Carlos Place, London, W1K 2AL
Taking the quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea to new heights, the outstanding Afternoon Tea at the Connaught is a sublime experience, offering the perfect way to spend an afternoon in London. Nestled within the exclusive confines of London’s Mayfair, The Connaught is a very special destination for afternoon tea in London, offering a world class combination of elegance and fine service. Sister hotel to both The Berkeley and Claridge’s, this Maybourne Hotel Group property exudes luxury and sophistication at every turn with afternoon tea being no exception.
The Connaught dates back to 1815 and boasts a rich and exciting history and heritage. Highlights include General Charles de Gaulle’s stay back in 1940, when it is said he met with allied commanders at a location nearby to discuss the strategy of the D-Day landings whilst various royal visitors have stayed there throughout the years. Ralph Lauren was so impressed with the sweeping staircase at The Connaught when he stayed there he created a replica of it in his New York flagship store.
Afternoon Tea is a very special experience at The Connaught, as you would expect from such a prestigious establishment. Jean-Georges, one of London’s finest restaurants, is the setting for afternoon tea at The Connaught and what a stunning location it is. Opened in 2017 by the world renowned French super chef Jean George Vongerichten, the self-named Jean-Georges never fails to impress. Admire the beautiful artwork from Louise Bourgois adorning the walls whilst stained glass accents from Jean-Michel Othoniel add splashes of beauty to the floor to ceiling windows.
The afternoon tea menu at The Connaught is a work of culinary genius, fusing the classic and contemporary together to perfection. Classic afternoon tea finger sandwiches are given a twist of South East Asia with cucumber with a hint of lime and mint, ham and cheese with miso mustard on walnut bread and smoked salmon with chipotle. As for the cakes, you’ll find the dreamlike flavours of lemon and thyme mousse with honeycomb and Chantilly cream, apricot Tatin with verbena mousse and shortbread and strawberry pavlova an absolute delight to taste and a perfect picture to look at. Chocolate fondue with animal shaped shortbread adds a touch of fun to proceedings as does the candyfloss, carefully spun by the waiter as a parting gift. Homemade English scones arrive warm and are accompanied by Cornish clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon curd whilst the choice of teas is excellent, from fragrant blacks to artisan options from small plantations in Japan and China.
Champagne adds the perfect touch of luxury to such a divine afternoon tea in London at The Connaught and guests can choose from Laurent Perrier “La Cuvée” Brut NV or Laurent Perrier Rosé NV.
If you’re looking for somewhere extra special for your afternoon tea in London, The Connaught is the perfect choice, offering first class food and presentation, a stunning setting and service like no other.
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