SquareMeal Review of
The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St James Hotel (afternoon tea)
Afternoon tea, that great tradition so beloved of ‘les rosbifs’, is given a French twist at the Sofitel’s Rose Lounge. ‘La tea en rose’, as it’s known, could not be more in keeping with the setting
– and ultra-feminine, pink and cream drawing room set off by displays of fragrant roses and the sound of live harp music. Served on a covetable and lovely pink-china tea service (Wedgwood,
naturally), the spread includes four delicate little finger sandwiches (the fillings change with the seasons), Parisienne pastries and homemade scones with rose-scented raspberry jam. The whole
experience costs £28 – or £32 with a typically girly cocktail of Champagne with rose and lychee. The Rose Lounge is one of few venues to serve blends by London’s wonderful Postcard Teas, so savour
Festive Afternoon tea £50, with a glass of Moët & Chandon Rose £60
Festive High tea including a Wild mushroom and chestnut pie 55
Accompanied by a glass of Moët & Chandon Rose NV 65
Credit card details required from 7 diners booking.
Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.