Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House
Park Lane, Mayfair

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Finding an afternoon tea in London is not difficult. But finding one that’s just that bit more special, say, in a 5 star hotel which has been awarded ‘The Tea Guild Special Award of Excellence’, with the prettiest of pretty petit fours, a never-ending plethora of sandwiches and freshly baked scones with enough fresh jam and Devonshire clotted cream to make you weep with happiness… well that could be a bit harder….

Or maybe it’s not. The lovely folk at Buyagift.com got in touch, asking if I could spare the time to join them for a Champagne Afternoon Tea at 5 star Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday afternoon. It’s one of the newest experiences they’re offering and they (Christine and Ben) were popping along to experience it for themselves.  I of course said yes. I am no fool.

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

The Park Room and Library at Grosvenor House overlooks Hyde Park… a gorgeous view…

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

We sat at a charming table with extremely elegant and comfy sofas and chairs in The Park Room

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Anna’s Tea – named after the 7th Duchess of Bedford, whom in the early 1800s began the gastronomic tradition so celebrated today…

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Rosé Champagne for Ben and Christine..

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

And a virgin Mojito for me. Because I didn’t want to fall over at Grosvenor House. That would be like “spilling at Vogue”

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

We poured over the menu of teas and sipped our drinks while we made our decisions.. I chose Earl Grey, which I always find is the perfect accompaniment to tea and cake – I have it without milk and I find I can’t drink enough of it! While we waited for our tea to arrive we took in the beautiful surroundings of the very grand and beautiful room we were sat in.

The Park Room and Library have been open since 1929, delighting hotel guests and visitors with it’s grandeur, old fashioned charm and wonderful views of Hyde Park. There was a pianist playing gently in the background (all the old classics… including a left field rendition of ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, which was actually very good) and although the room was busy, there was a low hum and a feeling of space and serenity…

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Amuse-bouche – a delicious fruity cocktail

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Can you see Ben? He’s hiding behind the lemon posset

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

There was an incredible selection of finger sandwiches, including smoked salmon, cucumber and roast beef…. we couldn’t finish them between the three of us, despite Ben’s defiant confidence when they first arrived… (Although, he may have just been being polite…)

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

This lemon meringue may have been my favourite…

And then the scones arrived…

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Freshly baked plain and raisin scones…

Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House, London

Cream on top. Obvs. There is a range of British jams you can choose from – strawberry, gooseberry, raspberry, blackcurrant, rhubarb and ginger…

We were also invited to have a slice of cake from their centre table, which was buckling under the weight of all the magnificent creations. It’s not often I turn down cake, but this was one of those times – the Grosvenor House afternoon tea is extremely generous in its servings and I was full to the brim.

London is such a magnificent city and afternoon tea is such a treat. To combine the two in surroundings such as The Grosvenor House is really quite magical, and if you are looking to treat someone to something just gorgeous, I say go here.

And I bet you won’t be able to eat all the sandwiches either.

 

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17 thoughts on “Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House
Park Lane, Mayfair

  1. Looks fantastic and made me feel pecking. You’ve won me over. It’s on my list for November for our 25th wedding anniversary

  2. Looks fantastic and made me feel peckish. You’ve won me over. It’s on my list for November for our 25th wedding anniversary

  3. I have been lucky enough to experience this a few times and it never disappoints. Free flowing champagne advertised and delivered! I highly recommend this and there is often a voucher available.
    BTW Poppy, they will give you your cake from the fabulous table to take home!

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