Afternoon tea at the Corinthia London is an experience you’ll never forget…
Recent years has seen London explode with a plethora of afternoon tea’s, what used to be a traditional past time with scones, cakes and sandwiches has now been overtaken with themes, extravagance and contemporary iterations. Afternoon tea at The Corinthia London however, eradicates all of that. They strip afternoon tea back to what it once was – a luxurious and indulgent experience – and they do it perfectly.
Enter to a beautiful and airy room illuminated by the sparkling light of a Baccarat Chandelier, the melodic keys of live piano music, and the scents of a stunning central floral arrangement in the air. It’s idyllic and it’s beautiful. Your experience begins with a cold glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne in decadent Baccarat champagne flutes while you peruse the expansive tea menu and take in the surroundings. Where London can be such a place of grey, the Crystal Moon Lounge where the afternoon tea is held, is a beautiful oasis of tranquillity, with soothing tones of beige, and cremes, colourful floral blooms and a beautiful glass ceiling.
Once you have decided on a tea blend, your tea is brought over along with a selection of delicious sandwiches on hand-painted bone china by Richard Brendon. Finger sandwiches include cucumber, radish and cream cheese, egg mayo truffle and watercress, London smoked salmon with gherkins, capers, creme fraiche and spring onion and Roast beef with caramelised onion and wholegrain mustard and rocket salad. The sandwiches are delicious and fresh and the best part is that you can order as many as you like. Next up are plain and sultana scones served with a delicious rhubarb and tonka bean jam and Cornish clotted cream. You can pile on the cream and jam thickly here and the scones are beautifully light and fluffy.
Finally, you move onto the cake selection, one of the most beautiful and intricate displays we have ever seen, and one that will leave you wondering just which to pick. These include a yoghurt and blueberry sphere, raspberry and elderflower tartlet, Lemon Yuzu and Coconut eclair, Lemon drizzle cake and 72% Araguani Chocolate Cassic & Fig. There are even squishy marshmallows in a jar to ignite your childhood memories.
Afternoon tea at the Corinthia London encapsulates the magic that afternoon tea should be. It is luxurious and special, fancy and not pretentious. It is somewhere to go to feel utterly spoilt and while the hours away in spectacular surroundings sipping champagne as the hours tick languidly by.
Find out more and book your afternoon tea at the Corinthia London here