New London Landmarks Afternoon Tea at The Kensington

Town House at The Kensington in London just launched a new London Landmarks Afternoon Tea. Following the success of the Tale As Old As Time offering, the new afternoon tea takes inspiration from London’s most recognizable landmarks, taking diners on a tour of the capital’s most famed structures.

Tributes featured on the menu include ‘The Gherkin’ crafted from white chocolate with a dark chocolate ganache and ‘The Shard’ made of carrot cake and milk chocolate. Alongside a ‘London Telephone Box’ imagined in rhubarb mousse and Big Ben-inspired lemon curd tart, the new London Landmarks Afternoon Tea menu is complete with London’s quintessential treat: scones served with Heather Hills strawberry jam and clotted cream.

London Landmarks will be presented on a London Eye-inspired tea stand. The afternoon tea will be served alongside a bespoke map of London illustrated by Eleni Sofroniou. Guests can keep the map, which highlights landmarks including Kensington Palace and The Tower of London as well as archetypal spots such as Covent Garden and Big Ben.

The new menu at Town House is a celebration of London, welcoming guests to enjoy a selection of appetizers: a cockney stapleSteak & London Ale Pieand aColston Bassett Stilton & Broccoli Quichealongsidea bite-sizeCrab Cake with Tartare Sauce & Caperberries. Highlights of the sandwich selection includeSmoked Salmon, Lovage Pesto & Cream Cheese on Brown Bread, Egg and Cress Bridge Roll using eggs from Heritage breed Copper Marans hens,Coronation Chicken Sandwich on Brown Loaf.

Francesco Sardelli, General Manager at The Kensington comments:“Following the huge success of Tale As Old As Time we are delighted to bring our new London Landmarks Afternoon Tea to guests at Town House. As Kensington is such an iconic location in the capital we thought it was fitting to honor London with our Afternoon Tea offering.”

Town House is the signature restaurant at The Kensington hotel andis spread across three classically designed drawing rooms, serving locally-sourced, seasonal modern British cuisine. Nestled in the heart of one of London’s most desirable neighborhoods –complete with stylish décor, hand-picked furnishings and open fireplaces – Town House also provides intimate porticos overlooking South Kensington’s tree-lined avenues.

London Landmarks Afternoon Tea Menu
£42 (approx. $54.50) per person or £54.50 (approx. $69.50)
with a glass of Perrier-Jouët, Grand Brut NV Champagne
All enjoyed with a selection of Rare Teas

Appetizers
Colston Bassett Stilton & Broccoli Quiche

Steak & London Ale Pie
Crab Cake with Tartare Sauce & Caperberries

Sweets
The Gherkin
White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate Ganache
The Shard
Carrot Cake, Milk Chocolate
Telephone Box
Rhubarb Mousse
Big Ben
Lemon Curd Tart
Fruit & Plain Scones
Heather Hills Strawberry Jam, Clotted Cream

Selection of Sandwiches
Smoked Salmon, Lovage Pesto & Cream Cheese on Brown Bread
Coronation Chicken on Brown Bread
Egg & Cress Bridge Roll
Marinated Cucumber, Crème Fraiche & Pepper on White Loaf