Jurassic Afternoon Tea at the Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand Hotel's new Jurassic Afternoon Tea is a delicious feast for the eyes with plenty of interactive elements that little Londoners will love.

To celebrate the return of Dippy the Diplodocus to the Natural History Museum and to build on their Science Afternoon Tea success – the Ampersand hotel has launched a brand new culinary experience in the heart of South Ken.

The afternoon tea is beautifully presented in a lime green dinosaur stand and is bound to delight young Londoners throughout. There are plenty of interactive elements to keep the kids occupied – such as creating their own hot chocolate (in a colour changing cup) with a dinosaur chocolate that meltsin the warm milk. We also loved the wooden dig your chocolate dinosaur out which resulted in the kid making his own magical dinosaur potion.

In terms of the menu, you can expect savoury treats such as miniature hotdogs (these went down a treat) T-Rex dino cheese straws, dino shaped jam sandwiches and home made scones. Cakewise there is Raspberry & lemon crémeux volcano eruption, a Dark chocolate & caramel dinosaur egg nest, a Mixed berries T-Rex footprint macaron and a White chocolate & blackcurrant Jurassic mountain mousse and a Mini dinosaur biscuit & milk chocolate fossil. 

The Afternoon tea is suitable for all with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus to choose from as well as the option to have a glass of Charles Heidsieck Brut NV or rosé Champagne, a glass of alcohol-free Wild Idol sparkling rosé or one of a selection of specially created cocktails including a Dino Sour (gin, white wine syrup, lemon juice, FAIR passion fruit liqueur, pineapple juice & Angostura bitters) and a T-Rex Mex (hibiscus-infused tequila, red wine syrup, pineapple juice, lemon juice & basil). There are also a variety of alcohol free options to enjoy with your tea – and if you don’t manage to finish the feast – you can take it home for another day.

Whilst you are in this cultural quarter I would highly recommend visiting the museum to give the kids the full dino experience. The tea takes place downstairs in the hotel’s Apero restaurant and on our visit the staff were a little slow – which was a big difference compared to our experience at the Science Afternoon tea last year – read our review here.

The Jurassic Afternoon Tea is priced at £35 for children and from £49.50 for adults and is available Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 5:30pm in the hotel’s Apero restaurant. More info and bookings here.

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