Throughout the year
Free flowing Champagne Afternoon TeaSunday's in 2015
Put a little sparkle into your Afternoon Tea. Right now at The Montague we are offering free flowing Champagne. Starting at 12.30pm on Sundays for £59.00 per person, guests will enjoy as much Champagne as they please while they relax in the conservatory with their delicious afternoon treats including sandwiches, scones, pastries and cakes.
Sabrage Afternoon Tea
Our Sabrage Afternoon Tea is certainly unique! Learn the art of sabrage - the technique for opening a Champagne bottle with a sabre, the French Army sword. The sabre glides along the body of the bottle to break the entire neck away, leaving only the base of the bottle open and thus ready to pour.
This technique became popular in France when the army of Napoleon visited many of the aristocratic domains. It was just after the French Revolution and the sabre was the weapon of choice for Napoleon's light cavalry (the Hussars). Napoleon's spectacular victories across all Europe gave them plenty of reason to celebrate. During these parties the cavalry would open the Champagne with their sabres. Napoleon is known to have said, "Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it
We have taken an old tradition and kept it alive by becoming part of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or, which has continued to promote this dramatic event throughout the years. First you will watch a demonstration of how to open a bottle of Champagne with a sabre, before getting the chance to try it for yourself. You will then be able to enjoy your Champagne alongside a delicious Afternoon Tea! £99.00 per person including a sabrage certificate to show your friends and family!
Summer Garden Afternoon Tea
Until 31st August
The Montague on the Gardens is the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining - our Wood Deck is a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city, and what could be better than enjoying a delicious Afternoon Tea, and a choice of tempting cocktails? This summer choose from:
Lady Grey Mar-Tea-Ni
A fantastic and very English drink created by a New Yorker. The gin botanicals combine wonderfully with the flavours and tannins of the tea; Made with Tanqueray gin and Twinning’s Lady Grey Tea.
Passionfruit Dargeeling; Old Fashioned
Bright summer twist on a classic cocktail: Twinings Passionfruit Infused Dargeeling Tea is carefully stirred with Bulleit Bourbon, ice, fresh orange and bitters.
Peppermint Tea & Elderflower Mojito
Sweet peppermint tea and elderflower syrup, shaken with lime juice and tequila, served over crushed ice. A refreshing and cleansing cocktail ideal on hot summer afternoons.
Our traditional recipe with your choice of lemon or raspberry flavour, served over ice.
The Afternoon Tea, complete with an extensive tea menu and your choice of cocktail. £32.00 per person.
Life in Food Prawn StroganoffAll Month
With a thriving interest for recipes I found it fascinating over the years to gather recipes from the famous 'Gourmet' magazines from the 60s and 70s. I realised that great food never goes out of fashion. I came across this recipe in a 1972 issue, and with a little embellishment and a couple of personal touches it's now a firm favourite with guests: simple, and utterly delicious. £19.00
Summer MilkshakesAll Month
This month we celebrate the return of our popular Naughty and Nice milkshakes for the summer period. Featuring favourites such as the Bourbon Ball, Irish Monkey and Strawberry Shortbread, there is something delicious for everyone to try. £11.00 each.
Summer SaladsAll Month
Why slave over a hot stove during glorious summer days? Especially as the weather warms up, cool crunchy salads are particularly inviting. Join us on our al fresco for salad dishes. Accompanied by a glass of crisp sauvignon blanc from Bouchard Finlayson, this is the dream summer combination.Dishes from £9.00.
Montague PicnicsAll Month
Summer is here and what better way to enjoy it than by stretching out on a blanket and dining al fresco in one of London's magnificent royal parks. With a hamper to pamper filled to the brim with divine summer produce from smoked salmon, homemade breads, cheeses and sweet English strawberries. Perfect also for taking to The Royal Regatta! We will provide the hamper, the wine and even the blanket; all is left for you to do is to come along to the Montague, pick up your picnic, and enjoy! Individually priced.
Get Together for our Garden Grill BBQ
Throughout summer, we'll be featuring succulent BBQ burgers and refreshing summer coolers on the idyllic wood deck - the perfect place to enjoy warm, sunny days. Our special meat feast menu will surely tantalise your taste buds, and washed down with your favourite glass of wine or Pimm's cocktail, it's time to salute the start of summer in style!