As the mercury rises this summer, W London – Leicester Square is bringing a taste of South East Asia to the heart of the city with its unique Spice Tea.

Served in the W Lounge, the Spice Tea, created by the talented Spice Market London culinary team, is a playful and exotic twist on the quintessentially British Afternoon Tea. Inspired by the exciting flavours of South-East Asian street food, the tea features savoury delicacies such as Steamed Buns with Glazed Pork Belly,  Thai Shrimp Cake and a Vegetable’Popiah’ – a Malaysian fresh spring roll.

For those with a sweeter tooth, the ornate handcrafted tea stand also comes laden with a delicious array of cakes and pastries, all boasting inventive flavour combinations associated with the creative menu at Spice Market London. Green tea and white chocolate, Pandan leaf and soy sauce, and Ovaltine and candied fennel have all been combined to create the delectable treats.  The menu also features a Mango and Sticky Rice Roll, as well as a mouth-watering Salted Peanut Butter Nougat Satay.

To wash it down, guests can enjoy a selection of black, green and white teas or, for something with more of a kick, a punchy Thai Spice cocktail blending ginger-infused Ketel One vodka, lime juice, stem ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf and coriander.

To ensure no one need miss out on this tasty offering, the Afternoon Tea is also available to order gluten-free (GF), as a healthier alternative or for those with intolerances.

The Spice Market Afternoon Tea will be served daily in the W Lounge from 2pm – 5pm, from June 24th 2015 at a price of £29 per person, including tea.  The Thai Spice cocktail costs £11. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit  

Spice Market Afternoon Tea Menu (£29 per person):

Buns & Rolls

Glazed Pork Belly Steam Bun, Pickled Shallots, Basil, Mint & Sweet Soy

Thai Shrimp Cake Steam Bun, Green Mango, Peanut and Cucumber Relish

Malaysian Vegetable Popiah Roll, Crispy Shallots


Green Tea and White Chocolate Opera Cake

Pandan Macaron, Kaya Jam, Soy Sauce Powder

Mango and Sticky Rice Roll, Sweet Puffed Rice

Ovaltine Kulfi, Whipped Condensed Milk, Candied Fennel Seeds

Salted Peanut Butter Nougat Satay