To celebrate opening their doors to the public on the weekend for the first time, 116 Pall Mall is teaming up with Searcys to launch a brand new Confectioner’s afternoon tea from Saturday 11 September 2021.

Inspired by the founder of Searcys, John Searcy, who started as a head confectioner to the Duke of Northumberland and went on to establish Searcys in 1847, guests can enjoy a prestigious afternoon tea in the heart of the West-End, set under the ornate ceilings on the ground floor of 116 – overlooking Pall Mall and Waterloo Place.

Start with a tour of the building, including the sweeping staircase located below the glittering 15ft chandelier – a gift to commemorate the battle of Waterloo – before settling down for a selection of savouries including Smoked salmon rillette, horseradish, pickled fennel, and keta; and a salt beef Reuben brioche bun, alongside freshly baked scones and pastries of Chocolate, cherry and pistachio delice; Passionfruit éclair; and Searcys signature Victoria. For little ones, there will also be a Children’s Tea with a Galia melon, orange and blueberry salad, rolls, scones, and special sweet treats.

Kate Dean, Marketing Manager at 116 Pall Mall said “Opening our doors to the public on the weekend is extremely exciting and something we’ve never done before. We can’t wait to welcome more guests into our magnificent building on a regular basis. Launching an afternoon tea felt like the perfect way to introduce people into 116 Pall Mall and teaming up with Searcys is going to kick off the beginning of a new and exciting catering partnership.

“Being in the heart of the West End and a stone’s throw from the iconic shopping districts of Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Oxford Circus, there is a huge amount of weekend footfall in the area that’s beginning to return to normal after the pandemic. Joining us for an afternoon tea is the perfect Saturday afternoon activity, whether it’s for a special occasion, before seeing a West End show, or just a premium pit-stop from shopping!”

The Confectioner’s Afternoon Tea launches on Saturday 11 September 2021 and continues every Saturday onwards. More details will be announced soon and you can book a table here.