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Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental Park Lane

1 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7QY

Afternoon Tea in the Wellington Lounge at the InterContinental London Park Lane is a sumptuous occasion and is the perfect way to spend an afternoon in London. The luxurious five star InterContinental London Park Lane is a fabulous establishment, housed in what was once a royal residence in the heart of Mayfair. Boasting amazing views of Buckingham Palace and perfectly situated between the two upmarket areas of Knightsbridge and Mayfair, the London location of this glorious venue couldn't be better.

Afternoon Tea takes place in the beautiful Wellington Lounge on the ground floor of the hotel, named after the stunning views of the Wellington Arch offered from every seat in the room. The new High Coffee menu features some fabulous treats paired with a variety of coffees. Available now, this is the first menu of its kind in London.

We have been - check out our review!

Special offers

The following special offers are available to book online using the links below.

The InterContinental Park Lane Afternoon Tea Menu

Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea
Available 17th November until 5th January

Finger sandwiches
Smoked salmon, cream cheese
Honey roast gammon, whole grain mustard
Roast turkey with sage and onion mayonnaise
Lobster and cray fish Marie rose

Partridge pie

Scones
Plain and cranberry winter spiced scones
Devon clotted cream
Strawberry preserve, orange curd

Pastries
Choux swan, clementine, vanilla creme patisserie
Brandy and Christmas spiced drum
Chocolate and kumquat filled golden goose egg, golden rings
Pear tree, pear and blackberry
Mini mince pies

£36 per person
£65 per person with bottomless Champagne for 90 minutes

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Royal Afternoon Tea
Asparagus and cucumber shots

Coronation chicken, curried mayonnaise, apricots
Scottish lobster and shrimp, Marie Rose sauce
Classic hen’s egg and cress
Speyside smoked salmon, cream cheese
Honey roasted ham, English mustard

Sultana and buttermilk scones strawberry preserve,
Devon clotted cream

Basil and citrus choux
Plum and yoghurt mousse with Emmanuel sponge
Raspberry macaroon
Macha green tea and pistachio Genoese

Selection of teas

£36 per person with a glass of Prosecco

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Vegetarian Menu
As above with the following sandwiches:
Classic coronation egg, curry mayonnaise, apricots
Sweet onion, cucumber ribbon, beetroot hummus
Wild exotic mushroom, roasted pepper, pickled lemon aioli
Pressed mozzarella, beef tomato, watercress pesto
Heirloom tomatoes, courgette, smoked aubergine puree

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High Coffee Menu
Open sandwiches
Free range chicken, celeriac and sweet pepper remoulade on buttermilk bread
Heirloom tomato caprese, watercress pesto on a mixed olive roll
Smoked eel, pickled red onion, caper aioli on a beetroot brioche roll

Served with a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini

Warm savouries
Lamb and rosemary open pie
Wild mushroom tumble weed
Sun blushed tomato spiral, warm piccalilli

Served with a Caffé Freddo

Palate cleanser
Blood orange and ginger sorbet

Traditional warm scones
Sultana and buttermilk scones,
Devon clotted cream, strawberry jam

Desserts
Hazelnut opera
Bailey’s chocolate éclair
Black forest gateaux
Macaroon with salt caramel
Lemongrass and lime crème brûlée

Served with your choice from the below:
Espresso, Latte, Mocha, Macchiato,
Cortado, Cappuccino or Canarino

Signature Caffé Coretto to finish

£42 per person


Please note that this is a sample menu only. All prices and offers are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation. A service charge of 12.5% will be added to your final bill.

Review: High Coffee at the InterContinental Park Lane

Having been for quite a few Afternoon Teas now, I was delightfully intrigued to be invited to try The Intercontinental Hotel’s High Coffee.  The first of its kind in London but already established and popular amongst the residents of Australia’s biggest cities.

High coffee is served in the Wellington Lounge, a modern and stylish room adorned with beautiful fresh flowers.  With floor to ceiling windows overlooking Hyde Park, you can unwind in comfort and watch the hustle and bustle of London unfolding outside.  A Pianist played the room giving the most relaxing and classy ambience.

We were greeted by our server and shown to our table, giving the extreme temperatures London is experiencing at the moment, I was hugely relieved to take a pew and let the air conditioning do it’s work!!  Olga was extremely informative and knew her stuff about Coffee, we were given a brief history and explanation as to why The Intercontinental was breaking into the High Coffee market.  Being a coffee lover, I had to agree that London was much overdue this ground-breaking alternative.

The High Coffee menu included 4 different coffees, all carefully chosen to compliment the flavours of each course.

My husband is vegetarian and quite often a vegetarian menu isn’t displayed as standard when you go for Afternoon Tea.  It was refreshing to see that as much planning and consideration had been taken to prepare the Vegetarian option at The Intercontinental, this we were explained was because of the effect of the coffee taste when combined with the flavours in the food.  We were intrigued and eagerly awaited the first concoction!

Served with the first course which was the open sandwiches, came a salted caramel expresso martini topped with of course, a coffee bean.  The sandwiches were the prettiest I had ever seen, it would seem that a great deal of thought had gone into not only the flavours but the presentation as well.  The colours were beautiful, each sandwich was topped with edible flowers and perfectly contrasted with the simple grey and white striped plate.  We were told to eat the sandwiches in a specific order and to alternate between the food and the Martini.  I was a little apprehensive about the smoked Eel brioche but was told that this one accompanied with the coffee is quite often the favourite!

I was quite surprised at how the coffee brought out the different flavours in each sandwich and sometimes actually changed the flavour of some of the more familiar tastes.  At the same time, the flavour of the foods changed the apparent strength of the coffee…. amazing!  I felt like there was a little science lesson taking place in my mouth!!  To the bemusement of the waiting staff, I was wowed time and time again.  My husband was equally impressed.  The Eel sandwich was as I had been promised, a real taste sensation and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Our next course was the warm savouries, this addition makes the difference between the “High Tea” and “Afternoon Tea” concept.  Traditionally you will not get this course in Afternoon Tea (or Afternoon Coffee in our case).  Our coffee for this course was a Caffe Freddo.  The coffee served the same purpose as before in that it changed and enhanced different flavours.  I marvelled at how the rich jus with the lamb made the coffee taste creamier and the sweetness of the piccalilli enhanced the strength of the coffee.  My favourite savoury though was the Wild Mushroom tumble weed which was absolutely delicious!!

To cleanse our pallet ready for the sweets, we were served the most amazing blood orange and ginger sorbet.  This completely took us by surprise…. the sorbet was served in a delicate glass dish resting on a larger glass bowl filled with dry ice.  The result was a red, glowing, potion looking spectacular that drew gasps from other guests.  Not only did it look incredible, it tasted out of this world, refreshing and smooth with small sweet gems of candied ginger.

Our scones and pastries were served together on a floor stand.  The scones were beautifully glazed, warm and fresh and served with a perfect amount of conserve and clotted cream.

There were 5 pastries each, my husband devoured his black forest gateaux and loved it so much, I ended up giving him mine.  My favourite was the adorable, mini Baileys chocolate éclair but I loved them all.  The lemon grass and lime crème brulee was a lovely twist on the French classic.  With this course, we were able to choose our coffee preference, I chose the weaker option of a latte to enjoy my pastries with and my husband had a Cortado.

To end our Afternoon Coffee, we were served a a signature Caffe Coretto with a liquor option of our choice.  A perfect way to end a fabulous new experience.

I loved every aspect of High Coffee at The Intercontinetal Hotel and think it’s a wonderful alternative for coffee lovers or Afternoon Tea connoisseurs who just fancy a change. The food excellence, coffee quality, informative and welcoming staff make this prestigious venue every inch a five star experience.

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