Four Seasons and Burlington Arcade launch new afternoon tea

Words by
Sphere Life

29th August 2019

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the iconic arcade, the Burlington Afternoon Tea is a tantalising new addition to Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Afternoon Tea Week might be over for another year, but there are still plenty of indulgent treats to be found within the capital. At the top of the list, Mayfair’s prestigious Burlington Arcade has partnered with Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane on a tasty new launch in recognition of Burlington’s landmark 200th birthday.

Crafted by the hotel’s head pastry chef, David Oliver the limited-edition Burlington Afternoon Tea features five delectable bespoke cakes inspired by the historic charms of the arcade, encapsulating its world-famous architecture, quintessential Britishness and luxurious offerings of fashion, fragrance, beauty, design and watches and jewellery.

Highlights include The Velvet Hat – a nod to the top hats of the Victorian age with a white chocolate-covered Joconde sponge – and The Joss Flower, infused with notes from the bespoke fragrance created by Atkinson 1799 for the 200th anniversary. Additionally, The Burlington Battenberg is a chocolate-and-bergamot confection decorated to imitate the arcade’s distinctive marble floor.

Alongside the cakes are five varieties of classic sandwiches, including Lambton and Jackson smoked salmon with lemon cream cheese and radish, curried egg with Montgomery cheddar and truffle, and cucumber with mint and cream cheese. In keeping with the British theme, each sandwich is made using top-notch home-grown ingredients.

Rounding off proceedings is a serving of fresh scones, available in plain or fruit and served with a clotted creams and a number of delicious jams. It goes without saying that a glass of champers gets the experience started with a bang, followed by a choice of teas sourced from around the world.

The Burlington Arcade Afternoon Tea is available at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane till 31 December, priced from £46 per person. For more information, visit or