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 cake made in collaboration with a fashion world tastemaker.

This month brings Laura Jackson to the ‘frow’ as our tastemaker. Dubbed by British Vogue as “a new genre of It-Girl”, she is a modern muse to fashion brands, television frontwoman and supper club creator. Her latest collaboration is with Prêt-à-Portea as Laura immortalises the Simone Rocha hair slides that sparked an entire accessory trend. Reimagined as a speculoos biscuit, resting on gianduja-glazed caramelia mousse and embellished with sugar pearls, it’s the perfect cakewalk accessory. 

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 we take inspiration from 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 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.

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

Prêt-à-Portea menu


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(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.

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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 

On 22 March 2020, we will be serving our Mother’s Day menu only, from £75 per person. From 10 to 13 April 2020, we will be serving our Easter menu only, from £75 per person.

In vogue. On trend.

In vogue. On trend.

This season, Prêt-à-Portea introduces collaborations between Head Pastry Chef Mourad Khiat and fashion trailblazers. A sweet spin on a catwalk moment, memory or milestone, it’s the turn of stylista Laura Jackson. Her shimmering cake is based on the Simone Rocha hair slides that became must-have accessories – and a personal treasure for Laura who wore them as a bride. The new delicious symbol of the ultimate good hair day for any fashionista.

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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