A Royal Affair: Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi Unveils Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at MAISON MARUNOUCHI

An edible celebration, fit for a Queen

May 4, 2022,
Tokyo, Japan

This summer, savour a royalty-themed selection of cakes and sweets, complemented by all-time favourite savouries, at MAISON MARUNOUCHI at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi.

From April 27 to June 30, 2022, the Parisian-style bistro will host an exquisite afternoon tea inspired by Queen Elizabeth II. This special experience is organized in partnership with the British Embassy in Tokyo to commemorate the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, a milestone that is being honoured across the UK and around the globe.

“Afternoon tea is a beloved tradition back home in the UK,” says Executive Pastry Chef Elwyn Boyles, who comes from Wales and began his illustrious career in London. “We have elevated British teatime classics with fine Japanese elements to reflect the cultural bond between the UK and Japan.”

The Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea is priced at JPY 7,590 per person on weekdays and JPY 8,855 per person on weekends. The two-hour seatings begin at 11:30 am, with last orders at 4:30 pm.

Guests can also reserve the Champagne Plan at JPY 12,650 per person. Including half a bottle of Champagne, this special three-hour edition of afternoon tea is served in the glamorous setting of the Champagne Lounge.

Regal Sweets

Pastry Sous Chef Ann Su presents a curation of intricately designed pastries, drawing inspiration from the iconic monarch and sweet British classics. The centrepiece of the menu is the Queen’s Hat, a sumptuous cake reflecting the monarch’s famous headgear. In keeping with English tradition, light honey sponge cake is combined with golden syrup mousse and lemon curd to give diners a taste of British sweetness.

Each unique confectionary comes with a charming name and story. Scented With Lavender refers to macarons made with lavender, a quintessential English bloom long favoured by the House of Windsor. The Royal Bird resembles a swan, in a nod to the fact that the Queen retains the right to claim ownership of all unmarked swans swimming in open waters in England. This beautiful dessert is composed with classic pastry choux, matcha shortbread, cherry jam and English breakfast tea diplomat.

Inspired by the famous jam tarts from Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts is composed of almond sponge, marshmallows and strawberry jam, topped with candied angelica. The Butterfly Cake, a traditional recipe favoured by Chef Elwyn’s mother, layers vanilla sponge and rose jelly into a delightful cupcake. The rose syrup is freshly distilled by the pastry team, using the highest-quality rose petals. The freshly baked scones, an integral part of any English afternoon tea, are crafted with fine Japanese flour. Crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these classics lend a storybook air to teatime.

Superb Savouries

On the savoury side, sample masterful creations by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Daniel Calvert. The silken Chicken Liver Parfait is cooked with riesling and served with apricot jam, while the Crispy Pig’s Head with sauce gribiche promises to astonish the palate. The Pickled Hamaguri Clams offer a bistro-inspired surprise, and the elegant Croque Madame elevates a French classic.

As the wondrous repertoire of sweets and savouries unfolds through the afternoon, enjoy the royal treatment provided by the Four Seasons team. Warm yet impeccable service sets the tone for an extraordinary celebration. The culinary treats are complemented by premium Ronnefeldt brews and artisanal coffees. Guests may also enhance the experience with a glass of Sparkling Wine of the Day (add JPY 1,012).

All prices mentioned above include taxes and service charge. For reservations, contact MAISON MARUNOUCHI at +81(03)5222 7222.

About Pastry Chef Elwyn Boyles

Elwyn Boyles brings to Tokyo a distinctive sweet sensibility, refined in some of the world’s most illustrious kitchens. After successful stints in London, Cambridge and Chelsea, he crossed the Atlantic to join New York City’s Per Se as pastry chef, then took on the role of executive pastry chef of fine dining for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. He also led the acclaimed collaboration between Per Se and The French Laundry – both renowned establishments with three Michelin stars. At Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, Elwyn presents a classical dessert experience through a repertoire of finely balanced sweets.


Backdropped by views of Shinkansen bullet trains and cityscapes, MAISON MARUNOUCHI is the sister eatery to SÉZANNE, the Michelin-starred French fine dining restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi. This bright and airy Parisian-style bistro offers a warm welcome at any time of day. Led by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Calvert, the dynamic menu brings together bistro classics and all-time favourites, ideal for power breakfasts, relaxed brunches and lively dinners alike.