Celestial Afternoon Tea with Astley Clarke

28 October 2019

April French Furnell

From 14 October 2019, Plateau Restaurant in Canary Wharf will be partnering with luxury British jewellery brand Astley Clarke to host a limited edition champagne afternoon tea inspired by astrology and the zodiac. Available from Monday to Saturday between 3pm and 5pm until February, guests will be treated to a selection of celestial-inspired delicacies and a gold vermeil compass pendant necklace each.

The Celestial Afternoon Tea includes a classic cucumber sandwich on white bread, smoked salmon, cucumber and dill cream cheese on granary bread and corn-fed chicken breast with tarragon emulsion. For the sweets and scones, enjoy freshly baked raisin scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, lemon curd tart with Italian meringue, Opalys white chocolate and raspberry choux buns and a vanilla macaron.

When creating new collections, the designers at Astley Clarke often look to the skies for inspiration; their latest demi-fine pieces explore astronomical themes in a series of decorated lockets and pendants. Inspired by the navigational instruments used by explorers in the 14th and 15th centuries, the Celestial collection evokes the feeling of plotting a course with a little help from the stars. Taking note from Astley Clarke’s ethereal jewellery designs, the Celestial Afternoon Tea draws inspiration from astrology, the night sky and Plateau’s expansive surroundings, framed by vast floor-to-ceiling windows.

Guests can book a VIP Celestial Afternoon Tea for two, where each guest will receive a Celestial Compass Pendant Necklace worth £85.  Showcasing a sapphire set at its centre with rays of 18 carat gold-plated sterling silver stretching outwards, this meaningful pendant is inspired by early voyages of discovery.

The Celestial Afternoon Tea with Astley Clarke is available for £22 per person, with a glass of Moët & Chandon for £32 per person, or the VIP package which includes an Astley Clarke necklace (RRP £85) and a glass of champagne for £100 per person.

Celestial Afternoon Tea with Astley Clarke Menu

Classic cucumber sandwich on white bread
Smoked salmon, dill cream cheese on wholemeal bread
Corn-fed chicken breast with tarragon emulsion

Scones and Sweets
Freshly baked raisin scones, with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve
Lemon curd tart with Italian meringue
Opalys white chocolate and raspberry choux bun 
Vanilla macaron