The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is offering a Nineteen Twen-Tea Afternoon Tea, served in The Palm Court and featuring pastries and savouries inspired by the 1920s with a contemporary twist.
The hotel is known for its art deco design and 1920s heritage and The Palm Court is one of the original features of the hotel from when it was completed in 1927. Guests can see original panelling, stained-glass windows from the early twenties and 1920s-styled murals with theatrical patterns.
Combining 1920s influence and traditional ingredients, guests will have an authentic taste of the era created by the hotel’s pastry team.
The Nineteen Twen-Tea features sweets including Glamour Reborn 1927 Chocolate and Coffee Tart, Strawberries and Champagne Opera, Peanut Butter and Jelly Macaron and Pistachio and Blackcurrant Paris Brest.
The savoury offering has been created in honour of the 1920s culinary revolution and adapted with a simple nostalgic addition to the menu. The savouries include vol au vent, Union Club Sandwich, quiche and Waldorf Salad.
The Nineteen Twen-Tea is presented within the birdcage cake stand, named after the nickname the hotel received in the early twenties. Sheraton Grand London Park Lane was one of the first buildings in London to be built with a stand-alone steel structure, after construction was abandoned during the first World War the steel frame was nicknamed the ‘birdcage’. Building recommenced in 1924 and the steel frame still forms the arches of the Palm Court today.
Justin Pinchbeck, general manager at the hotel says: “Nineteen Twen-Tea celebrates the hotel’s heritage and the launch of our new Afternoon Tea gives guests and visitors the opportunity to take a trip back in time and indulge in the finest pastries in our Art Deco Palm Court. The talented pastry team loved delving into the era of when our stunning hotel was first erected, and every item on the menu has been created with a hint of the roaring twenties.”
The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has also collaborated with Newby Tea who have created a ‘1927’ blend exclusively for the afternoon tea, marking the year the hotel was originally completed.
The Nineteen Twen-Tea Afternoon Tea is available daily in The Palm Court with seatings at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, from £42 per person.