The Royal Dining Collection


Food is at the heart of many family events and the royal family is no different. Prince Philip was known to be the master of the barbecue and loved donning his chef’s hat for their family alfresco meals at Sandringham and Balmoral.

State dinners were obviously more formal occasions and required absolute attention to detail both with the menu planning and the precise positioning of every knife and fork and wine and water glass.

Her Majesty the Queen oversaw all of the menus for these occasions and encouraged her chefs to source as many of the ingredients from the local estate. Darren McGrady said that she loved to see her own produce on the menu.

Our master of etiquette, Lord Maurice Fermoy, will share his experience of the many formal royal occasions that he attended and will even share snippets of his conversations with her Majesty when he and his wife most recently had lunch with the Queen at Windsor Castle.

Your clients can immerse themselves in the royal ways and etiquette and relax as they are waited on by their personal butler.

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ETIQUETTE LESSONS

If you really want to spend your time like The Queen, enjoy a wonderfully informative etiquette lesson with Maurice Roche, 6th Baron Fermoy. Learn all about the rules of etiquette that govern behaviour at any social occasion.

We promise to create an experience like no other. Let us make your afternoon tea both elegant and educational with our very own British etiquette expert, Lord Fermoy. Lord Fermoy instructs in English manners, aristocratic traditions and British society, his style is engaging, relaxed, easy to understand and often embellished with personal accounts and anecdotes.

Lord Fermoy will join you for your Afternoon Tea and discuss how to arrange a tea party with guests seated traditionally in armchairs and sofas, or seated around a table; how to set the table with the correct tea wares; the tea or teas to offer; afternoon tea napkins and how to use them; what to add to the tea (milk, sugar, lemon, etc) and how to hold the cup and saucer; how to make and eat sandwiches; how to eat scones with jam and clotted cream; how to eat pastries and cakes, and the correct use of the tea knife and the pastry fork.

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LUNCH AND COOKERY CLASS IN A PRIVATE ESTATE

Enjoy a delicious cookery experience as you learn to make your favourite dishes with an expert chef at a private estate.

Step back in time for an experience like no other as you learn to cook incredible dishes in the kitchen of this historic family home.

The UK has a wonderful selection of private Stately homes all across the country, many will be delighted to host a cookery experience for you.

The cooking will be tailored to your interests for example dishes for a dinner party, fine dining, canapés, desserts. Cook wonderful dishes using ingredients such as venison, duck, pheasant, seasonal produce and vegetables.

After your incredible cooking lesson, the chef will create you a fabulous lunch, alternatively enjoy the food you have just created.

Learn how to make the food that the royal chefs cook for The Queen and her family.

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BUTLER FOR THE DAY

Feel like royalty with your very own butler for the day.

Enjoy a fabulous and stress-free day and get the VIP treatment as you are waited on hand and foot by a butler and feel like The Queen.

You will begin your day with your butler, bringing you breakfast, tea and coffee to your bedroom.

Want to make a party extra special? Your personal butler will prepare and serve food and drinks, as well as tending to the every need of you throughout the day. Whatever your dream day of pampering, an incredible butler will provide a fabulous experience you will never forget.

Make your day even more incredible with a visit to Saville Row tailor for a suit or dress fitting ready for your evening.

Your butler will manage it all. Your butler is able to join you in any of your experiences.


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AFTERNOON TEA

Dine like Her Majesty The Queen and experience a royal afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea is a staple in the royal family, especially for The Queen.

The Queen has four meals a day - but only eats small portions at each ... Then, in the late afternoon, her Royal Highness will have afternoon tea.

Be sure to enjoy a selection of wonderful selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. But which will you put first? The cream or the jam?

  • Finger sandwiches: cucumber, salmon, egg and cress, ham and mustard – no crusts
  • Earl Grey tea (if you would prefer, you can always have an English breakfast tea, a herbal tea, or a coffee of choice)
  • Favourite cake is Victoria sponge or a ginger cake or chocolate biscuit cake
  • Jam pennies – raspberry jam sandwiches in the shape and size of an old Penny (31mm)

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DINING LIKE ROYALTY

Dine like Queen Elizabeth II and enjoy her favourite food including venison, duck, pheasant and seasonal vegetables.

Your butler will be on hand throughout your dining experience to ensure you have the most royal time

Finish your dinner in true style like The Queen and enjoy a dry martini or a glass of Bollinger champagne. Bollinger champagne has a royal warrant.

Just like many, The Queen will only eat seasonal produce, so no strawberries in the Winter! And always chocolate for dessert!


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THE NEXT STEPS

The Humphreys team is here to make it happen for you and your clients.

We need to know:

  • The chosen dates
  • The preferred experience options
  • Accommodation preferences
  • Lunching and dining requirements
  • Transfer and transport requirements

We will then design the draft itinerary and you are guaranteed that your clients:

  • Will be offered the best options on the chosen dates
  • Will have minimum transfer time and optimum enjoyment time
  • Will have transparency of the different options for their chosen experiences so they can choose their preferred style

The Dining Collection experiences are available year round.

We love talking through the options so we can really understand what will make the perfect visit.

Let’s arrange a call or a Zoom chat and start the process.

We will happily arrange it for you, please call or email: info@humphreysofhenley.co.uk | +44 (0) 1491 736468


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