19 Jun 2018
Finger sandwiches and cream scones are old news; inspired by the traditions of the millennium-old Japanese “tea party”, the afternoon tea will offer a taste of the orient with a unique spread of sweet and savoury petit fours, sushi and Japanese small plates.
Start with a delicate selection of sushi spider rolls, filled with deep fried soft shell crab and wasabi sauce, and mini sliders of premium Wagyu beef. Enjoy pots of lightly seared salmon tataki, before indulging in Ginza Onodera’s signature chicken karaage, lightly battered and served with lemon and sundried chillies. Finish on a sweet note with Kinako blancmange with black sugar syrup, and chocolate gateau served with matcha sauce.
Teas come courtesy of legendary Japanese Matcha house, Tsujiri. Perfectly paired to the menu, blends include Tsujiri’s signature Matcha, elegant and sweet Kabusecha and nutty Genmaicha. Choose one tea to accompany afternoon tea for just £27.50 per person, or for £35 explore the traditional Ochakai Japanese tea party – chose two teas, and watch your matcha be specially brewed at the table.
If celebrations are in order, take afternoon tea up a notch with a mixed and muddled cocktail for £35, a chilled glass of fizz for £38, or go bottomless for £70 per person*.
The Onodera Ochakai afternoon tea will be served from 2-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Pre-booking is essential: call 020 7839 1101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org make a reservation.
Ginza Onodera London
15 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AL