Top 10 Art Afternoon Teas

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We’ve curated a list of the best Afternoon Teas for an art-lover. Take a trip to your favourite gallery and enjoy tea-time treats afterwards, or indulge in a creative Afternoon Tea that is a work of art itself.

Here are some of our favourite suggestions to inspire your next cultured day out!

1. Frida Kahlo Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

In celebration of the new Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A Museum, The Lanesborough have launched this Afternoon Tea inspired by the colours, shapes and textures of her life. Raise a glass of Agua de Jamaica (a Mexican hibiscus tea) in Frida's honour before enjoying a range of Latin American-influenced treats. The perfect way to finish off a day of gallery viewing!


2. Art Afternoon Tea in The Mirror Room at Rosewood London

Experience Afternoon Tea with a twist at Rosewood London and indulge in their Art Afternoon Tea. This inventive new menu is inspired by London's vibrant and energetic art scene. Inspired by various creative movements, Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkins translates iconic works into edible art. Their current Afternoon Tea is influenced by Cubism and Pop Art- the desserts are almost too pretty to eat. 


3. sketch Gallery

The surreal sketch Gallery is a feast for the eyes, due to the deliciously pink aesthetic and the exhibition of David Shrigley originals lining the walls. 239 new works are on display at sketch, forming the largest group of drawings the artist has ever exhibited. This quirky Afternoon Tea is a culinary creation like no other.


4. Portrait Restaurant

Why not treat yourself to Afternoon Tea served at Portrait Restaurant in the National Portrait Gallery, which boasts an enviable view of London. Their latest Afternoon Tea is themed after Lewis Carrol's classic Alice in Wonderland- the perfect day out for the art and literature lover.


5. The Keeper's House 

After exploring the galleries of the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts, take some time to discuss your favourite exhibition over an Afternoon Tea in their elegant restaurant, The Keeper's House. The RA can always be relied on for a thought-provoking exhibition, and cake in The Keeper's House. 


6. Cafe Portrait 

Cafe Portrait is set within the magnificent Scottish National Portrait Gallery, one of Edinburgh's most remarkable buildings, and home to a collection of world-class paintings and photography.


7.The Larder at William Morris Gallery

After perusing the patterns of Britain's most inspiring designer in the William Morris gallery, sit down to a delicious Afternoon Tea in The Larder. Housed in a beautiful orangery-style glass extension, this Tea Room offers beautiful views over Lloyd Park and a lovely terrace to enjoy in the warmer months.


8. Gallery Mess at the Saatchi Gallery

Located in the Saatchi Gallery, the Gallery Mess provides a welcoming and charming atmosphere for diners to enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea. Indulge in a range of delightful treats at this popular dining destination situated on King's Road.


9. Cafe Modern Two

Situated within The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art , Modern Two contains an extensive collection of DaDa and Surrealist art. After a long walk around the sculpture park and galleries, head to Café Modern Two for a luxurious Afternoon Tea. 


10. Charlotte Street Hotel

A great spot for fans of Modernist art and literature- the 'Bloomsbury Group' were known to frequent the area. Designer Kit Kemp has used a 'Bloomsbury Group' theme throughout the hotel which features original art from the period and a mural in the brasserie reflecting scenes of 'contemporary London life'.

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