Sunday 15 December 2019

Podium restaurant Hilton Park Lane , London

Sunday 15th December

This is one of my favourite Afternoon Tea venues and the Christmas themed tea did NOT disappoint !!!!! I got it via Buyagift  when they were offering 24% discount . It cost about £44 for champagne tea for 2. Normal menu price  £49 each !!!!! BARGAIN.
Also i need to mention that the pastry chefs who created this tea won The bake off Professionals in 2018.

Upon entering the lobby you could not help but notice the extremely large Christmas tree covered in hundreds of fairy lights. And the entrance to the restaurant off the lobby was decorated for Christmas and on a table was a little moving village scene, loved the train going round the track.

We was shown to our table which had a little artificial Christmas tree on in a pot. The waitress checked for our allergies or dislikes and then asked if we wanted to start with the champagne...which of course was a YES from me.
First came the tray of sandwiches , i had chicken with lime mayo mini roll , cucumber and cream cheese sandwich and pastrami beef on mini roll. All of these were tasty but chicken was my favourite one. There were also 2 fish ones on the menu.

Whilst waiting for the cakes we ordered a cappuccino each. The restaurant was getting busy by now but the service was very good and plenty of waiters checking to see if we was OK and offering us more coffee and topping up our water glass.
When the cake stand arrived it looked amazing better than the photos i had seen.

There was 2 plain scones , 1 chocolate and one raisin with salted caramel spread, strawberry jam and of course clotted cream. The scones were still warm and we both agreed they were the best scones we have had for a long time......and we have had lots of scones recently !!!!!  They were so nice we had to ask for an extra one each to which they kindly brought us 3 , one of each type.
The cakes were decorated so nice and very christmassy and included Chocolate & Chestnut Tart, Passion & Coconut Log, Mulled Wine Bauble, Strawberry & Lime Parfait and Iced Christmas Surprise Letter plus Chocolate Christmas Tree sitting on a white chocolate decorated rectangle plate.
They all tasted good but i think my favourite was the Strawberry & Lime Parfait and Iced Christmas Surprise Letter.  The surprise was inside when you broke the biscuit in half to find a tiny chocolate heart, sprinkle shapes and edible paper with joke on.  The attention to detail was amazing and a lot of thought must of gone into designing this tea.
I loved the biscuit letter so much that cheekily asked if i could take one home for my son. They handed me a box with one in at the end to take home. 

Would defiantly recommend this Afternoon tea and they do different themes throughout the year.

Nearest Station  : Green park - Approx 10 minute walk.   
Best bits : Scones which were warm and fluffy and surprise Santa letter 
Worst bits : None to mention 
Value for money : Yes defo if you can get voucher deal but would still probably pay full price for this 
would I go back?  :  Yes again and again 

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