The Coronation of King Charles III: A Royally Good Time at Searcys14 April 2023
CELEBRATE WITH SEARCYS
To mark the Coronation of the King, join us for a host of coronation celebrations across our restaurants, champagne bars and events venues.
Hosting celebrations for over 175 years, including the coronations of Edward VII, George V, George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, expect a host of exciting experiences across the weekend and beyond, including decadent champagne masterclasses and a regal concert by the London Chamber Orchestra, with a side of Searcys Afternoon Tea.
Did you know?
Coronations are something Searcys is accustomed to and have been in business for four of them, Edward VII, George V and George VI – but the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953 was one of the busiest periods in Searcys’ history. For three nights and two days leading up to the day of the coronation, Searcys lorries were making the rounds of houses on the procession route, delivering lunches, teas and cocktails for the numerous parties held to watch the great event. Every order was delivered on time, complete with cutlery, china, glass and linen, but the trouble began when the Hire Department tried to collect the equipment the next day. The traffic congestion caused by the crowds who came to view the decorations was so great that it became virtually impossible to collect as so many celebratory lunches and dinners were taking place.
We are thrilled to offer an array of celebratory experiences to mark this momentous occasion in history. Indulge in Searcys Afternoon Tea, accompanied by a performance by the esteemed London Chamber Orchestra. Sip on Champagne with Globe Trotter at Burlington Arcade, and savour specially crafted dishes available exclusively at our restaurants.
REGAL CONCERT WITH A SIDE OF TEA AT 116 PALL MALLJoin us for an enchanting celebration of the King's Coronation with our indulgent afternoon tea at 116 Pall Mall, followed by a captivating royalty-inspired concert by the fantastic London Chamber Orchestra, featuring a four-piece string quartet and renowned vocalist, Aga Serugo-Lugo.
116 Pall Mall
Saturday 6th May
CORONATION AFTERNOON TEA AT THE GHERKINHead to the City and celebrate up in the sky at Searcys at the Gherkin with an extra special Afternoon Tea inspired by royal favourites.
Searcys at The Gherkin
Available to book between Wednesday 3rd May to Saturday 6th May
GLOBE-TROTTER X SEARCYS AT BURLINGTON ARCADEFor one weekend only, Searcys will partner with renowned British brand, Globe-Trotter, to serve Champagne and patisserie at its prestigious flagship store in Burlington Arcade.
Globe-Trotter, Burlington Arcade
Available to book on Saturday 6th May and Monday 8th May
CHAMPAGNE PAIRING DINNER FIT FOR A KING AT THE GHERKINRaise a glass and uncork your knowledge of Champagne at Searcys at The Gherkin. To mark the King's coronation, we hope you will enjoy this regal selection of champagnes. The guided tasting will take you on a journey through Europe where champagne was relished by the Royal Families and Emperors.
Searcys at The Gherkin
Wednesday 10th May
CHAMPAGNE AND ROYAL MUSIC CORONATION DINNER IN 116 PALL MALLSearcys, Head of Champagne, Martin Dibben will hosts and evening, introducing you to each cuvée, how it was made and the association with Royalty. The dinner is interspersed with delightful Royal musical interludes by our guest pianist, François-Xavier Villemin on our Steinway Grand.
116 Pall Mall
Thursday 11th May
CORONATION DISHES FIT FOR A KINGInspired by dishes from Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, for which Searcys catered for many parties at the time, the Coronation menu will feature delights including a Gloucester old spot pork pie with Kings’ ketchup, inspired by the old tradition in Gloucester to send a pie to the reigning monarch every Christmas, and the Coronation trifle, created using Searcys gin, seasonal poached Lincolnshire rhubarb and, as a tribute to the new King, an edible postage stamp on top. Available across the Coronation week across all Searcys venues, including Searcys at the Gherkin and St Pancras Brasserie.
Monday 1st May to Saturday 6th May