An official Game of Thrones restaurant is opening in London for three days of lavish dining, Westeros-style. HBO has orchestrated the "one-of-a-kind epic banquet" to celebrate the release of the series' fourth season on Blu-ray and is inviting fans to enter a competition to win seats at the table. Full details of the banquet are being kept under wraps, but diners are being promised a five-course meal in the style of a "private, clandestine meeting of the Small Council in King's Landing." A sample dish from the menu is "The Lies of Tyrion Lanninster and his Proclaimed Innocence" — helpfully glossed as "Poached Veal Tongue with Beetroot, Horseradish and Oldtown Mustard."
The spoilsport organizers say "there'll be no poisonings or suspicious deaths"
The event is being hosted at the Andaz Liverpool Street hotel in London for three nights starting on Friday 13th this month. Exact seating availability isn't clear, but the organizer's promise of an "intimate" event (and the mention of the Small Council) suggests this won't be on the scale of a Dothraki wedding. The food itself is likely to be fairly meaty, with catering provided by The Wandering Chef — a duo of London cooks who previously hosted a pop-up restaurant named "Heads, Shoulders, Veals and Toes, Veals and Toes" to celebrate the tradition of nose-to-tail eating. So, diners can certainly expect a bit of blood on their plates, but a member of HBO's UK press agency Premier told The Verge that "hopefully there'll be no poisonings or suspicious deaths." A shame. Who wouldn't enjoy a Game of Thrones themed murder mystery?