The Hotel Café Royal is a luxury hotel located in a Grade I listed building on Regent Street, in the heart of central London. Originally a restaurant and meeting place, Café Royal closed down in 2008 but later re-opened in 2012 as a 5-star hotel.
Paying homage to the history of the building, grand historic areas have been sensitively restored and a selection of restaurants, bars and events spaces are a tribute to the rich heritage of excellent hospitality and dining. [Hotel Cafe Royal]
From Regent Street you can step directly into The Café, a glamorous space with floor and walls made from golden Sienna marble. On the right side you will find the coffee bar, but your attention will be stolen by the cake counter in front of you. Beautiful cakes, pastries and colourful macarons are created fresh everyday by Hotel Café Royal’s executive pastry chef, Andrew Blas.
The café celebrates the European tradition of historic coffee houses with its opulent decorations, and it’s the perfect spot to escape the hustle of central London and fuel up with a coffee and slice of cake.
I loved the Red Velvet mini-cake, shaped like a bundt cake with sugar glaze (in lieu of the traditional buttercream frosting) and chocolate shavings.
Mia ordered the Black Forest Gateaux which was spectacular: a fresh cake for a hot summer day, it had a good balance of crunchy chocolate, cream and cherry flavours.
The cappuccino was also great, the milk had a good texture and was served at the right temperature (beware when the milk is so hot that it burns your tongue).
Overall I really enjoyed my visit to The Café at Hotel Café Royal and I am sure I will be back again, most likely with my parents: my mum would absolutely love the place and my dad would go crazy for the cakes! :)
Disclaimer: I was a guest of the cafe. All opinions are my own.