Toast the Queen at The Goring On Thursday
Not that the Brits are always ones to be patriotic, but it's St George's Day on Thursday. And while for most of us that means a day in the office as usual, the Goring Hotel in London has other ideas. And it involves stuffing our faces.
Of course, if there was one hotel to celebrate St George's, it would be the Goring. It's 'round the corner from Buckingham Palace and has regular royal visits, as well as counting Margaret Thatcher and Tory leader David Cameron among its clientele.
For Thursday, they propose an all-English lunch menu. And it's not half bad either: home-made potted shrimps, then roast rib of beef and Yorkshire pudding, and rounded off with baked rhubarb and custard tart, with crumble ice cream. Looks like the only foodie stereotype they’re missing is fish 'n' chips.
Not that we're complaining – it sounds delish. As well it should, for £40 a head. We're telling ourselves it's our patriotic duty to go. It's the Queen's birthday today and everything, so there's a double excuse.