Afternoon tea at the Royal Lancaster is served in its glamorous all-day Hyde Café. As the name suggests, the café is moments away from London’s iconic Hyde Park, with the nearest tube station being Lancaster Gate. So, why not round-off a stroll of its beautiful gardens with a traditional English afternoon tea booking at Hyde Café, where dainty sandwiches, warm baked scones and sweet delicacies are accompanied by a selection of artisan teas courtesy of Camellia’s Tea House.
Guests who choose to indulge in this British pastime will be treated to a traditional affair. To start, a selection of classic sandwiches are filled with the likes of chicken with tarragon mayonnaise, beef with olive butter, mustard and rocket salad, and egg mayonnaise with mustard cress.
Next, warm homemade scones served with clotted cream and a selection of preserves fill the gap between the savouries and the sweet course.
Finally, a carefully-crafted selection of patisseries provides an indulgent finale. Tuck into a strawberry and elderflower tart with a creamy vanilla custard and elderflower jelly, a pistachio and raspberry delice with fig marmalade and raspberry chocolate cream, and a lemon mini loaf with a yuzu curd and candied lemon zest.
The food offering is served alongside a collection of Camellia’s Tea House teas which includes black, white, oolong and signature varieties. There is also the option to add a glass of Chapel Down English sparkling wine to the experience for an extra special touch.
Hyde Café is a bright, modern and elegant space boasting marble columns, beige leather seating and a sculptural gold light fixture suspended from the ceiling. It’s a wonderful spot to celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, with parties of up to eight people welcome should you like to make it a group affair.