A Festive Afternoon Tea
at Lanes of London

Lanes of London - festive afternoon tea

Last week I had a very special afternoon tea with my very special dad. For those of you that don’t know, my dad runs an amazing charity out in Uganda called Red Earth Education – they are working to increase life chances for the children of rural Uganda, through bettering teacher training.. and I couldn’t be prouder. (And if you’re looking for a worthy cause to donate to this Christmas, I know this little charity would be over the moon to receive a few pounds!)

He’s home for a couple of months now and to celebrate, I took him to Lanes of London by Hyde Park, for a very special and very festive afternoon tea….

Lanes of London - festive afternoon tea

The most Christmassy front door I ever did see!

Lanes of London - festive afternoon tea

Lanes of London - afternoon tea We came inside, out of the cold, bright December daylight, and were immediately cocooned in a warm and candlelit restaurant, where we were shown to our cosy and secluded table…

Lanes of London Afternoon Tea

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

A warm and cosy fireplace is stacked with logs…

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

The waiter brought us a selection of teas to smell, so we could select the ones we wanted…

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Tea selection…

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

The heady smell of jasmine…

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Dad selected camomile…

Our first treat arrived – Eggnog with Mince Pie Foam…

Eggnog with mince pie foam at Lanes of London

Eggnog with Mince Pie Foam..

So delicious! And then, so did our beautiful afternoon tea…

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Our freshly baked scones were being kept warm in the napkin…

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Free range egg mayonnaise & cress, cucumber & mint, honey glazed ham & mustard on walnut bread, smoked salmon & cream cheese on rye bread

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Earl Grey tea for me…

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Freshly baked plain and raisin buttermilk scones with clotted cream and strawberry compote

The cakes and pastries were absolutely gorgeous. They included a Christmas pudding macaroon, a gingerbread house, a coffee & mascarpone yule log and a chocolate & orange opera cake…

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Christmas Pudding Macaroon, Gingerbread House, Coffee and Mascarpone Yule Log

Chocolate and Orange Opera Cake

Chocolate and Orange Opera Cake

Lanes of London - festive afternoon tea

And no afternoon tea would be complete without a glass of Champagne. Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial NV Champagne, to be precise.

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Chin chin!

Lanes of London - afternoon tea

Lanes of London is the restaurant attached to the Marriott London Park lane Hotel, a 5 star hotel in a fabulous location – overlooking Hyde Park on Park Lane – right by Marble Arch tube station… after we’d finished our tea, I couldn’t resist a sneaky peek around the hotel and got rather caught up in the Christmassy decorations in the foyer!

Christmas at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

The biggest and most Christmassiest Christmas tree ever!

Christmas at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Christmas at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Just checking if any of the goodies were for me.. (they weren’t.)

Christmas at London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

Our afternoon tea at Lanes of London was such a wonderful, cosy and Christmassy experience – I would recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of sparkle and deliciousness.

It’s also one of the more reasonable afternoon teas in London – at £23, or £29 with Champagne, it makes for a lovely and very special treat for the festive season.

Go forth and guzzle!

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140 Park Lane, London, W1K 7AA
+44 (0)20 7647 5664
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Lanes of London invited me and my dad to tea, and as always, if I hadn’t loved it, I wouldn’t have written about it.

 

 


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6 thoughts on “A Festive Afternoon Tea
at Lanes of London

  1. The food looks absolutely delicious and all very festive. Your photography is beautiful. I never really liked snow white Christmas trees before but I’ve seen a lot around this year and they’re definitely growing on me; it’s beautiful there.

  2. Wow, it’s all so Christmassy and festive and lovely and cosy…! A warm tea, a champagne glass and a Xmas tree are just what we need, aren’t they?! ;D

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