Looking for a little trouble? Look no further, somewhere along Sloane Avenue, uncle Barts’ gangsters are running a covert operation for all you misbehaving lot!
The afternoon begins at 2pm as guests arrive and are stopped outside the entrance by cops questioning their intent. Upon the disclosure of a top secret password, guests are then granted entry to Barts boutique bar where they will be greeted with delicious teapot disguised cocktails aptly named to suit the occasion for instance ‘Beet the Law’ made with Stolichnaya Vodka, fresh Lemon and hint of spicy beetroot mix) or ‘Get Minted’ made with Stolichnaya Vodka, elderflower cordial, fresh cucumber and topped with mint.
It’s imperative for guests to keep the truly Criminali-Tea under wraps, to ensure Sergeant Stew Pitt doesn’t catch wind of any suspect scandals, guests must enter the venue under the pretence that they are attending ‘A meeting for The Society of Bird Watching’! Don’t worry if your bird knowledge isn’t up to scratch you’ll be prepped with just enough bird watching facts to throw the Sergeant off the scent…
Throughout the afternoon expect to be entertained by the gangster’s moll from The Hotsie Totsies, as she escapes the underground station to perform an array of modern jazz inspired renditions, before taking a seat at guests tables in an attempt to ensure everyone is keeping in line so the cops don’t crash the tea. Teapot filled cocktails will continue to flow throughout with ‘Sip of the Tongue’ a cocktail perfect for gin lovers made with Sipsmith, Rinomato aperitivo, Martini Chinato, fresh lime and syrup for or ‘How d’Ya like them apples’ served with Saffron-infused Sipsmith gin, fresh Lemon juice, syrup and apple juice to get into that true American Gangster feeling.
Mouth watering sandwiches and bagels, wrapped up in brown paper bags with a all American Twinkie snack smuggled in for you to enjoy will continue the gangster vibes and to end in true Chicago style y’all can relax with an Ice Cream Sundae.
So go on buy your tickets here and sneak through the black door to enjoy hidden liquor, bootlegging activities and this surreptitious afternoon tea party, Criminali-Tea.
£35 Food and one Teapot (3 cocktail options)
£55 Bottomless teapot option
£59 Food and Moet Champagne (1 bottle between 2 or half a bottle for one guest)
Barts: Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3DW
T 020 7581 3355