Restaurants go Pink for October

Pink Tea at Chelsea Riverside Brasserie

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness month, London restaurants are adding a splash of colour to their menus and dining rooms – pink, to be precise. The idea is to raise awareness of the disease – and raise money for Cancer Research UK. Find out how you can get involved.

Chelsea Riverside Brasserie

Throughout October, guests can enjoy a Positively Pink afternoon tea (pictured above) in Chelsea Riverside Brasserie at the Wyndham Grand hotel. Designed in collaboration with The Haven, a charity that offers physical and emotional support for people affected by cancer, the tea offers a selection of pink goodies packed with superfood ingredients – think pink-tinged sandwiches filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese and baby spinach, green-tea éclairs, or pistachio-and-raspberry slice.

The Positively Pink afternoon tea costs £25, or £35 with a glass of Taittinger Rosé Champagne. Chelsea Riverside Brasserie will donate 10% of each afternoon tea sold to The Haven.

In addition, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, those who book a Positively Pink afternoon tea can also invest in a Haven Tree pendant designed by Chelsea jeweller Robinson Pelham. The afternoon tea, including the Haven Tree pendant, costs £195; all profits from the pendant go to The Haven.

To book afternoon tea, call 020 7823 3000 or visit the hotel's website.

Four O Nine

The Clapham-based bistro is hosting several events during Breast Cancer Awareness month. On Saturdays and Sundays throughout October (12N-5pm), the venue will serve a Pink Afternoon Tea, including a selection of finger sandwiches, plus homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves, chocolate-and-hazelnut brownies, and chocolate eclairs. The afternoon tea costs £16 or £23 with Champagne; £2 from each afternoon tea sold will be donated to The Haven.

On Friday 26 October, Four O Nine will host a Pink Lunch (12N-3pm; £25 including £3 donation). And on Wednesday 31 October, the restaurant will host a pink-wine tasting evening. Tickets cost £50, with £5 from each ticket sold donated to The Haven. Plus, diners ordering from the à la carte menu will see £1 per dish donated to charity.

Lily's Seafood, Grill & Bar

On Saturdays throughout October, Clapham restaurant Lily’s is serving a Pink Afternoon Tea (12N-5pm) to support The Haven. Expect delicate finger sandwiches, delicious scones and homemade cakes, plus a glass of Champagne for diners who are feeling decadent. The afternoon tea costs £19, or £25 with a glass of Champagne. For each afternoon tea sold, £2 will be donated to the charity. To book, call 020 3551 5140.

Oxo Tower Brasserie

On Friday 26 October, the Oxo Tower Brasserie and Pink Buddies, a support group for breast-cancer survivors, will host a three-course lunch with cocktails to raise funds for The Haven.

The event will kick off with cocktails and mocktails at the bar, with £1 from each drink sold donated to The Haven. Guests will then sit down to a three-course menu packed with antioxidants and ingredients believed to boost the immune system.

Tickets to the lunch cost £45, with £12.50 from each ticket sold donated to the Haven. To book, call 020 3589 4538.

Tom Aikens

Throughout October, the chef’s Michelin-starred Chelsea flagship is serving a Pink Plate dessert – a beautifully presented combination of candied beetroots, yoghurt parfait, beetroot jellies and port syrup (priced £9). Tom Aikens will donate £3 from each Pink Plate sold to Cancer Research UK. To book a table, call 020 3641 8300.