A recent visit from a special friend in London called for an afternoon tea treat at this refined traditional hotel.
Upon arrival, we were shown to our table and were immediately welcomed with a warm shot of mulled wine. It was the perfect start to the Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea on this chilly winters day.
The restaurant was decorated with Christmas lights and decor and a keyboardist was playing relaxing background music.
After a few minutes of pondering over the tea selection, my friend and I both decided to have the Chesterfield Christmas Blend tea with our eats.
A 3 tier afternoon tea stand soon arrived with a delicious looking array of eats. Starting with the bottom plate, there were a selection of homemade sandwiches: roast turkey with cranberry mayonnaise on white bread; honey roast ham with Cheddar cheese and tomato chutney on onion bread; Scottish smoked salmon with cream cheese on brown bread; free range egg mayonnaise and watercress on basil bread and of course cucumber and cream cheese on white bread. The middle plate consisted of freshly baked homemade cranberry scones and chocolate scones served with Cornish clotted cream and delicious homemade strawberry jam. And lastly the top plate was filled with sweet goodies which were a mulled wine macaron, a Christmas tree chocolate pot, cranberry and vanilla cheesecake, a snowman cupcake, a chocolate Yule log and a festive fruit tart.
We struggled to finish it all especially the top plate but thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea. At £38.50 per person, it is quite pricey but definitely worth the spoil. I’ve always been impressed with the service at this hotel and am yet to be disappointed.
So if you’re looking for something different to do this festive season, you have until the 1st of January 2017 to experience this Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea. There is a vegetarian and gluten-free option available too.
Have you experienced any festive afternoon teas recently? I’d love to hear your recommendations/experiences in the comments below.