Poppy Goes Gatsby

Last Thursday night, Poppy (me) and Mimbles (Poppy’s friend) donned their finest (Primark) pearls and charlestoned their way into the roaring 20’s at The Montagu restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is soon to be hitting our screens (squeal!) and to coincide with its release, The Montagu is being transformed into a sparkling figment of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s imagination every Thursday night throughout May. 

We arrived to the swinging sounds of jazz duo Hot Dog Corn Dogs, who were dressed the part and playing familiar 20’s classics…

Dressing up for the night was a given as ‘the best dressed’ each evening wins two tickets to see The Great Gatsby and the overall winner at the end of the month wins an incredible prize of a three night stay for two people at the Grand Hyatt Regency New York. So I was taking my outfit VERY seriously indeed…

This is what I wore..
Dress – asos
Shoes – Kurt Geiger
Tights – Jonathan Aston
Pearls – Primark
Ring – Portobello market
Headband – belongs to my lovely friend, Red (thank you!)
About 47 bobby pins (ouch)

But there was some stiff competition..

Our lovely waitress

Our lovely waitress

Our evening of decadence began with a coupe of Champagne (LOVE those glasses. LOVE Champagne) and progressed to a delicious three course meal, where each dish was American themed and Gatsby inspired. 

Mimbles in her pearls

Mimbles in her pearls

We both opted for the Manhattan Clam Chowder to start. I then chose the New York Steak Diane and Mimbles had Jimmy Butler’s Slow Cooked Crispy Pork Belly. 

Beautiful open kitchen lit by candelabras..

Beautiful open kitchen lit by candelabras..

Jimmy Butler's Slow Cooked Crispy Pork Belly

Jimmy Butler’s Slow Cooked Crispy Pork Belly

Desserts included classics such as White Chocolate Cheese Cake with blueberry compote and Pecan Pie with whipped cream. All the food was beautifully presented and so, SO delicious.

We ended our meal with a pot of mint tea and sat back to enjoy the music.


We had an absolute ball and I was swinging my pearls all the way home on the number 7 bus.

The Great Gatsby nights at The Montagu are running every Thursday throughout May, including the 30th. So wik wik wik! Make your reservation and whisk you and your pals off for a glorious night of 1920’s magic… 

“There was music from my neighbour’s house through the Summer nights. In his blue gardens men and women came and went like moths among the whisperings and the Champagne and the stars” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

£35 – 3 Course set menu and a coupe of Champagne
Reservations – +44 (0) 20 7299 2037
Email – montagu.hrlondon@hyatt.com

Poppy and Mimbles were guests of The Hyatt Regency



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