Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea at The Lane: A delightful Regency experience

Ready to step into the world of Bridgerton? Nestled within the historic Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Lane’s Grand Saloon transports you straight to the opulence of Bridgerton, just in time for the new season’s release on Netflix – available now.

The Lane, with over 350 years of theatrical history, has undergone a dazzling £60 million restoration by award-winning architect Steve Tompkins. The result? A blend of meticulously restored original features and modern amenities that promise to enchant every visitor.

Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea at The Lane: A delightful Regency experience

As you step into the Grand Saloon, you’re whisked back to the Regency era, a time of lavish balls, intricate courtship rituals, and sumptuous afternoon teas. The decor celebrates this golden age, with ornate chandeliers casting a soft glow over luxurious furnishings and intricate architectural details.

At The Lane the Bridgerton influence is everywhere, with nods to the era’s fashion and lifestyle in every detail. From the delicate glassware to the wax seals adorning each table, everything oozes elegance and refinement.

Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea at The Lane: A delightful Regency experience

Regency-era London was a bustling metropolis, teeming with life, culture, and intrigue. It was a time of immense social change, where the city’s elite vied for power and prestige amidst political upheaval and societal unrest. The Lane’s Grand Saloon captures this vibrant essence, offering a glamorous and romantic retreat.

The venue’s spacious interiors and seasonal outdoor terraces provide the perfect setting for an indulgent afternoon tea. And the history? It adds an extra layer of charm to the experience.

Now, let’s talk food! The menu is a true delight, inspired by the high style and grandeur of the Regency period. Start with a choice of the Bridgerton cocktail, a mocktail, or a glass of champagne – a decadent start to your teatime adventure.

Enjoy tea-cured salmon with lemon and caper cream or coronation chicken sandwiches, each a delicious nod to the era’s culinary delights. And, of course, there are warm scones served with cream and home-made jam – a must for any traditional afternoon tea.

Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea at The Lane: A delightful Regency experience

But the sweet treats are the real showstoppers. Think decadent cakes and pastries crafted by the star baker, Lily Vanilli. Vanilla cake with passion-fruit buttercream and mint choc chip ice cream sandwiches with fresh mint stracciatella are just a few of the delightful masterpieces awaiting you.

Throughout your tea experience, expect impeccable service and attention to detail. The knowledgeable staff love to share stories of the venue’s rich history, adding an extra layer of intrigue to your afternoon.

Overall, The Lane’s Grand Saloon offers an immersive and unforgettable afternoon tea experience. Every moment is infused with the magic of Bridgerton and the splendour of Regency London. So, sip your tea, indulge in a slice of cake, and let yourself be whisked away to a bygone era of romance and intrigue!

 

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