The Lancaster London hotel I have to admit is not a hotel that has been on my radar, neither has it popped into my head for afternoon tea. However I was invited along to try their new offering and I really was pleasantly surprised at what they had to offer. There are so many afternoon teas in London to choose from that you really have to stand out, whether that is for the creativity or just simply good food.
The Lancaster London definitely scores highly on the good food. Afternoon Tea takes place in the Lounge Bar, which has a very traditional setting. It’s nice and relaxed and easy to feel comfortable in the comfy chairs and sofa seats. The tea started off with a couple of glasses of Laurent Perrier as we took a look at the tea menu.
There were some really exciting and interesting teas to choose from. In the end I chose Persian Pomegranate which sounded a nice fruity mix and full of antioxidants, always a plus, whereas Danny chose Spiced Chai. With tea ordered, the first part of the afternoon tea was a selection of sandwiches. These included smoked salmon, cucumber, egg and wild cress, a wild mushroom, chicken and tarragon tartlet and my absolute favourite was the roast beef filled yorkshire with horseradish cream. I loved this idea as it was nice to have something a little bit different from sandwiches and tasted absolutely delicious. We also opted the salmon out as Danny has a fish allergy for roast chicken which was so good we did ask for a few more!
Onto the cakes and our tea was brought out with a mini egg timer. The timer had three different colours and a guide to when your tea was ready, one was 3 minutes, then 4 and then a 5 minute countdown. I loved this little touch.
Cakes were not a disappointment in the slightest. My eyes first caught sight of the white chocolate and raspberry lolly pops, these were nestled in sherbet and were really fantastic. Other cakes I really enjoyed were the apple and honey cupcake and passion fruit and raspberry macaroon. The caramel and hazelnut tranche tasted just as it should and the lemon fruit tart was very fruity, if you love lemon you will love this one.
Scones were served, fruit and plain and piping hot. I really love smaller sized scones at afternoon tea as you get so full from all the cakes!
I really enjoyed afternoon tea at the Lancaster, the food and service was high quality and the area was nice and relaxing. Afterwards we had a mini stroll through Kensington Gardens before the rain, where this lot were wishing they had joined us!
Afternoon Tea at The Lancaster starts at £30 pp and with a glass of Laurent Perrier at £40 pp. In January and February they are offering 25% off new bookings so don’t miss out. For more information visit lancasterlondon.com.