I thought i would treat my husband to this afternoon tea at Urban Meadow café opposite Hyde park. My theory is if I occasionally take him then he can't moan about all the others I go to without him. Anyway he loves them even though he may not admit it to his friends. It gives him a chance to dress up and wear one of his many jackets , shirt and tie. I warned him it was not as posh as ones we have done in the past since I had already googled photos of the restaurant, but as we were going to the Gherkin bar after, we still dressed up.
It was a lovely sunny day so we decided to sit at a table outside within a walled courtyard overlooking the pavement opposite the park. It was quite when we arrived but by the time we left 2 hours later the tables were pretty much all taken. I noticed there were about 4 other tables having the afternoon tea too. They probably got the same deal as me.
The waitress asked if we wanted to start with the Prosecco first ....silly question of course. She proceed to open a bottle at our table, poured us a glass each and left the bottle in an ice bucket.
It took about 15 minutes for the tea stand to arrive but that was fine as we sipped our Prosecco (yes my hubby likes Prosecco too) and people watched.
The afternoon tea came on what I can only descried as a mini wooden picnic bench. There were 4 different sandwiches- coronation chicken (my fave), egg mayo, salmon with dill and cucumber and cream cheese. All of these were very fresh and tasted good. We had a fruit scone each with jam and cream then tucked into a delicious chocolate brownie, moorish macaroon and a lemon cheesecake which all tasted good. Needless to say we left nothing and felt rather full.
There was no additional charges to pay but of course we gave the waitress a tip as we was very pleased with the food and service.
Nearest tube : Queensway , approx. 4 min walk
Best bits : Prosecco, sitting outside and the tasty fresh sandwiches
Worst bits : Nothing really to mention - just do not expect it to be like a posh hotel inside
Value for money : Yes defiantly
Would I go back : Yes but I think only in summer months so can sit outside