Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea at The Grand Cafe

Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea at The Grand Cafe

This April, The Royal Exchange will launch the Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea, offering guests a wonderful array of both savoury and sweet treats inspired by the finest Japanese cuisine, and all served in the opulent surroundings of The Grand Café. In honour of the beautiful cherry blossom that each year heralds the arrival of spring in Japan, Head Chef Piero Leone has perfectly incorporated vibrant Japanese flavours into dishes that also celebrate the British traditions of taking afternoon tea.

To start, a selection of finger sandwiches will feature flavours such as Miso egg and watercress and Cream cheese with sesame and ginger, while guests will also be able to enjoy brioche buns with Chicken teriyaki and Hot smoked salmon and shiso mayonnaise. To follow, a unique range of sweet treats will include Matcha green tea and strawberry trifle and Chocolate brownie with kumquats and lavender, while traditional British scones will be served with clotted cream and yuzu jam.

Piero Leone has been greatly inspired by his extensive travels across Japan, also having been named winner of the Seven Samurai Chefs challenge, and the Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea at The Grand Café celebrates the perfect fusion of Japanese flavours and British traditions, all set within one of London’s most magnificent landmarks, The Royal Exchange.


Notes to Editors

From 29 March to 3 April, Leone will be running a pop-up at the British Fair in Nagoya, Japan; mirroring this exchange of cultures.

Price: £20 per person

Availability: Monday- Friday, 3-5.30pm

Address: Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LR

Website: www.royalexchange-grandcafe.co.uk

Email: rex-enquiries@danddlondon.com

Telephone: 020 7618 2480

Twitter: @REXLondon

Instagram: @rexlondon


About D&D:

D&D London is a group of luxury restaurants, bars and hotels based principally in London, but also with venues in Paris, New York and Tokyo. It was founded by Des Gunewardena and David Loewi (the eponymous D and D) in 2006, following a buyout of Conran Restaurants, which itself was established back in 1991. Today D&D London owns and operates 36 restaurants, with one Michelin Star, and an award-winning hotel. It has also been recognised as a leading business in caring for the environment and is currently the SRA’s Sustainable Large Restaurant Group of the Year.


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