If the origin of afternoon tea really does trace back to the Duchess of Bedford, then her highness would be undoubtedly impressed with the royal offering at Hotel La Tour.
As an afternoon tea aficionado I was thrilled to be invited along to a recent bloggers event by the lovely folks at Hotel La Tour. Not knowing much about the hotel, it was a great opportunity to discover more about this city centre destination – and I was not disappointed.
The hotel itself is modern and bright. The lounge where we enjoyed our afternoon delights was stylish and luxurious, with plenty of comfy sofas for relaxing after eating too many cakes! Even those little ones that look like they won’t fill you up :o)
Onto the food, which was a real treat. The afternoon tea featured a mix of classic items (crustless sandwiches and scones) with modern twists – of which the absolute winner was the Welsh Rarebit dip with Brioche Croutons. As a lover of all things cheese related, this was a taste of heaven for me; the warm, gooey cheese combined with the tang of the mustard and the crunch of the croutons…you have to taste it to believe it!
The sandwiches were tasty and fresh with a good choice of fillings, catering for meat-lovers and veggies. The scones were delicious, and while I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth I certainly enjoyed tucking into the cakes.
Being incredibly full I didn’t try all of them but I indulged in the raspberry and custard tartlet a really light option. The fresh raspberries had the perfect level of tang to complement the sweet custard and pastry. The lime cheesecake was also splendid. As a bit of a sucker for cheesecake and lime I couldn’t resist giving it a whirl, and I’m pleased I did as it was delicious.
The wide choice of drinks was also very varied, with plenty of teas available and also coffee. I opted for a Princess Jasmine, which was flavourful but mild, I drink three cups so it must have hit the spot!
What made the occasion even more enjoyable was the performance from Elegant Entertainment. Both the pianist and singer were immensely talented and the music created a lovely soothing atmosphere for the afternoon.
I’d highly recommend the afternoon tea at Hotel La Tour and I think it would be a lovely activity to celebrate a special occasion. The food was such a high standard, the service was attentive and the piano music and singer were the icing on the cake.
Afternoon tea at Hotel La Tour is served between 2pm and 5pm and is £19.95 per person.
I was invited along for a complimentary afternoon tea at Hotel La Tour as part of a bloggers event. I had such a lovely time I wanted to review the afternoon tea and all of the views in this post are my honest opinions.