At a time when a restaurant is well on its way to reaching its teenage years, the venerable Wiltons has 280 years of service to Londoners.
Starting life as an oyster stall on the Haymarket in 1742 when George II was on the throne, Wiltons has been in its current location on Jermyn Street since the eighties. Now, it’s the kind of place where you’re as likely to see a star of stage and screen (Game of Thrones’ Gwendolyn Christie was most recently) as you are a member of the royal family.
To celebrate its 280th anniversary, St James’s Restaurant has designed a seven-course anniversary menu which it will serve to guests all summer long. Costing £280 (see what they did there?), the menu features many of the restaurant’s signature dishes as well as fine wine pairings.
We came to try it. If you fancy trying it yourself, here’s what you’ll enjoy:
At this point, you have the choice of opting for what is probably the restaurant’s most ordered dish, their Dover sole, or a meatier option of lamb. In an ideal world, you’ll be dining with people who order each one so you can try them both.
After that, there’s a quick but delicious palate cleanser of green apple mousse before reaching the intoxicating heights of dessert.
Finally, it’s hardly a trip to Wiltons if you don’t get a visit from the sticky and spirits cart, so the final course of petit fours comes with a glass of Remy Martin.
Learn more about the Wiltons 280th Anniversary Dinner
Where is it? 55 Jermyn St, St James’s, London SW1Y 6LX
When? July 1 – August 31, 2022 (dinner only). Dinner costs £280 including matching wines, water and service.
Hot diners dined as Wiltons guests. Prices correct at time of publication.
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