The Chesterfield Mayfair hotel invites all Roald Dahl lovers to a nostalgic celebration of his whimsical creations in honor of what would have been his 100th birthday. A renowned novelist, poet, screenwriter and short story writer, Dahl’s unforgettable contributions to children’s literature includes masterpieces like James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG, which recently opened in theatres. “Charlie & The Chesterfield Afternoon Tea” and the “Oompa Loompa Tea,” a special children’s version, are reenactments of Dahl’s most chocolatey adventure, complete with Wonka Bars and even golden tickets.
The Chesterfield Mayfair is already known for being one of London’s best places for afternoon tea, having received the “Award for Excellence” from the Tea Guild for an “Outstanding Afternoon Tea” multiple years in a row. This imaginative rendition includes a feast of creative treats including:
- Oompa Loompa cupcakes
- Golden eggs
- Blueberry macaroons
- Chocolate Wonka bars
- Fizzy lifting cake
- Chocolate chip scones
- Fruit scones served with clotted cream and jam
A selection of savory finger sandwiches complements the treats, as well as a variety of specialty drinks. Guests enjoy a choice of coffee, loose tea, or flowering tea, including a specially blended “Willy Wonka Chocolate Tea” created exclusively for The Chesterfield Mayfair. A delicious fizzy lifting drink is also included, and the children’s “Oompa Loompa Tea” is served with hot chocolate and marshmallows. At the conclusion, guests receive an everlasting gobstopper, candy cane, lollipop and “golden ticket” to take home. Each golden ticket, safely tucked inside a closed envelope, offers guests a variety of fantastic treats ranging from a two-night weekend stay in a Junior Suite to complimentary magnums of Champagne. Every ticket is a guaranteed win, but coinciding with the mystery and curiosity Charlie encountered at the factory, guests are only allowed to open their ticket upon their next visit to the hotel.
The “Charlie & the Chesterfield Afternoon Tea” is available through November and is priced from £36.50 per person, plus service charge, while the “Oompa Loompa Tea” is priced from £36.50 per person. Both teas are held at Butlers Restaurant, an opulent setting leading into the light and elegant Conservatory.