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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 Champagne, sparkling wine and a light menu in the evening, complemented by a further programme of live entertainment.

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 Hotel 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.