Mr R and I had a lovely day-date last week at The Chesterfield Hotel for a spot of high tea and award winning pasteries and cakes. The Chesterfield Hotel is a elegant 4-star hotel tucked away in the heart of Mayfair. I have had my eye on this for so long now and I was so happy to have finally got reservations. You can imagine how happy I was - just a like a kid in a sweet shop, except the sweet shop was a posh hotel and instead of sweets, I GOT CAKE!
There is a number of afternoon tea experiences that you can choose from at The Chesterfield, so there is definitely something for everyone and the service from all the staff was top class. I can honestly say that we felt like royalty for the afternoon and why this hotel isn't a 5-star is beyond me.
What I like most about this experience is that we had the choice to mix and match which afternoon tea that we wanted. So, we opted for the traditional afternoon tea and the 'Chocolate Lover's Tea' - check out the selections that they have - link.
As we went for the mix and match option, we were given the follow:
Freshly baked home-made fruit and plain scones + chocolate chips scones
Served with Cornish clotted cream and home made strawberry jam.
Banana cupcake & Carrot and Pineapple cupcake.
Strawberry jelly mousse cheesecake.
Orange and dark chocolate macaroon
Delicious chocolate fudge brownie
Traditional Fruit Tart
Roast chicken with grain mustard mayonnaise and nibbled almonds on white bread.
Free range egg mayonnaise and watercress on basil bread.
Cucumber and cream cheese on white bread.
Honey roast ham with cheddar cheese and tomato chutney on onion bread.
and Scottish smoked salmon with cream cheese on brown bread.
There are a vegetarian, Gluten-free and Champaign tea options available too!
The tea selection wasn't big, but it had all the essentials and herbel teas were also available too. As per, I went for the Earl Grey and Mr R went for the Green Sencha Tea.
At £32.50 per person, some might say this is on the pricer side for a afternoon tea experience, especially when there are hundreds of deals out there ranging from £20 and under. But in my opinion, if you want a good quality afternoon tea experience with all the 'trimmings', then you are best of spending £30+ per person. I've had a fair share of afternoon experiences (and thats including The Dorchester - love!) and I can honestly say that anything under £30 (from experience) has been a bit of a disappointment. I know, its all a matter of opinion, so if you are willing to splash out every now and then, why not do it properly? Granted, the price and experience is not for all audiences, but if you're celebrating a special occasion, then I highly recommend this experience and I, hand-on-heart, definitely will be recommending The Chesterfield Hotel for afternoon tea to all my family and friends.