Last week I finally got around to using my Champagne Afternoon Tea voucher at Claridge’s, given to me by my lovely auntie for my 21st birthday.
I invited Beth along to enjoy a day of shopping on Oxford Street followed by almost too much tea and cake. The experience began as every treat should… with a glass of champagne.
Next followed a tray of classic sandwiches and some mini apple puree and cheese scones. By far the best were the egg mayonnaise sandwiches. There just has to be a secret ingredient for them to be that tasty.
We then got to select our teas from a wonderful long list of descriptive options. As an Earl Grey drinker I choose to stick with my favourite, however was very tempted by a number of others that had hints of toffee or chocolate.
Next up we enjoyed some classic scones. Unfortunately the fruit scones lacked the main ingredient however the clotted cream and homemade jam made up for it.
Whilst we let our food babies go down with some more tea, we were served our cakes and pastries. After much admiration and discussion as to which to try first, we opted for the passion fruit and lime pastry. I can’t say it was my favourite as I’m not a fan of marshmallow toppings however the flavours were refreshingly delicious.
We then went for the most chocolately looking treat, figuring that the last two cakes would probably be more likely to make it home safe and sound! This chocolate heaven featured a rice crispy cake style base with mousse spheres and a chocolate top, complete with gold leaf. Delicious!
Not wanting to leave Claridge’s on the verge of a sugar rush, we kindly received a takeaway box to enjoy our apricot and honey cake and strawberry profiterole at home. Thankfully they survived the train back and were enjoyed later on in the evening!
All in all a lovely day out with my bestie cake lover… to which we’ve decided to make afternoon tea a more regular treat.