March signals the start of spring and never is a season more welcomed than that which represents longer days, lighter mornings, fields of daffodils and the best of the year’s produce. March also marks the unveiling of the latest chapter in the development of our new lunch concept. So peruse the below and decide which is best matched with a trip to Marcus to enjoy one of our three menus, not forgetting we’re also open this Mother’s Day, for a truly special treat for the favourite woman in everyone’s lives.
DAY SPA PACKAGES AT GRACE BELGRAVIA
Winner of Europe’s Best Day Spa 2017 at the World Spa Awards, Grace Belgravia is located a five minute walk from Marcus and offers four, day-spa gift packages to revive and recharge in relaxing surroundings. Known for its talented team of therapists and world-class partners including JK7, QMS Medicosmetics and Margyu’s Monte Carlo, choose between the ShowStopper, Saving Grace, Cleanse Me or Sunday spa packages before finishing the day with an early dinner at Marcus (we open from 6pm) with either our a la carte or taste menus.
OUT OF THE BLUE AT THE BERKELEY
“A brand new cocktail experience that takes drinkers on a journey that engages the senses in a totally revolutionary way”
– The Cocktail Lovers
Every good barman knows that a cocktail is more than the sum of its parts. While the ingredients of a drink may stay the same, the taste can be enhanced or even transformed by the surroundings in which it is enjoyed. With this in mind, the Blue Bar has curated an intriguing, secret space for guests, to explore how sensory stimulation can alter our perceptions of flavour. At Out Of The Blue, up to four guests at a time can enter an immersive, 360-degree projection environment, created using bespoke technology. Hourly slots are available 5:30pm – 11pm, perfect for either pre-dinner aperitifs or post-dinner digestifs.
CHARLES I: KING AND COLLECTOR AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
NOW – 15TH APRIL
King Charles I amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his age, acquiring works by some of the finest artists of the past – Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, Dürer – and commissioning leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens. Yet, following the king’s execution in 1649, his collection was sold off and scattered across Europe. While many works were retrieved by Charles II during the Restoration, others now form the core of museums such as the Louvre and the Prado. For the first time since the 17th century, this landmark exhibition brings together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation by reuniting the greatest masterpieces of this magnificent collection for the first time. Charles I: King and Collector is open Monday – Sunday from 10am and provides the perfect appetiser to precede the new lunch menu at Marcus.
DAY COURSES AT JUDITH BLACKLOCK FLOWER SCHOOL
1ST MARCH, 10TH MARCH, 26th MARCH & 27TH MARCH
The Judith Blacklock Flower School can be found in a delightful flower-filled mews in the heart of Knightsbridge, a two minute walk from the restaurant. Established for nearly 20 years, it is widely acclaimed as the UK’s most renowned Floristry Institute. As well as longer programmes and diplomas, more concise courses are available throughout March including a One Day Taster, Growing & Arranging Your Own Cut Flowers as well as an Open Evening. If you’re unable to join us at Marcus this Mother’s Day, why not instead combine one of these courses with dinner at the restaurant, for a early or “fashionably” late Mother’s Day surprise, she’ll never forget. Alternatively, any of these courses followed by dinner afterwards, would be a great day and / or night out with a group of friends or colleagues
WALKING TOUR: PROTEST & POWER: WOMEN IN HYDE PARK
SATURDAY 10TH MARCH
In celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March, join a historical walking tour through Hyde Park exploring the hidden stories of women in the park from its inception in 1637 through to the modern day. From Queens to pickpockets, petticoat duelists to protesters, the walk lasts for an hour and a half starting at 10:30am and costing a mere £10. Finishing at midday, a table awaits you at Marcus to enjoy our latest 5 course lunch menu for £55 following the walk, but Saturday lunches fill up quickly so be sure to secure your spot today!