It’s National Afternoon Tea Week from Monday 8th August to Sunday 14th August 2016 and, should you be looking to indulge in the drink that refreshes, I’ve found something really different that might suit if you are in London.
K West Hotel & Spa in Shepherd’s Bush is trading its traditional Tea Rex tea for a perfectly prepared Pimm’s jelly cup.
Formerly the BBC Building Kensington House in the 60s, an endless list of Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty has stayed, played and misbehaved at K West – Bob Marley and the Wailers, Bowie, The Kinks and Roxy Music to name a few.
The hotel has given the traditional Afternoon Tea a glam-rock makeover where guests can swap traditional hot drinks for tea-infused cocktails, and even enjoy the treat late at night like a true rock star from 10pm until midnight. Who doesn’t love cocktails and cake at midnight?
The Glam Rock Afternoon Tea is served everyday from 2pm to 6pm, with The Rock ‘n’ Cocktails Midnight Tea being served Sunday to Thursday, 10pm-12pm.
With Wimbledon fever having propelled Pimm’s to peak popularity, K West’s Afternoon Tea will feature an exclusive Pimm’s jelly cup accompanied by a marvelous mint sorbet, available throughout the week.
Priced at £24.50, The Glam Rock Afternoon Tea pays tribute to the hotel’s music heritage in a playful, fun and stylish way. The tea is served on vintage record covers, with electric blue and pink teapots and teacups, adding some glam to the rock.
A Glam Rock Prosecco Afternoon Tea is available for £31.50 and the Rock ‘n’ Cocktails Midnight Tea is priced at £36.50. This cocktail tea includes a selection of five shots of cocktails, or one cocktail each.
All of the Rock Teas will include fresh blueberry ‘rolling scones’ with clotted cream & homemade jams, as well as a selection of summer themed treats such as Summer berries panna cotta, White chocolate truffle lollies, Roasted peppers & sundried tomatoes on focaccia, Savoury sliders and Chocolate cherry apples.
The Glam Rock Afternoon Teas will be served in the contemporary Studio Bar & Kitchen, which has also been designed to reflect the hotel’s rich music heritage.
This throws down the gauntlet nicely to other hotels to come up with a quirky, celebratory and sumptuous afternoon tea. If I hear of any, you’ll be the first to know.
K West Hotel & Spa is situated at Richmond Way, London W14 0AX. For reservations, please call: 020 8008 6600 or visit www.k-west.co.uk