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The Collins Room at The Berkeley
Formerly the Caramel Room, this chic dining area certainly lives up to The Berkeley’s luxe reputation. The all-day menu includes a decadent afternoon tea option, as well as a selection of libations. Staying true to the hotel’s roots, the menu (designed by executive chef Shaun Whatling) is classically British, with the emphasis on fresh daily specials and extravagant design. The lavish Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea is an ode to all things fashion, featuring the likes of Stella McCartney’s popular striped dress and Prada’s red and white handbag in edible form. Our highlight was a dolce and white chocolate mousse on a hazelnut sable with zigzag meringue detailing, aka Emilia Wickstead’s ‘sleek summer coat’. Paired with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne and an array of loose-leaf and herbal teas, this is a luxurious treat. If you’re not after the Prêt-à-Portea, more savoury choices include sautéed tiger prawns with girolles and shellfish sauce. Named after the late interior designer David Collins and designed by his protégé Robert Angell, the Collins Room is an all-out luxury experience.
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