If you asked me what I wanted to do for a special day out it would probably be afternoon tea with a glass of champagne followed by a trip to the theatre. So often when I have done this though I have been disappointed with what’s on offer. Yes, there have been some great experiences like the Savoy, Claridges or a firm favourite, the Lanesborough, but you get it…the common theme here is that outside London I have been quite disappointed with what English hotels serve up for this traditional English experience! Breakfast muffins sliced in half, huge, thick sandwiches and chewy scones just don’t do it for me.
This is we’re constantly asking our talented pastry chef Rachel to reinvent our afternoon tea, we love things which are gorgeous and frivolous which really add up to an occasion where you can escape just for a little.
There is a certain elegance that comes with sitting down for “High Tea” and it takes me back to Sunday tea time at my grandparents’ house when it would always be sandwiches and homemade cake. Can’t say we ever got offered a glass of Champagne which I like to enjoy with mine now, but it was all so friendly and comfortable, just like afternoon tea at Hotel La Tour.