Because if you’re going to have tea in Mayfair you’re obviously going to take pictures outside of Buckingham Palace right?
Outside of the Ritz.
I was offered the opportunity to attend an afternoon tea at Flemings in Mayfair. Flemings is a luxury boutique hotel in central London that offers both classic and chocoholic versions of your traditional afternoon tea. Let’s see if you can guess what I tried….
In the lobby of Flemings
So the order of service:
Step 1: Pick out which tea you’d like.
Step 2: Drink the Jacquart pink champagne.
Step 3: Revel in the full service.
Step 4: Pour tea. (Chocolate and Cream Tea for me, Caramel Tea for Sam.)
Step 5: Start making a dent in the sandwiches.
Ham and mustard on onion bread.
My favourite of the sandwiches was the ham and mustard on onion bread. (The onion bread is an absolute winner.) Sam’s favourite was the salmon and cream cheese on beetroot bread. There was the classic cucumber and cream cheese sandwich as well as egg mayonnaise on rye bread.
Step 6: Chocolate Chip Scones with raspberry jam, lemon curd and clotted cream. If you’ve never had clotted cream try it right now. It will change your life.
Amanda + Clotted Cream = True Love.
Devon vs Cornwall.
There are two famous ways of eating cream tea: Devon and Cornwall. In Devon you spread the scone with clotted cream then top it with your jam, whereas in Cornwall you put the clotted cream on top of your jam. Now I don’t discriminate so I’ll happily eat it either way…. Though I do have a preference. I wonder if you can guess which it is.
Step 7: Petits Fours. Chocolate pave, chocolate muffins, chocolate cupcakes, rose macarons and coconut marshmellow. Sam’s not keen on floral flavoured things so I got dibs on both macarons. Surprisingly, the muffins were both of our favourite sweet treat.
The service at Flemings was impeccable.
Afternoon tea at Flemings is usually £39 per person. However, Travelzoo is currently offering a voucher that brings the cost to £20 per person instead. Using Travelzoo is really easy- it is the same type of system as Groupon.
The service we received at Flemings left nothing to be desired. They were attentive and helpful without being overbearing. And I’m not just saying that because we were served extra champagne at the end.
Since we were already out and about we decided to make the most of the day and wander through one of Sam’s favourite parks, Green Park. This was the first day that my legs have seen the light of day since last summer. So please excuse my general vampiric glow.
We couldn’t resist the lure of Green Park on the first properly warm day of the year. Neither could the rest of London by the looks of things.
My search for a big floppy hat continues.
Dress: Aspire Boutique (similar seen on sale from Alice + Olivia!). Shoes: similar seen here. Bag: Coach. Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Allure.
*I’d like to thank Travelzoo for offering me the opportunity to chose from many of their deals. Flemings was my personal choice.