Searcys Launches Chelsea Afternoon Tea at Saatchi Gallery Bar & Brasserie17 August 2020
Art lovers and afternoon tea connoisseurs rejoice, as the Saatchi Gallery Bar & Brasserie by Searcys get set to launch a new Afternoon Tea experience from 28 August 2020. In a celebration of British iconic brands, the new Afternoon tea will see one of Britain’s oldest caterers, Searcys, partner with one of the original British potters Wedgwood, for a decadent Chelsea Afternoon tea collaboration, bringing art to the table. Set to the backdrop of the gallery, guests can dine on crowd-pleasing classics and sweet treats, all served on bright and colourful teaware from Wedgwood’s Wonderlust collection and paired with a Louis Pommery England, the award-winning sparkling wine produced along the South Coast.
Returning to their founding roots in Chelsea, where Searcys was based in the 19th and 20th century, the Afternoon Tea will showcase British heritage in the stunning setting of the Saatchi Gallery Brasserie, opened by Searcys in spring 2020. Focusing on the best of seasonal, British ingredients, the new Chelsea Afternoon Tea will start with a John Ross Jr Smoked salmon mousse with crème Fraiche alongside a selection of sandwiches including Coronation Chicken, and classic Cucumber sandwich. Indulgent pastries include Passionfruit mousse tart, Black Forest cheesecake, and Lemon macaroon, as well as classic freshly baked scones with strawberry preserve – all served with a choice of Newby tea.
Adding a touch of wonder, discovery and art, every element will be set upon striking teaware, each piece adorned with detailed and distinctive patterns from the Wonderlust collection by Wedgwood. A British institution with over 260 years’ experience, Wedgwood’s Wonderlust collection pays homage to the wonders of travel, from Europe through to Asia, with contemporary floral motifs and bright colours designed to delight and inspire.
The bubbles will be flowing as guests can also enjoy a glass of Louis Pommery England; the award-winning English sparkling wine created in the distinctive terroir of southern England. Produced through the classic and traditional method in a region known for high chalk density, this delicate and excellently balanced wine is the first English sparkler from Champagne Pommery and won gold at the WineGB Awards 2020.
The Chelsea Afternoon Tea will launch on 28 August 2020 and run from 3pm-5pm throughout the week at the Saatchi Gallery Bar & Brasserie by Searcys. Located in the ground floor of the renowned Saatchi Gallery, Searcys took the reins in early 2020, reimagining the all-day dining menu for Brasserie and Champagne Bar, as well as introducing new event packages for parties and group bookings.
Limitless Sparkling Chelsea Afternoon Tea is priced at £79 per person, with free-flowing Louis Pommery English Brut for 90 minutes. Alternatively, choose from Chelsea Afternoon Tea (£35 per person) or upgrade to the Sparkling Chelsea Afternoon Tea at £45 with a glass of one of the best English sparkling. The packages are available to book online at Searcys or as a gift voucher.
Booking is necessary, please visit Searcys online store to secure your place at https://searcys-events.giftpro.co.uk/events/chelsea-afternoon-tea-saatchi-gallery-bar/
Limitless Sparkling Chelsea Afternoon Tea – £79 per person
Includes a starter, two-course afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, scones, pastries, Louis Pommery England and tea or coffee for 90 minutes.
Sparkling Chelsea Afternoon Tea – £45 per person
Includes a starter, two-course afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, scones, pastries, a glass of Louis Pommery England and tea or coffee.
Chelsea Afternoon Tea – £35 per person
Includes a starter, two-course afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches, scones, pastries and tea or coffee.
Children’s Afternoon Tea – £17.50 per person
Includes a selection of sandwiches, scones, pastries, tea or a soft drink.