In association with Chase Distillery, InterContinental London – The O2 invites you to experience ‘Then and Now’, the evolution of afternoon tea, a quintessential British pastime in Meridian Lounge.

The elegant selection of tea and pastries is available throughout summer, starting from the1st May and continuing until the 31st August, exclusively in Meridian Lounge. Chase Distillery and Amit Arya, Executive Pastry Chef at InterContinental London – The O2, have joined forces to create a delicious, summer infused delicacy with a hint of nostalgia.

The exquisite selection includes a choice of scones served with strawberry and champagne preserve as well as original Cornish clotted cream. To complement, the sandwich selection includes; crayfish marie rose on whole meal bread, cauliflower and raisin coronation on carrot bread, honey roast ham with grain mustard on poppy seed bread, truffle egg mayonnaise on mini-brioche bun and goat cheese and leek tart with red onion chutney. To finish, a selection of lemon meringue choux, pistachio and raspberry roly-poly, caramelia chocolate delice and cherry and berry jubilee pastries complete an afternoon of pure indulgence.

 In addition, InterContinental’s Tea Sommelier recommends a choice of four teas to enhance the flavours. These includes; a blend of traditional afternoon tea, premium milk Oolong, Darjeeling 2nd flush and Staunton Early Grey.

Recommended cocktails such as Queen Victoria’s Tipple, Bees Knees and Pink XXI, as well as a variety of Laurent-Perrier champagnes will simply enhance the experience even further.

Bastian Fischer, Food & Beverage Manager of InterContinental London – The O2, said: “We are delighted to be present the ‘Then and Now’ to our guests. We have brought our inspiration of summer to the table through the unique and exquisite tastes. We also have had the pleasure of working with Chase Distillery, who has been instrumental in assisting us to create an exceptional menu which will excite our guests to enjoy a perfect summer’s afternoon”.

Globy Ouseph, General Manager of InterContinental London – The O2, commented: “I am delighted to be launching the ‘Then and Now’ afternoon tea selection. Bastian and the team, alongside Chase Distillery, have come up with an extraordinary offering, which provides a perfect taste of summer for our guests in the magnificent surroundings of the Meridian Lounge at InterContinental London – The O2”.

Prices start from £37 per person.

For more information on ‘Then and Now’, contact 020 8463 6868 | dining@iclondon-theo2.com or visit iclondon-theo2.com/dining/meridian-lounge.

During your afternoon tea experience why not share a moment at #MyPastimeTea by 31st August 2019 of you enjoying one of the wonderful crafted Chase Distillery cocktails to be in the chance of winning a Spa Day including a 3-course lunch for two at InterContinental London – The O2’s Market Brasserie. Entrants must be 18 years of age minimum. Terms and conditions available at iclondon-theo2.com.