This post has been a long time coming, although I feel like that’s the case with all post’s at the moment. I seem to be about five weeks behind schedule with all things blogging right now for one reason or another. But let’s not get bogged down in that as that’ll just put me six weeks behind schedule! Anyway, the sisterlings and I were lucky enough to get a voucher, for our ‘big’ birthdays last year from some lovely family friends, for an afternoon tea at Ham Yard Hotel. After putting it off, again for one reason or another, we finally cashed it in at the start of the month and proceeded to make a pretty epic day of it.
First up, let’s chat about the hotel itself, it’s tucked away just around the corner from Piccadilly and yet once inside you’d have absolutely no idea as it’s so quiet! It’s quirky and cool and full of interesting things to look at. From the massive urns, to the bright walls and toilets containing epic wallpaper of magazine covers. We sat in a lovely conservatory that runs down one side and it was peppered with wicker tables and sofas, small glass round tables and giant fireplaces with roaring fires. The room linked to that had an oriental feel, whilst the bar area was full of all the colours. Basically it’s lovely. You MUST visit.
As previously mentioned we basically ate all the food. Not just the afternoon tea spread, which included mini sandwiches, mini pizzas, polenta canapes, scones (x3 EACH), PB and chocolate tarts, Viennese swirl cakes, cheesecake, Ferrero Rocher sponge and mini Victoria sponges. But also happy birthday treats of mini meringues and carrot cake and a side of truffle mac and cheese. Plus tea AND cocktails. Talk about an AMAZING spread! As you can imagine after all of that we were feeling *slightly* full and a little bit too full of sugar. But it was so totally worth it!
Most definitely the Ham Yard Hotel is on my ‘must visit again for afternoon tea’ list, along with The Charlotte Street Hotel (which you can read about in this rambling post of foodie pictures) and The Palm Court at the Langham Hotel. Tell me, have you ever had afternoon tea in London before? Where would you recommend next time I want to try somewhere new?