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Royal Garden hotel introduces Bobby Moore menu

01 April 2016 by
Royal Garden hotel introduces Bobby Moore menu

The five-red-AA-star, 394-bedroom Royal Garden hotel in Kensington, London, is launching a commemorative menu to celebrate the 50th anniversary of England's 1966 World Cup victory.

The hotel, which hosted the winning World Cup team in 1966 and is currently celebrating its own 50th anniversary, has worked with Stephanie Moore, widow of the then England captain Bobby Moore, to create dishes based on his favourite food. Available in the Park Terrace restaurant, the seasonal menu aims to help raise £50,000 for Cancer Research UK through the Bobby Moore Fund.

Steve Munkley, the hotel's executive head chef, has created the menu, which will be available from April to the end of December 2016. It includes potted shrimp and crab cocktail with sourdough soldiers; spinach and nutmeg soup; fettuccini, peppers, olives, peas, broad beans and heritage tomatoes, masked in basil oil; and American baked blueberry cheesecake.

The hotel has pledged to donate £1 for every dish ordered from the Bobby Moore menu. The charity has raised over £21m to date to support bowel cancer research.

Munkley said: "It's been a pleasure working with Stephanie to bring to life some of Bobby's best loved dishes to celebrate ours, and the World Cup win's 50th anniversary when Bobby and the team stayed at the Royal Garden hotel.

"Together, we have ensured that the menu offers healthy variations of his favourite meals. To keep it fresh for our guests, the menu will change seasonally and diners can expect to find a selection of wholesome dishes, which are also rich in vital nutrients such as calcium, protein and iron, which help protect against cancer."

Moore added: "I am delighted that the Bobby Moore Fund will be working alongside the Royal Garden hotel in 2016, for what hopes to be an exciting year recognising 50 years since Bobby lifted the World Cup."

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