Where To Find London’s Most Stylish Afternoon Teas

Have your cake and eat it too with these five delicious spreads.



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Pay a visit Dandelyan, The Mondrian London’s award-winning cocktail bar for Wyld Tea –  unique afternoon tea with a botanical twist. Wyld Tea offers a 1970s-inspired food menu and specially paired botanical cocktails from Ryan ‘Mr. Lyan’ Chetiyawardana.

The four-course menu includes:
Sandwiches, savoury bites and retro cakes
Elderflower Compressed Cucumber & Burnt Herb Cream Sandwiches
Blackcurrant and Verbena Battenberg Cake
Exclusive cocktails such as Fluff & Fold Royale with Lime, Fresh Basil, Cacao Liqueur, Orange Bitters and Prosecco, and each course is paired with a botanical cocktail.
Cocktails will be served alongside hand blended, loose-leaf tea from Camelia’s Tea House.

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When: Wyld Tea is served from Thursday to Sunday, between 12pm and 5pm
Cost: £55 per person.
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.


2 The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory experience at One Aldwych


 


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From golden chocolate eggs and chocolate caramel milk to playful homemade candy floss, every item in this award-winning adorable spread reflects the wit and wonder of Roald Dahl’s classic tale.

What’s on the menu:
• Smoked salmon, chive crème fraîche on poppy seed bread
• Free-range egg mayonnaise and watercress on brioche
• Coronation chicken on onion bread
• Caramelised onion, sage and chestnut quiche
• Montgomery cheese scone, bacon jam 

For something sweet:
• Sweet Golden chocolate egg filled with vanilla cheesecake and mango
• Chocolate caramel milk Bubble-gum panna cotta, berries and meringue
• Homemade candy floss
• Blueberry and white chocolate cake pops
• Cocoa bean financier
• Banana and caramelised walnut cake
• Warm scones served with berry jam, lemon curd, Devonshire clotted cream
• A selection of teas

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Cost: £44 per person or £56 per person with a glass of Lallier Grande Réserve Champagne or a Cocktail Charlie.
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.


 3 Tuck into country traditions with 108 Pantry


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Visit 108 Pantry, the chic dining space set in the heart of bustling Marylebone, for an English Country Garden Afternoon Tea. Created by Executive Chef Russell Ford, this fabulously traditional offering has been designed to encapsulate an idyllic English country garden setting.

Menu highlights include:
• Coronation chicken tartlet
• Smoked salmon served on Guinness bread
• Poppy seed and orange blossom and plain homemade scones all served with Devonshire clotted cream, rhubarb jam and orange curd
• Sweets include; Lavender panna cotta served with sparkling wine jelly and Chocolate and rose opera cake.

Enjoy the treats alongside 108 Pantry’s assortment of rare teas and four English Sparkling wines. The wine selection includes: Sussex, Nyetimber Classic Cuvée; Kent, Gusbourne Estate Brut Rosé; Sussex, Ridgeview ‘Cavendish’ Brut 2014 and Hush Heath Estate, Balfour. A special Rhubarb Mimosa will also be available for £11.

Executive chef Russell Ford has created both a Classic and Gluten-Free afternoon tea offering, ensuring one of the nation’s favourite traditions is available for all to enjoy.

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Cost: £32 per person
Reservations: Click here to book.


 4 Designer decadence at The Berkeley


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The Berkeley’s legendary designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is inspired by the world of fashion. For autumn/winter 2017-18, Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat has sent out a brand new Prêt-à-Portea collection of exquisite biscuits, bakes and fancies.

Inspired from an array of distinguished fashion and accessory designers, dig into the latest creations shown on the international fashion runways ala cake. 

Your tea also includes a flavoursome collection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches. To drink, choose a loose leaf tea from our extensive collection. 

The stylish menu includes:
• Anya Hindmarch’s orange leather clutch as a dulce and ginger cake sandwiched within foxy orange chocolate.
• Bottega Veneta’s daring mustard-coloured suit, gracing the cakewalk as an iced speculoos chocolate biscuit.
• Dolce & Gabbana’s stand-out dress, now an almond génoise complete with a mango & passion fruit insert and a cocktail caraibe mousse, topped with a rainbow of chocolate disks. 
• Miu Miu’s luxuriously warm coat transformed into a bûche of pistachio crémeux set on hazelnut sable and topped with waved meringue. 
• Gianvito Rossi’s red-heeled boots, recreated as a fennel seed biscuit iced with burgundy red royal icing.


• Christopher Kane’s ‘LBD’ taken to another level with stunning flowers and transformed into a chocolate moelleux cake with lacte café and Bailey’s cream, finished with sugar flowers.
• Burberry’s sleek white feathered cape, recreated as a tonka bean cheesecake with cinnamon crumble base, covered with glossy white glaze and finished with a curvy white chocolate feather.
• Gucci’s kimono, complete with a charming parasol, transformed into a pomegranate and grenadine bavarois, with cassis and apple compote topped with a crystallised edible flower and a chocolate parasol.
• Balenciaga’s effortlessly luxe black-and-white flouncy dress reimagined as a moist chocolate cake, layered with white chocolate Grand Marnier mousse, crunchy ganache and a sexy orange leg.

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Cost: Prêt-à-Portea is priced at £52 per person.
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.


Fortnum & Mason’s traditional feast 


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For something utterly English, head straight to Fortnum & Mason to devour this traditional feast.

What’s on the menu:
• Coronation Chicken
• Fortnum’s Smoked Salmon
• Glazed Ham with English Mustard
• Cucumber with Mint & Lemon Butter
• Rare Breed Hen’s Egg Mayonnaise with Chives

Fortnum’s scones
• Plain & Fruit Scones, presented with Somerset Clotted Cream & a choice of Fortnum & Mason preserve
• Lemon Curd, Raspberry, Strawberry, Wild Blueberry

Afternoon tea cakes:
• Individual Pâtisserie
• Selection from the Cake Carriage

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Cost: Starting from £49 per person
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation

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