Sheraton Park Lane was one of the 4 hotels I got to visit during Afternoon Tea Week with Starwood hotels. After an Instagram vote, you guys wanted a full review of the pretty Dalmatian Tea so I went back for another visit on a surprisingly sunny Sunday afternoon.
Sheraton Park Lane is a dog friendly hotel that celebrated the 55 year anniversary of the 101 Dalmatians movie release by creating the Dotted Dalmatian Tea. The tea is served in their beautiful Palm Court lounge with dimmed lights, comfortable furniture and a harp playing in the background. Its really one of those places that makes you feel at home and relaxed as soon as you walk in.
Prices for afternoon tea start at £37 per person. I visited with my friend who’s just had the cutest baby and they were very accommodating throughout the visit. When we first sat down, we were offered a glass of prossecco each (minus the baby) and both chose the Moroccan inspired rose green tea. The tea selection is quite extensive with 27 different ones to choose from and I liked the blend of mine.
The decoration of the treats is what makes this particular afternoon tea stand out. Just look at it.
Although I was tempted to jump straight to the desserts, we started with the savoury selection:
Macaron filled with salmon, crème fraiche and dill.
Trout mousse hot dog with English mustard and pickled red onion.
Free range egg mayonnaise and watercress sandwich topped with popcorn.
Short rib and bone marrow hot pot.
These were quite different from your usual afternoon tea selection and the strong flavours are something which I’m always after. I therefore really enjoyed all apart from the egg and mayo sandwich, which wasn’t bad but just not as exciting.
Next up were the warm and fresh classic as well as chocolate scones. They came with strawberry jam, peach jam, clotted cream and chocolate chip cream which was my favourite.
At this point we started to struggle with space but went in for the delicious desserts which included:
Pongo’s blueberry food bowl.
Lemon, summer berries and Oreo biscuit paw.
Dark and white chocolate brownie spots cake.
Cruella De Ville’s raspberry and chocolate square.
If this wasn’t enough for you, you also have a separate dessert stand which you can help yourself to.
We had a really nice time at Sheraton Park Lane and the service is excellent. Although the tea stand itself wasn’t the amongst the best I’ve had, I’d definitely go back again for a relaxed tea in such a peaceful and pleasant environment.
The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel opened almost 80 year ago in 1927 and is relaunching next week after a big renovation. Rooms and suites have been redesigned and a new restaurant and bar opened while keeping it’s 1920’s touch. Make sure you check it out!
Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BX