Step into the limelight of The Stage, where the drama unfolds with a spectacular programme dedicated to Champagne and life’s great delights.
Set across three acts, our Champagne bar in London serves a Champagne breakfast, Champagne afternoon tea, as well as a Grand Finale of cheese, charcuterie and more. The star of The Stage is our reserve collection of Champagne, with more than 35 bottles to choose from and a selection of Champagne cocktails.
The Londoner Hotel’s decadence begins and ends in the Gatsby-esque foyer lounge, also known as The Stage. A Champagne bar with all the nuances of a Parisian café, the bar itself is decorated with tan leather stools and premium bottles (Charles Heidsieck Magnums; ornate gins; single-barrel Jack Daniels). Intimate table settings are set with gold-trimmed china teacups and crystal Champagne glasses, enclosed by velvet armchairs in soft pinks and greys. Choreographed lighting provides an apt spotlight for each dish, providing an experience worthy of its namesake. And what is a stage without a show? Across from the bar is a small area for live music to soundtrack your tea service.
Afternoon tea comes in various forms including traditional or Champagne, alongside a selection of exclusive loose-leaf teas from The East India Company. To start, a refreshing amuse-bouche du jour selected by the chef is presented. Each element is explained in delectable detail by the maître d’; we tried marinated cucumber and elderflower sorbet with a drizzle of manuka honey on a bed of white chocolate powder and topped with yuzu caviar. Three tiers of mini sandwiches are next; each a different colour to indicate the delights within. The chicken with truffle mayonnaise on basil-and-spinach-infused bread was the star of this show but additional sandwiches can be made-to-order depending on your favourites.
Next comes a basket of warm, freshly baked, gold-top scones, so fluffy they pull apart in your hands; followed by a finale of handcrafted patisseries, displayed as the artworks they are – the toughest decision you’ll make all day will be choosing only two but be sure to ask the maître d’ for one of their uber-chic stage bags for leftovers – trust us, you won’t want to waste a single bite.