Five floral inspired menus for Chelsea Flower Show

With London's most famous annual horticultural event on the way, Event takes a look at restaurants which have crafted floral-inspired menus for Chelsea Flower Show.

The Dorchester has teamed up with Laurent-Perrier to create its afternoon tea
The Dorchester has teamed up with Laurent-Perrier to create its afternoon tea

The Dorchester Floral Afternoon Tea

Housed in a special dining room in the Ranelagh Gardens, The Dorchester has teamed with Laurent-Perrier to create a bespoke menu for the Chelsea Flower Show. Head pastry chef, David Girard and designer florist, Philip Hammond have collaborated to produce a selection of unusual treats, from the Garden Basket - a chocolate cake decorated with edible flowers and chocolate ladybirds, to the Premise of a Gardener, which combines lime, white chocolate and strawberries in a flower pot. 

Where: Ranelagh Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3 4SR

When: 24-28 May

The Landmark Afternoon Tea

The Landmark is offering a Chelsea Flower Show inspired afternoon tea at its Winter Garden restaurant set beneath an eight storey atrium. Themed-treats such as jasmine cheesecake, mango truffles, bitter chocolate and violet macaroons and spiced carrot cake with ginger icing will be served in honour of the most prestigious floral event in London.

Where: The Landmark, Winder Garden Restaurant, 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ

When: 23- 29 May

Royal Garden Hotel Afternoon Tea

Hosted in the hotel’s Park Terrace restaurant, the floral-inspired afternoon tea comes complete with flower displays and views overlooking Kensington Palace Gardens. The seasonal menu will offer sandwiches and scones and a variety of floral-based desserts from orange blossom cheesecake and elderflower posset to rosewater chocolate tart and jasmine opera cake. An additional limited-edition floral cupcake will be on offer to celebrate the Royal Garden Hotel’s 50th birthday.

Where: The Royal Garden Hotel, Park Terrace restaurant, 2-14 Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT

When: 16-29 May

Rabbit Restaurant edible garden

Rabbit Restaurant has crafted its own edible garden to commemorate Chelsea’s vibrant floral festival, featuring a selection of edible flowers and a variety of vegetables. Head chef and co-owner, Oliver Gladwin has hand-crafted a floral feast from wild duck and bacon salad with wheat berries, blackcurrant and blossom vinaigrette, to shortbread with fresh home-grown strawberries and clotted cream ice cream.

Where: Rabbit Restaurant, 172 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4UP

When: 24- 28 May

Barts in Bloom

Located on the doorstep of Chelsea Flower Show, Barts cocktail bar’s bar manager Vincenzo Sibilia has created a special cocktail to celebrate the event. Aptly named, The Red Flower, this iconic cocktail is made with a herbaceous blend of Bombay Sapphire infused with hibiscus flowers, rose water, carpano, sugar and lemon juice garnished with an edible flower. The experience is complete with al-fresco seating featuring lush foliage, exotic plants and rum barrels.

Where: Barts Cocktail Bar, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 3DW

When: 24 -28 May

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