During my most recent trip to London (read more about my London weekend here) I spent an afternoon as a tourist exploring the city. This was really fun for me since when I lived in London during college I did not really do the tourist experiences. One of our activities coordinated by the Visit Britain team (who are amazing by the way!) was experiencing The Berkeley’s legendary designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea. “The high tea is inspired by the themes and colors of the fashion world. The menu of mouth-watering delicacies with a fashionista twist is transformed every six months to follow the changing seasons in fashion. “
The Prêt-à-Portea high tea was one of the most memorable culinary experiences I have had in all of my travels. Why? Because it combined a beautiful luxury hotel with delicious food, amazing wine and out of this world customer service in a relaxed yet luxurious setting. The Berkeley Hotel having recently undergone a renovation is stunning. You can see from the pictures the bright, airy setting paired with the gorgeous plates and serving wear and delicious and also beautiful sweets makes for an unforgettable experience. See for yourself when you visit. Be sure to make a reservation ahead as this is quite popular. The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RL, UK.
What a gorgeous place setting. I adored the personalized pink shoe waiting for us at our table.
Cheers to an amazing afternoon experiencing high tea at the Berkeley’s Prêt-à-Portea
The first course of savory sandwiches paired with tea of your choice. There were so many options I tried a few, both were delicious and so comforting.
The second course of sweets. Each is inspired by a designer’s runway collection. So brilliant and beautiful!
Thanks to Virgin Atlantic, Visit Great Britain and The Berkeley London for hosting me for this incredible afternoon of high tea.