This week’s post is dedicated to a Corona del Mar icon that for five decades has served as the local watering hole for possibly all of Orange County—Five Crowns. In honor of its 50th anniversary, the restaurant and bar have recently undergone renovations to elevate the venerable establishment’s already stellar reputation for serving great food and libations in a cozy and quintessentially English atmosphere.
“We’ve invigorated the Five Crowns experience,” said Ryan O’Melveny Wilson, executive chef and vice president. “From our updated sign out front, to refreshed dining rooms, the new bar, and a menu that honors our classics and highlights seasonality, we’re setting the table for the next 50 years.”
The relocated entrance, with a larger front door, opens to a redecorated reception area that offers a direct sightline to the most striking addition, and a vibrant new showpiece—Cooper’s Bar in the Greenhouse. Named for Chris Cooper, much loved staffer and lead bartender for 42 years, this handsome, inviting space features a stunning copper beer tower with rotating taps, and is the perfect spot to enjoy a pint or a Pimm’s Cup. Cheerio!
Five Crowns 3801 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 949-760-0331, lawrysonline.com/five-crowns