The Milestone's signature Wild About Wimbledon Afternoon Tea includes a number of new pastries that complement the tennis theme. The menu includes: Lemon "Ball" Pie; a Wimbledon blueberry and mint Macaron; a Championship Red Velvet Cupcake; Strawberries & Cream Tartlet; Pimms jelly on a pistachio biscuit and honeycomb ice-cream Cornetto. The menu also includes tea sandwich favorites, including Smoked Scottish Salmon and Cream Cheese, served on hotel owner Mrs. Tollman's signature Cape Seed Loaf; Egg and Hampshire Watercress; and Cucumber & Yogurt. The tea is priced at £40 per person (approx. US$57).
As the second best thing to actual Centre Court tickets at Wimbledon, The Milestone is also offering a Centre Court Afternoon Tea. This commemorative tea includes all of the above delicacies, along with a Pimms Champagne Cocktail and a "pick-your-own" strawberries basket accompanied by cream and cinnamon sugar. The special deluxe tea is priced at £49 per person (approx. US$70).
For those guests looking to add some bubbly to the occasion, a special Champagne tasting flight, including Lanson Pere et Fils, Lanson Rose Label and Lanson Extra Age, can be added to the Wild About Wimbledon Tea for an additional £40 per person, making this effervescent tea a total of £80 per person (approx. US$117). If the weather is nice, guests also have the option of indulging in the Wimbledon Tea on the green in Kensington Gardens.
"Wimbledon is such an enormous deal in the UK," says The Milestone's General Manager Andrew Pike, "that we wanted to bring a taste of the courts to our traditional Afternoon Tea. The team always delights in introducing new creative items to our menu, and we hope guests and tea lovers alike will enjoy these seasonal specialties."
The multiple award-winning Milestone Hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. It is ideally situated with impeccable views of Hyde Park and Kensington Palace and Gardens, and is close to London's many iconic attractions and shopping. The unique five-star hotel offers unparalleled service and 44 rooms, 12 suites and six two-bedroom apartments, each of which has been individually designed and decorated.
For more information about The Milestone Hotel, please visit: www.milestonehotel.com.