This Christmas, Hotel Café Royal is celebrating the festive season with a wonderful range of luxurious room packages, unique spa treatments, and indulgent food and drink menus. Whether guests are looking to refresh mind, body and soul at Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, treat their little ones to a magical shopping experience in collaboration with Hamleys, or indulge with a festive afternoon tea in the opulent Oscar Wilde Bar, there really is something for everyone.
Christmas in The Café
Fronting London’s vibrant Regent Street, The Café at Hotel Café Royal is a beautifully impressive space that throughout the Christmas period will be offering a wonderful range of seasonal treats, available to enjoy either in the opulent Sienna marble café, or to take away, making ideal gifts for family and friends.
Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Barber, has created everything from exquisite chocolate baubles filled with chocolate popping candy and golden coins, to a traditional and luxurious Christmas pudding.
The Café is also home to London’s first dessert restaurant, featuring a selection of dessert tasting experiences that throughout the Christmas season will have a sprinkling of festive magic, with sweet treats such as the Deconstructed Mince Pie and Santa’s Bauble with Cranberry and Vanilla Mousse.
Chocolate Bauble: £12; Christmas Pudding: £12; Festive Dessert Tasting Menus: from £26
Festive Afternoon Tea in the Oscar Wilde Bar
The Festive Afternoon Tea is a witty take on the English ritual of taking tea, exploring the tradition throughout the ages and all served with extra Christmas sparkle. Playfully presented in the gilded splendour of the Oscar Wilde Bar, it makes the perfect treat after a day’s Christmas shopping on Regent Street, and includes sandwiches, scones, pastries, cakes and savouries, all celebrating the joy of the festive period.
Festive Afternoon Tea: £42 per person
Fine Festive Dining
Throughout the Christmas period, Hotel Café Royal’s Ten Room restaurant will be serving delicious seasonal menus, with dishes such as, Roast quail with parsnip, golden raisins and pickled walnuts; Braised beef with brussel sprouts, bacon lardons and chestnuts; and Chestnut and nougat parfait with honey comb ice cream. Furthermore, on Christmas day an exquisite seven-course lunch will be served in the stunning Pompadour Ballroom, with menus featuring, London cure smoked salmon with Scottish langoustine and Sevruga caviar; Angus beef wellington with Pomme boulangère and truffle jus; and Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy sauce.
Ten Room Festive Seasonal Menu: £35 per person (3 courses)
Christmas Day lunch in the Pompadour Ballroom: £195 per person (7 courses)
Body, Mind and Soles at Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre
From buying presents to attending the many festive events in the calendar, Christmas is an incredibly busy time of year. To remedy this, Hotel Café Royal’s award winning spa Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre has created an experience that will leave visitors feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to celebrate some more. The experience starts with a 60 minute facial that uses warm aromatic compresses to soften and exfoliate before a nurturing face mask, to purify and hydrate. The next step is a personalised body massage, lasting 50 minutes. The massage addresses problem areas by listening to the body to produce the best results and total relaxation. The experience is completed with a 70-minute pedicure, which begins with a warm soak of purifying salts before the therapist shapes, buffs, and exfoliates. A luxurious acupressure massage scrub is followed before a skin-softening wrap and varnish is applied for party perfect toes.
After the treatment guests will be invited to dine on Akasha’s new four elements menu featuring nutritious healthy dishes that complement the therapies. Lunch includes two courses and a glass of champagne or cold pressed juice.
Body, Mind and Soles from £310
Shop and Stay in Style
Known for its unrivalled location for shopping on London’s Regent Street, Hotel Café Royal is the perfect base from which to tick off the Christmas present list. From designer boutiques to British heritage brands, Regent Street allows shoppers to choose from a huge variety of products, while enjoying the elegant Christmas lights, guaranteed to bring festive cheer. Guests of Hotel Café Royal receive a Regent Street VIP membership card granting exclusive discounts on brands such as Penhaligon’s, Armani and department store Liberty London. After an afternoon of shopping, guests will be greeted by the luxurious interiors of The Green Bar where a Christmas cocktail – infused with warming spices – will be served. Staying in one of the hotel’s stylish rooms or suites, spacious enough for all those shopping bags, guests can enjoy a truly relaxing evening with a bottle of Champagne and room service. A late check-out of 4pm will be extended to guests so they can make the most of their time in retail heaven.
Shop and Stay in Style at Hotel Café Royal from £545 including cocktail at The Green Bar, breakfast, Regent Street VIP membership, bottle of Champagne and late check-out.
Hamleys Festive Family Time
This Christmas, Hotel Café Royal is thinking of its younger guests with a special festive experience in collaboration with Hamleys, the city’s most famous toy shop. Starting the day with a little added magic, families will make the short trip to Hotel Café Royal’s neighbour Hamleys, where children will experience their dream come true – a visit to Father Christmas’s grotto. Once they have let him know what is on their list, kids can peruse the floors of the magical toy metropolis before receiving a goodie bag, including pick and mix treats, and a 10% discount across all toy ranges in store. Back at the hotel, families stay in interconnecting rooms where children can enjoy an in-room movie experience with popcorn. The stay will also include a traditional English breakfast in the Ten Room for all the family and late check-out so that they can make the most of their time in Hotel Café Royal’s luxurious winter wonderland.
Hamleys Festive Family Time from £845 per room per night
New Year’s Eve with Hotel Café Royal
London is one of the best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve and this year Hotel Café Royal will be welcoming the year of 2017 in all its finery. On arrival guests will be shown to their comfortable room or suite where they can relax and get ready for the festivities ahead. The evening starts with a celebratory glass of Champagne before a decadent six-course menu is served in the Ten Room including Jerusalem artichoke veloute with truffle beignet, poached Dover sole and Aberdeen Angus beef fillet. After dinner those wanting to see in the New Year with bubbles and dance into the early hours can head to The Studio at The Club where a lavish party will be in full swing. The following morning on New Year’s Day, a restorative traditional English breakfast will be served, and all Hotel Café Royal guests will enjoy a complimentary late check-out.
New Year’s Eve with Hotel Café Royal from £954