In the spirit of The Great British Bake Off, The Capital, London’s favourite family-owned and family-run hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge, is taking tea back to its roots as the genuine English experience it once was.
We popped to the launch to discover that The Capital Afternoon Tea has revived those traditional British favourites: Victoria sponge, Bakewell tart and crumpets all baked by the Michelin-starred team behind Outlaw’s at The Capital.
There is no better place to fill the gap between lunch and dinner than The Capital’s stylish surroundings. From 2.30 pm to 5 pm each afternoon, for an affordable £29.50 per person, a mouth-watering selection of sandwiches includes classic cucumber, egg and cress, ham and mustard or smoked mackerel pâté with sweet treats such as the Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich and savoury bites including bacon and mushroom quiche. Plain and fruit scones are served warm with home-made strawberry jam and Devonshire clotted cream.
This delicious spread is accompanied by a selection of Jing’s tea blends ranging from timeless favourites such as Earl Grey or Bohea (Lapsang Souchong) to Green tea from Japan or fruit infusions.
The Capital’s award-winning Barman, Cesar, has created two perfect afternoon tea cocktails with Sipsmith London Dry Gin for the base. The Basil Street Spritz: blackcurrant and hibiscus infused tea and Champagne; or the Capital Citrus Blend: marmalade, orange, lime and apple juice, Bohea infused tea and Curaçao.
Afternoon Tea with one of these cocktails costs £35 per person. The Capital Champagne Afternoon Tea comes with a glass of Ayala Champagne and costs £39.50 per person.
We also got to sample their Christmas Afternoon Tea which was very delicious too (and is pictured above).
We’d recommend a visit if you are looking for a traditional Afternoon tea experience.