To celebrate Burns Night in style, Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant is hosting a traditional Burns-inspired supper in The Royal Exchange’s glittering central courtyard on 23 January. The four-course menu of Scottish dishes includes Fortnum’s Piccadilly smoked salmon with soda bread; haggis, neeps and Arran Victory potatoes with whisky sauce; “Atholl Brose” cranachan; and Lanark Blue, handmade oatcakes with fig and fellen chutney. Start the Scottish feast with a Glenmorangie whisky sour or a glass of Fortnum’s champagne, enjoy each course paired with Fortnum’s wine or Glenmorangie whiskies, and finish with Fortnum’s classic tablet, tea and coffee.
Tables are available from 6.30pm at £75 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
QUENCH YOUR THIRST
Fortnum & Mason also introduces a new Tea Adventure experience at The Royal Exchange this month. The one-hour masterclasses will infuse guests with Fortnum’s expert knowledge on everything tea-related, developed over three-centuries of the luxury goods purveyor sourcing and blending the world’s finest teas. After the masterclass and tastings, enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in The Fortnum’s Bar and Restaurant while you soak up the ambience of The Royal Exchange’s grand courtyard. Ten places are available for each Fortnum’s Tea Adventure, which will take place every Wednesday at 2pm. Tickets cost £55pp and can be booked here.
Anyone eschewing the Dry January trend can make the most of Fortnum’s Quite The Corker offer, with no corkage charged on wine purchased from the Fortnum & Mason boutique to enjoy in the Fortnum’s Bar and Restaurant at lunch or dinner time. The offer will run for the whole of January and the boutique’s wine experts will happily advise on a bottle to best complement your meal.
Whether you are partaking in Dry January or not, enjoy £5 cocktails at Grind at The Royal Exchange every Monday throughout the month. To take advantage of the offer, which includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, simply pick up a Black Card from any Grind shop, and present the card to a member of staff. With your Black Card you’ll earn 1 point for every coffee or cocktail you buy, and 10 points can be redeemed for a coffee or cocktail of your choice.
Black Card points can only be redeemed on site by the named cardholder, and all points are non-transferrable. A maximum of 100 Black Card points can be redeemed per party per visit
BAGS OF STYLE
January presents the perfect opportunity to refresh your wardrobe, and it is worth taking advantage of SageBrown’s special offer of 20% off all handbags. The offer is available at the British luxury leather goods purveyor’s boutique at The Royal Exchange until the end of January. There’s a large range of beautifully crafted styles and colours to choose from, ranging from elegant tote bags to practical backpacks.
The Royal Exchange is home to some of Britain’s best luxury brands, all of which continue to fly the flag for British creativity and craftsmanship as we enter a new decade with new product launches that celebrate heritage and innovation in equal measure.
Among them, Bremont watches has launched the limited edition H-4 Hercules model, a unique timepiece containing original parts of the gigantic H-4 Hercules plane, which flew on Howard Hughes’ historic 2 November 1947 flight.
Meanwhile, to celebrate its 140th anniversary, shoemaker Crockett & Jones has launched a 140-year anniversary collection of three men’s shoe styles taking inspiration from designs in its extensive archives, with a specially developed new last: Last 140.
And Jo Malone London introduces a new scent to its Cologne Intense collection – Vetiver & Golden Vanilla is a warming combination of the two ingredients, which are native to the sweeping shores of Madagascar.
Whether you’re shopping, dining or meeting friends for a coffee, a visit to The Royal Exchange this January is sure to kick off your 2020 in the best possible way.