After spending some time in hospital and an operation fast approaching, I was in need of a much deserved treat so G and I popped down to London to enjoy a gluten free Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel.  This wasn’t my first visit to Brown’s…maybe my fourth or is it my fifth visit, I can’t remember.  I wanted to check that the gluten free Afternoon Tea on offer was just as good as I remembered it as I always recommend the hotel when asked for gluten free recommendations…spoiler alert…it was!

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Gluten Free Sandwiches

The gluten free sandwiches were served first and let’s just say the Coronation Chicken sarnie was out of this world…it even beat the egg sarnie which is my favourite.  I’m a traditionalist through and through and it was lovely to see the classic fillings served to perfection…the quality was perfect.

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Gluten Free Scones

You know I love a good gluten free scone and I can say with my hand on my heart that the gluten free scones at Brown’s Hotel passed my scone test with flying colours – they were easy to cut into (you aren’t required to take a chain saw to afternoon tea in your handbag thankfully), they aren’t rock hard…they were light as a feather (so no teeth will be lost!) and they were super yummy.

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I was provided with a few scones however I couldn’t fit them all in my belly so I had to ask for a doggy bag…hello breakfast the following day!

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^^^My scones dressed up to the nines!

Gluten Free Pastries

Gluten free pastries can be a bit repetitive with the trusty old macaron and panna cotta making an appearance at almost every gluten free afternoon…what I loved about the gluten free afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel is the detail that has gone into making this one of the best in London…the variety of pastries on offer were outstanding…hello mini little gluten free cheesecake!

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The pastries were all divine…not feeling 100%, G had a number of nibbles and he was well impressed with my gluten free offerings.

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Afternoon Tea for the Gluten Eating Monsters

As G was with me (we ventured into London without killing each other…apparently it was because I wasn’t frog marching him around London…he needs to take bigger strides!)…I have photos of the afternoon tea for the gluten eating monsters out there…G was rather spoilt as he didn’t have to share the stand with anyone else.

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^^^My reflexes were a tad to slow so G had already munched through a few sarnies before I managed to snap a photo or two.

The very delicious looking scones and pastries…

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…and we didn’t have to share clotted cream or jam which is fabulous due to cross contamination…I don’t like sharing my jam…I’m always asking for more jam before I’ve even started cutting into my scones.

Tea

I cheated and went for a peppermint tea *coughs* I was trying to be healthy…balancing out all that sugar.

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Atmosphere

The Tea Room is gorgeous; it was all dressed up for the Chelsea Garden Show with blooming flowers everywhere…we enjoyed the comfy high back chairs and the soft sounds of the piano.

Service

The service is 5 star as you would expect with lots of friendly chit chat however I did have to pour my own cup of tea on occasion…I know that sounds snobby however I do expect silver service for the price point they are charging.

We made the journey down to London as G and I both enjoy the tea that Brown’s Hotel use which you can buy however you can only buy in the hotel now…not online…yes they had plenty on stock a few days beforehand when I checked and they wouldn’t run out…famous last words…on our arrival they had sold out <insert eye roll>…so I’m sure we will be visiting again some time in the future!

Would I recommend the Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel, London – totally and it’s still in my top 5 places in London to visit for a gluten free afternoon.  A tad expensive however you are paying for a great quality afternoon tea and there are refills on offer as well – Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel starts at £55 per person and can be booked via this link.

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It feels like an age since I’ve written a gluten free afternoon review so I thought I better rattle my dags and show you a little afternoon feast from a few months ago.  Rachel and I headed into London to try the gluten free Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley…now this wasn’t my first visit (you can read my other review here from 2013…and I had visited again after this review but never blogged about it) but thought I would share my findings with you all as obviously opinions can change.

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Gluten Free Sandwiches

The sandwiches were okay…I would say that the gluten free bread was a tad thick for my liking BUT they were better than the pastry selection.  We were asked if we wanted more sarnies however we declined as Rachel and I are both sugar monsters.

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Gluten Free Scones

No scones…now this was never an issue before when I’ve visited the Berkeley Hotel for Afternoon Tea however I think there is a problem now.

Gluten Free Pastries

Now the pastries…if you offer no scones then I expect you to blow my cotton socks off when it comes to the pastry selection and The Berkeley failed…the mini cakes were very dry to the point that Rachel and I thought they might be stale…yes stale…you can put a glaze on it however if you wanted us to like it then you shouldn’t have overcooked it!

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To quote my dad – even the birds would leave those cake alone for fear of having to walk home!

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While in the past, the pastries were free flowing and constantly replenished…this is now not the case so don’t expect to try one of each pastry which is disappointing considering the lack of scones and the dad affair of the stale cakes.

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However on a happier note, it was good to see that the hotel have made more of an effort when it comes to the gluten free pastry selection and trying to align it to the regular afternoon tea…this change I am rather pleased about.

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To be fair, I really was disappointed with the pastries overall especially when you couldn’t eat the mini cakes as they were so rough…we did ask if there were any additional gluten free pastries and we were provided with a couple of mini macarons which were tasty (a saving grace to the pastry selection of the afternoon tea).

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Tea

I had a lovely cup of tea however I was disappointed that they didn’t replinish with hot water during our visit…for the price of the afternoon tea, I don’t expect to be drinking luke warm tea.

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Atmosphere

The tea room looks like it has had a little revamp and now can only be described as instagram worthy…while it’s very pretty, I just found it lacked a bit of soul and could be interchangeable with a few other hotel lounges in London.

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Service

The service was okay, it’s definitely not up to the standards that you receive at Claridge’s Hotel which is a shame as they are part of the same group and some consistency would be fabulous…it wasn’t horrendous but I don’t expect to refill my own cup of tea.  For the price point that The Berkeley has targeted, I would expect my tea to be refreshed during the afternoon tea experience.

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Would I recommend the Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley – if you have cash to burn and are really wanting to try the Pret-A-Portea afternoon tea then definitely go…don’t let my review change your mind but do be weary if you’re gluten free.

For me personally, while I have recommended The Berkeley as a fun place for a gluten free afternoon tea in the past, I would no longer recommend as I thought it was overpriced for the quality that we received on the day.

G and I are off the Brown’s Hotel this coming weekend so it will be interesting to see if I still rate them as one of the best in London for gluten free afternoon teas along with Claridge’s Hotel, The Lanesborough, The Langham and the Intercontinental Park Lane.

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The afternoon tea at The Berkeley starts at £52 per person plus 12.5% service charge.  You can learn more about the afternoon tea here on their website…FYI, the new Spring / Summer afternoon tea menu is out now.

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I thought I had done pretty well..one afternoon tea in five months and then suddenly I eat three in less than a month!  The gluten free afternoon tea at The Langham London was on my afternoon tea bucket list (like Claridge’s, Brown’s Hotel and One Aldwych) so when my lovely friend Caprice was over from South Africa we decided to have an afternoon tea outing…I know you’re all shocked that I would suggest afternoon tea!

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I’m going to apologise right now as my photos are a tad dark due to the sexy mood lightning that helps detracts the bags under the eyes however is a blogging nightmare.

The afternoon tea starts with a Panna Cotta…I normally see a panna cotta at the pastry stage of a gluten free afternoon tea however we were both provided with one at the very beginning and I can say with my hand on my heart…it was the best panna cotta I’ve ever eaten!

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Sandwiches

The gluten free sarnies were delicious however I did feel slightly cheated about the lettuce leaves…super picky I know but I would have liked my egg filling slapped inside some bread (I love egg sarnies!).  There were little twists to each of the traditional fillings which gave the savoury selection an added boost.

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Do not pass up seconds of the coronation chicken…possibly the best coronation chicken I’ve had at an afternoon tea to date!

Scones

Now you know gluten free scones are pesky little buggers at the best of times and there are not many grand hotels that pull off the perfect gluten free scone…obviously Claridge’s comes out top (I’ve eaten 50+ afternoon teas, so I’m allowed to make this big call) but I thought these gluten free scones were wonderful and definitely in my top two.  There was a slight powdery after taste but this is probably due to the gluten free flour that they’re using at The Langham.

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The size of the scones were dainty however this was perfect as I find scones quite filling…

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The next photo is pure scone porn where the tasty jam just drips off the scone…I was telling Caprice why I put clotted cream first on my scones…basically as it acts like glue and the jam sits better on the scone hence you don’t end up with half the cream and jam down your boobies or in my case…inside my dress and bra (seriously don’t ask how I still miss my mouth when it’s so big)!

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There was enough clotted cream and jam for Caprice and I to share…we didn’t start any jam wars!  And thankfully no lemon curd!

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Pastries

I was super impressed with the gluten free pastries at The Langham; this was the pièce de résistance and I think we can safely say that Cherish and her team have outdone themselves!  The only difference was the chocolate cake between the gluten free and normal pastries.  The flavours of these pastries are just mind blowing…I do find some gluten free pastries can be a tad bland however every pastry had a unique flavour however they all worked perfectly together and I’m not going to spoil the surprise for you….you will need to book the afternoon tea!

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Trying to look like a lady before scoffing all those pastries and failing!

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The happy face of a gluten free monster that found an afternoon tea that gives Claridge’s a run for it’s money especially since the gluten free pastries were almost identical as the gluten loaded pastries!  Not sure what’s going on with my fringe in these photo…possibly the excitement of afternoon tea was just too much for my fringe.

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Here’s the proof that there isn’t that much difference in the pastries…amazing right?!?!

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Tea

I went for the Silk Road White Tea which was divine and I would highly recommend…I like a white or green tea with afternoon tea as I find I get heart burn if I go for a black tea with afternoon tea.

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Atmosphere

The Palm Lounge is super cosy and elegant…just what you expect from a luxury hotel of this calibre.

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Afternoon Tea for the Gluten Eating Monsters

Here’s what to expect from the gluten loaded afternoon tea…it was super impressive and almost exactly the same as the gluten free afternoon tea…

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…Caprice was rather happy with her gluten loaded pastries!

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Service

The service was wonderful and attentive however my tea did end up a little luke warm at times but this was rectified with fresh tea throughout.  At the end of our afternoon tea, I was asked my thoughts…I was honest and said it was just a tad under Claridge’s but not by much…those lettuce leaves on the savoury plate…SHOW ME THE BREAD…but it was nice to be asked our thoughts on our experience…they didn’t know about my little blog.

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^^A big thank you to the team at The Langham for looking after us on the day and taking the compulsory afternoon tea photo of us both!

The Bar

We did pop into the bar for a drink…I was slightly jealous of Caprice’s magical drink but my frozen P.C. was super tasty…

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…poor Caprice had to finish mine for me as I don’t drink much these days…three slurps and then I pass my drink around the table.

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This is what I look like after having a massive sugar hit…approach with caution and don’t make eye contact!

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Would I recommend the Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at The Langham London – I would highly recommend; if you’ve visited Claridge’s and looking for an alternative then definitely make a reservation at The Langham in London as I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.  I’m now even more convinced that I need to tick off their spa from my London Bucket List!

The afternoon tea starts at £49 per person excluding service charge and bubbles and you can make a reservation online here.

I’ve you’ve got really special dietary requirements and want to ask a question to see if they can cater, pop @cherish_finden a tweet on twitter to see if it’s possible…she’s a Pastry Chef Rock Star!

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Have you tried the Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at The Langham, London; I would love to hear your thoughts.  If you do make a reservation after reading my review, let me know what you think of the afternoon tea.

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Many moons ago, Anna, Angie, Emma and I managed to get an afternoon tea date in the diary.  The gluten free afternoon tea at One Aldwych was one that had sat on my afternoon tea bucket list for a while so when Anna suggested that we visit I jumped at the chance.  The hotel has recently gained a lot of publicity as their menus are now all gluten and dairy free friendly hence why Anna and I were both excited to try out the afternoon tea.  I was intrigued to see if the gluten free afternoon tea was going to tickle my taste buds.

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Sandwiches

The gluten free sandwiches were delicious and the bread was the perfect texture…you know I don’t like gluten free bread that resembles a thick dish cloth so the sarnies passed with flying colours.

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The fillings were all traditional.  Also on the savoury menu were two little glasses filled with beetroot and tomatoes…as I’m not a fan of beetroot I left this to the side.

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We were asked if we would like our gluten free sandwiches replenished however we declined.

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Scones

I personally feel that you can see how much time and energy has been invested in a gluten free afternoon tea by the quality of the scones…unfortunately these gluten free scones actually resembled biscuits…I wasn’t impressed at all.

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I will apologise for the photos now…the lightning made it difficult to get a great photo…but here you go…these scones almost didn’t pass my gluten free scone test (which is = easy to cut into, they don’t break a tooth and that they are yummy to eat)…they almost failed on the easy to cut into test (take a chainsaw in your handbag if you intend to cut into the scones!)…they were like rocks!

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^^I finally got into the scones and as you can see they were pretty dry…so of course I did what any girl would do…I lathered that baby up with clotted cream and jam…the wrong way for poor Anna…

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…I was determined to eat the whole gluten free scone…difficult when they were actually quite tasteless.

Pastries

The afternoon tea is themed around the Roald Dahl classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and this was only influenced in the pastries of the afternoon tea at One Aldwych.   I loved the Eton Mess and the Candy Floss…the cake pop was okay (nothing to write home about)…the golden chocolate egg which was filled with vanilla cheesecake and a mango sauce was quirky.  I approved greatly of the caramel chocolate milk!

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The mini cakes and coconut macaroons were all a bit dry and tasteless for me.

I’m going to say it, I was disappointed with the pastries only because I was after something a bit more eccentric, quirky and fun – it felt all a bit too safe.  I have tried the Charlie and the Chocolate Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair and I thought that was quirky and fitted into what I was expecting with popping candy and your own chocolate bar to unwrap plus there were tables filled with jars of sweets around the hotel.

The gluten free pastry variety was good so I shouldn’t become too much of a Moaning Myrtle.

Tea

I went for the English Summer Garden…it was a hot and humid day in London so a cup of tea with a dash of summer sounded like a fabulous option.  I loved the tea.

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Atmosphere

Once again this is where the Charlie and the Chocolate inspired Afternoon Tea and the hotel just didn’t gel for me…the hotel is super sleek and modern and the afternoon tea calls for something a little bit daring, quirky and crazy which is what you get in the book but I just didn’t feel that the book actually influenced the afternoon tea.

My advice – either go crazy with the afternoon tea or go super sleek to fit in with the surroundings of the hotel.

The Dairy Free Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

I can give you a sneak peak of the dairy free version of the afternoon tea as Anna is Dairy Free…it was great to see that there wasn’t too much different from the gluten free version.  Anna has said that this was one of best Dairy Free Afternoon Tea’s that she’s tried.

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Service

The service was good and the staff dealed with all of our dietary requests with ease.

Would I recommend the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych London – I’m always really honest, I personally think there are better gluten free afternoon teas out there in London now and I was disappointed with the scones and pastries especially due to how much they are pushing this hotel as a gluten free establishment.  Based on this afternoon tea alone, I personally wouldn’t be rushing to make a reservation for dinner.

Were they having a bad day…who knows…was I picky…yes, but I always am.

Thankfully the company was perfect!

The Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych London starts at £39 per person and you can find more information at their website here.

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Have you tried the Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych; I would love to hear your thoughts especially around the gluten free version of this afternoon tea.

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I’m always going to be an afternoon tea lover and I’m rather happy to go back to a hotel that I know serves up a great gluten free afternoon tea more than once.  On Monday, Rachel and I headed into London to visit a Free From Fair and then to check out the new gluten free Royal Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental Hotel in Park Lane, London.

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I’m a big fan of the Intercontinental branded hotel chain and stay with them as often as I can as I know that I will be well looked after as a Platinum Ambassador member and that I will never go hungry as they look after their gluten free guests really well…actually all the various IHG branded hotels do!  <coughs loudly…remember that time that gluten free scones magically appeared at my breakfast table in Porto…seriously spoiled!>

Rachel and I started the afternoon tea proceedings with a Pimms cocktail…I sipped mine very slowly as I’m not a huge drinker these days and it did look rather too pretty to drink…well almost…

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…we took the necessary photos; chin, chin folks, quite literally…

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…and then we said cheers for the camera…and then a proper cheers without the camera!

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^^I love this photo of Rachel, she’s also one of the nicest bloggers I know and I will link up her review when she posts it as we all have different taste buds and expectations!

Sandwiches

The sandwiches which are part of the gluten free Royal Afternoon Tea included the following fillings – Salmon, Prawn Cocktail, Ham and Mustard, Coronation Chicken with Mango and Egg and Mayo.

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I liked all the fillings especially the prawn cocktail however the only let down for me was the bread used for the ham and mustard sandwich; it was a tad too thick and dry.

I love open sandwiches as I find gluten free bread to be rather heavy and you end up filling up on savoury things instead of all the sugary treats that you’ve been dreaming about.

Scones

Gluten free scones are tricky little devils for any pastry chef and these scones passed my scone test with flying colours – they were easy to cut into, they didn’t break any teeth and they were yummy to eat.

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The scones were quite small however I liked this idea as normally I can only eat one scone as I find them rather filling so smaller scones were gratefully received and eaten.

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If I had any complaint it was over the jam…I didn’t find it sweet enough.  Only strawberry jam and clotted cream is served with the scones and to be honest this is the only way I think they should be served…I’m a traditionalist!  Rachel on the other hand loved the jam…everyone has different taste buds.

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Pastries

Last by not least are the gluten free pastries and thankfully Rachel spotted no panna cotta – it’s become a staple on the gluten free pastry stand lately along with macaroons.  There was a really great variety on offer including a white chocolate cheesecake, carrot cake, flourless chocolate cake and gooseberry jelly with meringue.

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I thought the quality of the gluten free pastries were fantastic however I would have loved to have seen a little Royal twist in the pastries…like a little chocolate crown sitting on top of the cheesecake like they had on the afternoon tea pastries for the gluten eating monsters.  Picky I know…the quality of the gluten free pastries were outstanding though.

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Tea

Now I don’t know if you remember Luigi from my last visit to the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane when I tried out their Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea

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^^That’s Luigi just in case you needed reminding….well Luigi is still there and he’s a total tea making ninja!  If you’re lucky to see him, take all his suggestions on board…even the one when you think he might be going crazy talking about olive leaves…the tea works perfectly with your sarnies…infact all his recommendations worked perfectly with each course of the afternoon tea.

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G and I experienced something similar when we had Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental Amstel in Amsterdam a few years back and it adds a different dimension to the afternoon tea….see I told you that I love the Intercontinental brand!

Oh and don’t pass up the Iced Tea…oh my goodness, Rachel and I were in tea heaven with that baby.

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Atmosphere

The Royal Afternoon Tea is served in the Wellington Lounge and it’s one of the most relaxing spots to have afternoon tea – comfy chairs, check – pillows, check – your own personal space, check – great natural light for instagram photos, check!  It’s got all the important things going for it.

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Service

We had Luigi pamper us during our 4 hour afternoon tea experience (we may have stayed a tad longer than normal folks!)…we felt like princesses…Luigi fluffed up our pillows…I was totally prepared to kidnap Luigi.  But in all seriousness, the staff were all fantastic and in fabulous spirits and I love that you can have a laugh with the staff.  What I love about this hotel is that you don’t feel out of your depth, you feel welcomed the moment you step in the door, right through to the moment you leave.

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Would I recommend the Gluten Free Royal Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane – definitely, at £36 pp which includes the service charge, I don’t think you can go wrong.  The quality of the food is fantastic and even on my third visit…or is it my fourth visit to the hotel now, I’ve yet to be disappointed with their afternoon tea.  You can read more or book your visit right here at the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane website.

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Disclaimer: I was invited for a complimentary afternoon tea to try the new Royal Afternoon Tea at the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane for review purposes however I paid for my afternoon tea so that I can offer a truly independent review for my readers – I like to put my money where my mouth is!

Let me know if you try out the Royal Afternoon Tea as I would love to hear your thoughts.

xx

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