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July 13, 2023

In the heart of London’s Covent Garden you can find a tantalising taste of Wonka wonder.

Indulge your inner child and adventure into the magical, mouth-watering world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the newly re-imagined afternoon tea at One Aldwych, complete with a new menu and a carefully curated, Wonka-inspired interior.

What’s new on the menu?

One Aldwych have been working with their tremendously talented, award-winning Executive Chef Dominic Teague and the Roald Dahl Story Company to seamlessly blend expert patisserie skills with the best moments from the iconic story.

Here we share a little taster of what you can expect from the new menu.

To begin, feast on delicious savouries such as the not-quite-as-it-seems macaron, spinach roly-poly and classic coronation chicken before moving onto an array of scrumptious sweets inspired by Wonka’s incredible inventions.

Fizzy lifting lemonade posset – inspired by the miraculous drink that defies the laws of gravity: “They fill you with bubbles, and the bubbles are full of a special kind of gas, and this gas is so terrifically lifting that it lifts you right off the ground just like a balloon, and up you go until your head hits the ceiling – and there you stay.”

‘Hair toffee’ mousse – if you dream of growing luscious locks you might want to give this one a go: “You eat just one tiny bit of that, and in exactly half an hour a brand-new luscious thick silky beautiful crop of hair will start growing out all over the top of your head! And a moustache! And a beard!”

Caramel chocolate milkshake (mixed by waterfall) – ever wondered why a waterfall is the perfect chocolate mixing device? “The waterfall is most important! It mixes the chocolate! It churns it up! It pounds it and beats it! It makes it light and frothy! No other factory in the world mixes its chocolate by waterfall!”

‘All the beans’ ganache (tonka, coffee and jelly) – dig into this wickedly indulgent three-bean treat before it’s too late, you don’t want to be a has bean like poor Violet:
‘Has beans?’ cried Violet Beauregarde.
‘You’re one yourself!’ said Mr Wonka.”

If you find this thirsty work, wash it down with chocolate or lemon sherbet tea, ‘juicing room’ mix, ‘water pistol punch’ cocktails, or ‘fizzy lifting’ Champagne – spot on for spectacular special occasions or simply an indulgent afternoon with one of the tastiest tales ever told.

Book your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea on the One Aldwych website – tremendous things are in store for you!

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