One of my favourite luxuries in life is an Afternoon Tea. Whether with family or friends, it provides the perfect opportunity for some serious indulgence, but while also having a couple of relaxed hours to catch up with your loved ones. A couple of weeks ago, Charlie and I visited the Corinthia Hotel in London, where we spent a relaxed afternoon in the sumptuous surroundings of the hotel’s lobby bar, scroll down for some serious decor lust-worthy pictures!
Firstly, the outfit! Taking my girly style to new extremes I picked an all pink outfit for our day out in London, my favourite pink mules from Miss Selfridge, worn with Zara jeans, my pink Dorothy Perkins blouse, and my new Tory Burch handbag. I finished the look with my new hat from ASOS (mostly because I was having a pretty bad hair day!).
The venue couldn’t be more idyllic, with beautiful floral arrangements and a stunning chandelier designed by Chafik Gasmi, we knew that the tea would be equally as photogenic! The beautiful lobby lounge overlooks a hidden courtyard, where you can enjoy a cocktail during the warmer months.
We perused the tea menu while enjoying a glass of Laurent Perrier Rosé champagne – perfect pink to match my outfit!
First to arrive was a plat of finger sandwiches, served on light artisan bread. We chose from a selection of tea, supplied by the Tea Palace which was served with the sandwiches – I opted for the traditional Afternoon Blend, a smokey but smooth darjeeling tea, and Charlie chose the Pinhead Gunpowder Green tea – a lighter option!
The quality of both tea and sandwiches was fabulous, my highlight was the roast sirloin beef sandwich, while Charlie enjoyed the Lock Var smoked salmon the most.
The sandwiches were followed by a plate of warm scones – possibly the best scones I’ve tried before, we polished them all off before the spectacular pastries arrived.
The pastries can only be described as works of art; inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show, our cakes included a chocolate mousse topped with an English Country Garden of Carrots and Lady birds; a raspberry macaron, and lemon drizzle cake with lemon buttercream, flavoured and topped with lavender.
Each piece had been exquisitely designed and crafted, every detail had been considered and the execution was perfect. The service was faultless and the overall atmosphere of the Corinthia make this easily one of the best afternoon tea’s that you could experience in London.
Further information on the Corinthia’s Afternoon Tea can be found here.
Where is your favourite place for Afternoon Tea? Have you visited the Corinthia Hotel?