In keeping with this surreal atmosphere, Sanderson have created a Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea, and guests are invited to "tumble down the rabbit hole" and enjoy the wonderful world of tea in the beautiful Courtyard Garden.
Sanderson and Luna & Curious are proud to announce their collaboration on a brand new Afternoon Tea. The Shoreditch based design collective Luna & Curious will take guests on a fantastical feast on the terrace at Sanderson's urban retreat, with a carnival themed Afternoon Tea served on bespoke crockery. The tea is a delightful mix of British food and English made ceramics with a large dash of our renowned eccentricity.
Upon being seated, guests will receive a menu, hidden inside a vintage book, and linen napkins wrapped with a riddle, thereby beginning the theatrical afternoon. Each tea blend is presented at the table so guests can sample the aroma of every variety from miniature glass caddies. Tea can be sweetened from a magical music box containing a ballerina dancing on top of the sugar, which will serenade guests to the tune of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" once opened.
Teapots adorned with kings and queens and sandwich plates featuring zebras, birdcages, carousels and ticking clocks play host to wondrous fare. Dainty sandwiches on homemade bread including the smoked Cumbrian ham with wholegrain mustard on sun dried tomato bread; and cucumber and chive cream cheese on spinach bread. There are classic home baked savoury and sweet scones with herb butter and fruit preserves.
This culinary whimsy continues with sweets such as 'strawberries and cream' homemade marshmallow mushrooms; a carrot meringue served on a bed of pea shoots; a 'Tick Tock' traditional Victoria sponge clock and a melting mango cheesecake coated in rainbow patterned white chocolate. Guests will be invited to 'Jelly Wonderland', where the most delicious fruit jellies made in Victorian jelly moulds are presented on a lavish Phillipe Starck cake trolley.
Elegant cocktails including the Pear and Elderflower Bellini and a punchy Scarlet Martini with Wyborowa pure vodka shaken with strawberries, cucumber, honey and pomegranate juice have been created to accompany this indulgent occasion.
Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea is served in The Courtyard Garden at Sanderson, a unique dining space and one of London's most beloved outdoor sanctuaries in the busy West End. The setting is relaxed and casual at the same time as complementing the wit, irony and elegance of the award-winning Sanderson.
A lush oasis of flowering trees, fountains and mosaics flank the elegant marble tables and linen banquettes of the garden, providing a real wonderland in the bustle of London. The Courtyard Garden is fully covered throughout the winter months and benefits from patio heaters.
Afternoon Tea is served 12:30pm to 5:30pm every day excluding Saturday
Booking is essential
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The Courtyard Garden
Children of all ages welcome
No live music
All major credit cards accepted
The Courtyard Garden
Guide dogs only