~From signature English Breakfast Teas produced by the last independent, family-run tea garden in the mountains of Malawi, hand-crafted Dragon Well Long Jing Green Teas, pressed into the shape of a feather, fine sandwiches, The Hyde’s speciality Lemon Curd and towers of Macarons, all served on the finest Bone China, specially created by Narumi of Japan~
The most quintessential of British dining traditions is being elevated to new heights with the Afternoon Tea offering at the newly launched bar and small eats kitchen – The Hyde at The Royal Park Hotel – A Roseate House Hotel.
The Afternoon Tea experience at The Hyde is more intimate and luxurious than just scones and cream – it can actually begin with a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne or maybe a cocktail from the bar’s award winning mixologist.
Guests will be offered a selection of the finest loose leaf teas, catered and curated from independent tea plantations and gardens by fair-trade farmers from across the world. Some of the sophisticated signature offerings include English Breakfast Tea produced by the last independent, family-run tea garden in the mountains of Malawi, to the Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea which is painstakingly hand-crafted, pressed into the shape of a feather, and sourced directly from the famed terroir of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
The fresh aromatic brew is further completed by the selection of fine sandwiches which may include Lapsang Souchong Smoked Salmon and Lemon Cream Cheese on Beetroot Bread or Daylesford Organic Chicken, and Tarragon Mayonnaise on Curry Bread – all served on grand silver cake stands with homemade scones, accompanied by the very best Cornish clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam and The Hyde’s speciality Lemon Curd.
In addition to the sandwiches and scones, The Hyde also offers a sweet trolley accompanied by homemade cakes and fancies, freshly prepared each day by the Head Pastry Chef Dovile, who joined the bar via the critically acclaimed Little Viet Kitchen and Independent Bakeries in London. Overseeing the trolley, Dovile packs it with delights such as Valrhona Chocolate and Rum Coupe, Basil Gâteau aux Fraises, Banana and Salted Caramel Éclair and Coffee and Walnut Cake. A tower of Macarons, heavily laden with the handmade sweet delicacies forms the centrepiece of the sweet trolley. Delicious flavours include Chocolate and Chilli Ganache, Coconut and Lime, Pistachio and seasonal Rhubarb.
All of The Hyde’s offerings are served on the very finest Bone China. The bespoke pattern and design was specially created for The Hyde by Narumi of Japan, who have been producing the most elegant bone china since 1911. Over a century of craft has gone into the items that beautifully complement the Hyde’s luxurious afternoon tea experience.
The Hyde is open daily for Afternoon Tea, between 2.30pm and 6.00pm. For bookings please contact: +44 (0)20 7479 6600 or visit: www.thehydebar.com