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    • Afternoon Tea

      The Berkeley’s legendary designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world. The menu of mouth-watering delicacies with a fashionista twist is transformed every six months to follow the changing seasons in fashion.

      Prêt-à-Portea is served in the Collins Room.

    • Sittings:

      Prêt-à-Portea service is from:
      2pm - 5.30pm (Mon - Wed);
      1.30pm - 5.30pm (Thu);
      1pm - 5pm (Fri - Sun)

      Dress Code:
      Elegant smart casual; no shorts, vests, sportswear, flip-flops, ripped jeans or baseball caps.

       

       

    • Make a Reservation

      To make an online Afternoon Tea reservation at The Berkeley, please click the link below.

      Gluten and nut free can be catered for. Please mention any dietary requirements in the notes section at time of reservation and allow 24 hours' notice.

      The Berkeley afternoon tea reservations can be made up to ninety days in advance only.

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    • Prêt-à-Portea, High-Fashion Bakes & Biscuits

      Mourad Khiat Pret a Portea Book   Detail  
      To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Prêt-à-Portea, we are delighted to announce the launch of a new book, Prêt-à-Portea, High-Fashion Bakes & Biscuits.

      The book will showcase a collection of over twenty secret recipes and baking techniques from the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat featuring key fashion styles from the world leading designers over the past 10 years.

      Prêt-à-Portea, High-Fashion Bakes & Biscuits (published by Laurence King) is available to buy from the Collins Room at The Berkeley, or can be ordered on Amazon.

  • FASHIONISTA’S AFTERNOON TEA – SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION


    Prêt-à-Portea SS16

    This season’s Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley takes inspiration from an array of distinguished fashion designers and the creative genius of their Spring/Summer 2016 collections. With vibrant, neon colours, graphic lines and polka dots, it is set to be the zestiest Prêt-à-Portea collection yet. Taking centre stage are Stella McCartney’s striped dress, Christopher Kane’s playful asymmetric shift and Balmain’s bright orange flame.

    A mouth-watering selection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches.

     £52.00 per person 
    A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill. 

    Your Fashionista's Tea includes 

    A collection of cakes and fancies in the colours of the fashion season and in the style of the world's finest designers.

    Stella McCartney’s popular striped dress is recreated as a tower of green-and-white joconde sponge filled with pistachio and lime supreme, finished with delicious shards of chocolate bursting from the cake.

    Christopher Kane’s playful asymmetric shift dress, which embraces neon pinks, yellows and blues, is reimaged as a yuzu and pineapple compote, beriolette and raspberry bavarois, topped with a delicate yellow chocolate ring and apricot pâté de fruit.

    Balmain’s bright orange flame dress, celebrating this year’s psychedelic runway, is a peach posset with grenadine jelly topped with soft meringue.

    DVF’s silk dress, embroidered with butterfly detail, becomes a bourbon vanilla cream set up on a light crème brûlée tart, sprinkled with edible gold beneath a delicately placed golden butterfly – for those sumptuous summer nights.

    Prada’s beautiful handbag, in its bold pantones, is our summer must-have accessory, gracing our cakewalk as a red velvet chocolate handbag cake with raspberry ganache smoothly sandwiched between red and white chocolate.

    Emilia Wickstead’s sleek summer coat, for the cooler summer evenings, is transformed into a light dolce and white chocolate mousse on a hazelnut sable with zigzag meringue detailing.

    Manolo Blahnik’s red polka dot stilettos stand this season as a vanilla biscuit decorated with white icing and topped with red dots.

    Heidi Klein makes her debut splash on The Berkeley’s cakewalk with a chocolate shortbread halterneck bikini biscuit with turquoise icing to match the blue hues of the sea and sky.

    Nicholas Kirkwood’s striking zigzag pumps step up with a duo of bright pink fraises des bois and blueberry crémeux with white and dark chocolate garnish to add a little kick to this year’s cake stand.

     

    Loose leaf teas & herbal infusions
     Nicholas Kirkwood Savoury Loose Leaf Tea Pairings Nilgiri Frost Black Tea, Bohea Lapsang, Taiwan Ali Shan, Ceylon & Rose, White Peony, Jade Sword Green, Dragonwell Green, Whole Peppermint Leaf, Lemongrass & Ginger

    Premium Savoury Loose Leaf Tea Pairings Monkey Picked Iron Buddha, Phoenix Honey Orchid                    

    Sweet Loose Leaf Tea Pairings Wuyi Oolong Jasmine Silver Needle, Blackcurrant & Hibiscus



     

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    • Champagne Afternoon Tea

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      Champagne Prêt-à-Portea
       
       
      - With a glass of Laurent-Perrier
      £62.00 per person

      - Additional glass £15.00 

      A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

      Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea 

      - With a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé, Bollinger Rosé or Ruinart blanc de blancs
       £70.00 per person
      - Additional glass £24

      A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.



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