The styling and interior, led by Grace, blends together the building’s original features with a contemporary style, featuring a statement counter, joined by dark oak flooring and paired with mirrored brass countertops, vibrant bar stools and banquette seating, providing a warm and elegant atmosphere.
Grace commented: “Our vision was to bring to life both a homely and comfortable coffee bar and deli, but also a relaxing luxury wine bar setting for diners to drop in to drink or dine at any time of the day.
Having worked in the area for over eight years, I realised that there was a gap in the market for classic British food served in a modern and relaxed way.
I wanted to create a space that you could pop in to pick up a pastry and coffee on your way to the office, enjoy a juice after a PT session or have after work drinks with colleagues or a date night.
Queens will also be dog friendly, which is important given I am a dog owner and often want to socialise when I have my Cockapoo, Sir Stanley, with me.”
Housed within a traditional Georgian building, Queens will be open from breakfast through to dinner, moving effortlessly from casual coffee spot to buzzing evening cocktail and wine bar, serving lightbites such as cheese and charcuterie.
Victoria Sheppard commented: “At Queens we see an opportunity to bring local Mayfair commuters something different from the chain cafes they would be used to frequenting. We have partnered with some of the top suppliers to bring customers premium homemade food at a competitive price point for the prestigious area.
“We want to be the middle ground between the pubs and five star hotels in Mayfair for local workers to catch up on lost socialising.” Victoria added.
For those on the go, Queens will provide a takeaway “grab and go” area at breakfast and lunchtime, with a selection of freshly made pastries and artisan sundry items. And with 30 covers for dine-in customers, signature items on the carefully curated menu.
For the discerning coffee drinkers, Queens is also excited to announce an exclusive partnership with Difference Coffee. Difference is currently served in over 60 Michelin star restaurants around the world and Queens will be the supplier’s only collaboration outside of the fine dining sphere.
As well as Difference Coffee, the sisters are looking forward to working with some of the top specialist suppliers including Hedone Bakery, renowned for its famous white and brown sourdough breads, and world chocolate specialists Charbonnel & Walker.
The venue is also available for private hire and functions. Newly appointed General manager Melissa Thomas joins Queens from Adam Handlings “The Frog” and says “It’s exciting to be part of this exciting venture that bridges the gap between takeaway chains and private members clubs in Mayfair.”
Due to launch in March 2020, though unfortunately delayed due to Covid-19, Queens has opened its doors today, Monday 10th August 2020 and is participating in the governments “Eat Out to Help Out Scheme” which will be available to all eat in diners Monday to Wednesday throughout August.
Queens will be open on reduced hours initially. Reservations for dine in are encouraged. Please email [email protected]
17 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5PH