Eton College, a prestigious boarding school in England, has a long-standing tradition of serving sumptuous meals to its students.
Prince Harry, like other students, would have experienced a unique dining experience during his years at Eton.
Eton College is one of the most exclusive boys’ schools in the world. Having educated the likes of Prince William and Prince Harry, as well as former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, the elite private school in Windsor is famed for its high academic standards and star-studded alumni.
With school fees reaching up to £48,501 per year, taking GCSEs at this royal-approved boarding school is nothing short of luxury. Most impressive are the indulgent menus served three times a day, where students are treated to food curated by world-class chefs and the Queen’s favourite afternoon tea.
The Royal UK delved into the decadent menus at Eton College to see what the UK’s most luxurious school had on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner…
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Breakfast – According to Eton’s caterers Sodexo, breakfast at the boarding school is nothing short of an all-inclusive holiday resort. The website reads: “We pride ourselves in making everything from scratch, starting with the fresh bread every day.”
The royal menu at Eton College encompassed a variety of dishes designed to cater to the diverse palates of the students. Breakfasts were often hearty, providing students with the energy they needed to start their day. Traditional English breakfast items such as scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, and grilled tomatoes were commonly served. Toast, cereals, and a selection of fruits were also available for a lighter alternative.
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Lunch – When we think of school dinners, we might imagine chicken pie with mash, fish fingers with peas or tasty iced sprinkle cake and custard – but not at Eton. Pupils are treated to delicious meals from around the world, with choices fit for a king.
Sodexo writes: “Students could indulge in dishes such as roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and a variety of vegetarian options. Traditional British puddings, like sticky toffee pudding and treacle tart, were popular choices”
Dinner – Dining at Eton College is described as “an experience based on British-grown and produced foods” with an “interest in international cuisine”.
On the menu are vegan bao buns with pulled jackfruit and sweet celeriac slaw, Dominican chimichurri burgers with smoked mayonnaise in a brioche bun and Vietnamese pork banh mi with sriracha tahini sauce.
It is worth noting that while Prince Harry attended Eton College, the royal menu may have catered to his dietary preferences and requirements. As a member of the royal family, he may have had the privilege of enjoying personalized meals that met his specific needs.
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The dining experience at Eton College played a significant role in fostering a sense of community and tradition among the students, including Prince Harry. Sharing meals together, engaging in conversation, and partaking in the same culinary experiences created lasting memories and forged lifelong friendships.
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