Celebrating the syrup with new teatime offering
An iconic Newham landmark has inspired the launch of an afternoon tea at Crown Plaza London Docklands where the emphasis is on local produce.
The centre piece of Tea at the Docks is a home baked treacle tart, made with Tate & Lyle golden syrup, originally produced at the company’s sugar refinery, a feature of the Royal Docks landscape since 1883.
Crowne Plaza London Docklands general manager Daniel Loosley said: “This area has undergone a huge positive transformation over the past few decades and, in turn, we are constantly working to improve the experience we offer to guests.”
“The whole team is excited to be launching this fresh, exciting new afternoon tea menu.”
Billingsgate smoked salmon, Wiltshire cured ham, Hill Farm cucumber and High Weald hens’ eggs are used to fill the luxury sandwiches and the menu also includes fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, pastries, cakes and a selection of teas.
Daniel said: “Being able to provide the very best locally-sourced ingredients for an affordable price was at the forefront of our thinking when putting this new menu together.”
The afternoon tea menu is available now for £19.50pp at the hotel’s Docklands Bar And Grill. If you’re feeling decadent you can add a glass of Champagne for £9.
Crowne Plaza London Docklands has been located on Royal Victoria Dock since 2003 and has contributed to the area’s regeneration by providing a workplace for residents and a base for visitors to the area.
The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the dock, The O2 and Canary Wharf.
Being able to provide the very best locally-sourced ingredients was at the forefront of our thinking
Left, Docklands Bar And Grill at Crowne Plaza London Docklands where the afternoon tea, above, is served