Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Dorchester with a specially designed afternoon tea with a twist.

Enjoy especially themed Chinese hot appetisers including Dim Sum Su Mei, Prawn on Toast, Vegetable and Mushroom Spring Roll, Prawn Ying-Yang and Taro Dumplings.

The afternoon tea pastries will also have Chinese influence and include Mango ysu rolls, Red beans black sesame slice, Green tea chocolate delice, Lotus flower mandarin tower and Peanut and pear fortune cookies.

The Chinese Afternoon Tea will also include a traditional Chinese act.

Chinese New Year's Afternoon tea is only available on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2013

5 sittings per day at: 1:15, 2:30, 3:15, 4:45 and 5:15 pm

£51 with a glass of Laurent Perrier NV Brut
£56.50 with a glass of Laurent Perrier Rose

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Sensory Sensation Afternoon Tea this Valentine’s at Corinthia Hotel London

Love is most definitely in the air this Valentine's at The Corinthia Hotel. For the special occasion the hotel has partnered with renowned perfumer Roja Dove, who has created a limited edition Ambre candle to be placed around The Lobby Lounge while couples and guests enjoy a ‘Sensory Afternoon Tea’ for Valentine’s Day.

The candle has been created using perfumery-grade Vanilla Bourbon, renowned for its aphrodisiac properties, creating the perfect way to heighten the romantic atmosphere whilst enjoying a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé with someone special.

The Valentine fancies from the Sensory Afternoon Tea menu include a beautiful red velvet chocolate dome of milk chocolate mousse filled with cherry compote finished with a red velvet chocolate spray. For a sweet touch, raspberry floral macaroons decorate the plate along with white chocolate and pomegranate kisses, whilst a vanilla biscuit topped with pomegranate delice and coated with pink white chocolate glaze completes the offering. All Valentine fancies are accompanied by a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé.

Valentines Tea Fancies

 Valentine’s Sensory Afternoon Tea At The Corinthia Hotel London
£45.00 per person Glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé NV 


Selection of Finger Sandwiches 
Served on Artisanal Breads 
Loch Var Smoked Salmon 
Goosnaugh Cornfed Chicken, Ale Mustard (N) 
Organic Egg Mayonnaise, Micro Watercress (V) 
Roast Sirloin of Beef, Creamed Horseradish (N) 
Creamed Innes Goats Cheese and Cucumber (V) 

Choice of Valentines Tea Fancies: 
Strawberry Seduction: Moist Almond and Pistashio Dacqouise with Fresh Strawberry 
Raspberry Romance: Soft Raspberry Macaroons, Raspberry Ganache 
Chocolate Kiss: Guanaja Chocolate Mousse with 
Rose Tea Infusion, Crunchy Biscuits 
Love Drops: White Chocolate and Pomegranate Mousse, Vanilla Marshmallows 
Rose and Champagne Affair: Rose Champagne Jelly, Fresh Lychee, Champagne Foam 
Lavender Allure Crunchy Choux filled with Creamy Lavender Crème 
Cherry Sumptuous Manjari Chocolate Mousse filled with Cherry Compote and Red Velvet Spray 
Lemon and Raspberry Crush Lemon Cake with Fresh Lemon Zest 

Selection of Warm Scones 
Plain and Raisin, Served with House Preserves and 
Clotted Cream

3 - 5.30pm Monday - Friday, 12 - 5.30pm Weekends from 9th February - 17th February 2013

Valentine's Day Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester


Treat your loved one to a decadent Valentine's Day Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester. 
Including specially created Valentine's pastries and a red rose for all ladies.

Cucumber with cream cheese on caraway seed bread 
Egg mayonnaise with shiso cress on white bread 
Chicken with wholegrain mustard mayonnaise on basil bread 
Smoked salmon on granary bread 

Warm raisin and plain scones from our bakery 
served with homemade strawberry jam, a seasonal jam 
and Cornish clotted cream 

A selection of valentines day inspired French pastries 

A selection rare teas 

We recommend the The Dorchester Hot Chocolate its beautifully thick and creamy!

Five sittings: 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm

£51.00 per person, with a glass of Laurent-Perrier NV Champagne
£56.50 per person, with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé NV Champagne

Valentine's Day Aphro-tea-siac Afternoon Tea At The May Fair Hotel

The May Fair Hotel, renowned for being a glamorous playhouse brimming with stylish and inspiring experiences, will be romancing its guests this Valentine's Day, with the launch of Aphro-tea-siac Afternoon Tea. Utterly indulgent, this miscellany of morishness will be sure to set hearts fluttering and pulses racing with a menu of natural aphrodisiac cocktails and canapés.

Whet your appetite with a hot and spicy Salted Aniseed Sour or Aphrodite's choice; a Pomegranate and Vanilla Shot. Be enticed by a taste-bud tingling Siberian Ginseng, Lemongrass and Ginger Cooler partnered with a mouth-watering Cardamom, Cinnamon and Honey Mule. Finish by gorging on irresistible morsels of white truffle glazed pork, crimson Sumac crusted Langoustine, velvety avocado Hummus and oysters Rockefeller.

Canapé selection :White truffle and honey glazed pork, Crimson Sumac crusted Langoustine , Avocado Hummus , “Quince” oysters Rockefeller , The Finale- the ultimate chocolate elixir 


Siberian Ginseng, Lemongrass and Ginger Cooler, 
Cardamom, Cinnamon and Honey Mule, 
Chocolate and Chilli Martini, 
Pomegranate and Vanilla Shot , 
Salted Aniseed Sour, 
Basil and Limoncello Shot, 
Strawberry Cheesecake Shot, 
Watermelon Martini 

Mild Aphro-Tea-Siac £25.00 per person 
(Includes a choice of two cocktails) 

Intense Aphro-Tea-Siac £50.00 per person 
(Includes a choice of two cocktails)

Monday, 28 January 2013

Valentine’s Day Be ‘Naughtea’ Afternoon Tea at The Royal Horseguards

The five-star Royal Horseguards hotel, well known for its themed afternoon teas has launched a Be ‘Naughtea’ afternoon tea that is sure to thrill! so spread the love this Valentine’s Day by treating your special someone to a sumptuous Valentine’s Day afternoon tea.

The aphrodisiac menu created exclusively by the talented resident pastry chef Joanne Todd will be available throughout the most romantic time of the year from 7 February 2013 – 17 February 2013. 

strawberry lips macaroons

The deliciously sinful afternoon tea is designed for two to share by the fireplace in the beautiful lounge, where your table will be decorated with a red rose and candles.

Your choice of tea or coffee is also served with a devilishly delectable menu, including: 

A variety of elegant finger sandwiches and savoury bites, 
Lace cupcake 
Corset cookie's
Red rose scented high heel chocolates. 
Dainty lickable strawberry lips macaroons
Beautifully presented saucy passionfruit fools
Dark chocolate lipstick
An assortment of freshly baked scones, Cornish clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserves

Corset cookie's

And to top it all off, finish the feast with a chilled glass of Laurent Perrier Rosé Champagne.
£45 per person.

Valentine's Afternoon Tea - The Langham, London

Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea at The Langham, served only on the 14th February 2013

Valentines Day Afternoon Tea

Choose from our range of teas with the assistance of our tea sommelier

Finger sandwiches including
- Native lobster with fennel and shiso
- Smoked Scottish salmon with horseradish
- Creamed Cropwell Bishop Stilton with salted grapes and nashi pear
- Foie gras and chicken liver parfait with white peach
- Wiltshire cure ham with gruyère cheese and sweetcorn

Warm selection of honey and lavender scone and cinnamon and raidin scone from thr Palm Court bakery with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve

Selection of French pastries and specialist mini cakes
- English rose candy floss
- Saint Valentine
- Strawberry and acetum white balsamico
- Passion fruit and raspberry
- Hibiscus Trifle



Tuesday, 22 January 2013


The return of the fabulously indulgent Not Afternoon Tea offers four unique new plates to truly tease the tastebuds. As before, each dish comprises of a quartet of desserts, specially crafted by Head Pastry Chef Penny Wabbit and her team, which are paired perfectly with a bespoke cocktail created by the OXO Bar team.

‘Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb!’ offers a much needed blast of colour during the darker, colder months. A fennel meringue is topped with perfectly poached rhubarb and accompanies a traditional favourite, rhubarb fool. A carefully crafted almond sponge is served with rhubarb parfait, rhubarb jam and sweet Hendricks Gin sorbet. A silky yoghurt and orange pannacotta, wrapped in rhubarb and vanilla jelly and a rhubarb gingerbread cheesecake complete the plate. Partnered with the refreshing combination of Domaine de Canton, two ginger liqueurs and charged with Zeo, “Rhubarbarella” compliments the tart flavours of this fresh and fabulous four-piece.

Hot n’ Sticky’ explores the sweet, exotic flavours of partner cocktail Guilty Pleasures, which combines Appleton VX rum with coconut and banana. The ‘hot’ caramalised apple turnover on custard and the creamy Pandan rice pudding & coconut shortbread, with Taywell lemongrass and chilli ice cream, juxtapose beautifully with the ‘sticky’ banana cake, topped with caramelised condensed milk, and the mini Baklava bite.

Reinterpreting the much loved chocolate bar, ‘Chocolate Fruit and Nut(case)’ combines naughty and nice with a divine flourless chocolate cake with golden raisins and apricots and a devilish white chocolate and dried cranberry tart. A pyramid of hazelnut and bitter chocolate marquise and the finely formed caramela and macadamia nut truffle are the ideal partners to an espresso martini, with an OXO signature twist.

Completing the quartet, The ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ reinvents the quintessential English brew by subverting flavours and combining contrasting components to create truly unique taste sensations. The plate comprises of a smooth coffee mousse with espresso syrup; peppermint tea parfait with milk chocolate feuilletine; green tea frangipane with refreshing Taywell Chai tea ice-cream; four fruit tea pannacotta on berry jelly, with the added extra of an English tea shortbread with white chocolate ganache. The partnered cocktail is a Chambord ‘Drink Me’ tea, enticing the drinker to lose themself in a hot herbal wonderland.

Not Afternoon Tea is priced at only £24.50 and is available in the OXO Tower Brasserie from 3pm until 5pm. Please click hereto see the menu. To book, click here or call 020 7803 3888.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Kick-start The Detox At Harvey Nichols FORTH FLOOR EDINBURGH

If the over-indulgence of the festive period has left you in need of re-charging those batteries then check out the new cocktail menu at Harvey Nichols fourth floor bar . Kick-start the year with a delicious superfood cocktail, specially created by the Forth Floor Bar team. Guaranteed revive, revitalise and re-awaken those tastebuds!
Available from Thursday 3 January.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

MARMITE GOLD RUSH COCKTAIL, Langham Artesian Bar London

hotel bar, cocktail menu in The Langham London

Love it or hate it, Artesian, the 'World's Best Bar' as voted for by Drinks International, is now serving a Marmite Gold Rush .

Inspired by the Marmite Gold Oxford Street Christmas lights, retire to Artesian to have an unforgettable cocktail experience. 

The cocktail itself is a mixture of grapefruit juice, vodka, sugar cane syrup and a barspoon of Marmite Gold drizzled around the rim, served with a teapot of Marmite flavoured steam.

Upload a photo of the Marmite cocktail to The Langham, London's Facebook or Twitter for the chance to win Afternoon Tea for two.