The Swan at the Globe restaurant, situated at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on London’s Bankside, has launched a Romeo and Juliet inspired afternoon tea for groups of up to 70 people.

Swan at the Globe Afternoon Teas

Groups can now book a Shakespeare themed afternoon tea.

This is the first time that groups have been able to book stand-alone afternoon tea directly with the Swan team, although packages which include a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe are also available.

Afternoon tea at the restaurant includes a glass of English fizz or a themed cocktail, incorporating flavours from Shakespearean times and themes from Romeo and Juliet, which visitors can also catch on stage at The Globe until 17th October 2021.

The Romeo and Juliet afternoon tea fuses seasonal British produce with interactive cocktails, traditional afternoon tea food and Italian specialities, named after some of Romeo and Juliet’s most famous quotes including ‘A rose by any other name’, ‘My true love’s passion’ and ‘Thus with a kiss’.

“With flavours of spiced pear and medlar, dark chocolate, peppermint and wormwood and raspberry & lychee sitting alongside more traditional scone, clotted cream and jam pairings we’ve created an experience that we know guests will remember.”

Cedric Tourainne, executive chef for the Swan at the Globe.

The tea is served on bespoke crockery, designed exclusively for Swan at the Globe. The menu is locally sourced in line with the Swan’s sustainability policy and includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Benoit Massonneau, operations director at the Swan, said: “As we continue to navigate this particularly difficult time together, we want to show that we are supportive of the industry and will do all we can to welcome groups and tour operators’ clients to the restaurant with open arms.

“We know all of our guests are in for a treat when they visit, no matter whether that be for afternoon tea, a pre-theatre dinner or a casual lunch and they can rest assured that we are following all possible Covid-19 guidelines.”

Cedric Tourainne, executive chef at the Swan, said: “My team and I worked hard but had great fun designing the Romeo and Juliet afternoon tea. The play gave us so much inspiration that it was hard to narrow down the themes and flavours into just one menu.”

Groups of up to 70 people can take over the Balcony Room and enjoy a set or tailored menu. Full menus and prices can be discussed with the team by emailing