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Summer bookings for this insanely popular Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea are open; The Tale as Old as Time afternoon tea has been sold-out since its inception in 2017.

Byline: Laura Nightingale

The Tale as Old as Time afternoon teaatTown House at The Kensingtonhas taken London by storm since it launched last year.

Totally sold-out since its inception, guests are now in with a chance to experience this sought-afterafternoon tea, as reservations opened again on Monday June 4 for bookings in July and August.

Popular with locals and tourists alike, the luxurious Disney themed afternoon tea is inspired by the iconic characters and scenes of the Oscar-nominated film Beauty and the Beast.

Offering guests the perfect fairytale afternoon spent with friends and loved ones, this whimsical tea features delightful Mrs Potts and Chip Potts fashioned china, together with a delicious assortment of sweets and savouries, allowing guests to indulge on treats inspired by the iconic film.

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Highlights of the exclusive menu include vanilla and gold jelly presented in shot glasses with the ever-symbolic rose petal immersed inside, served with cream poured from the spout of Mrs Potts.

Other favourites include a spiced snow ball macaroon with coconut and chocolate, referring of course to the classic scene featuring Belle and Beast's playful snowball fight.

A chocolate clock tart with chocolate ganache is also on offer, featuring an image of the lovable Cogsworth's face.

Taken from everyone's favourite song from the film, Be Our Guest, is Town House's 'Try the Grey Stuff' white chocolate mousse, a dessert recommended by none other than the iconic candle character, Lumiere.

Alongside this selection of delectable sweets, Town House also offers a variety of savoury delights, including a hearty bite-sized venison pie, cheese souffle with roscoff onion pissaladiere, and a rich and delicious beef ragu and saffron arancini served with lemon creme fraiche.

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Providing a unique and delicious alternative to traditional scones, Town House offers an indulgent Marie's sweet brioche baguette with apricot preserve and chocolate pot, referencing the local baker from Belle's hometown in the film.

Town House is the signature restaurant at The Kensington and is spread across three classically designed drawing rooms, serving locally-sourced, seasonal modern British cuisine.

Nestled in the heart of one of London's most desirable neighbourhood's - complete with stylish decor, hand-picked furnishings and open fireplaces - Town House also provides intimate porticos overlooking Kensington's tree-lined avenues.


Bite-size venison pie

Beef ragu and saffron arancini with lemon creme fraiche

Cheese souffle with roscoff onion pissaladiere


Vanilla and gold jelly

'Try the Grey Stuff' white chocolate mousse

Chocolate clock tart with chocolate ganache

Spiced snow ball macaroon with coconut and chocolate

Speculoos dress marzipan

Marie's sweet brioche baguette with apricot preserve and chocolate pot


Potted Argyle smoked salmon and creme fraiche

Roast Devon red chicken with cranberry

Cucumber and cream cheese

Egg mayonnaise and cress


Dates: Bookings open from June 4 for July and August 2018

Served: Daily 12pm-6pm (last sitting starts at 4pm)

Price: [pounds sterling]42 per person or [pounds sterling]54.50 with a glass of Perrier-Jouet, Grand Brut NV Champagne. All afternoon teas come with a selection of rare teas.

Address: Queen's Gate, Kensington, London, SW7 5LP


Credit: Town House at The Kensington

Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea

Credit: Town House Kensington

Sit by the fire with a brew from Mrs Potts
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Date:Jun 10, 2018
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