Dating back to 1865, English Afternoon Tea is credited to the Duchess of Bedford. The legend says that the first lady to enjoy ‘afternoon tea’ was Anna Maria, the 7th Duchess of Bedford who lived at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire and was lady-in- waiting to Queen Victoria.

The Duchess of Bedford is said to have experienced a ‘sinking feeling’ in the middle of the afternoon one day and asked her footman to deliver all the tea making equipment with some bread and butter to her private room. She found this new meal so satisfying and enjoyable that she soon started inviting her special friends to join her for ‘afternoon tea’.

Even when she went to stay with her aristocratic friends in their manor houses, she took her own kettle and tea making items with her so that she could continue her afternoon parties when she was away from home. The simple platefuls of bread and butter that first accompanied afternoon tea developed into much more elaborate selections of sandwiches, scones, muffins, cakes, biscuits, gâteaux and fruit desserts.

The centerpiece of The Langham, London - the dazzling is famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born over 140 years ago. An indulgence that lives on today here in Sydney.

The Langham, Sydney’s, ‘Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood’ is having a revamp this spring by elevating the occasion, and allowing all guests to Experience. Indulge. Celebrate.

The newly named ‘Afternoon Tea on Kent, with Wedgewood’ will take place in its new home within the hotel; the refurbished and recently opened restaurant, Kitchens on Kent.

Set in the beautiful Harbour Room, with plush velvet seating, peaceful surroundings and true The Langham, Sydney elegance; the new offering will be a must-do for anyone in the City who wants to relax, unwind or celebrate the everyday.

But there’s a twist. ‘Afternoon Tea on Kent with Wedgewood’ has now been enriched. Not only will devotees and lovers of Afternoon Tea delight in the show-stopping savoury morsels and deliciously warm, freshly baked scones at arm’s length, they’ll now have up to twenty-five different sweet delights to choose from.

Executive Pastry Chef, Prashanth Krishnan, says it allows guests to have a much more enriched experience.

“After opening our new restaurant Kitchens on Kent, we noticed that our Afternoon Tea guests were always intrigued about the desserts, puddings, ice-cream and pink chocolate fountain on our dessert station. With this in mind, we decided that there’s no reason why our Afternoon Tea lovers shouldn’t enjoy the full delights and choice of our sweet selection and encourage them to fully experience, indulge and celebrate in the unlimited delectable treats.” 

Afternoon Tea on Kent launches with the ‘Spring Garden’ menu including the savoury items Sydney Rock Oyster Kilpatrick, Smoked Ricotta and Heirloom Tomato Tart, Bush Tucker, Compressed Watermelon, Smoked Kangaroo Finger Lime, Prawn Roll, Cucumber Lemon Cream Finger Sandwich, Ham & Dijon Mayonnaise Sandwich and Egg Finger Sandwiches. 

No afternoon tea is complete without The Langham’s signature, freshly baked scones paired with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam. These delectable treats are then followed with as many delights as one would like as you make your way to the dessert station, hosting a choice of  homemade pastries & tea cakes from Violet and Cassis Macarons, Raspberry and Lemon Cupcakes, Morello Cherry Cream Puffs, Milk Chocolate, Passion Fruit and Pistachio Mini Cones and Mandarin and Strawberry Pavlova.

Afternoon Tea on Kent with Wedgewood is available daily from 12pm to 3pm and starts from $70 per person.


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