Lancashire residents staying at the prestigious Langham Hotel in London will get a special treat at Easter – over £3 million worth of antique dining tables , early Victorian dining chairs , cabinets and tableware will be used to transform the Postillion dining room (a private area of the acclaimed Landau restaurant) into a Victorian banqueting hall for a charity event.
The gala dinner, which takes place on March 30th, is in aid of the Dispossessed Fund, set up by the London Evening Standard to help London’s poor and needy. Hosted by world-famous chef Michel Roux Jr and upmarket Mayfair antique dealer Simon Phillips, the dishes on the four course banquet have been sourced from authentic early 19th century menus kept in the Langham’s archives, matched by vintage wines from the hotel’s acclaimed cellar.
The entire contents of the Postillion restaurant – all £3 million worth – will be on sale to the 20 or so guests, from the glassware and cutlery to the Georgian inlaid antique dining table . The most expensive buy will be a pair of Georgian Ormolu antique cabinets, built for Windsor Castle.
For guests travelling from Cumbria, the Victorian dining chairs of the Postillion may already be taken. However, those of the main Langham Restaurant can be booked by non-residents – who can enjoy dining beneath antique chandeliers in a room oozing with Edwardian elegance. The Landau is one of the top rated restaurants in London.
If you want your own dining room to match the opulence of the Postillion, antique dealers in Preston have Victorian dining chairs and tables which won’t leave you feeling Dispossessed.
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