Hotel Café Royal presents the London Royal Tea, their take on the English afternoon tea tradition. Located in the iconic Oscar Wilde Bar, the Royal Tea is a celebration of British history.
The team of chefs at Hotel Café Royal have carefully crafted a menu of unique sandwiches, scones, delicacies, cakes and savouries, all inspired by London and afternoon tea through the ages, including the traditional Battenberg cake, supposedly created to celebrate the royal wedding of 1884 between Prince Louis of Battenberg and Queen Victoria’s granddaughter through to macaroons, inspired by the icon of the London Underground.
The London Royal Tea begins with Café Royal’s designated executive guild of toastmaster and town crier ringing a bell from the historical entrance on Regent Street, signalling the beginning of afternoon tea service. Guests have the opportunity to learn about the British afternoon tea tradition before embarking on their culinary journey.
Beginning with savoury muffins and traditional tea sandwiches with a twist, guests will try some exciting flavours such as: prawn brigade with spices and honey. The sweet dishes on offer include, classic Battenburg cake and delicious Raspberry Regent, a treat specially created by the Cafe Royal team. No afternoon tea would be complete without Hotel Café Royal’s golden raisin and plain scones with clotted cream and Baylands strawberry preserve, served alongside a selection of cakes including Lemon drizzle; Hazelnut tin; and Traditional fruit cake.
To wash down, a choice of custom-blended teas from the Canton Tea company are on offer, including the Oscar (a Lapsang Souchong black tea). The London Royal Tea will also showcase an eclectic menu of Champagnes and sparkling wines, not to mention the specially concocted cocktails, created with Veuve Clicquot.
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