Laurent-Perrier and The Dorchester host rooftop Afternoon Tea Series


To celebrate the Laurent-Perrier show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Dorchester is hosting a special afternoon tea series placed in the Penthouse and Pavilion. Guests will sample delicious tea pastries inspired by the garden and a glass of Laurent-Perrier’s prestigious Grand Siècle whilst taking in views of the London skyline.

Pastries will include an apricot lavender tart, rhubarb and acacia honey financier with rose flower cream, and a strawberry, lemon and verbena layered cake. Each pastry is complemented by the Grand Siècle representing the pinnacle of champagne blending. The complex characters within the Grand Siècle reflect the layering and textures of the 2014 show garden.  This elegant cuvée has unique depth, finesse, complexity and consistency with a remarkable length of honeyed, nutty flavours.

The Afternoon Tea series will be held from 19 – 25 May 2014 with each sitting hosted by a guest speaker including Master Perfumer Roja Dove and Mich Turner, founder of The Little Venice Cake Company.

Priced at £75 per person, the CFS Rooftop Afternoon Tea Series will be available in The Penthouse and Pavilion at The Dorchester during the week of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. With two sittings at 2:00pm and 4:30pm, the Tea will include a glass of Grand Siècle champagne and a plant as chosen by garden designer Lucciano Giubbilei representing a flower from the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show garden.

For further information about The Chelsea Flower Show Rooftop Afternoon Teas at The Dorchester, or to make a booking, please contact The Dorchester on +44 20 7319 7102 or email

Early reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited availability.