ADVERTORIAL • February 2020
In the heart of London’s Mayfair, Quaglino’s has been a favourite haunt of royalty and movie stars since it opened in 1929. Step through its double doors and enter a glamorous space where exceptional cuisine, fine wines and good times flow. With a packed entertainment calendar and special seasonal menus, we check out what’s happening at the timeless restaurant throughout 2020
Live music is a huge part of the Quaglino’sappeal, especially in the evening when the stunning Art Deco space becomes even more intimate. Here you can tuck into lobster and scallop tortellini with crab and lemongrass bisque or braised ox cheek with pomme mousseline, pancetta, sprout tops and red wine jus – all part of menus curated by chef Nuno Goncalves. Take your pick from the enticing dinner menu or opt for one of the set menus as you watch the action unfold on stage. With live music six nights a week from Music Mondays right through to Saturday, an evening at Quaglino’s is always so much more than a meal.
Sunday lunches at Quaglino’s are definitely good for the soul. Live soulful music accompanies the Q Sunday Lunch menu with free-flowing white, red or sparkling wine. You can enjoy two courses from £28 or three for £32, with bottomless white or red wine an additional £20 or bubbles £23. Each weekend different musicians will perform top soul classics on the stage as you tuck into elevated roasts with all the trimmings and dreamy desserts.
Music and food combine at Quaglino’s on Valentine’s Day. There couldn’t be a more romantic setting for dining out with your love as your three-course meal is accompanied by an evening of live music. Performers will include special guest Kimberly Davis, the American singer songwriter and lead singer of Chic, and a DJ will carry the party on late into the night. If you’re after a more low-key love-in, head to the bar to indulge in the special sharing cocktails and Champagne packages. Prices start from £60 per person.
If you’re in need of a little excitement after a morning browsing the upscale boutiques and art galleries of Mayfair, don’t worry –live music and brunch awaits. Every Saturday between 11:30am and 4pm, Quaglino’s celebrates the weekend with a Free Flowing Brunch of two or three courses with a resident DJ on the decks. The tunes will play between 12pm and 4pm, so you can while away a winter’s afternoon with delectable dishes and a dance.
There are an endless number of world-class entertainers to point at in Quaglino’s glittering history; during 2019 there were shows from Glennis Grace, Mica Paris, Kimberly Nichole, Judith Hill, Jermain Jackman and Berget Lewis. This year Soul diva Jocelyn Brown joins the stage on 17 February as part of the Music Mondays series. Without fail, the weekly line-ups feature live bands and incredible vocals from some of London’s most critically acclaimed performers. As you enjoy your meal and expertly crafted cocktails, you can be certain of ambient saxophones and sets from world-class DJs that go on late into the night.
It’s a wonderful space for drinks alone too. Take a seat at the circular Q Bar in the heart of the restaurant or the mezzanine bar and let the expert team of bar staff mix up your favourite drink. Or try something from its latest cocktail menu, Wishes, which uses inventive techniques such as milk clarifications and fermentations with exceptional results. With a theme “inspired by the dreams and fantasies of humankind” expect some seriously thought-provoking tipples. The “I wish for NO BORDERS”, for example, combines ingredients from around the world – scotch whisky, Brazilian banana liquor, Spanish sherry, Italian liquor and USA peanut butter – with heady results.