Are you prepped for the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May 2018? If you’re not one of the 600 lucky invitees to this royal marriage, don’t despair. You can sort out your own reception though you’ll have to do without the traditional suits of armour, Barack Obama and the stars of the TV series Suits!
The royal wedding is on Saturday so there won’t be a bank holiday like the one in 2011 for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The good news, however, is that licensing hours across Britain will be extended until 1am for Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May. So, you get to celebrate the royal wedding with a few drinks and a meal out at a tastecard restaurant until the wee small hours.
Why don’t you celebrate in the week leading up to the royal wedding and book one of our dining club restaurants? Or if you’re going to put a street party together why not order in some great tastecard restaurant deals?
Eat up the Royal Wedding Food
OK, we don’t know much about the food that wedding guests will be served at the royal reception for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but we do have a few interesting details. The all-important cake is already confirmed with American pastry chef, Claire Ptak, to create an organic lemon and elderflower cake covered with buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers. That is a major swerve from royal tradition with a fruit cake the normal wedding cake for a royal marriage up to now.
What goes before the wedding cake is still shrouded in mystery. The only thing we’re sure of is that London-based caterer Table Talk is the frontrunner having provided the food for Will and Kate’s wedding reception and Pippa Middleton’s marriage. You can also expect that it won’t be a run-of-the-mill wedding menu as Meghan Markle is a real foodie. Of course, the happy couple could have called tastecard, we know a lot about great restaurant food and we would have offered amazing discount prices!
How are you Going to Celebrate the Royal Wedding?
So, this May, how are you going to celebrate the royal wedding? Will you be dressing up? Will you treat your loved ones to a meal out at one of our 6,000+ tastecard restaurants? Or order in from one of our pizza restaurants like Papa John’s or Domino’s Pizza for your street party? If you’re going to London for the royal wedding weekend, you can choose from thousands of our great dining club restaurants in the capital. However, you decide to mark this special occasion, you can relax about the final bill with our amazing 2 for 1 restaurant deals and 50% off food savings, a perfect celebration of the happy couple.
If you do celebrate in style, why not upload your royal wedding restaurant photos to Instagram and tag @tastecard using #tastecardit.
What Food Should They Serve at the Royal Wedding?
While we still don’t have a lot of detail as to what food will be offered to guests, with two royal receptions, there’s sure to be plenty of foodie treats to look forward to. For the last royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, 10,000 canapés were served during the wedding reception. Guests also enjoyed a wedding meal of classic British dishes like bubble and squeak, shoulder of lamb, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and Scottish smoked salmon.
Will this year’s wedding menu be inspired by the American bride or will the British royal dominate the food choices? Let us know what you think on our Facebook page and get the royal foodie conversation started!