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. Previous creations have been inspired by some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings including the Sunflowers, Almond Blossoms and The Starry Night, while more recently the chef has based his patisserie around the works of Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama.
The menu has been written in partnership with Veuve Clicquot, so bubbles are of course an optional (buut dare we say encouraged) extra. Sandwiches aren’t your usual ham and mustard but are instead filled with chicken teriyaki and spring onions or smoked salmon and a wasbi cream. Pastries include delicacies like a peach and jasmine macaroon and a cherry blossom cheesecake tartlet. All afternoon teas come with plain and raisin scones with Cornish clotted cream and homemade preserves, as well as your choice of hot drink or a glass of bubbles, depending on which package you opt for.
Here, at The Rosewood, you can expect the full five-star experience when it comes to afternoon tea. This refined ritual is served in the hotel’s 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 wonderfully buzzy ambiance thanks to the twinkling background music and happy chatter of guests.
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 all the treats presented on a miniature paint 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.