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Princess Diana's favourite 'Le Caprice' reopens despite rival opposition

Richard Caring set to reopen Le Caprice in Mayfair amidst lease controversy

By Web Desk
February 01, 2024

Princess Diana's beloved Le Caprice defies challenges, reopens amid rivalry.

Richard Caring, known as the 'King of Clubs,' is gearing up to outmaneuver restaurateur Jeremy King by reopening the iconic London dining room, Le Caprice.

After King secured the lease for the original spot, Caring is now in talks to relaunch Le Caprice at The Chancery Rosewood, part of the £1 billion hotel and leisure redevelopment of the former U.S. Embassy building in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair.

Despite the building change, Caring retains ownership of the cherished name, ensuring that the reincarnation of Le Caprice will bear its original title. 

This move adds a new chapter to the culinary rivalry, promising an intriguing culinary face-off in the heart of London's Mayfair. 

The anticipated opening at The Chancery Rosewood is set for the coming year, promising a fresh start for the legendary dining destination.

Sources reveal an aspect of the unfolding restaurant rivalry. "It's going to be fascinating to see who will go to Le Caprice and who will go to the old Caprice," shares an insider.

Princess Diana, a frequent patron, graced the original Le Caprice at 20 Arlington Street, making it a historic dining destination. 

Now, with the prospect of dual Caprices, the culinary scene is poised for a divide as patrons choose between the revived Le Caprice under Richard Caring's ownership and the establishment secured by Jeremy King.