Looking for the best spot in London for a high tea? I recommend the afternoon tea at the St Ermin’s Hotel. The building is beautiful, the interior is impressive and the food is magnificent. On this page you can read all about the Afternoon tea at St Ermin’s Hotel in London.
If you go to St Ermin’s Hotel by public transport, you can get off at subway stop St James’s Park. The entrance of the hotel is already quite spectacular. With its long driveway, it’s a bit tucked away from busy London. After you’ve gone through the entrance you’ll enter a beautiful hallway with a gorgeous white stairway in the middle. There’s a big chandelier and there are always nice bouquets with flowers in the lobby of the hotel. To go to the afternoon tea bar, you go up the stairs to your left.
If the weather is nice, you can enjoy your afternoon tea on the balcony of the St Ermin’s Hotel and otherwise you’ll be seated in the tea lounge.
The high tea is called ‘Garden Afternoon Tea’ and you can order it with or without a glass of champagne. When you reserve your table you can let them know if you want a vegetarian version.
You get 5 different sandwiches per person. My boyfriend had one with prawn and lemon and dill and one with coronation chicken for example. I had a vegetarian version, so I had one with cream cheese, cucumber and mint and one with houmous, carrot and raisin just to name some examples.
A real English afternoon tea can’t go without scones of course. You get two freshley baked scones per person; one plain scone and one with fruit. They’re served with clotted cream and homemade jam. I have to admit we both only ate one of the scones, as you already get so much treats.
The sweet part of the afternoon tea at St Ermin’s Hotel is probably the most popular part. The sweet treats are not only delicious, they’re beautiful too.
We got a raspberry and rose dome with vanilla sable, an edible flower pot that had chocolate-caramel inside, a white peach and apricot mousse with cinnamon sponge, a coconut praline and passion fruit eclair and Wye Valley rhubarb and custard verrine.
Don’t you just want to taste it all?
Along with all these delicious treats, you get unlimited refills of tea. You can choose from a large selection of Newby teas. I started with a Green Sencha and had a Jasmine Blossom tea after that.
They also have gluten free high tea at St Ermin’s Hotel in London and a mini gardener tea for children.
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