Lovely foodie things to do in London for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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Floral afternoon teas, Michelin Starred meals & flower arranging over lunch. How splendid...

Foodie things to do in London for Chelsea Flower Show
Whether you are attending RHS Chelsea Flower Show this month (21-25 May) or just fancy a lovely spring themed treat - London's top eateries and bars have been florally inspired and are putting on specially themed lunches, cocktails and afternoon teas.

Well, it would be rude not to...

Go for a floral meal at The Dorchester

To honour the Chelsea Flower Show, Three Michelin Starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester has taken inspiration from horticultural displays and created a lunch hour menu called the Lunch Flower (see what he did there? Nice.)

The three course set lunch (pictured above) uses seasonal ingredients and the menu includes vegetable tart in bloom with a fresh herb condiment, Hereford snails with soft-boiled quail eggs and seared brill served with a 'spring garden'.

Stunning desserts include the Orange Blossom Panna Cotta Coupe and a Rose and Raspberry Pleasure. All served in under an hour for those in a rush to get back to the show.

The lunch is available from 22-25 May, priced at £55 for 3 courses and includes 2 glasses of wine.

Foodie things to do in London for Chelsea Flower Show

Learn flower arranging from an expert over a top notch lunch

Do flower arranging over a Michelin Starred lunch

To celebrate the flower show, Michelin Starred chef Tom Aikens has teamed with renowned and completely fabulous London florist, Wild at Heart, to offer hands on floristry classes and a flower themed lunch at his restaurant.

Throughout May, green fingered culinary enthusiasts can learn how to create their own bouquet or table centrepiece followed by a set lunch incorporating edible flowers.

The two hour masterclass is held in the private dining room at Tom Aikens Restaurant, Chelsea, followed by three courses inspired by an English country garden, including a desert of rose poached strawberries, aerated sorbet and mint syrup. Yum.

The 'Lunch in Bloom' package costs £120 per person,

Foodie things to do in London for Chelsea Flower Show

Flowery cocktail anyone?

Try a flowery cocktail with a view

Sample The Spring Brew limited edition cocktail at swanky bar, aqua spirit. The bourbon-based barrel-aged cocktail blends sweet Cicely and Geranium infused Moscato with homemade Rosehip and Hibiscus tea syrup, lavender bitters, all shaken with Bergamot juice.

Situated in the heart of the West End off Regent Street, you can also sip it down on one of the bar's three outdoor roof terraces which offer unique views of the London skyline. Marvellous.

The Spring Brew is available now until 31 May, priced at £12.50,

Foodie things to do in London for Chelsea Flower Show

Enjoy a pretty afternoon tea at Browns Hotel

Have a floral afternoon tea & aromatherapy treatment

London's legendary Brown's Hotel has put together a special flower show afternoon tea for civilised folk and cake lovers alike.

Featuring warm scones with rose and strawberry jam, violet macaroons, carrot and jasmine cakes, raspberry and white chocolate mousses, rosewater éclairs and Pimms jellies along with a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches.

Wash it all down with a rosebud or jasmine tea. The perfect mother-daughter activity we think.

And if you really want to spoil yourself or someone else - why not book in for an Aromatherapy Associates Rose Hydrating Cocoon treatment at The Spa at Brown's Hotel first? Experience an olive grain exfoliation before being smoothed with Evening Primrose Oil and Shea butter and left under a heat wrap to let it all soak in, while you have an Ayurvedic scalp massage. Bliss.

The afternoon tea is £39.50 per person and will be available from the 27 May - 2nd June 2013. The spa treatment is £110 for 60 minutes,



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