Soft launch details below.
The Royal Quarter cafe is the latest restaurant to come to Victoria, an area of London that's been going through a fair bit of improvement recently. This addition is from the people behind the Chelsea Quarter Cafe (on the King's Road), the River Quarter Kitchen (in Battersea) and Heal's Quarter Cafe (on Tottenham Court Road).
The Royal Quarter Cafe is on Buckingham Gate, just a few steps from Buckingham Palace - so it'll be an ideal place to point tourists in the direction of (or perhaps to hide from them).
If you 've been to the other branches, then you can expect something similar here - with a focus on salads and sandwiches throughout the day. Example dishes include:
- Buffalo mozzarella with avocado, sundried tomatoes and green pesto on ciabatta
- Parma ham with red pesto and rocket on focaccia
- Couscous with pomegranate, mint, coriander, pine nuts, spring onion and grilled halloumi
- Chicken with roast sweet potatoes, fennel, pine nuts, parsley and rocket
- Crispy duck salad with shallots, chilli, pear, cucumber, mint and coriander
In addition to those, there will be cakes and pastries all day, with fresh smoothies, coffee by Illy and tea by Teapigs (alongside a wine and beer list, of course).
The restaurant will seat 70 and have floor to ceiling windows - with outside seating also available during summer months. It'll have wi-fi access too - which Hot Dinners certainly wished a lot more cafes in London had.
The Royal Quarter Cafe is at 72-73 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6BE and opens on June 17 - Monday-Saturday 7.30am-10pm, Sunday 8am-6pm.
There will be a soft launch from 17-24 June - with 50% off food for walk-ins only.