London’s Rosewood Hotel

Rodin’s Tea, inspired by the sculptural exhibit at the British Museum. / Photography by Patricia Niven

Dan’s overall impression was the same as mine—perfectly clean artistic presentations with delicious flavor profiles. At the very top of his list of best on the day was the extraordinary cake inspired by the British graffiti artist Banksy. 

“What a work of art! Utterly flavor-packed,” Dan declared. “It’s such a tricky feat to construct thin wafers of Belgian white chocolate to form a decorated box on the plate. The chef shows astonishing skill and boldness filling those boxes with layers of vanilla choux pastry, a hazelnut caramel, cherry gelée, and chocolate mousse. Definitely a dessert to die for and worth a return visit!” 

I couldn’t agree more. From start to finish, The Rosewood Hotel is a class act!

The Rosewood Hotel is located at 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN, a short walk from the Underground’s Holborn Station. For more information or to book a table for one of Rosewood’s art-inspired afternoon teas that change seasonally, go to, or ring +44 203747 8620.

Award-winning cake designer Kerry Vincent is a television host and a global traveler who seeks out interesting places for tea wherever she goes.

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