Big Apple bars rang in King Charles III’s coronation with cocktails at dawn and spread fit for royalty.
English-themed watering hole The Churchill Tavern served a special breakfast from 6 to 8 a.m., and ex-pats and Anglophiles alike started pouring in before sunrise.
“Seeing all these people turn up at 5:30 makes you immensely proud,” owner Scott Robertson told The Post. “Just proud to be British . . . It’s a piece of history being made today.”
The tavern on East 28th Street was standing-room only, as patrons noshed on coronation quiche, made of spinach, fava beans, and tarragon, along with sausage rolls and scotch eggs.
Sweet treats on the menu included a Victoria sponge with cream and strawberries and scones with either butter and jam or clotted cream and jam.
Royal mocktails named Elizabeth, Camilla, Margaret, and Kate were served.
Guests donned fancy hats and headpieces, and some wore crowns. When “God Save the King” was proclaimed on TV, the crowd shouted in unison. One man proudly pumped his fist in the air.
Jonathan Hood, 36, was wearing a suit, top hat, and a pocket handkerchief made out of the British flag. “It’s an incredible privilege to be here and to see so many Brits around. It makes me feel like I am at home even though I am far away,” he said. “This is something I will be telling my kids and my grandkids about in years to come.”
The moment the image of Prince George, the 9-year-old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton came on, a collective “awwww” was heard.
British-born Kirsty Hawes and Claire Lambert, flight attendants with Virgin Atlantic, stopped at the bar while on their layover in New York.
“We’ve seen weddings, we have seen, obviously, the passing of the Queen and everything and now we are getting to see the coronation,” said Hawes.
“It’s nice to be here and it’s actually really, really nice to say we are in New York celebrating it.”Jones Woods Foundry on East 76th Street hosted a breakfast viewing party, complete with a photo booth where guests could snap a selfie with a cutout of the new king.
Tea and Sympathy, the British comfort restaurant on Greenwich Avenue, hired Morris dancers to perform traditional English folk dance, sword dancers and a drag queen to keep the morning party going.
Ian Goodliffe, originally from London but living in the States since 1980, was part of the celebration at the Greenwich Village eatery.
The 86-year-old recalled watching the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 as a 6-year-old.
Another reveler, Andrew Koza recalled meeting Prince Charles once in the South of England.
“He is amazing, shorter than I expected, but he is a very, very lovely man,” said Koza, 48, originally from Sussex.
“My mother took me,” he said. “I saw the queen. I waved, of course. It was important to me, and I remembered it all my life. I wanted to see it because I am at a certain age now and I don’t know if I will see another one.”
“I think it almost makes it a stronger bond,” he said. “This is what the British do good back home, all the pomp, the ceremonies, that’s one thing we do good.”
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