Afternoon Tea @ The Berkeley Hotel

February 26th, 2012 § 2 comments

If you haven’t already had afternoon tea at The Berkeley Hotel, located in Knightsbridge London, then you really are missing out!!

 

This is not a traditional english tea service, it is so much better and once you go you’ll never want to go anywhere else.

Situated in the gorgeous Caramel room, you are welcomed by beautifully presented members of staff, the girls wearing a purple 50’s style taffeta dress and the boys in white coats and black bow ties.

All the food is displayed on Paul Smith china and when you sit down you get given a very simple but elegant menu to choose from there very large selection of teas.  I went for Chocolate Mint truffle, this was very strong and does not require milk as i later found out!! Once settled you are presented with a lovely selection of sandwiches and wrap. If your a veggie they are most accommodating, serving my friend a lovely selection which was not on the menu.

Do not be fooled by the small portions, you can have as many plates of sandwiches and cake trays as your heart desires, yes as many as you like!!! It’s really more like a glorified buffet. I decided to restrain myself and only had one plate of sandwiches as i was keen to try out the cakes and mini savouries.

Each cake is beautifully crafted into small pieces of art, it almost feels a bit of a crime to eat them. However you get over that rather quickly as these fantastic fashion inspired cakes not only look superb but taste divine!!  I had the Autumn/Winter collection however if you go in the summer they will have a completely different collection this is due to the fact that there fashion inspirations are from current collections on the catwalk.

This is the best place in London to go for afternoon tea and one of the best priced at only £37.50!

§ 2 Responses to Afternoon Tea @ The Berkeley Hotel"

  • Ola! Pastforwardretro,
    This question may be a little off-topic, Most of us do not take enough time to nurture our own souls. I’m beginning to think that the women of Jane Austen’s time had it right with what, by then, was a well-established custom of daily afternoon tea.
    Keep up the posts!

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