Taking inspiration from London's vibrant and energetic creative scene, the art-inspired afternoon tea at The Rosewood includes a selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and loose-leaf teas accompanied by art-inspired pastries, created by Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins.
Here at The Rosewood, you can expect the full five-star experience when it comes to afternoon tea, with tea served in the stunning Mirror Room. Relax in style by way of one of the plush settees or choose one of the generously sized tables for an ever so slightly more energetic experience. Wherever you decide to sit you’ll find top-class service and a buzzy ambiance thanks to the twinkling background music and happy chatter of guests.
Previous teas have been influenced by the work of Van Gogh and Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama, but the most recent menu takes inspiration from surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The pastries mirror some of the late artist's most notable works, including the Queen of Hearts (a sphere of almond sponge, peach jelly and strawberry mousse), the Metamorphosis of Narcissus (pistachio sponge with mango and passionfruit jelly), and the Butterfly Windmill (olive oil cake with a citrus cremeux and chocolate mousse). If guests scan the rice paper QR code that comes as part of the Butterfly Windmill pastry, they can explore Dali's work further via an augmented reality (AR) experience, watch AR butterflies float around the room, and even unlock their very own piece of non-fungible token (NFT) artwork.
If you’re thinking of treating little ones to a special afternoon, don’t miss the children’s tea. This specifically designed menu features finger sandwiches and art-inspired pastries too, with treats presented on a miniature painter's palette to help inspire their imagination.
Afternoon tea at the Rosewood makes the perfect gift, should you be looking to spoil someone. The hotel runs several carefully curated packages which can also include spa treatments, overnight stays and more.