When: Every Saturday at 2.01pm
Where: Mr Fogg’s Tavern, 58 St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4EA
£: The Gin Tea costs £38 per person, the Champagne Tea costs £38 per person and the Bottomless Tea Pots cost £68 per person. Booking is essential.
What is it?
Just in time for Shakespeare’s 400-year anniversary, Mr Fogg’s Tavern in Covent Garden is launching Aunt Gertrude’s Tipsy Tea; London’s first theatrical afternoon tea experience. Served upstairs in the Gin Parlour and Salon, Aunt Gertrude invites fellow thespians and guests to partake in a twist on the classic English pastime with gin and champagne cocktails inspired by the Bard’s most celebrated plays.
An innovative range of tea-infused gin cocktails served in vintage teapots will offer a novel twist on this quintessentially English pastime. Refreshing libations include Et Chai, Brute, a fragrant and warming teapot made with Chai tea and almond butter infused Tanqueray London Dry gin, lemon and honey. It also includes Fall to Your Knees, Tanqueray to the Gods, an herbaceous tipple of jasmine green tea, Tanqueray London Dry gin, pineapple syrup, lemon and orange bitters.
Guests can also sip on a selection of champagne tipples to accompany their tea including I Will Wear My Tart Upon My Sleeve, a fruity blend of cherry bakewell tea infused gin with lemon, honey, vanilla and apple juice, topped with Veuve Clicquot Rich champagne.
Guests can look forward to a delectable array of homemade and authentically sweet and savoury delicacies that will impress even the most discerning gastronomes in London. This includes sloe gin smoked salmon with Keta caviar, Dorset brown crab sandwiches, scrumptious Westcombe Cheddar and pickle sandwiches, homemade cinnamon raisin scones with strawberry preserves and clotted cream, a lovely gin with lavender mousse as well as a delightful passion fruit mousse.
Mr Fogg’s Tavern’s resident magician Dee Riley will thrill and excite guests with mind-bending magic, intricate trickery and great illusions throughout the afternoon. Guests can also sift through Aunt Gertrude’s fancy dress box for Victorian theatrical costumes, masks, and powdered wigs to get into character before tea time.
More info: www.mr-foggs.com/tavern