Teas fit for a Queen

Celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign with a Platinum Jubilee Tea

. . . For the fashionable
The Berkeley : Prêt-à-Portea Platinum Jubilee Edition  Their traditional Prêt-à-Portea will feature three additional creations, the Queen’s summer hat, a favorite Launer London handbag made from a cake and a crown iced biscuit.
Starts at £79 per person; Until June 12

www.the-berkeley.co.uk+44 2071 078866
Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL

. . . For the traditional
Fortnum & Mason : Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea  Afternoon tea in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon includes a swan shaped pastry (since Queen Elizabeth II is owner of all the swans in England), eggs Drumkilbo (a favorite dish of the late Queen Mother) and a crown jewel-inspired mousse.
£70 per person, Until August 31

www.fortnumandmason.com+44 2077 348040
181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER

. . . For the historian
JW Marriott Grosvenor House : Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea — The limited edition pastries include a Valrhona Chocolate Biscuit Cake (the Queen’s tea cake favorite), Platinum Lemon Possett (a Buckingham Palace menu staple) and Great Room Ice Sphere that commemorates the Great Room at Grosvenor House where then Princess Elizabeth learned to to ice skate in 1933.
£62.50 per person, Until August 31

www.parkroom.co.uk+44 2074 996363
86-90 Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

. . . For the non-acrophobe
Searcys at The Gherkin : Jubilee Afternoon Tea
— The coronation chicken rillettes was originally created in 1953 for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation and fruity Dundee Cake (Scottish fruit cake made with sultanas, currants, fruit peels and almonds) – two of Queen’s favorites are served 39 floors up.
£55 per person, until June 25
TIP : Request a table on the left hand side for views of Tower Bridge
www.searcysatthegherkin.co.uk+44 3301 070816
30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP

. . . For the kids (and kids at heart)
The Biscuiteers : Jubilee Afternoon Tea (Multiple)  The Jubilee-themed (corgi and crown) signature hand-iced biscuits were designed in collaboration with Buckingham Palace.
£45 per person

So many teas — so little time!

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