The famous fortnight of serves, volleys and forehands is almost upon us, but Wimbledon isn’t just about the action on the Court – don’t forget the strawberries and cream, Pimm’s and of course plenty of Champagne. Get a taste of this year’s tournament with the tennis-inspired afternoon tea at Gallery Mess, served up from 23rd June to 6th July. It’s guaranteed to get you in the mood to cheer on Murray to the final.
Located next to the Duke of York Square, which will boast a large screen broadcasting all the drama and tantrums over Wimbledon final weekend, the quintessentially British tea is just £29.50 for two to share and £49.50 with a Hendrick’s Tea Party cocktail – a refreshing blend of gin, infused wildberry tea and orange juice or a jug of fruity Pimm’s.
Every year over 28,000 kilos of strawberries are eaten at Wimbledon but Gallery Mess has kept its own stash to serve buttermilk scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, strawberry and Pimm’s jelly and strawberry cream eclairs. But that’s not all; expect a selection of dainty finger sandwiches – free-range egg and watercress; ham and coarse grain mustard; and prawn marie rose. And for a playful twist, try the tennis ball-shaped chocolate macaroon set on ‘grass’ made from pistachio sponge and praline.
Whether enjoyed in the stylish restaurant or in the sun on the beautiful al fresco terrace, Gallery Mess is the next best thing to a courtside seat this summer.
Duke of York Square, Kings Road
For more information: http://www.saatchigallery.com/gallerymess