This week, hosted at the Bollinger Bar in the Burlington Arcade, Champagne Bollinger hosted a regal Coronation celebration to unveil the first portrait released of His Majesty Kind Charles III since the change of reign. This painting will be displayed in the Bar’s window during the Coronation period as the centre focus of the magnificent Coronation installation.


The portrait was painted in oils by Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Scholar, Alastair Barford, who was also in attendance at the celebration. The portrait was unveiled to the impressive sights and sounds of the London Scottish regimental band, who also performed at the release of Bollinger R.D. at Spencer House just last month. The sound of the pipes and drums created the perfect atmosphere to get everyone in the Coronation mood- fit for a King, some might say! Guests at the celebratory evening were greeted with a glass of Bollinger Special Cuvée served en Jeroboam, to toast His Majesty and were amongst the first to see the magnificent Coronation installations that were unveiled that day in Burlington Arcade.


The special installation for the Bollinger Bar now includes archival imagery of the Champagne Bollinger Royal Warrant history, dating back to the first royal appointment in 1884 by Queen Victoria, celebrating almost 140 years of continuously holding this prestigious honour, a recognition greatly treasured by the Bollinger family. Alongside this new installation, guests to the Bar are now able to enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea with a special menu including sweet treats from fellow Royal Warrant holder, patisserie chef Didier Merveilleux, and paired with a glass of Bollinger Special Cuvée.