The Arch taps into growing trend for street food


The Arch London in Marylebone is launching an afternoon tea inspired by the thriving London Street Food scene.

The five-star hotel’s new menu will embrace the multicultural flavours found in the capital’s street food trend and will give guests a taste of foods from all around the world.

The boutique hotel’s general manager Michael Voigt said: “So many London hotels offer the same standard Afternoon Tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes.”

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He continued: “We wanted to create an afternoon tea that is exciting and different, yet still gives people a quintessential taste of the best of modern London.”

The contemporary afternoon tea will offer fresh cinnamon and sugar doughnuts filled with apple jam in the place of scones.

Savoury delights will include mini beef burgers with onion marmalade in brioche buns; smoked chicken, chilli, avocado and mango tortillas, mini handmade scotch eggs with piccalilli; and chicken satay served with a peanut dipping sauce and sesame seeds.

Sweet treats will include homemade macaroons; mini coffee éclairs; and a lemon & mango rice pudding with toasted coconut. Strawberry & pistachio tarts, and mini raspberry Victoria sponges will provide a nod to the traditional British afternoon tea.

Priced at £29, and £38 with Champagne, the afternoon tea will be served in the hotel’s Martini Library, restaurant or Salon de Champagne lounge.

As well as Champagne, guests can enjoy cocktails alongside the tea. These include Indian Clouds, a homemade jasmine tea infused cocktail; or Cuban Lager, a mojito without the rum.

Opened in 2010, The Arch London is a luxury Georgian townhouse hideaway in London. The hotel is located on a residential street and spans seven Grade II listed former Georgian townhouses and two mews homes.