The Dorchester will now deliver its afternoon tea directly to your door

A selection of homemade finger sandwiches, scones and patisseries from the Park Lane hotel promises to lift your spirits during lockdown

A new delivery service from The Dorchester allows you to enjoy some of the hotel’s most popular culinary offerings in the comfort of your own home

27 May 2020

If you’re looking for a way of celebrating a birthday or anniversary during lockdown – or simply want to inject a little glamour into your stay-at-home routine – The Dorchester may have the answer.

On 1 June, the Mayfair-based hotel will launch its at-home Traditional Afternoon Tea Hamper. Inside a really rather well-made hamper (that you get to keep – perfect for social-distanced picnics), finger sandwiches include egg mayonnaise and English asparagus, oak-smoked salmon and Buddha mayonnaise, and, what no proper afternoon tea would be without, cucumber and cream cheese.

There’s raisin and plain scones, The Dorchester’s own rose jam, Cornish clotted cream, and a selection of too-pretty-to-eat-until-you’ve-taken-a-zillion-of-pictures-of-them pastries. A bergamot tart is flavoured with 60 per cent grand cru dark chocolate; an apricot, almond and vanilla slice comes coated in white chocolate. For an additional cost, they’ll throw in a 375ml bottle of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Brut, too.

The Traditional Afternoon Tea Hamper is part of the hotel’s The Dorchester at Home series, which, elsewhere, gives you the chance to make you own beef wellington or a take on head chef Tom Booton’s lobster thermidor tart. Deliveries come with recipe cards created by the hotel’s chefs, with advice on how to create the perfect Dorchester dining experience at home.

A percentage of the proceeds from sales of The Dorchester at Home will be donated to Manorfield Primary, a school based in Tower Hamlets with which The Dorchester has run a CSR partnership since 2019. 

To read more about how The Dorchester and other luxury hotels in London are assisting during the coronavirus pandemic, click here.

The Dorchester’s Traditional Afternoon Tea Hamper is available for delivery from Monday 1 June 2020, priced at £50 per person (or £60 per person with a 375ml bottle of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label. Delivery is available within a 4.5-mile radius of The Dorchester or for collection from Parcafé at The Dorchester. All orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance, thedorchesterathome.slerp.com