Snow Queen Afternoon Tea
at Conrad London St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Just before Christmas I was invited to Conrad St James Hotel for a sleepover (I love sleepovers – more on that very soon) and to try their new sparkling Wintery treat – the Snow Queen Afternoon Tea, served in the very glamorous Emmeline’s Lounge.

Think blackcurrant and cardamom snowflakes, sumptuous fruit and berries, mint macaroon snowstorms and the Snow Queen herself’s Magic Mirror, broken into icy blue sugar shards… It’s like stumbling into Narnia when someone’s forgotten to hide all the cakes. (Result!)

The hotel itself is just over the road from St James’s Park tube station, so even though it was windy and rainy outside, I barely felt a drop on my nose – I leapt out the station, hopped over the road and was drinking Champagne with my cousin Susannah before I had time to whisper ‘Mr Tumnus!”

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Emmeline’s Lounge

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Once we were settled into our cosy corner, we selected our teas and were brought a selection of delicious savouries:

London cured smoked salmon blini, caviar, lemon crème fraîche

Mini tartlet of cropwell bishop stilton & poached pear

Prawn cocktail, marie rose

A selection of finger sandwiches

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Prawn cocktail, marie rose

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

We were then brought some deliciously warm plain and raisin scones, which were served with Devonshire clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam & winter berries curd… absolutely scrumptious, but still no sign of Aslan…

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

LOVE scones!

And then arrived a plethora of exquisite cakes and pastries, which reaffirmed to me in no uncertain terms that I was in fact IN Narnia and I had no idea where the wardrobe was to get me home. And if I am being completely honest, I didn’t care one jot – I had no intentions of leaving.

Snowstorm
Coconut cream, mint macaroon, candy floss

The Magic Mirror
Salted butter shortbread, yogurt cheesecake, frosted blueberries

Snow Queen’s Sceptre
Chocolate & pearl sponge, praline ganache, snowflake lace

Palace Snowflakes
Blackcurrant & cardamom cake, crushed glittering meringue

Blackberry Kisses 
Crème patisserie & blackberries

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Blackberry Kisses and The Magic Mirror

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

We exchanged some belated festive gifts… card and wrapping paper from kikki.K

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen’s Sceptre

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

The room itself was twinkling like a Snow Queen’s palace and was feeling more magical and Wintery than Christmassy, which I loved. There were icicles, snowflakes and frosty decorations, which I’m certain the Snow Queen had picked out herself…

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

Snow Queen Afternoon Tea at Conrad St James

It was exciting and decadent and I loved it.

I only hope the Snow Queen isn’t after me for eating her Magic Mirror…

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The Snow Queen Afternoon Tea is available until 11th February 2016 and costs £39 per head, or for £55 per head you can have free flowing Champagne as well…

Book here…

This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)

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4 thoughts on “Snow Queen Afternoon Tea
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    1. Amazing place to spend a fabulous time. Must go and try these restaurants. If you required cheap taxi and minicabs to go there call us at 02034755518

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