Food & Drink

Do Dallas like a Royal

You don't have to marry Royal to get the royal experience in Dallas.

Diana Trujillo
Posted on May 15, 2018

Check our Queen Elizabeth-approved (not really; go with it) list of things to do that will make you feel like you're a part of the Royal family.


Raise those pinkies! Go for afternoon tea

The tea service at The Adolphus is as beautiful as the newly renovated hotel, and comes complete with a menu curated by the hotel's culinary team. There are a dozen offerings of tea on the a la carte menu, along with scones, finger sandwiches, tea cakes and other sweets to accompany your cup of Earl Grey.

At The Joule, tea is served in the Taschen Library, the hotel's library of must-have coffee table books. Tea service comes in colorful china, with a seasonal menu of exotic teas, light bites and desserts. Everything is served along a long, family-style table, so it's best to come with one companion and make friends with your neighbor.


Shop Meghan's favorite brands

Whether at official engagements or at family functions, future queen Kate Middleton is often spotted around London in some of her favorites like J. Crew and Banana Republic, and Dallas offers both within walking distance of each other at West Village



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Watch Arsenal F.C. play at a local pub

Always a royal in our eyes, Prince Harry's favorite team takes the field a few more times this season, and a local pub like Trinity Hall in Mockingbird Station or Dubliner on Greenville Avenue have the vibe that Harry would love. You know, if he was even able to go to a pub, being a prince and all.


"Let Them Eat Cake!"

Pretend you're doing a wedding cake tasting by taking advantage of the to-go slices of cake at Cake Bar in Trinity Groves. A wedding cake flavor is on the menu – how appropriate – or try a variety of pound cakes, quick breads, cookies and ice cream also available.  


Make it a weekend getaway at The Adolphus  

Buckingham Palace chose The Adolphus for the official state visit in Dallas in 1991 when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip came to the U.S. The hotel's prime location on Main Street in Downtown makes it ideal for a visit, royal or not.


Dine with the Royal Chef

Not only did Chef Darren McGrady serve as the personal chef to the Queen and Princess Diana for 15 years, he also has cooked for several U.S. presidents, including Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and both George H.W. and George W. Bush. Today, the Dallas-based chef's royal four-course menu (complete with a wine pairing and anecdotes about his time in Buckingham Palace) is only available for private parties, and worth it for the stories alone.