Punk’s not dead. Well, at least not at W London anyway because they recently launched a themed afternoon tea celebrating 40 years of punk and it is a baked piece of colourful musical history.
Check this out. Firstly, the afternoon tea sits on a stand made out of records. Old school records. Love.
And upon these records is placed the usual fare of sandwiches, scones, cakes and treats but in fact there is nothing usual about it because, as the name would suggest, everything has a punk twist.
So let’s begin.
The Sex Pistols sang a little song called God Save the Queen and if the song was edible it would look like this – vanilla and almond battenberg cake topped with a crown.
Shouldn’t all cakes have crowns? Love.
To commemorate Shut Up by The Stranglers, the talented chefs at W created this frozen strawberry and basil parfait in the shape of zipped lips. Luckily they interpreted Shut Up rather than The Stranglers or God knows what would have appeared in front of us. That goes for Sex Pistols too come to think of it.
When you think of punk you think of mohawks in all shapes and sizes and this raspberry and lime mousse celebrates the favourite hairdo of the 70s with all of the height and none of the hairspray.
Creativity wise the mohawk is definitely my favourite bu taste wise the studded dark chocolate roulade in honour of Going Round in Circles by Alternative TV takes the number one spot for me. Although I don’t know the song I’m a sucker for anything chocolate and this was delicious. Thick, gooey and just not big enough.
And when you top all of this off with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and THE JAM (bravo W London, bravo) and a Lust For Life cocktail containing cachaca, lime, sugar and passion fruit you have the punk era on a plate.
Anarch-Tea at W London is £30 per person and £10 extra for the cocktail.