Swan at Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

from £28.50 pp

Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe serves A Midsummer Night’s Dream afternoon tea, inspired by the play and worthy of the fairy queen herself. The tea is available daily from 12pm until 3pm.

The tea includes a collection of sweet and savoury delights, many of which can be traced back to the food and characters seen in the play. The menu features pea flower, which is the flower from which Oberon’s love potion is squeezed, interfering with the lovers’ fates throughout the play, apricots, which Titania feeds to Bottom when she is cast under the potion’s spell, and mulberries, the tree under which Pyramus and Thisbe agree to meet in the play within a play.

The tea is served on bespoke crockery reflecting the themes of the play, specially designed by illustrator Annika Wester.


The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe Afternoon Tea Menu

Midsummer Night's Dream Afternoon Tea
Herb fed lemon chicken, pea flower
Smoked salmon, grape mustard & dill pancake
Wild mushroom, whipped truffle cheese tart
Duck egg mayonnaise, asparagus
Chocolate & Violet chouquettes
Lemon & rose cake
Strawberry delice, elderflower meringue
Hibiscus & apricot shot
Mulberry scones & plain scones served with clotted cream and Midsummer jam

£28.50 per person
£33.50 per person with a glass of Prosecco

Please note that this is a sample menu only. All prices are subject to change by the venue unless stated on your booking confirmation.


Afternoon Tea in South Bank

How to find The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe

The location of The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe is shown on the map below along with other afternoon tea venues and points of interest. Click on any icon to view full details.