Sunday 1 January 2023

Last Afternoon tea for 2023 and did not disappoint - Renaissance Hotel St Pancras London

 New Year Eves my hubby and I went for our yearly afternoon tea at the fabulous St.Pancras Renaissance Hotel in Kings Cross London. 

This was our third visit to this hotel and will not be our last.

We both love the ambience inside the lobby with its high metal beamed ceiling and brick walls. The food and service has always been very good too. 

When we arrived it was fairly busy and most of the tables had a reserved sign on them. The lobby was busy with people checking into the hotel and walking in with shopping bags. Its a good place to people watch whilst enjoying an Afternoon tea. 

Upon being seated I was asked for the voucher which I had used to book this up a few weeks before Christmas. I got the voucher from Buyagift using a voucher code so it only cost me £91.20 instead of £120 for two with bottle of bubbly to share. 

Were were handed the menu and asked if we had any allergies. They said I could swap the sandwich with trout for same but with humus instead which was fine. 

The service was slow to start as they were busy. We waited about 20 minutes for the bottle of Chapel Down English sparkling brut to be brought to out table in an silver ice bucket and stand. We then got out teas of which I ordered the lemon herbal one and my hubby the Afternoon black tea. There was an extensive range of different teas to choose from. 

Around 10 minutes later the plate of sandwiches arrived. 

They all tasted nice but I especially liked the beef with horseradish in a crispy pastry case and also the cucumber one with mint was nice. 

The waitress brought over the scones on a plate wrapped in a white napkin to keep them warm. We also got a small dish of lemon curd, two mini pots of strawberry jam and a little dish of clotted cream. 

We got an orange one and plain one each. 

They were still warm and very crumbly and light inside. The orange ones was delicious and I had this with the lemon curd and cream. It had small bits of candid orange inside was quite unusual. 

We had to ask for more clotted cream to go with out plain one which the waiter promptly brought to us. 

Whilst enjoying the scones the waitress brought over 2 plates of cakes and placed them on the metal floor stand next to our table. 

These looked fabulous and very Christmassy in design 

My hubby ordered another pot of the same tea and I just ordered an Americano coffee. 

The first cake I had was the red bauble shaped one which had a spiced ginger flavor cream and Christmas pudding mixture inside sat on a biscuit base. It was OK but not my favorite
I then had the snowman choux bun which had a sweet crispy outside and filled with a praline cream......this one I did really like !!!
Next was the green sparkle coated cake which had a pistachio cream and cherry filling on a biscuit base. I saved the chocolate box one to last complete with its chocolate bow on top 

This had a thick dark chocolate shell filled with a creamy coffee mouse which was very nice. This and the choux snowman were my favorites. 

We spent a good two relaxing  hours enjoying the good food and bubbles chatting about the good year we had in 2022 and planning 2023

Nearest Station : Kings Cross St Pancras  station - about 7 minute walk
Best bits : The lovely lounge and lighting plus the nice fresh sandwiches and warm scones   
Worst bits : None but if I have to write something  just think they could of offered us more food  
Value for money : Yes defiantly with my voucher and for such a  nice hotel.
would I go back? : Yes I would go back yes as my both love it here  

Happy New Year to you all and here's to many new afternoon teas in 2023

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