With only a week to go until we head off to Antigua, Claire and I went for afternoon tea last week to plan and discuss the last minute details of the trip! I'd never visited the St Ermin's hotel before, but heard so much about it as it was a favourite of Winston Churchill's for top secret war time meetings. Their Royal Afternoon Tea is currently running to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, and as it was a beautiful sunny day, we made the most of it and sat outside on the gorgeous shady terrace.
The one thing I loved about this afternoon tea was the size of it. I'm one of those awful people who when lots of food is put in front of me I feel as though I *have* to eat it all. So to have a dainty selection of food was perfect and the best way to enjoy afternoon tea without feeling completely sick and bloated afterwards. Also how cute is the crockery?!
The sandwiches were delicious, my favourite was the lobster on a mini brioche roll. It was so so good!
I'm not a huge scone person and so I tend to avoid them (not worth the calories etc if you don't enjoy eating it!), but the flavours of these ones were so interesting I just had to try one! I had the white chocolate and raspberry one and I'm not sure I can ever eat a normal plain ole scone again.
Obviously though the sweet things were my favourite, as I have the biggest sweet tooth ever. The delicate cakes and patisseries were lovely, but we couldn't finish them all so had to take them home in boxes! My favourite was definitely the chocolate and raspberry one though!
Our afternoon tea was the perfect girlie catch up, and St Ermin's Hotel is insanely beautiful. I adored the design of the inside with the sweeping staircase and chandeliers.
Where's your favourite place in London for afternoon tea?
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*Our afternoon tea was complimentary