventive selection and generous portions, they even let me boyfriend have second helpings of pretty much everything. Wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
By far the most grand afternoon tea I have visited, I was taken here by two lovely friends as a birthday present and it was most definitely very fancy. The intricate and detailed architecture and decoration in the room made for a very sophisticated feel. The service was very good and the food was delicious, I was utterly stuffed! Loved the jam that were given to take home, that was a really nice touch.
What made it all very special was the pianist in the middle of the room who played throughout the afternoon tea but in particular there were several birthday's in the room and he played Happy Birthday on the piano whilst they brought us out a treat. I have never had Happy Birthday played to me on piano before, it was a first and made the experience all the more special.
Wow what can I say but I went along to The Café in Hotel Café Royal to experience their desserts that they sell and what can I say but WOW. I went along with some Yelp friends which made the whole experience even better as the company alone was great. Now about the desserts what can I say but wow wow wow the desserts that was served was amazing looking alone with lego brick type moose and lollipop looking dessert made out of strawberry moose but the taste was a massive explosion on the tongue with its tanginess and sharpness all what a girl expects from a dessert. Not bland at all super sweet and tangy I highly recommend if you want a dessert that is tangy and not bland and gives you a explosion of taste sensation in your mouth. Go along!
Its all a bit mixed here.
Its a hotel , a cafe , a restaurant and a club - oh and a bar (two in fact)
The bit that really works is the old Grill Room.
You can picture Oscar Wilde drinking there.
The rest is OK , but over-priced and sort of betrays the elegance and glamour of what was here in the past.
The Club Level upstairs is a great place to meet , and has interesting art exhibitions. Just a pity its private.
I hear there is a bedroom suite with a private balcony that overlooks Piccadilly Circus. Now that's cool , but I suspect the price tag is a little beyond me.
Here's a picture I took from the Club Level
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