Pan Pacific London
It’s officially time to bid adieu to leisurely al fresco brunches. With temperatures dropping and a hint of seasonal festivities already in the air, what’s called for now is a decadent afternoon tea. Long a cherished English tradition, there are few activities more opulent than carving out a few hours in the middle of your day to sip on fine teas paired with a delectable assortment of finger food. And, while London is home to some of the best afternoon teas in the world, the latest offering from Pan Pacific London elevates the experience into a truly festive experience at The Orchid Lounge.
Located a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street station, the afternoon tea is served in the Orchid Lounge’s stylish setting overlooking One Bishopsgate Plaza. Just in time for the festive season, from 2 November 2023, the serene Orchid Lounge will be serving its new Kaleidoscope Afternoon Tea. Executive pastry chef Francesco Mannino has reimagined the hotel’s already popular afternoon tea to offer the Festive Kaleidoscope Collection, a visual and tasty medley with vibrant colours and intricate patterns
Raise a toast to a luxuriously elegant afternoon with a glass of a crisp English Sparkling Wine before perusing an impressive menu of Rare Tea Company blends, with a dedicated tea connoisseur on hand to break down the flavour profiles and aromas. Then it’s time to dive into the unique Southeast Asian dining experience, inspired by the hotel’s Singaporean roots, with steamed siu bao buns and dumplings.
Pastries are, of course, central to the experience and the Kaleidoscope Afternoon Tea includes sweet treats created exclusively for the occasion. Presented on striking mirrored plates, the seasonal delicacies include a decadent Festive Forest with layers of Biscoff and pecan, the picture-perfect Snow Globe flavoured with chestnut and blackcurrant, and indulgent stollen scones served with an assortment of homemade preserves and Cornish clotted cream.
What’s more, Pan Pacific London’s sparkling afternoon tea experience is accessible to boot, with delicious vegan and gluten-free options available. Bringing your little ones along with you? The Children’s Afternoon Tea promises a menu designed for younger palates and a multitude of activities to keep them occupied.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, getting together with extended family before the big day or just having a Christmas catch-up with friends, Pan Pacific London’s Kaleidoscope Afternoon Tea is the perfect festive day out.
Kaleidoscope Afternoon Tea at the Pan Pacific London is available from 2 November 2023 until 6 January 2024, priced at £78 per person from Monday to Thursday or £85 per person on Saturday and Sunday. Visit panpacificlondon.com to book.