Millions around the world will be tuning in to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton live from England on Friday, Apr. 29, and the perfect place to celebrate the royal nuptials in South Florida will be at JohnMartin’s Restaurant & Irish Pub in Coral Gables.
The morning festivities will begin bright and early at 5:45 a.m., just prior to the scheduled live telecast of the wedding ceremony from 6 until 11 a.m. Guests will be welcomed with a complimentary Kir Royale cocktail, along with a chance to meet the Queen Mum herself (or, perhaps, a very good look-alike).
The wedding broadcast will then be displayed on eight large television screens while guests enjoy a traditional English breakfast, smoked salmon crowns and breakfast scones with butter and clotted cream, as well as many other items. In addition, guests will be able to take their pictures with the life-sized cutout of the royal couple. (Bring your cameras.)
Although the royal wedding is taking place an ocean away, it should not stop guests at JohnMartin’s from dressing up for the highly anticipated historic event. South Florida anglophiles are encouraged to participate in the morning’s royal wedding themed costume contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to those wearing the best royal wedding guest attire, including but not limited to extravagant hats, gloves and morning coats.
“We anticipate having people drop by for breakfast before work and enjoying coffee or the Kir Royale with a nod to the royal couple,” said Martin Lynch, co-proprietor with John Clarke. “Anyone unable to attend the morning celebration can watch a replay of the wedding broadcast starting at noon for the lunchtime crowd,” he said.
JohnMartin’s has been recognized continually for its cuisine by publications that voted the restaurant “Best Pub Food.” The restaurant features live entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights, from Contemporary Top 40 hits to rock to today’s popular Irish ballads. They also have The Trivia Night on Thursday nights beginning at 8 p.m.
JohnMartin’s is located at 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-445-3777, or go online to www.johnmartins.com.