Quaglino’s celebrate 90th anniversary with special dinner and international mixologists on 2 October
Quaglino’s opened in 1929, the height of the American prohibition. Patronised by the Mountbattens, King Edward VIII and Evelyn Waugh in the 1930s, the venue has played host to the most distinguished and famous names, with a story or two to tell.
From rumours of Barbara Cartland in her debutante days finding a pearl in her oyster, Princess Diana making sneaky entrances through the Quaglino’s kitchen to being the first-ever public restaurant The Queen visited as monarch in 1956: Quaglino’s has seen it all and stood the test of time to tell the tale.
Guests are invited to write their own story on Wednesday 2nd October, as the restaurant hosts an evening of eclectic celebrations to mark its milestone birthday. Executive chef Nuno Goncalves has created a menu inspired by the last 90 years, showcasing all-time favourite dishes with Jersey oyster aux Gratin, Oscietra caviar and Dover sole a la Grenobloise, which will be accompanied by exclusive Moët & Chandon packages in honour of the occasion.
Over at the bar, the juggernaut team will welcome an incredible international roster of bars featured in Asia’s 50 Best Bars and one of the World’s 50 best that will host individual takeovers for one night only in partnership with Mancino Vermouth and Casamigos Tequila.
Hope & Sesame was the first “speakeasy” bar in Guangzhou and the team will be taking over from 9pm – 1030pm, serving their Ango, Rocket Man and Neo-Appletini cocktails. From 10.30pm – midnight Mixology Salon’s Shuzo Nagumo will take centre stage, shaking up serves from the Tokyo favourite. Next up is the almighty Atlas Bar, spinning drinkers into the small hours from midnight – 1.30am. The razor sharp Jesse Vidare will be serving the world-famous Atlas Martini – those in the know can confirm that it’s not a drink to be missed. Closing the show is Hong Kong’s COA, bringing Mexican-inspired mixes to Marco and the Quaglino’s team until final orders at 3am.
Alongside the exciting food and drink offerings, the restaurant commemorates the evolving music and styles of each decade with entertainment to match. The famous stage, host to many of the biggest names since 1929 will welcome special guest performers and DJs will pay homage to the history of the iconic venue.
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Photo: Courtesy of Quaglino’s
Tickets are available from £45 for the dining experience and £20 for bar tickets only. Bookable via 0207 930 6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bar residency format
Hope & Sesame (Guangzhou) 9pm – 10.30pm
Mixology Salon (Tokyo) 10.30pm – midnight
Atlas Bar (Singapore) midnight – 1.30am
COA (Hong Kong) 130am – 3am
9.30pm main show
11pm after-party with DJ until the early hours