If you know me in person, you’ll know that I adore Afternoon Tea and the infamous statement ‘Let them eat cake’. YOLO, so you may as well make the most of it!
This time round I treated my mum to Afternoon Tea at Hotel Cafe Royal for Mother’s day. And what a glorious treat it was.
Firstly, the decor in the Oscar Wilde lounge is stunning, breathtakingly stunning. Ornate sculptures and dimly lit gold lamps line the mirrored walls, with 1920s red leather chairs and round tables.
Also, a live pianist was playing modern and classic tunes while we ate!
Mum and I both went for the The Queen of Afternoon Teas, priced at £55 a head. Pretty pricey but it was for a special occasion and the experience was lovely.
“In 2019, the year that marks the 200th anniversary of one of the most beloved British monarchs, Queen Victoria, we pay homage to this tradition and the Empress herself. The menu features dishes, ingredients and production techniques that came into fashion during Queen Victoria’s reign and is inspired by her life, influence and personal favourites.”
Once seated, out came an array of sandwiches and quiches. We indulged on curried chicken and raisins (my favourite) and salmon and dill, wild fennel creme fraiche (my mum’s fave)! As well as those, we enjoyed roast beef with albert sauce, cucumber and rose pepper cream cheese, cheshire cheese and asparagus tart and pork ballotine truffle and pistachio.
After our savoury options, out came our scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and a beautiful selection of cakes.
Our favourite was the chocolate chox bun with salted caramel cream, as well as the raspberry victoria sponge! We also ate a vanilla and apricot blancmange and rose, raspberry and lychee tart.
Overall, we had a lovely experience at Hotel Cafe Royal. Felt very fancy and t’was the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s day! If you fancy a gorgeous luxurious afternoon tea, look no further than here.
I’d rate this afternoon a strong 10/10. On par with my love for Sketch’s afternoon tea and the Rosewood Art Afternoon Tea! The service, food and setting was on point. We felt like royal’s for the afternoon.
This isn’t a sponsored post, all thoughts are my own and paid for out of my own pocket.