Fancy transporting yourself for afternoon tea in London, to a pastel dreamland, in other words, somewhere just like in Bridgerton or Marie Antoinette’s colourful parlour?
Well, you don’t have to go back in time, because you can find it at the Peggy Porschen afternoon tea at The Lanesborough hotel.If ever there was a place more suited to my love of pastel interiors, then Céleste, at the Lanesborough is where it’s at.
I love the pops of pinks and blues, reminiscent of classic Wedgewood pottery.However, it wasn’t just the pastel decor that caught my eye. Check out one of their amazing chandeliers.
Being a fan of Peggy Porschen cakes, I was excited to try the Lanesborough’s afternoon tea.
Did you know that Peggy Porschen held her first prestigious pastry chef position at the Lanesborough in 1999?
This afternoon tea has been co-created with the Lanesborough’s head pastry chef Kevin Miller. We had the Champagne Peggy Porschen afternoon tea ( above). Doesn’t it look wonderful?
The bottom tier comprised of a variety of classic English finger sandwiches – Egg & cress mayonnaise, Smoked salmon, cream cheese & dill Mint yogurt & cucumber, Coronation chicken and Cheddar cheese & pickle.
The top tier were freshly baked scones, complete with a side of clotted cream and jam.
The middle tier were the Peggy Porschen cakes (above).
We had Peggy’s pink pavlova, Lemon & elderflower tartlet, Cherry and chocolate chip cupcake, Salted caramel and popcorn cupcake Lemon, and raspberry & rose layer cake.
Everything was as delicious as they looked. Just the right quantity too for high tea.
The tea beverage menu was similarly amazing.
Our favourite, the Lanesborough Afternoon tea, was a rich floral black tea blend with tones of fruit and rose petals.
In short, The Peggy Porschen afternoon tea costs £54 per person and the champagne afternoon tea was £75 per person.
This runs till 11th November 2021, and thereafter there will be a festive menu, also created by Peggy Porschen.
We had brilliant time, therefore I’d highly recommend to you a visit to Céleste for tea at the Lanesborough.
(All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).