February 12, 2020
South Philadelphia's long-standing Royal Tavern will re-launch brunch services on Presidents Day weekend.
Starting on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 16, the Bella Vista bar will offer a fresh brunch menu from chef Mark McKinney and new beverages from bar and general manager Janelle Findlator.
Royal Tavern re-opened in late November after a renovation that involved completely redoing the basement kitchen.
On the drinks side, there will be Irish coffee made with Teeling Whiskey and house-made whipped cream; Backwards in High Heels made with Tito's Vodka, rosemary, ginger and lemon; and We Own the Night made with El Tesoro Single Barrel Tequila, St. George Pear Liqueur, cinnamon and lime.
Alcohol-free mocktail options will include Sits Easy with chamomile, coconut nectar, orange and lemon, and Hello ... Mindy with carrot, earl grey-cardamom syrup, vanilla, oak milk, lemon and orange.
Starting this weekend, the restaurant will open at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Royal Tavern is located at 937 E. Passyunk Ave.