London is in Tier 2 of the UK government COVID-19 local restrictions and at Hotel Cafe Royal our guest's wellbeing and safety is of paramount importance. As a result, we ask you to please observe the following rules and restrictions when visiting us.

Tier 2 Covid information

What are the new rules for alcohol?

According to the Governments COVID-19 winter plan: "Venues that serve alcohol can only remain open where they operate as a restaurant, which means serving substantial meals (and accompanying drinks)."

The guidelines define "substantial meals" as "a full breakfast, main lunchtime or evening meal".

Bar snacks do not count as a substantial meal.

The guidelines state all meals should be a table meal. Guidance states that "a table meal is a meal eaten by a person seated at a table, or at a counter or other structure which serves the purposes of a table".

@Cakes and Bubbles

Guests ordering just desserts with alcohol need to order 2 desserts each from the menu for this to count as a substantial meal. The whole table, must order food to be able to order alcohol.

@Green Bar

Guests need to order one dish each from the menu or a sharing platter for 2 persons. The whole table, must order food in order to have an alcoholic drink.

@Oscar Wilde Lounge

Our afternoon tea menu counts as a substantial meal, therefore no other requirements are necessary when joining us for afternoon tea.

@In Room Dining

Guests can order alcohol to their room without having to order food.


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