Prêt-à-Portea, The Berkeley

The Berkeley’s afternoon tea offers something a little different; the sweet treats are inspired by the world of fashion. Head Pastry Chef, Mourad Khiat, takes a look at the upcoming seasons and bakes goodies accordingly, so, if you like the look of a particular handbag, the chances are you’ll be eating it here. It takes place in the Collins Room, a gorgeous space, all pale-blue … Continue reading Prêt-à-Portea, The Berkeley

The Rosewood art afternoon tea

I’ve always thought of the Rosewood as one of London’s prettiest hotels. Based on High Holborn it’s mega grand and inside, whether it’s the Holborn Dining Room, Scarfe’s Bar or the copper corridor that apparently cost them over a million quid, it’s all rather gorgeous. In a bid to make the lesser known Mirror Room a more prominent feature of the hotel, they’ve introduced a new … Continue reading The Rosewood art afternoon tea

Claridge’s: Afternoon Tea

I love afternoon tea. There’s something uber luxurious and indulgent about sitting in a comfy armchair and spending a few hours tucking into cake and sandwiches, usually with my Mother in tow who’s famed for her penchant for scones. It’s easy to get it wrong (I’m thinking The Dorchester there) but when it’s right, there’s nothing quite like it. And there really isn’t anywhere quite … Continue reading Claridge’s: Afternoon Tea

The Dorchester: Afternoon tea

Being Mother’s Day and all, the only afternoon tea available (there are usually numerous options) was the champagne one at £65 per person. At the Dorchester hotel, afternoon tea takes place in the promenade, a glamorous corridor which is the perfect place for people watching – we saw Rod Stewart and Ralph Fiennes on our visit which pleased my Mum no end. When you pay … Continue reading The Dorchester: Afternoon tea

Sketch: Afternoon Tea

Sketch in Mayfair is home to a whole host of different dining rooms and bars – not to mention the oddest toilets you’ll ever see in your life (I’ll talk more about them later) and the two Michelin starred Lecture Room & Library on the second floor. Afternoon tea has more recently become available in the Gallery and as it’s just completed a rather dashing … Continue reading Sketch: Afternoon Tea

The Royal Opera House: Afternoon Tea

The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden has started serving afternoon tea in the Paul Hamlyn Hall, which is that magnificently grand part of the building with the glass arched roof. As I love a bit of tea slurping and cake guzzling, I was kindly invited down to try it out – sorry Jay! It’s such a beautiful space; if like me you have a … Continue reading The Royal Opera House: Afternoon Tea

Brown’s Hotel: Afternoon Tea

Brown’s is a luxury five star hotel in Mayfair and was opened in 1837 as London’s first ever hotel. I thought it would be the perfect place for a spot of “legendary” afternoon tea with my Mum and sister and although it was a pleasant experience, we were all a little disappointed. The hotel wasn’t much to look at from the outside but the inside … Continue reading Brown’s Hotel: Afternoon Tea

The Goring: Afternoon Tea

The Goring hotel will be known to most as the hotel at which Kate Middleton spent her last night as a pauper before marrying Prince Wills. The hotel boasts 5 stars and has been running for over a hundred years continuously by one family (The Gorings) which seems pretty impressive. When my gentleman companion’s lady friend suggested we go for afternoon tea, we needed no … Continue reading The Goring: Afternoon Tea