Dining with the Duchess
She is the darling of the press, and her clothing choices sell out in seconds – but what about her dining preferences?
Over the years the Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted at a number of top London eateries, with and without her famous partner. Here are just a few of the restaurants that have been graced by Kate’s royal presence.
Dans Le Noir?
It has been rumoured that Will and Kate enjoy a meal in this dark and alluringly mysterious restaurant. Dans Le Noir? offers diners a unique and unusual experience – dinner in the dark. With blind waiters, you experience food in a new and unique way – understanding tastes without the preconceptions of sight.
Based in Chelsea, this fine eatery was chosen for Kate’s 26th birthday celebrations. The restaurant first opened in 2003, and it soon gained a celebrity following. Newly refurbished, this up market eatery serves up a mixture of contemporary French food.
Kate often dines at Bluebird restaurant and has been spotted there with Prince William. With ingredients sourced from local farmers and sustainable producers, the menu offers up a delectable feast of delicious dishes. Classic courses are revamped under the direction of chef Mark Block, while classic childhood desserts round off the meal on a sugar high with a selection of sundaes, sorbets and puddings.
Camilla Parker Bowles accompanied Kate to the prestigious restaurant in the Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge. In pre-wedding discussions the group, which consisted of Pippa and Camilla’s daughter, apparently discussed chipolatas, sausages on sticks and mini pizzas as dishes for the wedding menu. Three Michelin starred chef Pierre Koffman opened the restaurant just a few years ago, and dishes include souffléd skate with lobster sauce, hand-dived scallops with ink sauce and cauliflower purée, and the legendary pig’s trotter stuffed with sweetbreads and morels.
Riccardo’s, a small upscale Tuscan restaurant in Chelsea, serves up classic Italian dishes. Kate was spotted here just before she tied the knot with hubby William.