Since 1929 we’ve infused a touch of glamour into our iconic hotel with England’s quintessential midday tradition as we serve ‘Anna’s Afternoon Tea’ from 12.30 pm until 6pm.
An exquisite selection of delicate sandwiches accompanied by decorative and delicious pastries, hand crafted by executive pastry chef Dale DeSimone and his talented team.
Accompanied by a selection of the finest Newby teas including our signature Yellow Rose Tea, and thoughtful piano music each day. Immerse yourself in the elegance of the Park Room with unique views of Hyde Park.
The tea is named ‘Anna’s Afternoon Tea’ after Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who was said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. To overcome this, a light meal consisting of tea (usually Darjeeling) and cakes or sandwiches was served.
From this desire, the ritual of Afternoon Tea was born.
Anna’s Afternoon Tea Menu
Selection of Delicate Finger Sandwiches
Cucumber, garden mint butter
Smoked Oakham chicken, tarragon, crème fraîche
Roast Aberdeen Angus beef, creamed horseradish
Honey roast Yorkshire ham, Coleman’s English mustard
North Atlantic cold water prawn, classic Marie Rose sauce
Foreman’s smoked Scottish salmon, cream cheese
Burford brown Clarence Court egg, mayonnaise, chive
Plain and Raisin Buttermilk Scones
Devonshire clotted cream accompanied with your choice of British preserves:
Strawberry, rose petal, rhubarb and ginger, gooseberry, raspberry, blackcurrant
Assortment of Tantalising Afternoon Tea Pastries
Ginger curd with passionfruit coulis
Green apple and coriander mousse
Trio of chocolate ring
Milk chocolate, almond and banana sponge
Lemon Myrtle and Raspberry Pavlova
Fresh Home Baked Cakes