Recommends: MarTEAni at Dukes Hotel

The Lady's Restaurant Recommendations: MarTEAni Afternoon Tea


Where: 35 St James's Pl, St. James's, London SW1A 1NY

Why:  Nestled in the heart of historic St. James’s Mayfair, DUKES LONDON is a sophisticated, luxury hotel where you will arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. Ever since King Henry 8th built his palace here in the 16th Century, St. James’s has been the exclusive retreat of writers, musicians, politicians and royalty. Effortlessly blending quintessential British charm and cosmopolitan luxury DUKES LONDON has a timeless, hospitable atmosphere that makes one feel as if you never left home. Now they have launched a brand new afternoon tea concept- MarTEAni, an afternoon tea with a twist!

DUKES has partnered with The East India Company and now offers an exclusive MarTEAni Afternoon Tea – complete with three beautifully crafted mini martinis. Each martini uses The East India Company gin and infused vermouth and is carefully paired with the sandwiches and sweet treats – think a citrussy orange marmalade martini to enjoy with warm scones and a black tea martini with the pastries – there is also the wonderful array of sumptious sandwiches and cakes which are truly British and enough to satisfy your sweet tooth!

The Menu: Enjoy an array of finger sandwiches including H.Forman’s smoked Scottish salmon, ham and tomato, Cream cheese and cucumber and Coronation chicken. Of course it wouldn't be afternoon tea without scones! Indulge in warm fruit and plain scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam combined with a selection of pastries and battenberg. All served with your choice of tea from the East India Tea company too. Along with this enjoy three beautifully-paired mini martinis, created with The East India Company Gin, served alongside each afternoon tea courses inspired by world renowned martinis.

Highlights: It has to be the scones! They were made soft and sumptious and came out delicately warm with real clotted cream and jam. This combined with the pretty chintz china sets and beautiful seating arrangements made it the perfect place for an afternoon of tea and fun chatter!

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