I don’t know about you, but I much prefer afternoon tea during the Winter Christmas months, as it gives me an excuse to slip away from the cold and into a luxury hotel to indulge in some incredibly good scones and cakes over a pot of tea. Have a read on for my review on Corinthia Hotel luxury afternoon tea.
I was gifted this experience by hotels.com but all reviews are of course my own as always. The hotel is perfectly located in Westminster and a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden. So if you are visiting London and lost as to what hotel to book, then this is your place if you are after something quite grand, elegant and exquisite for a luxury afternoon tea experience.
I made my way into the Crystal Moon Lounge admiring the surrounding Christmas festive vibe decorations and it took me a moment to process the gorgeous details laid out in front of me. I was amazed at the sight of the gorgeous crystal chandelier in the centre of the lounge. I could here a piano playing some soft music in the background. The mood was set and I was ready for scones and tea.
Within seconds of walking in, a waiter attended to me. I must say the waiters here were incredibly nice and helpful. A few of the bloggers with me had some dietary requirements and they were ever so nice in trying to accommodate.
We started off with a round of teas. I was impressed by their variety of all sorts of tea. I went for the Jasmine green tea and the others chose the traditional English Breakfast, Green tea and hot chocolate. The hot chocolate did look lush with its dusting of cocoa powder and sea of marshmallows. The teapots have to be one of the best that I have seen for afternoon teas. Aren’t these just adorable, unfortunately too large to just slip in my handbag (laughing emoji insert).
Next up was the sandwiches. A range of truffle eggs (my favourite), smoked salmon and marmalade, roast turkey with caramelised apples, salt beef with horseradish cream, cucumber and radish and cream cheese. They also offered avocado sandwiches and various other vegan friendly option for the vegan bloggers.
Dessert is obviously my favourite part with scones coming up on top. I am a huge scone fan as I am sure you all know. I have to ask you guys, jam or cream first? I am a jam first kind of girl and then layer up on the cream. Others I am sure disagree but I am pretty sure, the real traditional English afternoon tea way is to layer on the jam first.
An array of desserts accompanied the scones, Vanilla and White Chocolate Cranberry Snow Ball, Mandarin and Chestnut Mousse, Hazelnut Sponge, Black Forest and Cherry Tonka Bean, Ruby Grapefruit Compote with Mascarpone Chantilly and coconut Marshmallow, Traditional Christmas cake and fruit options in a glass cup.
My sweet tooth craving was cured after a lovely afternoon spent here. It is a great location to slip away after a long day spent shopping. A nights stay here is a great option if you plan on doing some last minute Christmas Shopping.
That is a wrap from me. Drop me a line with your favourite afternoon tea snack.