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    Science Teapot Tales

    At the heart of The Ampersand Hotel is The Drawing Rooms, a light and airy patisserie lounge with deep sofas and studded velvet armchairs in scarlet and kingfisher blues. The space has become a favourite among guests and locals alike for its pretty pastries, exceptional teas, and freshly-pressed coffees.

    Now, The Drawing Rooms has expanded its offering by launching a tipsy Science Teapot Tales menu served from Monday to Saturday 12.30pm-9pm and Sunday 12.30pm-7pm.


    A grown-up twist on The Ampersand Hotel’s famous Science Afternoon Tea, the menu is inspired by the neighbouring Natural History and Science Museums.

    A cocktail flight including Darwin’s Draught – a refreshing mix of Lalani & Co Earl Grey infused Chase vodka, Kamm & Sons, cucumber, apple and ginger – and Marie Cure-All – Lalani & Co Premium Genmaicha infused rum with Aperol, Antica Formula & Amer Picon – will be served alongside perennial afternoon tea favourites.

    Dishes include a delicious selection of seasonal sandwiches including chicken with tarragon and brioche with roast beef, truffle and mushroom tart, and cheddar and thyme scones with truffle butter. Guests can also enjoy expertly-crafted patisserie including caramel passion fruit planet mousse, dust for mini dinosaur biscuit ‘fossils’ hidden beneath chocolate soil, and be transported with orange and lemon half-moon cake and milk chocolate spacemen.

    Download our Science Afternoon Teapot Tales Menu

    The menu is available from Monday to Saturday 12.30pm-9pm and Sunday 12.30pm - 7pm for £49.50 per person, including cocktail flight.

    To book our Science Teapot Tales, please call +44 (0)207 591 4414 or email

    Science Afternoon Tea makes a wonderful gift for someone special. Find our Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers here