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into Space

The latest afternoon tea offering is atThe Ampersand Hotel‘s Science Afternoon Tea is an out-of-this-world way to celebrate.

Inspired by the neighbouring Natural History and Science Museums, the award-winning Science Afternoon Tea  was crowned ‘Best Themed Afternoon Tea’ at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018.

Alongside a delicious selection of blinis, brioches and warm scones, guests can enjoy expertly- crafted pastries including a dark chocolate & passion fruit planet mousse, dust for mini dinosaur biscuit ‘fossils’ hidden beneath chocolate soil and be transported with redcurrant & lychee macaroons and chocolate spacemen.

The hotel’s afternoon tea caters for all needs and occasions, serving up gluten-freevegetarian and vegan versions, and a Kid’s Sci-Fi Tea menu offering a special selection of children’s favourites served on brightly colour rocket stands alongside it’s classic menu. If you fancy a tipsy alternative, the Teapot Tails menu sees afternoon tea favourites served alongside a cocktail flight.

Science Afternoon Tea is served from 12.30 – 9pm, Monday – Saturday and Sunday 12.30 – 7pm. £39.50 per person or £49.50 with a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne.

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Summer Fizz

Freixenet Prosecco, a high-quality sparkler presented in a striking cut-glass bottle and made using the finest Glera grapes in Italy’s famous region of Veneto. The Prosecco has summery notes of ripe lemon, hints of green apple, and grapefruit.

For those with work the next day or wanting a smaller quantity for a summer time picnic, Freixenet offers the perfect substitute with a brand new mini edition (20cl) of the cut-glass bottle. The miniatures are currently available on Ocado with a RRP £3.50.

Snack Time

Premium snack brand, Made For Drink – a British, family-run business based in Berkshire, was born from a humble ambition to make the world’s greatest bar snacks; pairing them with the UK’s favourite beverages, to bring people together over great food and drink.

The range includes:

Duck Fritons – Based on a rural Gascon delicacy, Fritons de Canard. Made For Drink’s Duck Fritons are rich, savoury and intensely delicious morsels of crisp, free-range duck skin. Made to be enjoyed with a glass of IPA or something equally fruity.

Chorizo Thins – Slices of authentic Spanish chorizo gently roasted until crisp, crunchy and intensely delicious. A perfect tapas-style snack to accompany a glass of Rioja or something equally complex, fruity and mineral.

Mangalitza Salami Chips – Rounds of traditional Hungarian salami gently roasted until crisp. Mangalitza is a breed of pig famed for the flavour of its fat and traditionally used in the salamis of Hungary, made for a pilsner-style lager or something equally refreshing.

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