Pret-a-Portea at the Berkeley has been going for 10 years now and when mum and I discovered it we immediately booked a table. As a huge fan of anything British we have been to our fair share of different afternoon teas (including The Ritz) but we have never seen anything like this one, a place where you can indulge in fashion and eat dessert at the same time. Sign me up!
On the day we had arrived a little early and by chance discovered a charming little street right next to a hotel and of course we had to have a photoshoot. I love discovering these hidden gems in London. The main streets are so busy and hectic but you only need to turn a corner to find a peaceful street full of character.
The Collins room where the tea is served has been refurbished and expanded last year and it is very elegant. After we were seated at our very comfortable table it was time to enjoy a glass of bubbly.
Like I have mentioned before London’s original Fashionista tea is turning 10 years old and in celebration of this marvellous milestone we were treated to the 10 Greatest Hits collection. Pastry chef Mourad Khiat has chosen 10 of his favourite creations from the past 10 years: fashion moments from an array of distinguished designers recreated as exquisite biscuits, bakes and fancies. The design of these amazing baked goodies was incredible, the attention to detail was mind blowing and of course everything tasted delicious.
I would suggest you arrive hungry as there was a lot of food and I wouldn’t want you to miss out on trying everything, plus you can have a second helping of anything you want.
We were also really lucky to buy the Pret-a-portea book that was published specially for their 10th anniversary. Our copies were even signed by a very talented Mourad Khait. The book is very beautiful and contains stunning images of all the high-fashion bakes and biscuits and even templates for when you decide to attempt some of these creations yourself. I for one will leave the baking to the professionals.
What I’m wearing:
My new pretty bag from Florian London
Four seasons coat (no longer available)