10 Nov Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea has grown in popularity over the last few years and has become big business for hotels, all looking to stand out amongst the crowd and offer a unique experience. Here at Seven Events we love a spot of afternoon tea, partial to a scone, pretty patisserie and of course the all-important pot of tea. As George Gissing famously wrote “The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.” So enjoy an afternoon well spent and road test one of our top three Afternoon tea hot spots:
- Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley adds a creative twist to the classic elements of the traditional English afternoon tea, with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs, all washed down with a glass of couture Champagne. This really is the ultimate indulgence for the style conscious, and may we recommend The Berkeley blend tea. Also be sure to take your leftovers home in a neon handbag carrier.
- Paddington Afternoon Tea at The Mandarin Oriental is the perfect choice if you are looking for a day out with all the family. A special Christmas offering, this Paddington Bear themed Afternoon Tea features Christmas cake, find my teddy brownies and Paddington Pots.
- The Athenaeum a boutique family run hotel offers a more traditional afternoon tea experience, but not without merit. Winner of the British Tea Guild’s award for “Top London Afternoon Tea” the sumptuous afternoon tea concentrates on big flavours and leisurely approach with just one sitting a day, so you can sit back and while away the hours, enjoying as many scones as you dare. Also catering for gluten free guests, the Athenaeum is a great all-rounder