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Food & Drink

5 Reasons to Take Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel

Deliciously decadent and ever so sophisticated, afternoon tea is the definitive British pastime. And there’s nowhere quite like enjoying it at Brown’s Hotel. Take your seat in our English Tea Room and join us for a perfectly poured cup.

1) It’s where Queen Victoria took hers

Serving tea that’s quite literally fit for a queen, Brown’s Hotel was the destination of choice for Queen Victoria. She loved to savour our fine pastries and luxurious brews in the quintessentially English Tea Room. Our scones are made from the same secret, 181-year-old recipe they were in Queen Victoria’s day.

2) You can have it healthy

If you fancy a nourishing treat with just the right amount of naughtiness, our guilt-free Tea-Tox Healthy Afternoon Tea comes with sandwich fillings such as miso-glazed salmon, gluten-free breads and fruity chia seed puddings.

3) You’ll be surrounded by both centuries of history…

If walls could talk… As London’s first ever hotel, Brown’s has long been the destination for the great and the good to stay in style, from literary icons like Agatha Cristie to fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld. There’s nowhere quite as characterful or elegant as Brown’s Hotel.

4) … and contemporary art

As well as history, you’ll bask in the surrounds of fine modern art in the English Tea Room. The legendary location showcases a rotating series of British art from world-famous Mayfair galleries Hauser & Wirth and John Martin Gallery. During Freize Art Fair, you’ll discover an exhibition of design pieces from Paris.

5) It’s the quintessential British experience

What could be more refined than nibbling on neatly trimmed sandwiches and scones generously stuffed with jam and cream while sipping beautifully brewed teas? Accompanied by the gentle tinkles of our daily-changing pianists, taking Afternoon Tea in the splendour of our English Tea Room is the definitive British experience for a birthday, romantic date or family day out.

To book Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel, call +44 20 7518 4155 or email tea.browns@roccofortehotels.com