The coronation of the King is upon us, with festivities taking place on Saturday 6 May. The bank holiday weekend will begin with the official ceremony at Westminster Abbey, during which King Charles III and Queen consort Camilla will be crowned.
A coronation procession will follow the royal ceremony, with crowds getting a glimpse of the royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace later that day. Queen Consort Camilla’s The Big Lunch campaign is encouraging celebratory street parties to be held on Sundays, and there is also a concert during the evening.
For those looking to celebrate the royal event in style, coronation-themed afternoon teas are available at a number of London hotels and restaurants.
From a Highgrove-approved spread at The Rosebery to pastries created in honor of King Charles III at Royal Lancaster London and afternoon tea overlooking Buckingham Palace at The Rubens at the Palace, you’ll want to feast your eyes on these regal treats.
It’s time for tea with Highgrove at The Rosebery, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
From 21st April to 14th May, guests are invited to enjoy Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Rosebery, which is located within the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel. Created in partnership with Highgrove, the private residence of King Charles III and the Queen Consort, the Royal Creme is designed to reflect the real delicacies eaten by royalty and will be served alongside Highgrove Organic Teas. Appropriately named dishes include the King’s Coronation Chicken and Clarence Court Egg Truffle Sandwich, while there’s Pimm’s infused ice cream for later. Executive Pastry Chef Emmanuel Bonneau has created coronation-themed delights, including the Duchy’s Organic Plum Crumble, the Royal Battenburg Kilt and the signature afternoon strawberry Bavarian, the King’s Cipher. Those looking to raise a glass of bubbly to toast the new king can also upgrade to the Bollinger or Sparkling Tea experience.
Traditional Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Rosebery it costs £95 per person and guests can upgrade to HM King Charles III’s special high tea for an extra £20.
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Coronation Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster in London
Savor a Coronation Afternoon Tea at London’s Royal Lancaster from 28 April to 9 May. The sandwiches and pastries were created in honor of King Charles III and include sandwiches such as roast beef and smoked salmon, along with scones and coronation cakes. Delicacies cover puddings such as Darjeeling tea cake and plum plum mousse. Guests can sip tea from a selection on offer and there is also a vegan option for afternoon tea available.
Coronation Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster in London costs £39pp Monday to Friday and £45pp Saturday and Sunday.
Kate Middleton stayed at the royal favorite The Goring the night before her wedding to Prince William, so it’s fitting that the London hotel hosts guests for Coronation Afternoon Tea from April 24 to May 28. She savors a selection of freshly baked sandwiches and scones complete with clotted cream and jam. The spread will be followed by cakes, tarts and other baked goodies, while you can also toast King Charles III with a glass of Bollinger. Tea and coffee are also on offer to sip during afternoon tea.
Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Goring London costs £75pp.
Enjoy coronation themed afternoon tea with the added authenticity of seeing Buckingham Palace from 1st May to 1st August. Welsh lamb sausage rolls join a selection of sandwiches including baba ghanoush and cucumber, apple and dill creme fraiche. Plus, there are plain, fruit, and cheese scones, as well as chocolate mousse with cherries, apricot-almond tart, and orchard fruit tart. Vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten-free options are also available.
Coronation themed afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace it costs £70pp and £90pp with champagne.
Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Landmark London
Coronation Afternoon Tea is available to book at The Landmark London for the whole weekend of 6-8 May. In addition to devouring savory and sweet dishes, guests can celebrate with a glass of Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV Champagne. This is especially special as the beverage brand became the official champagne supplier to the royal family in 2004.
Coronation Afternoon Tea at The Landmark London costs £88pp.
Coronation Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane
Savor Coronation Afternoon Tea at the Wellington Lounge at the InterContintental throughout May, 1-5pm Wednesday to Sunday. Royal-themed treats on offer include slow roasted pheasant sandwiches stuffed with truffles and balsamic pearls, handmade scones and martini cheesecake. You can sip Darjeeling tea anywhere, choosing from a varied blend. Additionally, the cake toppers feature the official coronation emblem and there is a champagne option too.
Coronation Afternoon Tea at InterContinental London costs £55pp or £68pp with a glass of champagne.
A tribute to nature’s coronation afternoon tea at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
This beautifully designed afternoon tea pays homage to the king’s love of nature and was created in collaboration with award-winning pastry chef Jessica Prealpato. There is a spring salad to start, followed by sandwiches, scones and pastry choices. Highlights include the truffled savory croissant filled with duck egg and black truffle, dried hibiscus flower scones with raspberry and tarragon, and Earl Gray tea financier cake. Sip on a selection of teas as you devour the delicious dishes, with blends ranging from king tea to oolong, white, green, black and herbal teas. You can also toast this royal occasion with champagne.
A tribute to nature’s coronation afternoon tea at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah costs from £75pp.
Crown Jewels Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square has updated its Crown Jewels Afternoon Tea, in honor of the upcoming coronation. Additionally, Coronation Quiche will be part of the line-up on May 6th. Guests of the Rotunda Lounge can sample sandwiches, scones and pastries, all inspired by both the Crown Jewels and the Coronation. Desserts include The Crown, which is an ode to the St Edwards Crown used during the ceremony and The Garden, a nod to the gardens of King’s Highgrove House.
Crown Jewels Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square costs from £65pp.
Coronation Afternoon Tea at Searcys at The Gherkin
From 3-6 May, Searcys at The Gherkin will be adding a coronation-themed twist to its regular afternoon tea. In addition to the usual sandwiches, scones and pastries, there will be sweet treats bearing the coronation emblem. It will also include pheasant pie as a King’s favorite and a trifle of sherry, which was the signature dessert for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There is also a glass of English sparkling wine served with afternoon tea.
Coronation Afternoon Tea at Searcys at The Gherkin costs from £55pp.
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