A few weeks ago, I made a quick stop back to London for an exciting project with the Evening Standard. One thing that I had been meaning to do before I went away for my travels was to visit Sanderson Hotel for their new mad hatters afternoon tea. Luckily I managed to squeeze in a little visit on a very sunny day when I came back!
The afternoon tea is served at the hotel’s beautiful outdoor garden area which is perfect on a sunny day, believe me.
Sanderson deserves credit for their creativity on this afternoon tea. Everything from how the tea and sugar was presented on to the actual stand was so pleasing to the eyes. Even the menu is hidden inside a vintage book.
For savouries we started off with smoked salmon scotch quails egg, parmesan croq monsieur, crab rolls and cucumber sandwiches. This part was my favourite of the whole afternoon tea as they were all delicious, we even had another round.
Next up were the beautiful pastries which included macarons, chocolate gateaus, meringues and a yummy cinnamon, apple and pecan drink. I really enjoyed the drink and whilst none of the desserts were bad, I didn’t feel they lived up to the wow factor that they provide visually. Taste wise I’d say they were ok. The scones were fresh out of the oven and I couldn’t fault them.
SANDERSON HOTEL – MAD HATTERS AFTERNOON TEA REVIEW SUMMARY
Despite some dishes not being as great as the rest, overall I think the afternoon tea is an exciting experience and pleasant due to the service, the setting and the lovely presentation. The Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is served daily and is priced from £48 per person and £35 per child (for children 4-11 years old).
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