To celebrate summer some of London’s finest hotels are launching new and exclusive Afternoon Tea menus, offering an indulgent way to stay cool as the weather heats up.
The Tattinger Floral Afternoon Tea experience at The Pelham London
Did someone say champagne? If your perfect idea of cooling down in the heatwave is a cold glass of bubbly, then make a reservation at The Pelham London – Starhotels Collezione, which has teamed up with champagne house Taittinger to create a free-flowing Champagne Afternoon Tea. Guests can enjoy a traditional Floral Afternoon Tea served in The Library amongst summer inspired arrangements, and stay refreshed with some of Taittinger’s finest champagne.
The Taittinger Floral Afternoon Tea experience at The Pelham London is available until the 31st of August, priced at £30 per person for traditional Floral Afternoon Tea and at £55 per person for the free-flowing Champagne Afternoon Tea.
‘CUTcakes & Tea’ at 45 Park Lane
Dorchester Collection’s contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, will be launching its first ever Afternoon Tea next month – and with an American twist. The menu will include some teatime favourites from our friends across The Pond, with American bites such as Black Truffle Grilled Cheese, an all-American mini Strawberry Milkshake, and sweet treats including “Cheeseburger” Macaroon, Peanut Butter & Jelly Twinkie and Graham Cracker S’mores. Launching on 4th July, just in time for Independence Day, it’s the perfect way to celebrate summer, U.S.A. style.
‘CUTcakes & Tea’ is available at CUT at 45 Park Lane from Wednesday July 4, and will be served Monday to Saturday at 2.30 and at 3.30pm, priced from £55 per person.
diptyque Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal
Hotel Cafe Royal have partnered with French perfumer diptyque this summer to launch a new edition of its Afternoon Tea. The menu has taken inspiration from some of the brand’s most iconic floral scents, using flavours and ingredients found in the popular perfumes to create an exclusive selection of pastries. Tea will be served in the Oscar Wilde Lounge which has been decorated with wild flowers and diptyque scented ovals to complete the experience, and will be set to the backdrop of a live pianist.
Hotel Café Royal’s diptyque afternoon tea is available daily from 11.30am until 7pm, priced from £45.
Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester
For those who prefer something more traditional, the Dorchester Collection’s iconic London hotel The Dorchester will be celebrating the sporting event of the British summer with its annual Wimbledon Afternoon Tea. Set to be served at The Promenade for the duration of the tournament, pun intended, executive chef Henry Brosi and his award-winning pastry team have created a menu of summer-inspired pastries for the occasion, including the Wimbledon Tennis Sponge – made with refreshing Lemon verbena, strawberry, white chocolate and cream ganache. Guests will also be served traditional finger sandwiches, strawberries and cream, homemade scones, and champagne to (hopefully) celebrate a win!
Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester is available daily from July 2 to July 15, priced from £70 per person.
Rodin Afternoon tea at Rosewood London
One for art fans, Rosewood London has launched the ‘Rodin Afternoon Tea,’ in partnership with the British Museum’s current exhibition Rodin and the art of ancient Greece. Inspired by Rodin’s most famous art works, Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkins has created his own series of impressive sculptural pastries including The Kiss, a combination of floral raspberry and rose jelly wrapped in pastry, The Thinker, a chocolate silhouette of the iconic piece, and The Age of Bronze, a caramel crème brûlée encased in an ‘aged bronze’ chocolate nut coating.
Rodin Afternoon Tea at Rosewood London will be available for the duration of the exhibition, from 26th April to 29th July, priced from £55.