Sunday, 11, August 2019
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Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week with The Doyle Collection
Enjoy this quintessentially British offering at each of The Doyle Collection’s London hotels
Best for a girly celebration
Inspired by the wild meadow flowers that make up England’s enchanting countryside, Dalloway Terrace has unveiled its new look for the summer season. Courtesy of master florist Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart, the terrace walls have been adorned with silk daisies, cosmos, larkspur, delphiniums and foliage, providing the perfect backdrop for a summery afternoon tea with your closest friends. Head Pastry Chef and Afternoon Tea of the Year finalist Chris Dodd has created the fruity summer menu, with flavouring originating from seasonal fruits such as oranges and berries, with the added taste of lemon, pineapple and lavender. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options are available (ideal for making sure all members of your group are catered to), and a refreshing glass of champagne can be ordered as an extra treat.
Best for a treat with mum
Served from midday until 6pm daily, 108 Brasserie’s traditional Cream Tea offering is ideal for a sweet treat for you and your mum. A selection of teas from the Rare Tea Company are available at the restaurants chic dining space, with the optional extra of champagne to make it even more special. Enjoy home-baked scones, Devonshire clotted cream with strawberry jam, or push the boat out and share a delicious homemade strawberry tart. It’s the perfect start to a weekend in the capital.
Best for a memorable meal with the whole family
London Landmarks Afternoon Tea
Gather your nearest and dearest for a dining moment to treasure at The Kensington’s Town House restaurant. Launched earlier this year, the London Landmarks Afternoon Tea takes diners on a tour of the capital’s architectural feats, with tributes to London’s most iconic structures. Spend an afternoon celebrating the beauty of London with a skyline of scones, sandwiches and sweets presented on a London Eye-inspired tea stand. The menu is complemented by an extensive tea selection, cocktails and champagne – enough choice to please the whole family.
Best for when afternoon tea turns into an evening of cocktails
The Coral Room
Designed by acclaimed interior designer Martin Brudnizki, the grand salon bar of The Coral Room is a stylish destination for a meet-up in the city. Start with the restaurant’s scrumptious afternoon tea (which can be served with sparkling wine or Vermouth if you desire something stronger) and indulge in tropical sweet treats like Mango & Coriander Tart and Lychee & Coconut Cake served alongside the delicious Vanilla & Golden Raisin Scones. Savoury options are aplenty, with creative recipes such as Devilled Egg Mayonnaise mini milk buns and Smoked Salmon & Lemon Crème Fraîche on Guinness bread to tantalise your taste buds. Follow with a cocktail from The Coral Room’s extensive list and settle in for an evening of delight in the bustling heart of London’s West End.