Afternoon Tea
Selection of Sandwiches
Scone served with Strawberry Jam, Clotted Cream & Fresh Strawberries
Assortment of Cakes
Pot of Tea or Coffee
£15.00 per Person
Served from 13.30pm - 6.30pm
How Afternoon Tea Took Over
The Afternoon
Anna Maria Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, is best remembered as the
creator of the British meal afternoon tea whilst visiting the 5th Duke of Rutland at
Belvoir Castle in the mid-1840s.
During the 18th century, dinner came to be served later and later in the day
until, by the early 19th century, the normal time was between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.
An extra meal called luncheon had been created to fill the midday gap between
breakfast and dinner, but as this new meal was very light, the long afternoon with
no refreshment at all left people feeling hungry. She found a light meal of tea
(usually Darjeeling) and cakes or sandwiches was the perfect balance.
The Duchess found taking an afternoon snack to be such a perfect refreshment
that she soon began inviting her friends to join her. Afternoon tea quickly became
an established and convivial repast in many middle and upper class households.
Prices include VAT at no more than 20%. Service Charge is at your discretion.
A Light Bite
Sandwiches (White or Brown Bread)
Can be served with crisps for additional charge of £1.50
Brie, Ham & Rocket £5.00
Cream Cheese & Smoked Salmon £5.50
Mozzarella, Tomato & Rocket (V) £4.50
Tuna, Onion & Cucumber £4.50
Egg Mayonnaise (V) £4.50
Ham or Stilton & Rocket £5.00
Cream Cheese & Cucumber (V) £4.00
Morton Club Sandwich £6.00
Egg Mayonnaise, Ham, Cheese & Rocket
Croque Monsieur £6.00
Ham & Cheese Grilled Sandwich
Bloomsbury Croissant £5.00
Parma Ham, Mozzarella & Tomato
Charleston Salad £6.00
Mixed Salad with Tomato, Peppers, Mozzarella & Olives (V)
Omega Salad £6.50
Mixed Salad with Tuna Chunks, Onion, Boiled Egg & Tomato
Antipasti Platter £8.50
Selection of Meats, Olives & Bread Roll
Cheese Board £8.50
Selection of Cheeses with Crackers & Grapes (V)
Soup of the Day £4.50
Please ask a member of staff for details
Please ask a member of staff if you require information on the ingredients
or food allergens in the food we serve.
Wine List
White Wine
2016/17 Acacia Tree, Chenin Blanc, South Africa
Herbaceous on the nose with hints of nettle and ripe pear.
125ml Glass £2.80 | 175ml Glass £3.90 | Bottle £16.50
2015/16 Mamaku, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Citrus and gooseberry flavours follow through with vibrant acidity and a clean finish.
125ml Glass £3.50 | 175ml Glass £4.80 | Bottle £20.50
2016/17 Bacaro, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Delicious complex palate and intense aroma of peach, nectarine & honeysuckle.
Bottle £16.50
Red Wine
2011/12 Château La Croix de Grézard, Lussac-St Emilion, France
A classic merlot dominated, medium-bodied St Emilion wine.
125ml Glass £3.10 | 175ml Glass £4.30 | Half Bottle £9.75 | Bottle £18.50
2016/17 The Paddock, Shiraz, Australia
Delicious plum and red berry flavours with a warming hint of spice on the finish.
125ml Glass £3.00 | 175ml Glass £4.10 | Bottle £17.50
2013/14 Taringi, Marlborough, Pinot Noir, New Zealand
Ripe cherries and raspberries, lifted with just a hint of spice.
Bottle £20.00
2014/15 Rosé de Grezard, Bordeaux, France
A pale & refreshing rosé with delicate fruit aromas.
125ml Glass £2.50 | 175ml Glass £3.50 | Bottle £15.00
Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Prosecco, Vitelli. N.V. Italy - Bottle £24.00
Janisson & Fils, Brut Tradition, N.V. France - Bottle £40.00
Janisson & Fils, Brut Rosé, N.V. France - Bottle £46.00
Drinks List
Soft Drinks & Mixers
Spirits (25ml)
Orange/Apple Juice 200ml £2.25
Coca Cola / Diet Coke 200ml £1.60
Fentimans Ginger Beer 275ml £2.90
Fentimans Victorian Lemonade 275ml £2.90
Mineral Water Still/Sparkling 330ml £2.00
Schweppes Juices 125ml £1.40
Schweppes Mixers 125ml £1.30
Schweppes Mixers 200ml £1.60
Johnnie Walker Black Label £4.40
Johnnie Walker Red Label £3.60
Jack Daniels £3.70
Jim Beam £3.70
Lambs Rum £3.40
Remy Martin £4.10
Smirnoff Vodka £3.50
Bottled Beers & Cider
Heineken 330ml £4.20
Peroni 330ml £4.20
Stella Cidre 568ml £5.40
Green King IPA 500ml £4.95
London Pride 500ml £4.95
Aperitifs (50ml)
Campari £3.40
Martini - Dry / Sweet £3.20
Pimm’s £3.10
Port £2.70
Spirits (25ml)
Absolut Vodka £3.80
Bacardi £3.40
Bombay Saphire £3.70
Bushmills £3.40
Captain Morgan’s Spiced £3.60
Courvoisier £3.70
Glenfiddich £3.70
Glenlivet £3.70
Liqueurs (25ml)
Amaretto £3.70
Baileys (50ml) £3.90
Cointreau £3.70
Drambuie £3.70
Grand Marnier £3.70
Malibu £3.70
Southern Comfort £3.70
Tia Maria £3.70
Olive Selection £1.50
Bowl of Nuts £1.50
Selection of Crisps £1.50
Coffee & Tea
Americano £1.90 / £2.40
Cappuccino £2.40
Latte £2.40
Mocha £2.40
Espresso Macchiato £2.40
Decaffeinated Coffee £2.40
Hot Chocolate £2.40
Pot of Camelia’s Tea £2.40
Please ask a member of staff for our
selection of teas
Tea Infused Cocktails
Morton Gin Fizz with Lemon & Ginger £7.50
Gin infused with Morton Tea, Ginger Beer & freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
Bloomsbury Green Mint Mojito Cooler 8.00
White Rum with Green Mint Tea, Fresh Mint & Cucumber Slices
Vanessa “Berry” Bell £7.00
Vodka infused with Berry Tea, Soda Water & Fresh Strawberries
Virginia Woolf Winter Tea £6.50
Morton Hotel Bespoke Black Tea with Fresh Orange & Bourbon
Aged Rum Daiquiri £7.00
Aged Rum, with fresh Lime Juice & Simple Syrup
Boulevardier £8.70
Whiskey with Campari & Sweet Vermouth
Winter Solstice £7.80
Vodka, Cointreau, Lemon Juice, Soda & Ice
Pimm’s Cocktail
Glass £5.00 | Pitcher £15.00
Fresh Fruit & Mint in Pimm’s Lemonade Mixture
Prices include VAT at no more than 20%. Service Charge is at your discretion.
Selection of Teas
Morton Hotel Bespoke Tea
This is a fantastic tea specially designed by Camellia’s Tea House. A delicious blend of black
tea with Mango pieces, lemon peel and ginger gives a srumptious fusion tea with a unique
flavour and beautiful copper colour. The perfect unique tea blend to celebrate the vibrancy
and culture of Bloomsbury Square and the ‘Bloomsberries’.
Brewing Time: 2-3 minutes
English Breakfast Superior Tea
Our finest English Breakfast tea is a delicious combination of premium black teas which
have been blended to produce a full bodied tea with delicate flowery and spicy undertones.
Brewing Time: 3 minutes
Assam Bargang Black Tea
Assam Bargang tea comes from an estate located on the north banks of the Brahmaputra
River in the Sonipur district in Northern India. The leaves are broken, which helps to give
it a strong and creamy infusion, which is perfect for those looking for a more powerful
Assam brew.
Brewing Time: 3 minutes
Earl Grey Superior Black Tea
Earl Grey is one of the most widely drunk teas in the world. Its distinct flavour is a result of
combining high quality Chinese black tea and oil of bergamont, originally used to protect
the flavour from mould and tar during long sea voyages. This beautifully scented tea with
its flowery and citrusy flavour remains the embodiment of the finest English Tea.
Brewing Time: 3 minutes
Rose Tea
Also known as Mei Gui Hong Cha, this Rose tea is considered to be one of the classic
scented Chinese teas. During its production, the tea leaves are layered with rose petals
and left to absorb the elegant flowery aroma. The final result is a medium bodied black tea,
marked by a floral sweetness not unlike champagne.
Brewing Time: 3 minutes
Mango Tea
A mild and faintly spicy blend of carefully selected Caylon and Chinese black teas, further
enriched with the rich sweetness of dried mango and the simple beauty of sunflower
blossoms. The dark amber infusion offers an exotic experience for the senses.
Brewing Time: 3 minutes
Selection of Teas
Very Berry Tea
An exciting, pure fruit tea consisting of a wide selection of berries and other dried fruit
including papaya. The deep red cup is characterised by a vivid fruitiness and a pleasing
sweetness that is balanced by the tart hints of hibiscus. A must for all berry lovers!
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
Chamomile Flowers Tea
Chamomile is an all-time favourite when it comes to calming the nerves, soothing
irritability and relieving pain in the digestive system. It is believed to have antiinflammatory and antiseptic properties. Traditionally it has been known to ease colds and
flu, symptoms associated to allergy, cystitis and eczema. These lovely flowers produce a
golden cup with a creamy and sweet infusion.
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
Peppermint Tea
Peppermint is well known for being a fantastic digestive and also a circulatory stimulant.
It also has decongestive properties which can help with catarrhal congestion, cold relief
and headaches. This premium whole leaf peppermint has a mildly sweet undertone and
its crisp freshness can be enjoyed all day long.
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
White Rose & Raspberry White Tea
This delicate fusion tea is an experience not to be missed. The subtle beauty of white
tea leaves has been refined by a bold blend of apples, raspberries, roses and even pink
peppercorns, creating a wonderfully complex flavour and aroma.
Brewing Time: 2-3 minutes
Zest Tea
This is a delicate and refreshing herbal tea which is believed to benefit the digestive
system, but also to have a general soothing and calming effect on the body. It contains
lemongrass, lemon peel and ginger and is marked by a tangy aroma and an invigorating
lemon flavour with a spicy finish.
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
China White Hair Tea
This wonderful green tea is grown in high mountain tea estates where the gardens are
covered by thick fog most of the year. This produces a superior quality tea which is
mellow, smooth and delicate in character.
Brewing Time: 2-3 minutes
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