Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester

Hello everyone, it's been a while! Well about 6 months to be exact! I'll explain later, but today I thought I'd kickstart the blog with a little review, I hope you enjoy ...

So last month it was my 21st Birthday! I know right, I'm officially an adult. Boo. Turning 21 was something I had been equally dreading and looking forward to. On the one side of the coin I had lots of exciting things planned for it, but on the flip-side I thought, oh no I need to get my life in order ASAP.

Anyway, one of the most exciting parts of my itinerary for my 21st was to visit The Dorchester for Afternoon Tea. I've always quite fancied Afternoon Tea but for one reason or another I never got the chance until now. For some reason I have always wanted to go to The Dorchester -  It's known as one of the world's most iconic luxury hotels and a highly favored choice for Celebrities, Royalty & World Leaders. So basically it's pretty posh! (I know it's the preferred hotel choice for the Kardashians & Kanye West when they're in London).

At The Dorchester, Afternoon Tea is held at The Promenade  - the heart of the hotel. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were treated like royalty from start to finish. The service was fantastic! We arrived in the taxi and the front of house opened the car door's and escorted us in to reception. Once greeted in the Promenade we were taken to our tables and given the menu's.

The assortment of Sandwiches were fantastic, I was worrying before hand that because I'm a Vegetarian that there wouldn't be many options for me, but this couldn't be further than the truth. As soon as I explained my dietary requirements they returned with a platter full of Sandwiches with 6-7 filling choices. I can't imagine it being too much of a problem if you were Vegan, although you'd perhaps struggle with Desserts...

There was a whole menu full of different Tea varieties, I went for the Dorchester Classic & my sister opted for the Parisian Tea - which I would definitely recommend! Once we were served our Sandwiches, I just assumed that would be it and they would then bring out Desserts, however every time we cleared our plates the Waiter just kept topping up our plates, which was great until we felt extremely full! This was all included in the price by the way, you don't get charged additional for anything. After we enjoyed our Sandwiches we were then greeted with an amazing selection of Desserts. Unfortunately we couldn't eat them all but the Waiter kindly put these in a take out box for us to enjoy later on. Throughout the whole time we were there, there was live music in the background which was subtle but created a lovely ambiance. I have to say the hotel was architecturally beautiful! They also added a nice touch to the experience when the artist started singing happy birthday and they arrived with a birthday cake for me, which I didn't expect at all! Although it was an expensive outing, I definitely felt I got my money's worth and will for sure be returning for another special occasion!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely time and such nice pictures too :)


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