Just 87 footsteps from Harrods in Knightsbridge this a unique family run 5* hotel offers a genuine Full English Afternoon Tea by the Michelin-starred team behind the restaurant Outlaw’s at The Capital. The Capital is a bastion of English style with interiors by Nina Campbell few hotels in London can boast of such outstanding staff loyalty, family heritage and service. Mr Levin opened the hotel in 1971 and The Capital became a blueprint for the boutique market in London. This New Year Mr Levin was honoured by the Queen for his service to hospitality. He now becomes a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
This gorgeously classic and discreet Hotel, sandwiched on a quiet street between Harrods and Harvey Nichols, gives visitors a peaceful place of sanctuary away from the busy pace of Knightsbridge.
Simple to find just a minute from Knightsbridge Tube Station and a short walk to the Victoria & Albert Museum, Hyde Park and Natural History Museums.
From 2.30 pm to 5 pm each afternoon, for an affordable £29.50 per person, a mouth-watering selection of sandwiches includes classic cucumber, egg and cress, ham and mustard or smoked mackerel pâté with sweet treats such as Victoria sponge and Bakewell tart whilst savoury bites include crumpets and bacon and mushroom quiche. Plain and fruit scones are served warm with home-made strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream.
This delicious spread is accompanied by a selection of Jing’s tea blends ranging from timeless favourites such as Earl Grey or Bohea (Lapsang Souchong) to Green tea from Japan or fruit infusions.
The Capital’s award-winning Barman, Cesar, has created two perfect afternoon tea cocktails with Sipsmith London Dry Gin for the base. The Basil Street Spritz: blackcurrant and hibiscus infused tea and Champagne; or the Capital Citrus Blend: marmalade, orange, lime and apple juice, Bohea infused tea and Curaçao. Afternoon Tea with one of these cocktails costs £35 per person. The Capital Champagne Afternoon Tea comes with a glass of Ayala Champagne and costs £39.50 per person.
Cesar is acknowledged to be the UK’s youngest Keeper of the Quaich – an honour bestowed by the Scottish Whisky industry and his whisky sessions have become hugely popular. Once tea is over, head to the Capital bar for a lesson in whisky pairing with cheese.
The Capital Hotel are proud to be presented with The Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence 2013
Great British Afternoon Tea
at The Capital Hotel
Selection of Sandwiches
Egg & Cress on Thin Brown
Ham & Mustard on Thin White
Smoked Mackerel Pate
Smoked Salmon Crumpets
Bacon & Mushroom Quiche
Blackberry Bakewell Tart
Dark Chocolate & Orange Trifle
Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich
Lemon Drizzle Cake
Homemade fruit and plain scones & strawberry jam
served with Cornish clotted cream
Champagne Afternoon Tea
With a glass of champagne to complement;
Ayala – £39.50
Bellini – £45.00
Chartogne-Taillet Rose – £46.50
Bollinger La Grande Année 2004 – £60.50
Cocktail Afternoon Tea
Basil Street Spritz
Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Blackcurrant and Hibiscus
Infused Tea & Champagne
Capital Citrus Blend
Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Marmalade, Orange, Lime,
Apple Juice, Bohea Infused Tea and Blue Curaçao
Jing Capital Hotel Blend
An exquisite blend of India’s finest tea. For those wholike the balance of rich strength and light fragrant qualities. This tea offers the perfect balance of a rich and malty Indian tea, married with delicate fragrance and softness.
Jing Earl Grey Supreme
The most popular scented black tea in the western world, Earl Grey was named after the 1830’s Prime Minister. Made with rich Ceylon leaves and scented with Bergamot.
The Assam region is famous for producing the world’s strongest teas. This exceptional quality has shiny, golden tips providing a perfect cup for those who love an assertive tea.
Simply the finest tasting Ceylon. Charmingly mellow and soothing, with excellent body.
Organic Bohea Lapsang
Rich and smoulderingly smoky yet with great harmony and wealth of aroma. The leaves are dried slowly over barkless pine wood fires giving a soft smoky linger. A perfect sophisticated after dinner tea.
Green Curve Dragon Well
Complex and multi layered with an irresistible combination of warm and creamy notes. One of the most famous green teas in China. Lively flavours in which grassy freshness is underscored by sweet and soft hazel complexities.
Flowering Dragon Eye
A light and fragrant green tea wrapped around a pot marigold in the base., an arch of pure jasmine blossoms and a globe amaranth flower which blossoms above when infused. One of our most spectacular jasmine flower teas.
Black and Rosebud
Rosebud Gongfu has the softness of freshly picked roses and the strength of an assertive breakfast tea.
Graceful and gentle sweet rosebuds perfume the deep and nourishing Keemun black tea base. Soft and light textures fused with rose garden charm.
Silver Needle White Tea
The first spring buds of the Da-Bai plant produce the long, soft and downy Silver Needle. This mellow tea has both freshness and sweetness, and is ideal to relax with.
Poetic in form and fragrance these stunning pearls produce the most memorable jasmine tea you’ll ever taste. When infused the pearls unravel and release a beautifully sweet jasmine aroma. Beyond its sensual qualities, green tea is a well-known source of antioxidants.
Whole Chamomile Flowers
Infusing the whole Chamomile flower provides a stunning freshness and light flavour that has to be tried.
Whole Rose Buds
This refreshing drink provides a delicate perfume, giving the ultimate ‘herbal’ experience.
Produced from French Verveine leaves, this infusion has a light buttery taste with subtle lemon scenting, making it perfect as an after dinner digestive.
Blackcurrant and Hibiscus
Whole blackcurrants, berries and cracked hibiscus shells make this sumptuous herbal infusion delightfully refreshing. Vivid, intense and lively with a rich spectrum of berry fruits.
An infusion which is ideal as an afternoon refresher, or as an aid to digest an indulgent meal.
Coffee and Chocolate
Espresso, Double Espresso, Cappuccino, Café Latte, Iced Coffee, Hot Chocolate
Afternoon Tea is Served Daily from 2:30 pm to 5 pm,
Please contact The Capital Hotel directly for any Group Booking enquiries.
Address: Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AT
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7589 5171
Nearest Tube : Knightsbridge