Executive Head Chef, Shailesh Deshmukh, has crafted a set of delicious sandwiches prepared using the most exceptional produce and presented in dainty squares. Expect a blend of traditional and contemporary fillings such as smoked salmon with Devon crab, tea-smoked cured beef, and Norfolk chicken with truffle mayonnaise. Each has been expertly paired different style and flavoured breads to complement their fillings. The perfect way to commence your Champagne afternoon tea in London.
Vouette et Sorbée Fidèle Blanc de Noirs
One of the only certified biodynamic producers in the region, Vouette et Sorbée’s five-hectare estate is planted on Kimmeridgian and Portlandian soil, the former producing sensational limestone Blanc de Noirs that are rich and complex with notes of peach, apricot and pear.
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.Henry James
First served at a dinner of Lady Randolph Churchill in 1870s Manhattan, our mixologists have studied the eponymous cocktail and infused the terroirs of Bordeaux to create an elegant balance with notes of bitter cherry.
Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year, Woodford Reserve, Staunton Earl Grey and Champagne syrup, Chococherry, Maraschino liqueur, barrel-aged bitters
Served with Bordeaux and cherry jelly
This exquisite white tea is hand-cut with golden scissors and collected in a golden pot, before its unopened buds unfurl from the heat of the sun. The leaves are then dried naturally on a velvet cloth. Lingering in sweetness with hints of honey and pine, this light amber-hued liquor is also high in antioxidants. A rare and truly memorable white tea worth savouring, with a second brew revealing a new depth of flavour.
A programme of live music performances is the icing on the cake (or the cream on the scone) of The Londoner’s afternoon tea experience in Leicester Square. Tiers of savoury and sweet are perfectly complemented by even sweeter tones from London’s musical talent.
The regular programme of artists is combined with exclusive one-off performances and shows. Previous examples include some very special stars of the West End singing their favourite musical numbers, as well as a festive Lucia procession with a breath-taking Nordic choir.