Sunday 16 April 2023

Melody restaurant very nice afternoon tea - Hammersmith London

 On Thursday I took my mum for an afternoon tea at the Melody restaurant in St Pauls Hotel which is near Baron's court underground station London. 

This is my third time here as it serves the most amazing scones

I used an old buyagift voucher I had so got a great deal using a discount code. f you book it direct it is £29 each or £39 with glass of champagne which is a good price for London afternoon tea. 

It's a small hotel traditional in style and very homely inside. The restaurant is on the site of what was originally St Paul’s School, and was chosen as the location for “Melody”, being a story of youth and first love. Hence the name for the restaurant. Outside there is a patio with tables and chairs for the summer months.

The afternoon tea is served in a small bright dining room next to the whiskey bar. It has large windows looking into the patio outside and a lovely glass chandelier hanging from  the middle of the ceiling. 

We choose a table next to the window with the sun shining through. The table was nicely laid with white tablecloth and napkins. 

The menu did not explain what sandwiches or cakes on offer but listed the different types of teas to choose from. 

I handed the voucher to the waitress and informed her of no fish for both of us and no mayonnaise or mustard for my mum. She said this would not be a problem. 

She then poured us a very large glass of champagne each. 

We chatted for about 15 minutes then the food arrived . I ordered my tea and choose the red berries one whilst my mum ordered a cappuccino. 

The waitress explained what the sandwiches and cakes were and they all sounded very nice. 

We got 3 different types of sandwich and 4 of each type . They were cut into squares rather than the usual oblong shape. 

They consisted of cucumber and mint, ham and cream cheese and chicken. They all tasted nice and fresh. 

The scones were still warm and large in size. We got 2 each a fruit one and a plain one with plenty of jam and clotted cream. I could tell the scones were going to be nice as they were crispy on the outside and light and fluffy inside. The fruit one had cinnamon in too which added to the fantastic flavor. 

I remember the last time I came how good they were and this time I think they tasted even better !!!

10 out of 10 and the best scones so far this year

Before tucking into the cakes we both ordered another hot drink each. This time I had a cappuccino and my mum an Americana coffee. 

We got  5  different cakes each which consisted off  a mini cupcake, cream filled choux bun with raspberry, mango cheesecake, rich chocolate shortbread square and a unusual flavor green macaron. 

They were all nice and very different in taste. We liked the choux bun and cheesecake best. 

Once again we had a lovely afternoon tea here with good service and cannot fault it for the price

Nearest Station : Barons Court underground  station - about 10 minute walk
Best bits : The delicious scones and large glass of champagne.   
Worst bits : Nothing to mention   
Value for money : Yes defiantly with my voucher however menu price is still good for London Hotel . 
would I go back? : Yes I have another voucher so will be taking hubby next time and also visiting the Whisky bar.  

1 comment:

  1. I so enjoy your posts. You are lucky to have so many wonderful choices for afternoon tea - thank you for sharing them!