The Wellesley – High Tea and High Times

High tea in the beautiful British capital is an institution and when you choose London’s newest and most refined address at The Wellesley you can take luxury to a whole new level. Served in the lavish surroundings of the opulent Jazz Lounge with its soft slip of white linen, blushing rose hues and sparkling mirrors, you can indulge in a truly evocative afternoon tea experience. The classic tea experience of yesteryear is beautifully infused with a modern flair, bringing an elegant flavor and fusion to the table.

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At The Wellesley it is clear to see that they take tea seriously and with thousands of years of history and a kaleidoscope of sheer flavor encompassing the globe, tea is given the respect it deserve, especially when paired with seamless service and in such a splendid manner. The afternoon tea menu has been perfectly curated by the resident tea connoisseur Leonardo Mattera, who has hand selected the perfect blends from some of the world’s finest estates. When you pair the perfect cuppa with the incredible selection of delicate pastries from Chef Cristiano Paolini you know you have something truly special. We recommend the Wellesley Signature tea blend or the Bespoke Churchill Blend.

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Traditionally afternoon tea is served with adorable finger sandwiches and a selection of sweet treats to nibble on as you pour your tea. The Wellesley knows the name of the game but isn’t afraid to bring their own touch to the display. Delighted guests can sip the finest Ceylon’s, Earl Grays and world class teas paired with sandwiches of Scottish smoked salmon, slithers of roast beef and peppery rocket and of course the firm favorite of the Queen – fresh zesty cucumber with cream cheese.

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Gaze in wonder at the divine silver cake stand brimming with edible fancies such as light and fluffy panna cotta, dreamy chocolate cake, and fresh jeweled fruit tartelette. Of course no high tea would be complete without melt in the mouth buttery scones served with a generous dollop of clotted cream and farmhouse jam. Guests who want a touch of celebratory class when it comes to high tea at The Wellesley can opt for the prestige choice and complement their high tea with a crisp bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne or a traditional warmed mulled wine and succulent fresh strawberries to fizz on the tongue.

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The piano player sends notes soaring into the air, creating an ambience of sweet intimacy and old world charm. The serving of the tea is marked with a hint of the theatrical that guests are sure to fall head over heels with. Let the waiter introduce you to small boxes of dried teas so you can ignite your senses to help you choose which you want to taste.

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Those visiting London should be sure to include a high tea experience to get an authentic taste of beautiful Britain. During the festive season London comes to life with glittering lights and first class seasonal spirit making it the perfect time to try high tea on a blustery or frosty afternoon when the streets glitter with ice. The Wellesley offers an experience to be remembered with the right balance of formal service lifted by a hint of innovation and a dash of elegance. Treat yourself to something special with delicate deliciousness at The Wellesley.

To make a booking, contact +44 (0) 203 6686530 or send an email at restaurant {@} thewellesley.co.uk.

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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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