Michelin-starred Chef and Restaurateur Jason Atherton has extended the offering at his latest opening, The Betterment at The Biltmore Mayfair, to include an indulgently British afternoon tea. Highlighting artisanal and heritage produce from across the UK, the luxurious tea is served in the dedicated Tea Lounge and can be enjoyed alongside a selection of fresh and dried infusions from The Betterment’s tea trolley or a celebratory glass of champagne.
Devised together with Head Chef Paul Walsh, The Betterment Afternoon Tea commemorates the best of British with Savouries, Scones and Sweet Delicacies, all detailed for guests on a beautifully illustrated map which highlights the region each component is sourced from.
Kicking off the UK taste tour, Savouries include sandwiches such as Brixham Crab with Somerset Citrus Yoghurt on Rye and Hereford Beef with Horseradish Cream. Classic Scones are warm and delicate with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam whilst Sweet Delicacies are a jaunt across the British isles. Guests can enjoy Cranachan with Bruce Farm Raspberries, Whisky, Honey and Toasted Oats from the highlands of Scotland; Ginger Parkin, Hazelnut Cream, Salted Caramel and Milk Chocolate from the Pennine Hills; Dorset Spiced Apple Cake from the orchards of southern England. To finish, treats include a Silent Pool Gin and Tonic Cake infused with Lemon, Orange and White Chocolate and Earl Grey Tea Macaroons with Lemon and Lavender – the perfect accompaniment to a range of herbal, black and white teas from The Rare Tea Company.
Speaking on the launch of the tea, Jason said: “Afternoon Tea is a British institution and the perfect medium for us to showcase our ethos of deformalised fine dining as well as our passion for championing the best of the country’s produce. We’ve cherrypicked the very best of what the UK has to offer – from the Hebrides to Hereford.”
The Biltmore Mayfair combines exquisite contemporary accommodation, stunning views across the gardens of Grosvenor Square and innovative culinary concepts, creating the ultimate urban sanctuary in the heart of Mayfair and a must-visit destination for locals, London visitors and hotel guests alike.
Afternoon Tea is priced at £45 per person, add a glass of Moet & Chandon, Grand Vintage 2012 for £60 per person or a glass of Krug Grande Cuvee, 165eme, NV £80 per person
Available from 12pm – 6pm daily