CAFÉ ROYAL TO LAUNCH DESSERT RESTAURANT IN LONDON

Hotel Cafe Royal - The Cafe 6

Sarah Barber, Executive Pastry Chef - Hotel Cafe Royal

From Thursday 3 March, London will have its first permanent dessert restaurant at The Café of iconic Café Royal on Regent Street. With menus created by Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Barber, the dessert restaurant will feature a selection of exquisite tasting menus all served with optional wine pairing and available from 6pm to 10.30pm daily. As the perfect choice to conclude a dinner or to celebrate a special occasion, each carefully orchestrated menu will include a range of savoury bites to prepare the palate, before offering a unique journey of sweet plates all highlighting Sarah’s creative skill and imagination, as well as her contemporary, playful style.

The Cafe - Tasting Menu - Eat Me, Drink Me 1

The Sarah in Wonderland menu will feature five courses, starting with savouries such as the Milky Way, with goat’s cheese, wild honey and beetroot snow; and Chicken Foie with quince and brioche. Guests will then experience a journey of Sarah’s Alice in Wonderland inspired desserts: Queen of Hearts (raspberries, Champagne and roses); Mad Hatter (BFG, kirsch and cherries) and Eat Me, Drink Me (Snickers, chocolate malt shake).

Black Forest gateau and chocolate mushrooms

The Cafe - Tasting Menu - Jaffa Cake 3

Three-course Childhood Memories menus will also be available, comprising Sarah’s take on nostalgic favourites such as Rhubarb & Custard and Jaffa Cakes. Furthermore, the Pick n Mix menu will allow guests to make their selection of four dishes, with savouries such as White Rabbit with Acapella cheese, artichokes and black truffle; and Salmon Tart with silky avocado. Desserts on the Pick n Mix menu will include the Jaffa Cake; Eat Me, Drink Me and Queen of Hearts.

The Cafe - Tasting Menu - Queen of Hearts 2

Wine flights will be available to accompany each menu, with diverse and inspired choices including, sparkling Prosecco di Valdobbiadene with the Milky Way; Henriques y Henriques madeira with the Jaffa Cake; and classic dessert wines such as Château Roumieu, Sauternes with the Eat Me, Drink Me.

The opening of the evening dessert restaurant will run alongside the launch of Sarah’s new day food and drink menus in The Café, with the finest breakfasts, light lunches, afternoon teas, hot drinks and wines available from 8am to 6pm daily. Furthermore, the Pâtisserie will offer petit gâteau such as Pistachio & apricot mille feuille; Strawberry lemon candy cane; Raspberry rose sphere; and large entrements such as Strawberry crispy mousse with almond sponge and lemon curd and Black Forest gâteau with chocolate mushrooms.

The Cafe - 3 Course Tasting Menu 2

With its primary entrance located on London’s vibrant Regent Street, The Café is an impressive space made from golden Siena marble, which by day offers guests the opportunity to celebrate the great European tradition of café culture. As the historic entrance of the hotel, The Café echoes the heritage of Café Royal as a favourite London spot for epicureans, intellectuals, locals and for those visiting from further afield. Guests are welcomed to enjoy dishes within The Café itself, and all items are also available to take away. Tasting menus price starts from £26 per person.

For reservations please contact the team directly on +44 (0)207 406 3310 or via email restaurants@hotelcaferoyal.com. For further information please visit www.hotelcaferoyal.com and follow @hotelcaferoyal on Instagram and Twitter and Hotel Café Royal on Facebook.

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