Thursday 3 June 2021

Galvin at Athenaeum hotel Mayfair London

 Lovely afternoon tea with my hubby at a great London hotel. We had been here for dinner before but never an afternoon tea. When I saw the voucher on buyagift over a year ago I decided to give it a go as reasonably priced at £49 for both of us .

The hotel was just a short stroll from Green park underground station which was easy for us to get too. It's a medium-sized hotel with a modern luxurious feel . 

It was a very sunny day so we wanted to sit outside on the small private pavement terrace but there was no shade so ended up sitting inside. If we had stayed outside the cakes would of melted in next to no time !!!

Inside we sat at a low style table with large modern comfy chairs in a secluded corner of the restaurant. It was very quite and had a relaxing feel. The table was layed out nicely with crisp white napkins. 

We were handed the menu and given a glass of Prosecco each which went down a treat . You know me love a glass of bubbles,,🥂

The menu sounded nice especially the cakes.

We only had to wait about 15 minutes for the tea stand to arrive and was offered tea or coffee whilst waiting. My husband had the English breakfast tea and I just ordered a cappuccino.

We had 4 fingers sandwiches each with nice variety of fillings. I liked the chicken one best with the tarragon mustard. 

We got a plain scone and a raisin scone each with a pot of Tiptree Strawberry jam and a pot of raspberry jam. Alongside this was a pot of clotted cream which was more than ample to go with the scones. They were not warm by the time we had them but still very nice and fresh. 

The top tier of cakes looked very nicely decorated and we had five each which was plenty. They consisted of a cheesecake one, lemon and almond cake , strawberry and cream sponge roll , raspberry and pistachio mousse and instead of a macaroon we got a chocolate lollipop filled with sorbet . 

They all tasted very nice but I think my favourite was the lemon one 

Whislt enjoying the cakes we had more hot drinks to finish off with. By the end i was very full and happy with the food and service , both of which were great. 

Nearest Station  : Green Park underground -  about 8 minute walk    
Best bits : Lovely decorated cakes 
worsts bits  : None to mention 
Value for money : Yes if you can get a voucher defiantly. Full price £39 each    
would I go back?  :  Yes i would 

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