19 Jan 2019
Following a £2 million makeover this autumn, one of London’s most prestigious casinos, Mayfair’s Palm Beach is back and it’s better than ever. Not just a place to try your luck at beating the house – with a destination restaurant, relaxed grill, cocktail bar and regular music, a night out at Palm Beach on Berkeley Street is so much more.
Stylish and modern with a touch of old school glamour, Palm Beach offers an impressive combination of luxe interiors, elegant dining, creative cocktails, fine wine and one of the largest gaming floors in the capital, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The only casino in the area where membership is not necessary, Palm Beach provides a VIP experience to all, whether a seasoned gambler or casino rookie looking for a sophisticated night out of cocktails, dinner and a fun flutter at the tables. It is also the only Mayfair casino to offer ‘learn to play’ poker lessons to beginners, allowing gamers of all skill levels to enjoy its sophisticated club.
DINING AT PALM BEACH
Palm Beach offers several dining options. The new, opulent art deco Restaurant is overseen by award-winning Executive Chef, Mahmud Zaman. The favoured spot of Palm Beach’s high rollers, this room harks back to another more glamorous era with its white linen covered tables velvet chairs and fine cut chandeliers. The menu reflects Zaman’s expertise and passion for South Asian cuisine.
Choose from a selection of starters, such as Aloo Tikka Chaat with tamarind sauce; Kale Pakoras with Indian salad; or Three Lentil Soup with coriander and fried onions; followed by a main of Achari Paneer Tikka with spices, pepper and onions; classic Tandoori Lamb Chops; or deliciously spicy King Prawn Madras, amongst other dishes. Desserts are a guaranteed treat, with house favourites including Javira chocolate mousse; and Coconut Crème Brûlée, complemented by refreshing lemon sorbet – all washed down perfectly with a glass of sweet Moscato d’Asti, fresh mint tea or double espresso.
For more relaxed, all-day dining and coverage of the world’s major sporting events, head for the Bar & Grill overlooking the casino floor and soak up the atmosphere. The menu has been designed to appeal to the casino’s international clientele and traverses the globe – as well as Zaman’s signature Asian dishes, choices include the Palm Beach Burger with gherkins, onion rings and fries; 10oz grilled ribeye with peppercorn sauce; lamb cutlets with mint jelly and sautéed potatoes; or a freshly prepared beetroot and goats’ cheese salad served with smoked chilli jam and orange. Finish up with a classic sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream; house cheesecake with fruit coulis; or a two-person exotic fruit platter.
THE COCKTAIL LOUNGE BAR
The Lounge, with its 24-hour licence, is made for party people and people watching. Whether heading there after work, post a dinner or trip to the theatre, it’s the perfect place to sip on vintage champagne, and classic or creative cocktails, such as the Tiki Beats (made with Mount Gay rum, St Germain, passion fruit, lime and a hint of chilli), Lapsang Light (incorporating Lapsang tea-infused Tanqueray gin, Chambord, lemon juice, egg white and raspberry) and the American Kiss (a martini made with Maker’s mark whiskey, Chambord, pineapple and raspberry). A bar bites menu means you can also refuel anytime of the day, whilst DJs provide a party vibe come Friday and Saturday nights.
Palm Beach features one of London’s largest gaming rooms with dedicated tables for poker, baccarat and other card games as well as American and electronic roulette. Private areas and VIP Gold Rooms can also be booked for one-to-one and small group games or hired out exclusively for intimate gaming parties and corporate bookings.
Players can join a game of ‘Roulette Live’ which is Mayfair’s first and only live-action casino offering, meaning guests can play in-venue at Evolution’s Dual Play Roulette table with people from all around the world. Those unable to visit the casino can log-in and join the game remotely to ensure they still get a taste of the glamorous Palm Beach experience.
Calendar dates such as Chinese New Year, Valentine’s, Diwali, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be celebrated with Palm Beach hosting weekly Arabian nights, regular shisha, DJs and ‘learn to play’ sessions for beginners.
The Lounge is also available for private hire and daytime activities – perfect for celebrations or corporate events – and the team has an array of experience packages to suit every request. To enquire, the events team can be reached on Palm.BeachReception@gentingcasinos.co.uk or via 020 7493 6585.
The Palm Beach Casino
30 Berkeley Street, Mayfair,
London. W1J 8EH
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