A Harry Potter-Themed Restaurant Is Opening in London, but Obviously It's Too Good to Be True

I’m still convinced that I’m a Muggleborn wizard who’s bound to receive her belated Hogwarts acceptance letter any day. While I may still be barred from visiting Hogwarts, I could still have some magic in my life by checking out the new Harry Potter-themed restaurant opening this summer in London. Hello Giggles reports that on Friday and Saturday nights throughout this August and September, the members’ club The Library will offer a seven-course meal named after Wizarding World elements.

Although the pricey special dinners are already sold out (clearly I’m not the only secret Muggleborn out there), they truly sound like an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Encouraging guests to attend in their Hogwarts House colors, the event’s website says that people are also welcomed with a drink of either butterbeer or firewhiskey at “Platform 9 ¾.” The elaborate dinner fit for a Great Hall feast includes dishes like “Devil’s Snare” (chia seed, seaweed and zucchini) and “Triwizard Tournament” (red mullet, quail eggs and squid). And of course, what else would a dessert of sponge cake with figs and ice cream be called but “Honeydukes”?

As Hello Giggles points out, there’s reason for superfans to freak out even more over this opportunity. The epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes place on Sept. 1, 2017, which just so happens to be a Friday. Um, can I sneak into that dinner as a waitress?

It’s safe to say that there are some insanely lucky Potterheads out there with a delicious future ahead of them. Meanwhile, I’ll be looking into how to get a doggy bag from these dinners.

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Currently a Nights & Weekend Editor, Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.

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