Monday 30 May 2022

Clermont afternoon tea - Charing Cross London

 Much needed afternoon tea today with my mum. It's been a few weeks since my last afternoon tea so was looking forward to this one. 

This is a lovely hotel next to Charing Cross station. I had a brunch here with my hubby which we enjoyed so decided to try the afternoon tea. 

I got a good deal by buying a Groupon voucher with a discount code . I paid £42.50 for two with a glass of bubbly each which is good value compared to the menu price of £70 for two !!!!!!

The hotel is very grand inside with a large sweeping staircase case up to the restaurant . I would say it has a slight Art Deco feel to the hotel interior but with a modern twist. 

The afternoon tea is served in the lovely lounge that has  large floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Strand below. It has velvet chairs and bench seats with  cushions. and bright floral china on the tables. There are gold pillars and chandeliers which have a leaf design. It feels very bright and cozy and I liked all the hanging pots of artificial plants. 

Once seated we was handed the menu and asked if we had any allergies. 

A glass of bubbly was brought over to us and we ordered a cappuccino each . About 15 minutes later the tea stand arrived 

As my mum does not like mayonnaise they gave her a plate of sandwiches specially made for her. We got four finger sandwiches each which were extremely  fresh and tasty. I liked the ham one best. 

I was slightly disappointed that we only got two scones between us and the fruit one was small compared to the plain one. There was 2 mini jars of jam raspberry one and strawberry one plus pot of thick clotted cream. The scones were still warm and we cut them in half to share. I must say I enjoyed them and they were nice and light inside. 

After the scones I ordered another coffee before tucking into the four cakes we got each. 

The chocolate orange tart was very nice and so was the pink buttercream topped sponge with raspberries inside. I thought the macaroon was not that great but the mini Victoria sponge was nice. 
We did not get the Earl Grey panna cotta mentioned on the menu and I did not realize this was missing until I started to write this blog.
 It did not matter too much as we left the hotel full and content.

Nearest Station :    Charing Cross  - about 2 minute walk 
Best bits : The lovely lounge and fresh sandwiches  
Worst bits :  Only 2 scones between us and fruit one was small. 
Value for money : Yes defiantly if you have the Groupon voucher   
would I go back? :  Yes as I like this hotel inside and where it is by the station. 

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