Last week I got the opportunity to attend an afternoon tea in the Promenade in The Dorchester. After I heard the words tea and cakes, there was no way I wasn’t going to be there! We all know I’m a massive foodie so eating a hell of a lot of dam good food, I was in heaven.
The location was absolutely stunning. Mayfair is one of my favourtie places in London, not only do they have such lovely hotels (the Dorchester is no exception), but it’s also a perfect area for a cheeky photo shoot. The hotel itself was beautiful, everywhere has such an aesthetic, going with a group of bloggers there was not a point when one of us didn’t have a camera out.
I am not really a hot drink drinker so sitting with a 5 page menu on tea in front of me was a little daunting. What the hell was I meant to get? I choice the tropical punch tea which was one of the decaf options and I was not disappointed. It came as a bright red colour which surprised me, for some reason I was expecting an orange shade.
So let’s get onto the bit you all want to hear about. The food!
First up was sandwiches. Being a vegetarian I let them know in advance but was still a little worried I would be limited on choice. However the staff were amazing and served me a whole plate of vegetarian sandwiches. Unfortuently I did not have the stomach to try them all, but the ones I did try were amazing. Especially the truffle tofu and the tomatoes with cucumber and chutney.
Next up was scones. With my sweet tooth I was really starting to get into my element. Clotted cream, jam and warm scones, there is no better combination. The question at the table during this period was cream or jam first? What’s your verdict? I’m always more of a jam first kinda girl, just makes things a little less messy. Trust me, I need all the help I can. We even got a few to take home, what a treat.
The final course came the cakes. Now this is what I’m talking about. With four little cakes I didn’t know where to start. With the amount of food already in me I knew it was going to be a struggle to finish them all. I had to have a little taste of it all. My favourite one was surprisingly the fig and mascarpone dome. Fig is never something I really enjoy but this blew me away. A little messy to eat as you can’t cut right through it, so your hands will have to.
I had such a lovely afternoon meeting some other lovely influencers and eating a bit too much food. The Dorchester is on my list to go back to as there’s so many other little restaurants in it to try.
This experience was gifted to me by Hotels.com but all views are my own.