Swan at Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT

from £26.50 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 Monday to Saturday from 11.30am – 3.30pm, and Sundays from 2pm – 3.30pm.

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

£26.50 per person
Served with a glass of prosecco £31.50 per person
Served with a glass of selected Champagne £34.50 per person
Served with a glass of rose Champagne £37.00 per person
90 minutes unlimited prosecco afternoon tea – £41.50 per person

Include a Love Potion cocktail, a magical mix of Earl Grey infused gin, honey from the London Honey Co, blackberry puree and prosecco, topped with fresh blackberries £33.00


Gentleman's Afternoon Tea
At Swan, afternoon tea doesn’t have to mean sweetness and light. Our Gentleman’s Tea is a feast of savoury tea-time treats, including Legbar scotch eggs, fish finger sandwiches and potted salmon. It’s not just for gentlemen!

£26.50 per person

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


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