Thursday 4 April 2024

Easter afternoon tea at Conrad hotel London

Had a lovely afternoon tea on good Friday with my husband. It was at the Conrad hotel London and my first visit here. I got such a great deal by purchasing a voucher from virgin experience website. Afternoon tea for two with a bottle of Bollinger champagne for £118.80. Note this price was after using a Virgin Experience voucher code. This is a good price as the Bollinger is priced at £110 on the hotel bar menu!!!

The afternoon tea is served in the Orchard room which is off the reception area. 

Upon arrival we were shown o our table that was nicely laid with white tablecloth and floral china. 

The menu sounded nice and I was pleasantly surprised that there were no fish or seafood sandwiches.  The waitress asked for the voucher and then explained the afternoon tea to us. 

We were poured a glass of tap water and my husband ordered the breakfast tea whilst I ordered a cappuccino. 

Moments later the Bollinger arrived and after filling our glasses it was placed in a silver ice bucket on a stand next to our table. 

We waited about 20 minutes for the tea stand to arrive and it looked really nice with lots of food on it. The waitress informed us that the scones would be brought out later and served warm from the oven. 

We got five different sandwiches each as below 

British apple, cucumber, mint and parsley cream cheese

 Egg, truffle and celery mayonnaise

 English Tunworth and fig jam

 Lake District roast beef with sweet onions and horseradish

 Sutton Hoo chicken, sage and yoghurt mustard 

They all tasted lovely and my favorite was the Sutton Hoo Chicken sandwich and the egg Truffle mayonnaise roll. 

Whilst tucking into these our glass was kept topped up with Champagne from the bottle which seemed never ending !!!!  Either that or we were drinking slow for a change. 

Next we had the cakes as the scones had not been brought out yet. We got our own plate of cakes each that consisted of the below 

Devonshire Bramley apple cake

 Devils dark chocolate sponge, beetroot and cherry mousse 

 Dandelion honey and cobnut delice

 Rhubarb custard tart

I liked the apple cake and the Rhubarb custard tart best but they were all very nice and different in taste. 

After these I ordered another coffee and my hubby a fresh pot of tea. Finally the Bollinger bottle was empty. 

When the scones arrived they were nice a warm and we got the four different ones which is nice and unusual.

Jersey butter scones 

Raisins and candied peel scones

 Dark chocolate stracciatella scones

 Blueberry and lemon scones

 Served with Cornish clotted cream Chocolate and hazelnut spread Seasonal fruit jam Lemon curd

So we got to try them all we had half of each one. They were lovely and fresh with a nice light texture inside. I must say they did not seem to taste that much different however it was nice to have the different toppings.  I had the Nutella on the chocolate one, Lemon curd on the Blueberry scone and the lovely jam on the other two halfs. 

I had to ask for more clotted cream which they promptly brought for us. 

We had a lovely afternoon tea and the food was nice and plentiful and service was good too. 

We did not get offered any extra food but I am sure they would off if we had asked. 

 Nearest Station : St James Park Underground Station 3 minute walk across the road 
Best bits : The bottle of Bollinger and the lovely sandwiches and cakes 
Worst bits : I just felt that the room lacked ambience     
Value for money :  Yes defiantly for what I paid.
would I go back? : Yes I would.