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Lerato's African Afternoon Tea - Lerato Foods & Naturals
Lerato's African Afternoon Tea - Lerato Foods & Naturals
Lerato's African Afternoon Tea - Lerato Foods & Naturals

Lerato's African Afternoon Tea

Regular price £37.00 Sale


African Afternoon Tea

Time: 2 pm

(full address will be sent upon booking)


African Afternoon Tea

Join us as we toast with teas and hibiscus cocktails, while savouring African inspired delights all inspired by Afternoon Tea!
I dreamt up this feast because I absolutely love the decadence of Afternoon Tea but not the boring cucumber sandwiches, and after the first one a few years ago I have missed hosting this special event and many of you have requested it, and so here we are!
The menu is filled with wonderful seasonal produce, African superfoods, exotic fruits, vegetables, edible botanics and chocolate.

With vegans and vegetarians in the family, the menu is a feast for all. I look forward to sharing this adventure with you all and creating new traditions through our shared love for great food.


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See you at the table. 

Lerato. x



Hibiscus Botanical Cocktails
Plantains with Black-eyed Bean Purée, Smoked Pepper Prawns
Plantains with Black-eyed Bean Purée, Smoked Pepper Oyster Mushrooms (v, vg, gf)
Strawberry & Tomato Salad with Micro Herbs in Chicory, Scotch Bonnet Balsamic Vinaigrette (v,vg,gf)
My Summer Staple, bursting with sweet summer delights and a teasing kick from scotch bonnets 

Akara Tarts (v,vg,gf)
Steam Baked Honey Beans, Roasted Red Pepper Puree, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Moringa & Flowers

Plantain Pie with Angus Beef, Heritage Carrots & Shallots
Plantain Pie with Chestnut Mushrooms, Heritage Carrots, Shallots (v,v,gf)
Warming, sumptuous pie with the best of African & British produce


Posh Banana Fritters with Spiced Chocolate Sauce & Summer Berries (v,vg,gf on request)*
My signature dessert, poshified! :-)
Moreish treat with decadent chocolate spiced with grains of paradise, a West African Native spice also known in the middle ages as the pepper of kings

Mango Créme with Spiced Chin Chin Crumbs (v, vg, gf on request)*
‘Chin chin’, a popular West African sweet cookie dough and mangoes inspired by my ‘mango & moringa fool’ recipe from a wonderful experience I had with women selling mangoes under a bush of mango trees in Kodo Village, in Northern Nigeria.

Zobo English Tea
My special blend of hibiscus flowers, lemon peel, lemongrass and organic English roses. This reminds me of rose champagne with a citrus zing, light enough to drink all day.

Malawi Antlers
Premium white tea from East Africa named after its distinctive features. Unlike most teas, the brew is derived from the dried shoots and not the tea leaves. A wonderful crisp, sweet, fruity yet floral tea served by the likes of Claridges.

*vegan & gluten free available on request*
You can also book a private African Afternoon Tea for a special treat!
Dietary requirements 
We cater for most allergies and dietary requirements. Please let us know your requirements on the booking form.
Cocktails and teas will be served but you can also bring your own drinks. The events are BYOB, unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to bring your favourite drink. 
Our events in London take place at the London Cooking Project, a beautiful kitchen and restaurant space in Battersea South West London. The kitchen is involved in a lot of community projects, with food programmes that feed the less privileged to food waste and sustainability programmes. There is limited parking available on site with public spaces also available on the main road.
*Group bookings available 
If you will like to join us in the kitchen for a fabulous day of cooking and feasting, see cookery classes here.
*Due to the nature of this event, refunds are not allowed but we are happy to transfer your booking if given advance notice. Please see Terms & Conditions for refund policy and more.