New Art-Tea at The Kensington


Spend the long Easter weekend combining a visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Botticelli Reimagined’, examining the way in which modern artists and designers have drawn inspiration from the Florentine artist, with an elegant afternoon tea at the nearby Kensington, who are offering complimentary tickets for the show to celebrate the launch of their new afternoon tea menu…

Town House - Afternoon Tea 1

Executive Chef Steven Gibbs (formerly of Hix and The Ivy) has designed both classic and gluten-free menus, both of which include specialist fair trade loose leaf teas from the Rare Tea Company (served in striking Tiffany blue and white strip bone china), warm savoury bites, a selection of finger sandwiches, including my personal favourite – Dorset crab and avocado – freshly baked buttermilk scones with generous helpings of clotted cream and jam, followed by an impressive array of patisserie; from heavenly dark chocolate and cherry panacotta with sea salt caramel to the perfect vanilla and raspberry macaron. Afternoon tea is served in the plush, newly redesigned drawing room, and if you get too relaxed to think of going to a museum afterwards, you can always visit the fabulous K Bar for a cocktail or two instead!

Afternoon tea is served from 12noon to 6pm daily at The Kensington, 109- 113 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5LP and is priced at £35.00 per person, or £45.00 per person with a glass of Champagne and comes with one complimentary ticket to ‘Botticelli Reimagined’ on a first come first served basis. Reservations can be made by calling 020 7589 6300 or for more information visit the website.