As the tumultuous 2020 draws to a close, it’s time to look forward to new year plans with friends – albeit socially-distanced. Whilst donning full PPE might not be the epitome of chic, we’ve got some of the most luxurious dining experiences the capital has to offer – well, we have to make up for lost time somehow!
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, and thanks to these chi-chi spots, it’s also the most glamourous. Combining the best bits of lunch and breakfast, brunch is the perfect way to re-enter the social world and there’s no better place than Coya in Mayfair. This lively Latin American restaurant offers entertainment whilst you sit back and enjoy a three-course meal in this opulent eatery. It will also remind you not only how much you’ve missed brunching with friends, but what a party atmosphere feels like.
If you haven’t been on the train in a while, travelling from London Bridge is easy when there’s Belgian waffles at the other end. Not only does Duck and Waffle serve the most deliciously decadent breakfasts, but it’s served with a side of breathtaking city views.
Quite literally the food of queens, and so terribly quintessential it would be rude not to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea when we’re allowed to. Oozing indulgence and a delightful way to celebrate seeing loved ones, The Ritz is the obvious location to choose.
This iconic venue has frequented some of our favourite films and as it the epitome of luxury, so it’s no surprise their offering of afternoon tea is famed for being one of the best in town. Held in Palm Court, guests are treated to the usual afternoon fare, with all the flare one would expect. Surrounded by gold brocade walls, sumptuous baby pink décor, displays of pink roses, and an actual water fountain – what more could you ask!
Even London’s restaurants were hit hard as a result of the pandemic, so it’s only right to do your civic duty and head to any one of the most luxurious and sought-after spots – to support the local economy – natch.
If dark and stormy is your preferred aesthetic (and drink), then the restaurant in L’Oscars has everything you could want from a low-lit den of glamour. Purple and crushed gold velvet sits effortlessly under the twinkling ceiling making it an ideal date-night location.