Posted on May 1st, 2023
Arments pie and mash – food fit for a king this Coronation weekend!
Arments can’t wait to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty Charles III this Saturday 6th May – the bunting is going up as we speak. If you, like millions of people across the nation, are preparing to party over the Bank Holiday Weekend, why not order in some traditional British pie and mash to share?
If you’re out and about, there are plenty of events taking place to commemorate this important occasion too. Here’s a few Coronation-themed things to do in London over the weekend.
Coronation events in the city
While the Coronation ceremony is via VIP invite–only, don’t worry if you’re not on the list. You may be able to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple from the streetside, as they make their way from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Cathedral. The parade route is known as the “King’s Procession” and it will head down the Mall, around St James’s Park, then along the Horse Guard Parade and onto Parliament Street. (Since thousands of people are expected to turn up, it makes sense to get there as early as you can).
If you can’t get to see the King and Queen Consort in real life you can still get up close and personal with Charles and Camilla at Madame Tussauds. The attraction is hosting a brand new Palace Experience which includes wax figures of the couple and other members of the royal family.
And if you need to entertain little ones over the Bank Holiday weekend, The Tower of London is inviting kids to take part in its crown-making workshops. Every visitor to the Tower Bridge attraction will also get a commemorative ticket to mark the Coronation.
If you prefer royalty of the pearly kind, you should head to Leadenhall market where a Pearly King and Prince will be leading a Coronation knees up. They’ll be greeting visitors between 11am and 4pm on Friday 5th May for photo opportunities, and the chance to join in a traditional Pearly cockney singalong.
Food always plays a big part in Coronation celebrations
Food has always played a central role in Coronation festivities and no doubt it will be doing so this Bank Holiday too. Famous Coronation dishes include Coronation chicken, which was created for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Made with cold chicken, a creamy curry sauce, and a variety of fruits and spices it’s usually served as a sandwich filling or as a topping for a salad.
This year the dish selected by the royal couple as the Coronation dish is a quiche made from traditional short crust pastry with a filling of spinach, broad beans, cheese and tarragon.
If you fancy more traditional London fare, Arments can supply you with everything you need for your Coronation celebrations, from handmade pie, mash and liquor, to fruit pies and jellied eels!
There are a few online delivery spaces left for freshly made pie and mash to be delivered to your door, or give us a call on 0207 703 4974 and place your party order with us for collection from our shop. If you’re up in London joining in the Coronation celebrations, why not pop into our shop for the full pie and mash experience and instore treats (while stocks last). Our opening times are here – We’d love to see you!