So about a month ago, when our friends from Lithuania were visiting us – we took them to one of our loved afternoon tea places. I already posted about our first experience at the Grosvenor House Hotel, but I thought I would do another quick post of what we were served the second time around! Not only was it a wonderful time in great company, but we were being served the Wimbledon tea special which came with some Wimbledon’s classic flavors and made me really happy 🙂
As per usual – the sandwiches were served before all the scones and pastries. We had quite a big selection – a variety of cucumber & cream cheese, salmon, egg, prawn, beef, chicken and my favorite – the traditional ham and cheese. Before the sandwiches though – we were served the refreshing fruit cocktail. This was one of the things Jonas, Paulius and I loved about their afternoon tea last time. A refreshing combination of pineapple, mango and melon to start your experience and wake you up!
The scones were incredible- just like last time! And the desserts and pastries were divine! I really liked the strawberry and cream tartlet, yet the elderflower jelly was the favorite amongst us all – that was the one dessert we asked more of!
One thing that was quite new to us and was not offered the time before – was the selection of cakes to choose a slice from to enjoy at the end… or to take home with you in a wonderful carrier box if you are too full. I thought this made the experience extra special! I chose the hummingbird cake which I then had the next day and thought it was delightful! I’m sneaking in a beautiful photo of Jonas holding the box at Hay’s Galleria later that same day. I really love this photo of him (plus you get to see what the carrier box looks like!)
Just like the first time – I loved it! The live pianist in the corner behind us at the Park room was also incredible and he made this moment even more special. I really do urge you to go visit this hotel and have some afternoon tea there as so far – it has been our favorite place!