In the year that the UK celebrates 40 years of punk, W London – Leicester Square
has announced the launch of the most rebellious afternoon tea in town, the Anarch-Tea.
Part of the citywide Punk.London event series the Anarch-Tea, created by
W London’s talented pastry chef, Rachel Newman, combines quintessential British
flavours with bold punk designs. Presented on a tea stand built using
vinyl records, each dish represents an iconic song from the subversive movement.
Evoking the 1970’s and the start of the punk counterculture era, the cakes are
themed around iconic punk music including ‘God Save the Queen – The Sex
Pistols’: a red, white and blue Battenburg, complete with its a marzipan icing
crown, and ‘Shut-Up – The Stranglers’: a pair of red lips made from a
strawberry mousse, sealed with a silver zip. Other treats include ‘Going
Round in Circles – Alternative TV’: a silver studded Swiss Roll, and the ‘Sigue
Sigue Sputnik – 21st Century Boy’: a Mohican-inspired cake, celebrating the
iconic hairstyle of the era.
For those who fancy an extra kick, guests can break the Afternoon Tea rules
with the ‘Lust for Life’ cocktail that blends punchy Cachaça with zesty lime,
sugar and passion fruit.
The Anarch-Tea at W London is part of a citywide cultural celebration of 40
years of Punk and the scene’s evolution in the capital. London’s punk legacy
is much more than safety pins, ripped jeans and Mohican’s, as events across
the city highlight an era that remains influential in fashion, design, film and of
Anarch-Tea will be served daily in the W Library from 2pm-5pm, launching on
28 April, at a price of £30. As part of the Punk London celebration, W London
will also be hosting a series of events over the coming months.
W ANARCH-TEA MENU
£30 per person
The Anarch-Tea will include the following:
God Save the Queen- Sex Pistols Battenberg cake
Shut Up- The Stranglers Red lips strawberry mousse
Going Round in Circles- Alternative TV Silver-studded Swiss roll
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – 21st Century Boy Strawberry mousse with wafer
Mohican Sticky Little Fingers Sandwiches A selection of sandwiches
Scones, clotted cream and jam
Lust for Life Cocktail £10 Passionfruit Caiprinha