Afternoon tea

Prêt-à-Portea: the Couture Cakewalk

Ready-to-wear becomes ready-to-eat with our haute couture afternoon tea. A homage to Autumn-Winter designs taking the catwalks by storm, this year we introduce a delicious new finale: a monthly cake made in collaboration with a fashion world tastemaker.

It begins in October with Erin O’Connor and the striking four-tier Schiaparelli gown she walked the Paris catwalk in at nine months pregnant – in Converse trainers. This milestone moment is recaptured with layers of red plum mousse on airy Emmanuel sponge cloaked in meringue.

This season’s collection of distinctive designs also include our Moschino million dollar bill-topped pistachio delice. Emilia Wickstead’s red velvet gown transformed into a croustillon-covered choux bun. And the neon pink Molly Goddard design that became a dressed-to-kill costume on Killing Eve, reimagined here in spun sugar and finished at your table with glitter. Finally we pay homage to Karl Lagerfeld’s last work for Fendi, Richard Quinn’s latex eye-catchers and the much talked about Le Micro Chiquito bag.

Your tea also includes a flavoursome collection of miniature savoury skewers, taster spoons, elegant canapés and tea sandwiches. To drink, choose a loose leaf tea from our extensive collection.

Prêt-à-Portea is priced at £60.00 per person.
Champagne Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of Laurent-Perrier, £70.00 per person.
Signature Mocktail Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of a refreshing Mango & Rooibos mocktail, £70.00 per person.
Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé or Laurent-Perrier Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature, £76.00 per person.
Haute Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea, with a glass of Dom Pérignon 2008 or Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle, £110.00 per person.

From 15 November to 31 December 2019 we will be serving Festive Prêt-à-Portea only, from £75.00 per person.
This will include our fashion-inspired delicacies, as well as festive treats and your choice of a mocktail, a glass of champagne or a glass of mulled wine.

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

Prêt-à-Portea menu


Make a reservation

Call: +44 (0)20 7107 8866

(Our reservations office is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm and Saturday to Sunday from 9am to 9pm)

Afternoon tea reservations at The Berkeley can be made up to 90 days in advance.

Opening Hours

Prêt-à-Portea service: 1pm - 5.30pm served daily in the Collins Room.

We cater for gluten and nut free diets. We tailor everything fresh to order, so please mention any dietary requirements when you make your reservation, and allow 24 hours' notice.

Prêt-à-Portea Masterclass

Your opportunity to discover Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat's secrets behind fashion’s favourite afternoon tea.

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Max. table size: 10 guests 

For Afternoon Tea bookings, please note that from 15 November to 31 December 2019, we will be serving our festive menu only, from £75 per person.

In vogue. On trend.

In vogue. On trend.

A tribute to the tastemakers, Prêt-à-Portea introduces a monthly collaboration between Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat and a fashion trailblazer. Capturing in cake form a catwalk moment, memory or milestone, we begin in October with Erin O’Connor’s scarlet Schiaparelli gown re-imagined in tiers of plum mousse and ombre meringue. Catch it… while you can.

High-fashion bakes and biscuits

High-fashion bakes and biscuits

'Prêt-à-Portea: High-Fashion Bakes and Biscuits' was published to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our iconic afternoon tea with 20 recipes and baking techniques from the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat.

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