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MarTEAni Afternoon Tea at DUKES London

by Debra Bokur

Feb 12, 2019

Hotel Entrance © DUKES London

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Afternoon Tea © DUKES London

Afternoon Tea © DUKES London

Possibly the only thing that can make a classic British afternoon tea better: a handcrafted martini. At DUKES London, the DUKES MarTEAni Afternoon Tea comes with not one, but three stunningly delicious mini martinis. Offered in partnership with The East India Company, the themed tea utilizes The East India Company Gin, distilled in London with highest quality botanicals, and a selection of infused vermouths that include Black Pepper & Citrus paired with savory sandwiches, Victoria Plum paired with freshly baked scones and a Spiced Karak Tea Martini made with a vermouth infusion using The East India Company’s First Romance Tea. This fragrant black tea features fruits and flower petals — the perfect accompaniment to pastries and sweet treats.

Valentine’s Day may come and go, but London is always an excellent destination for a romantic meal. At DUKES, guests can sleep late on Sunday and enjoy a Bottomless Brunch at GBR (Great British Restaurant). Among the choices are baked smoked haddock and eggs served with cheese and chives, confit duck hash, and waffles served with caramelized bananas and sticky toffee walnuts. Add the Bottomless Sparkling Wine option and enjoy two hours of bubbly. Come back for dinner and select from the à la carte menu, with choices of Scorched Mackerel with pickled courgette; sea herbs and tomatoes from the Isle of Wight; Barbary Duck with salt-baked turnips, puffed spelt and shallots braised in duck drippings; or Charlestown Mussels with Hallets cider and fries seasoned with celery salt and apple vinegar. All menus are under the creative direction of Norfolk-born Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham, who puts a fascinating — and delicious — stamp on traditional British fare.

Dining room © DUKES London

Dining room © DUKES London

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