Wednesday, 11, April 2018

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Afternoon Tea at the Doyle Collection

This year, The Doyle Collection makes it simply impossible not to celebrate the arrival of Spring with one of their iconic Afternoon Teas

The Kensington capturing the ‘beauty’ of Afternoon Tea 

In celebration of the iconic and ever-lasting splendor of the Beauty and the Beast tale, The Kensington is delighted to offer a special afternoon tea with a magical twist, ideal for families or groups of friends in the mood for something a little ‘sweet’. Served in Town House at The Kensington, the exclusive tea names ‘Tale as Old as Time’ will be served with charming Mrs. Potts and Chip Potts dishware, while the delicious sweet and savoury treats also take inspiration from characters and scenes of the film. Highlights include Vanilla & Gold Jelly, served in shot glasses with the ever-symbolic rose petal immersed inside, topped with cream poured from Mrs. Potts spout. Other favourites include the Spiced Snow Ball Macaroon; Coconut & Chocolate, based on the classic scene featuring Belle and Beast’s playful snowball fight and the Chocolate Clock Tart; Chocolate Ganache, featuring an image of the lovable Cogsworth’s face. Alongside this selection of indulgent sweets, Town House will also be offering a variety of savoury delights, including a Bite-Sized Venison Pie, Cheese Soufflé with Roscoff Onion Pissaladiere, and a rich and delicious Beef Ragu & Saffron Arancini served with Lemon Crème Fraiche. As an alternative to scones for this afternoon tea, Town House will be offering Marie’s Sweet Brioche Baguette with apricot preserve & chocolate pot, referring to the local baker from Belle’s hometown in the film.


Tale as old as time


HOW: The ‘Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea Menu’ will be available until 30th June 2018 in Town House at The Kensington. Rates for Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea is £35 per person or £45 with a glass of Champagne. Rates for Festive Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea £38.50 per person or £50 with a glass of Perrier-Jouët, Grand Brut NV Champagne. For reservations please contact: 020 7589 6300 /


Experience the ‘Queen Bee’ of Afternoon Tea at The Bloomsbury

The Coral Room takes inspiration from the humble bumble bee this season. The menu takes inspiration from the bee’s importance within the ecosystem, and their fascinating natural habitat. To complement the sweet and savoury treats, a selection of the bartender’s favorite vermouth is served with every course, including a surprising Rose Ice Tea. This deconstructed afternoon tea includes a selection of classic favourites but the real showstopper in the giant ‘sconut’.  A cross between the much-loved scone and the delicious doughnut, The Coral Room’s sconut is designed to share. Available in several different sizes depending on the size of your group this tasty treat is with filled a mouth-watering filling that changes monthly. 


Queen Bee


HOW: Afternoon Tea at The Coral Room is available daily from 12:30 – 14:30 from £29 per person. For more please visit:


Enjoy a quintessentially English springtime with an Afternoon Tea at The Marylebone.

The Marylebone distills the essence of what Afternoon Tea should be: ‘An English Country Garden Afternoon Tea’ complete with seasonal British produce, English sparkling wines and gluten-free options. The Marylebone’s afternoon tea boasts a specially created menu by Executive Chef Russell Ford, using the season’s most delicious ingredients including salmon, Dorset crab and rhubarb and will be served in  108 Pantry, the hotel’s chic all-day dining space. The menu – also available with delicious gluten free alternatives and includes culinary delights such as Dorset crab with compressed watermelon and borage, broad bean and pea humus, elderflower and strawberry Battenberg and poppy seed and orange blossom homemade scones served with Devonshire clotted cream, rhubarb jam and orange curd. Guests can pair the tea with an English Sparkling Wine of choice including Ridgeview Cavendish from Sussex and Gusbourne Estate Brut Rosé from Kent. The afternoon tea promises a true taste of an English country garden with staff dressed in traditional tweed attire and pretty floral decoration. Located in the heart of Marylebone village and only minutes from Bond Street station, The Marylebone is a hotel full of character and charm, perfectly situated to explore London’s most glamorous urban village. Situated between the beautiful townhouses of Welbeck Street and trendy Marylebone Lane, the hotel comprises 252 guest rooms including 44 suites.


Country Garden


HOW: An English Country Garden Afternoon Tea is available at 108 Pantry at The Marylebone from 1stMarch 2018 and is priced at £32 per person, £42 with a glass of English sparkling wine. 108 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QE. For Reservations call 020 7969 3900 or visit