So a few weeks ago my friend and I got invited to experience a Dior inspired afternoon tea with Dior, how exciting!
This season’s Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley, our legendary designer afternoon tea inspired by the world of fashion, sees the iconic designs of Christian Dior take to the cakewalk for an unprecedented solo show inspired by Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A Museum.
The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge
Prêt-à-Portea £60 per person
Champagne Prêt-à-Portea £70 per person
Couture Champagne Prêt-à-Portea £76 per person
The Berkeley hotel is very instagrammable, everything feels luxurious and expensive and everyone is suited and booted to perfection. We also took a little trip to the ladies which was bathroom goals galore, I couldn’t resist a cheeky photo for instagram!
So before the afternoon tea started we arrived a little early so we could have cocktails in the blue bar. I chose a pornstar martini and my friend chose an orange gin cocktail, they tasted amazing and definitely worth the £22! They also provided us with some little bar snacks which we completely devoured.
Honestly, the food was absolutely insane. They had sushi, sandwiches, cakes and biscuits all inspired by Dior. Everything was so beautifully made that I didn’t even want to touch some of the cakes as they were just works of art! I’ll be honest in saying this was one of my most favourite afternoon teas because the food was just absolutely delicious as well as the whole experience, the attention to detail was just amazing. Apart from a few of the cakes (I’m not really a sweet-tooth gal), I ate almost all of the sushi and sandwiches, I literally couldn’t resist them. We also drank champagne and ordered a little coffee (mainly for the instagram pic) but you couldn’t not when it came out with Dior written on the top!
The menu included, a full range of every tea you could imagine and a full range of delicious coffees to choose from.
Just look how delicious everything looks!
The staff were lovely, very knowledgeable about absolutely everything on the menu and before you eat they come round to your table and explain about the inspiration behind each thing and tell you lots of Dior stories. One lady also brought over a battery pack to the table so I could charge my phone whilst it was next to me, it’s the little things that make your experience so much better.
I don’t feel like this is an everyday afternoon tea, I feel this is more for a special occasion or a treat. I’d personally recommend it for taking your family member out such as your mum, auntie or nan as they’d absolutely love it. I also feel like anyone into fashion, especially a lover of Dior would really appreciate the effort and detailing into this experience so that would also be a great idea to treat someone to something like this.
PIT: Quite pricey
PEAK: The attention to detail
Thanks so much for reading,