Prêt-à-Portea: Fashion and High Tea at London’s Berkeley Hotel

Pret-a-Portea Berkeley Hotel London

Pret-a-Portea Berkeley Hotel London

Fashionistas and foodies take note. Afternoon teas need not be confined to triangular cucumber sandwiches and circular scones. At the Berkeley Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, indulge your sweet tooth in vogue with the designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea.

The “Greatest Hits” Collection of afternoon tea celebrates 5 years of Haute Couture from 2005 – 2010 and comes served on fine-bone china by Paul Smith for Thomas Goode. Fancy an Alexander McQueen pale green pistachio dress biscuit with silver belt and a Fendi chocolate baguette with praline croquant with a Christian Louboutin ginger biscuit with signature red sole? But of course darling!

Served in the luxury hotel’s Caramel Room, Prêt-à-Portea costs £36.50 per person, £46.50 with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne. At £53.00, the Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea includes a glass of Billecart-Salmon Rosé, Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut, Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle. Just like fashion, the menu changes every 6 months to reflect styles and seasons.

And if time is short, you can order a set box of 10 Prêt-à-Portea biscuits for £25 and they will be delivered to you on board a pistachio green and pale pink Vespa in handbag-shaped takeaway boxes.

Who says you can’t have your designer fashion and eat it too?

The Berkeley
Wilton Place
Knightsbridge
London. SW1X 7RL
http://www.the-berkeley.co.uk/

[Photo: Berkeley Hotel]

15 Comments

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  • January 31, 2011

    Turkey's For Life

    Good old London! Maybe not an activity for the budget traveller, this one! :) I can just imagine the type of customer eating at that place – and I bet there is no shortage of them.
    Julia

    • January 31, 2011

      Corinne

      Yes! And the first post too :) Definitely more an upmarket afternoon tea with all the designer trimmings. But so much fun!

  • January 31, 2011

    Mary R

    Oh, I am so intrigued with places like this. I just can’t resist any cute food in the shape of purses or shoes! I wish I had a trip to London planned…

    • January 31, 2011

      Corinne

      They would be too cute to eat, I think! I would be photographing them from every angle first…

  • February 1, 2011

    Krista

    How charming is that?!! LOVE those snazzy colors and all the care they put into making high tea a memorable event. :-)

    • February 2, 2011

      Corinne

      Imagine how much fun it would be in the kitchen to make them, let alone eat them!

  • February 2, 2011

    Cathy Sweeney

    This would be very fun! Actually, I haven’t even had a proper Afternoon Tea in London. Well, I did have Tea at the Orangery at Kensington Palace, but I have a feeling that doesn’t really count.

    • February 2, 2011

      Corinne

      I had afternoon tea at the Ritz Hotel in London, and it was a grand affair. I think this one would be much more fun!

  • February 2, 2011

    Tuula

    This is awesome! Love the Louboutin ginger biscuit – so stylish…think I would feel both pampered & absolutely fashionable at tea time.. & it is only an hour or so by plane :) Saving my euros…

    • February 2, 2011

      Corinne

      Lucky you can! Imagine a Vespa at your front door delivering the goodies!! :)

  • June 17, 2011

    Annelie

    Hi
    Thanks for a nice article, I just wonder if I can borrow your nice picture of afternoon tea and publish it in my blog where I write about a sophisticated lifestyle?
    Annelie

    • June 21, 2011

      Corinne

      Hi Annelie and thanks for your comment. I will email you.

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  • October 17, 2011

    Trisha

    I’ve been to The Berkeley hotel once and Their Prêt-à-Portea tea is amazing!