Spectacular gastronomic experiences are offered at every one of Red Carnation Hotels' global properties. Our care and attention to detail goes above and beyond—our bartenders always remember how you like your martini, while our chefs curate remarkable menus fine-tuned to each guest’s unique preference. Indeed, discerning foodies are gladly invited for exclusive tastings at private dining tables. Here is a selection of our superlative food experiences, each intended to raise the bar a little higher every time.
Fantastic sushi experiences
Chef Suren introduces seafood lovers to the art of making perfect sushi at The Rubens at the Palace. With more than 10 years of experience in Japanese cuisine, Suren has plenty of tips to share in his guided demonstrations and saké tastings. For those simply keen to sample in the fruits of Suren’s expertise, an elegantly tiered selection of nigiri and sashimi awaits in the hotel’s sophisticated Leopard Bar.
The Rubens at the Palace, London
Personalised tasting menus
Choose from three artfully designed five-course menus at The Chef’s Table at The Oyster Box. By appointment only, this bespoke gustatory experience is presented at the skilled hand of Executive Chef Kevin Joseph exclusively for groups of between six and 10. Start the evening with Champagne sundowners, exquisite canapés and live music before embarking upon an outstanding culinary journey that surprises and delights with every bite.
The Oyster Box, Durban
Sommelier-curated wine dinners
Secluded wine tasting experiences and special wine dinners are hosted in Ashford Castle’s subterranean wine cellars, which have been opulently restored following their recent discovery. The passageways were dug out in the 16th century to enable servants to transport coal to the rooms. Today, the ambient cellars are perfectly suited for storing and sampling fantastic vintages. Raise an expertly selected glass of wine and toast to a superb dining experience.
Ashford Castle, Ireland
Exquisite afternoon teas
At the heart of well-heeled Knightsbridge, The Egerton House Hotel’s stylish Drawing Room serves a quintessentially British culinary tradition: afternoon tea. Vegans, gluten-free diners and even four-legged guests are exceedingly well catered for here, with a variety of menus on offer. Whichever you choose, the oven-warm, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam are a perennial favourite.
The Egerton House Hotel, London
Private dining in a mesmerising setting
Beneath starry South African skies, Bushmans Kloof’s River Boma dining experience never fails to romance guests. Stroll down to the riverbank, following the winding, lantern-lit pathway. An immaculately set table for two awaits, as does a dedicated waiter who looks after your every need. The five-course menu showcases seasonal produce from the hotel’s walled garden and is paired with a flight of wines from Red Carnation Hotels’ very own Bouchard Finlayson winery.
Bushmans Kloof, South Africa
Immersive seasonal pop-ups
The Montague on the Gardens’ pop-up bar is one of Bloomsbury’s seasonal highlights. Come summer, its sizzling BBQs and stylish Brunch on the Beach are not to be missed. Tuck into your favourite brunch in the Conservatory, before heading outdoors for tropical cocktails. Once winter arrives, beat the chill with an apres-ski in a winter wonderland, all in the heart of London.
The Montague on the Gardens, London
Enjoy delicious food and prime hospitality with Red Carnation Hotels’ fabulous food experiences.