|"Inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world, Prêt-à-Portea adds a creative twist to the classic elements of the traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs for the style conscious."|
Date: 17th December 2013
Location: The Berkeley Hotel, London
High tea in England is the quintessential experience. Whilst there on exchange, I made it for certain that I would try out as many high teas as possible. Imagine my delight when I found out about the designer high tea experience at the Berkeley!
My reservation had to be made a month in advance (London Tip #1: if you want to dine at the famous places, reserve, reserve, RESERVE), and who better to bring along on this girly date than my best friend in the entire world! From the moment we stepped into the impeccable lobby of the hotel, fabulosity engulfed. Our table was already reserved with a personalised high heel placard with my name on it! The menu was explained, and the cocktails were flowing. The Pret-a-Portea menu is transformed every six months, following the changing seasons in fashion. From Valentino-inspired sponge cakes to Victoria Beckham fondant purses to Burberry trench coat biscuits, this fashion high tea is refillable in every sense of the way. Both your sweet and savoury tooth are fully indulged in the process, and if there are any leftovers, the restaurant packs it all up in a pretty little paper purse for you to bring home to indulge just a little further. ;)
To sum it up, this high tea is pretty, but pretty pricey as well. As it was nearing Christmas, Nat and I paid just about 70 pounds per person for the festive fashion afternoon tea set. The food was pretty to photograph, but pretty average on the whole. Nonetheless, a once in a lifetime experience, this fashion high tea left me feeling particularly stuffed and all too ready to board the train to the real fashion mecca of Europe, Paris.