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  • Oscar Wilde Bar
  • Oscar Wilde Bar

Oscar Wilde Bar

The Oscar Wilde Bar, formerly the iconic Grill Room, has been exquisitely restored to its authentic Louis XVI detailing. Originally established in 1865, it is now the place to enjoy afernoon tea during the day and on select evenings an intimate exclusive dinner show, presented by London's premier cabaret company The Black Cat.

Nestled between the elegance of Mayfair and the creativity of Soho, this is the space where great minds came together to change the world. It is in this very room that Oscar Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, Aubrey Beardsley debated with Whistler, David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust and Mick Jagger, the Beatles and Elizabeth Taylor danced the night away.

Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a decadent and quintessentially English tradition in the iconic surroundings of the Oscar Wilde Bar at Café Royal.

Sittings for afternoon tea take place daily, every hour from 12pm to 5pm. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

Dress Code: We kindly ask that gentlemen wear a jacket; tie is optional, trainers are not permitted.


On Friday and Saturday evenings the Oscar Wilde Bar is open from 6.30pm and has a regular programme of live entertainment on select evenings including the flagship cabaret show.

Private Hire

One of London's most historic and iconic rooms is now available for private hire, for more information  please call our events team on +44 (0)20 7406 3310.

Festive Season

We invite you to join us for a magical Christmas and New Year in the Oscar Wilde Bar at Café Royal, the perfect place to enjoy the festive season with friends and family in the heart of central London.

Afternoon Tea - Especially for Christmas we’ve added a sprinkle of festive magic to the London Royal Tea in the gilded splendour of the Oscar Wilde Bar. Available from 1 December 2015.

New Year's Eve - Welcome in 2016 at Café Royal with a welcome Champagne reception in the Oscar Wilde Bar, five-course dinner in the Ten Room followed by entry to the Oscar Wilde Bar with half a bottle of Champagne at midnight. From 10pm there will be a live DJ and dancing, countdown to midnight and ring in the New Year in the gilded splendour of this iconic room.

Please contact the restaurant reservations team for more details on or call +44 (0)20 7406 3310