Shangri-La Launches The Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea

Shangri-La London Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the upcoming royal wedding, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London, will host the Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea and The Royal Celebration Experience

As more and more people catch the royal wedding fever, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London has announced a Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea will now be on the menu. Taking its inspiration from the traditions of the British royal family and its soon-to-be princess, Meghan Markle, the afternoon tea will be held in TĪNG restaurant and lounge, with stunning views of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Marking Prince Harry’s intimate proposal over a home-cooked roast chicken and the tradition of adding a sprig of myrtle to every royal bouquet to symbolise hope and love, a roast chicken and myrtle sandwich will star in the new menu. The myrtle tradition began in 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert and  continued with the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding to Prince William six years ago.

Executive Pastry Chef Heather Kaniuk and her team have delicately crafted a selection of sweets, taking inspiration from flowers grown in the royal gardens. Stemming from Queen Victoria’s love of violets (a symbol of modesty and fidelity), a cassis violet macaron features blackcurrant confiture and violet crème. The raspberry, rose and lychee mousse is inspired by a silver-pink rose dating back to the 1950’s called the ‘Queen Elizabeth Rose’, named after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

The new caramelised apple and elderflower tart, the cherry blossom with chocolate and vanilla roulade and milk chocolate religieuse with Earl Grey tea and grapefruit compote, also raise a toast to the impending nuptials. The Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea is decorated with wonderfully pink peonies, Meghan Markle’s favourite flower.

To celebrate the occasion, guests can also relax and indulge in an overnight experience at the Shangri-La Hotel.

The Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea

Available from 25th March 2018 until 1st June 2018 and costs £60 for afternoon tea, or £74 with the addition of a Royal Celebration Cocktail.


The Royal Celebration Experience

Available from 29th March 2018 until 1st June 2018 and is priced from £565.00 inclusive of VAT inclusive of:

  • An overnight stay in a luxurious room or suite
  • In-room bottle of Champagne and macarons
  • Royal Botanical Afternoon Tea for two complete with a Royal Celebration Cocktail for two served in TĪNG or GŎNG
  • English Breakfast for two, served in TĪNG restaurant and lounge
  • Complimentary use of the Skypool and gym on level 52 overlooking central London
  • Complimentary WIFI | +44 (0) 207 234 8088 

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