Saturday 13th July - 7 out of 10
I went here with my friend Michele who too loves an afternoon tea. There was no special occasion just that her husband was away so it made sense to have a nice girlie day together. I do not need an excuse for treating myself to a afternoon tea... I deserve it !!
We purchased this as a voucher from Groupon for £29 for 2 with glass of prosecco each . And being the bargain hunter i am, found additional discount so only cost us £24 for 2 of us !!
Upon arriving we was shown to our table in a small conservatory style room overlooking the street and opposite Hyde Park. It was plain in decor but light and airy with about 8 tables. We had a lovely table by the window but had to ask the waitress to turn off the air condition as it was so cold. Once they did this it was fine.
We was offered tea or coffee and both had a Americana coffee as you will come to know i am not a tea drinker. They also poured us a glass each of prosecco. Fortunately for me my friend does nor drink alcohol so i got double bubbles!! A bonus whenever i go afternoon tea with this particular friend. We were asked if we had any allergies, which fortunately we don't but explained that neither of us like fish. About 10 minutes later the food arrived on a 3 tier stand and waitress explained what each item was.
Click link for the afternoon tea menus available https://www.corushotels.com/london/dining-afternoon-tea.html.
We both tucked our way into 4 different types of sandwiches one of which was a wrap style with ham, rocket and mustard. We both found the mustard to be a bit too hot for us. We had 2 Cucumber and cream cheese and then an egg - all of which were very nice and fresh. Next we had the scones which are my favourite bit - apart from the prosecco! They gave us 2 each ,one plain and one raisin one with jam and clotted cream. .....yummy. Then to finish 4 little cakes each which were nice too . There was a ginger carrot one , chocolate brownie, fruit tart and mini cupcake. This is different to the menu on line so I assume they change them every so often.
All in all it was a very good value afternoon tea for the money and would probably go back if i got another voucher deal rather than paying full price of £25.95 each
Nearest tube :Lancaster Gate , approx. 6 min walk
Best bits : Sandwiches nice and fresh , got 2 scones each one plain and one raisin, good service
Worst bits : None really
Value for money : Yes especially for what i paid
Would I go back : Yes I think I would