Rosewood London’s Masterful Art Afternoon Tea

As Spring unfolds its petals, Rosewood London unveils its pièce de résistance – the Masterful Art Afternoon Tea. 

With a splash of imagination and a dollop of creativity, this isn’t your grandma’s tea party – it’s a fusion of gastronomy and artistry that’ll leave you speechless – and probably rather reluctant to eat the art.

Imagine walking into a world where every pastry isn’t just a treat for your taste buds but a feast for your eyes. Chef Mark Perkins has turned afternoon tea into an edible gallery, paying homage to art legends like Banksy, Van Gogh, and Warhol with each mouthwatering creation.

Take Banksy’s ‘Girl With a Balloon’, for example. Chef Perkins has whipped up a culinary masterpiece – a white chocolate cube filled with vanilla cream pastry, dripping with salted caramel and chocolate pudding, crowned with a tiny replica of the iconic artwork itself. It’s dessert with a side of culture, dahling. 

It doesn’t stop there – from Van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms to Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans reimagined as a Black Forest Gateau, every bite is a journey through the annals of art history. A must-mention is the Dali-inspired ‘Lobster Telephone’ – a tongue-in-cheek yet sophisticated dessert that’s a nod to surrealism, featuring Valrhona Chocolate sponge and passionfruit jelly, crowned with a chocolate lobster. It’s like a whimsical dream on a plate.

And where better to indulge in this culinary adventure than the iconic Rosewood London? Nestled in the pulsating heart of the city’s cultural epicentre, it exudes an aura of refined elegance, occupying the historic confines of the original Pearl Assurance Company headquarters on High Holborn.

Internationally acclaimed design firm Tony Chi and Associates have masterfully curated the interiors, infusing the public spaces with an air of understated grandeur. From the enchanting Mirror Room – the setting for the Masterful Art Afternoon Tea – to the ambiance of the Martin Brudnizki-designed Holborn Dining Room and its enchanting outdoor terrace, every aspect of Rosewood London exudes timeless sophistication.

So, whether you’re an art lover, a foodie with a taste for adventure, or just someone who enjoys the finer things in life, this experience promises to be a feast for the senses. Get ready for a journey into the world of artistic gastronomy that you won’t soon forget.

The Masterful Art Afternoon Tea is bookable Monday to Sunday from 12.00 p.m. to 5.45 p.m., priced from £68 per person. 


252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN