The Rosebery Afternoon Tea, London

Rosebery_newThis fall, Mr. King and I were glad to be back at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, and we were delighted with the elegant and sumptuous afternoon tea at The Rosebery. It was a pleasant surprise since this tea room was not present during our previous stay in 2011.

Named after Lord Rosebery, The Rosebery was once a fashionable tea room in the early 1920s. Earlier in Spring 2014, The Rosebery was reintroduced.

Bone China_newMr. King & I both found the décor to be a harmonious blend of Victorian interiors and contemporary furnishings. Even the soft grey walls with white mouldings match the waiters’ grey uniforms designed by young British designer, Charlotte Taylor.

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The pastries were delivered on a 2-tier cake tray that hangs on an iron tree. It reminds me of a stand for birdcages. How lovely!
Scones_newThe Rosebery Tea consists of a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked Sultana and plain scones and hand-made pastries.

Teasandwiches_newTea sandwiches comprises: slow roasted organic chicken & buttered corn, smoked salmon tartar with crème fraiche & dill, Cotswold egg & mustard cress, cucumber, cream cheese & pea shoots, Portland crab & crayfish fondue on brioche and Wiltshire cured ham & heritage tomatoes.

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Pastries include: green tea éclair, milk chocolate passion fruit tart, raspberry and yuzu macaron, peach & hazelnut chiboust and wild strawberry delice.

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Every aspect of this afternoon tea was thoughtfully planned. The Rosebery China Collection designed by William Edwards, with a dragonfly, bird and butterfly motives, is simply exquisite.

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And they certainly didn’t forget about the little people by offering – The Rosebery Mini Tea for Little Ladies & Gentlemen.

 

For more info, www.mandarinoriental.com/london/fine-dining/the-rosebery/

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All photos were taken by Mrs. King.

 

 

 

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