Now for a true love story: you, and The Globe’s gorgeous afternoon tea.
“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” So ends Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, but for an experience that’s all woah! and no woe, pop along to the Swan at the Globe for a taste of their delectable afternoon tea, themed around the tale of Romeo and Juliet. The in-house restaurant of The Globe theatre, the Swan at the Globe regularly takes inspiration from the Bard’s works – and in this afternoon tea, we reckon they’ve found their masterpiece. Tickets are available exclusively from Fever, and you can pick yours up here.
Fusing seasonal British produce with interactive cocktails, this afternoon tea is a showstopping affair that pairs perfectly with any trip to The Globe. The Swan’s chefs have taken found inspiration in moments from Romeo and Juliet, even naming dishes after quotations; you’re certainly going to want to try ‘My true love’s passion’, for instance. The afternoon tea begins with an array of truly delectable sandwiches – coronation chicken with dried apricot on a brioche bun, Scottish smoked salmon with citrus-spiced cream cheese, Clarence Court egg mayo on lemon-scented bread, and a delightful wild mushroom quiche with parsley.
Those sound so delicious that they’re probably not going to last long… Luckily, the array of sweets and scones will keep the culinary brilliance going a while longer, as guests are invited to tuck into fragrant orange blossom and orange zest scones with lashings of cream and jam. Finely-crafted patisserie, including a passion fruit and caramel macaron, milk chocolate and toasted hazelnut tartlet, and choux eclair filled with a raspberry and lychee diplomat cream infused with rose. That’s a lineup that’ll have you swearing that “I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
To complement your afternoon tea experience, the Swan at the Globe have crafted a special cocktail for Secret London readers and Fever users: the Rum Berry Fizz, which blends spiced rum, triple sec, raspberry, lime, and prosecco for a fab fizzy delight. As you enjoy this breathtaking afternoon tea, you can gaze over the sights of the River Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the South Bank, as the Swan is a perfect place to watch the world go by.
Great food, excellent drinks, a stunning location, and a rich literary heritage to draw from – this Romeo and Juliet afternoon tea really is the full package! It’s a nice place though, so maybe avoid acting out your own star-crossed romance between a scone and quiche, yeah?
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