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10th August 2018

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week at the wonderland that is Kew Gardens – you’d be mad to miss it!

“It’s always tea time.” The Mad Hatter


This National Afternoon Tea Week (14 – 20 August), visitors to Kew Gardens will be grinning like Cheshire Cats as they can indulge in the magically delicious Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea.


Available until 27 August in The Botanical restaurant, which is run by CH&CO Destinations, the extraordinary Afternoon Tea captures the charm of the characters from Lewis Carroll’s timeless adventure, which is being performed to thousands of families by the Australian Shakespeare Company in the grounds of Kew Gardens this month.


Diners young and old can feast at their very own tea party on Cheshire Cat’s finger sandwiches, The Queen of Hearts’ cherry scones served with English jam and clotted cream, The Mad Hatter’s mini tea cakes, The White Rabbit’s pocket watch macaroons, Playing card cheesecake, Eat Me mushrooms and, of course, jam tarts; all washed down with refreshing Drink me Botanical tea.


Simon Finnigan, the general manager at The Botanical for CH&CO Destinations, said: “Just like the classic tale itself, the Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea and treats will delight adults and children alike. Our chefs have cleverly brought Lewis Carroll’s famous and enchanting characters to life through the menu, which is fun, delicious and eye-catching. It really is the cherry on the cake of the magical Alice in Wonderland experience on offer at Kew this summer.”


The Alice in Wonderland Afternoon tea is available at The Botanical Restaurant from 2.30pm-6pm, Monday to Thursday and 2.30pm-7pm, Friday to Sunday, and costs £32.50 per person.


Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Visit or call 020 8332 5155.