The Coral Room offers a selection of small plates crafted by Executive Chef Byron Moussouris available throughout the day which is a perfect marriage when served with a crisp glass of wine or perfectly curated cocktail. The delicious menu options include; Wasabi mayo; Lobster and crayfish, Mac’n’Cheese, do you have a sweet tooth? An indulgent chocolate eclair and epicurean chocolate truffles. Hot-picks; Midtown swizzle Havana especial rum, Lustau sherry, passion fruit purée, lime juice, pineapple syrup, English sparkling wine; Ridgeview Bloomsbury as the house pour. Other highlights of the sparkling wine list are Lyme Bay Winery, Brut Reserve 2014 Devon; Lyme Bay Winery, Brut Reserve 2014 Devon and the Digby Fine English Leander Pink, NV West Sussex.
We Painted the Town Coral with Sparkling Afternoon Tea
The afternoon tea at The Coral Room is sophisticated elegance, offering a twist on the great British tradition including a moth-watering range of savoury and sweet options set in a neo-Georgian Grade II listed building, the old and the new coming together. The Coral Room is a symphony of elegance the décor and accents all set the mood for a luxurious afternoon tea experience.
We were greeted by the host with a flute of the finest sparkling wine and presented with the afternoon tea menu, I knew we were in for a treat, our choices were; Caprese sandwich focaccia bread, Bocconcini, sliced cherry tomato, micro basil leaves, olive oil and tomato jelly, marinated Cucumber White Bread with smoked salmon rillettes, Guinness bread wrapped around coronation chicken. The sweet offering was; Virgin colada mousse coconut sponge base, raspberry tart with delicious vanilla cream, white chocolate, pistachio, lemon daisy, blueberry and lavender éclair, orange and thyme macaron, bourbon vanilla scone and golden raisin scone with thick and rich clotted cream and Cloudberry jam, so quintessentially Britsh and tasty, the choices were flavoursome and a visual delight.
The cocktail choices offered on the Afternoon Tea menu were; Mimosa made with English sparkling wine, Champagne Cocktail a recipe of cognac, sugar cube, Angostura Bitters and champagne, a superb French 75 15 Tanqueray, with lemon juice, sugar, champagne, my personal favourite a Pornstar Martini presented perfectly with Ketel One, passion fruit, vanilla liqueur, lemon juice, English sparkling wine and finally Negroni Sbagliato a delicious concoction of Campari, red vermouth and English sparkling wine, the cocktails are amazing a beautiful balance of fragrance, flavour beautiful to the eyes. The host gave us a second round of sandwiches and sweets, we wanted our family to experience all that The Coral Room has on offer and judging by the smiles on their faces they were truly impressed!
The Coral Room provides a little piece of the 1920s elegance in the heart of Bloomsbury. This vibrant grand salon offers the perfect escape to meet with family friends and loved ones for scrumptious breakfast, snacks and small plates, cocktails and the most stylish afternoon tea. The Coral Room is a perfect hideaway for guests to create their own haven to enjoy a carefully curated cocktail, the most extensive selection of English sparkling wines or dancing the night away to the sounds of funk and soul. Let your Instagram be the envy of the world! The Coral Room is a chic and sophisticated experience for friends, family and loved ones to leave a lasting memory of the beauty of the 1920s to the current era.