Royal Wedding: Our exclusive guide on where to celebrate in Mosman!
WE’RE JUST DAYS AWAY FROM THE ROYAL WEDDING – AND MOSMAN IS READY TO CELEBRATE, WITH A NUMBER OF LOCAL WATERING HOLES BREAKING OUT THE BUNTING AND POPPING THE CHAMPAGNE CORKS - TO WITNESS THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE THIS SATURDAY. ANNA USHER REPORTS.
If your invitation to the Royal Wedding was lost in the mail, fear not lovely people – because our fine suburb is making its own party arrangements for the momentous event!
While British inspired home viewing parties are set to be popular this weekend, there are a number of local pubs and clubs hosting swanky soirees for excited locals.
Warringah Bowls Club on Bradleys Head Rd has been preparing all week, with kitchen staff creating a special menu for crowds of expected revellers.
Just $30 per person will see you feasting like a King (or Queen), at their special Royal bistro offering Pommie Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie or Fish and Chips.
With a strong UK contingent on the membership books at Warringah Bowls, General Manager Alex Sangkuhl says the club is looking forward to a “fantastic night”.
“We are really getting into the spirit of the Royal Wedding and the place will be decked out with bunting and Union Jacks,” he told Mosman Collective.
“A lot of people have told us they are going to dress up, so we’re encouraging ladies to wear their tiaras and make a real night of it.
“We’ll have the big screen cranked up from 7pm and the kitchen will be open until 11pm, so our guests can have a great meal at a time that suits them.”
For Lager lovers with a more adventurous palate, Alex said a special menu item will also be included on the night.
“A right Royal Chicken Tikka Masala is on the board - and it’s set to delight our English patrons,” he said.
“That particular curry is actually the most popular dish in the UK, we reckon by 11pm it will be pretty popular!”
Down the road at Hotel Mosman, staff are taking bookings for the big event, with Licensee Peter Crocker deciding to put the historic event on the big screen.
“We also have a shiraz special for the weekend, which is going to be fairly popular,” he said.
“The Royal” Barossa Valley Shiraz will sell for $9.90 per glass, or $49 a bottle, and its great with our famous $9.90 porterhouse steak.”
Adam George from Mosman’s rooftop bar, The Fernery, says the popular hot-spot has created a unique gin cocktail to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
“Our Fernery special will consist of Tanqueray gin, lemon juice and honey syrup, topped with Lanson Brut champagne,” he told Mosman Collective.
“It’s absolutely delicious and we were thinking about calling it the ‘Meghan Royale’.
“But maybe with the scandal that’s unfolded this week is should be known as a ‘Markle Twist’,” Adam laughed.