I am fortunate enough to have friends who sometimes bring me to the amazing things they are doing. And last week Lindsay let me tag along to an afternoon tea at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel with her. I thought the layout of the hotel was beautiful. It’s a classic art deco hotel, and it’s been kept in pristine condition.
We had the champagne tea and, on the whole, I was impressed. They had perfected their cucumber sandwiches. (Cucumber slices just thin enough, not too much spread. Delicious.) Typically, my favourite tier of afternoon tea was the scones. Clotted cream is one of life’s true pleasures, it can’t be denied. And I give definite props to the macarons, which were the perfect texture!
The amount of food that was offered was generous without feeling too wasteful, like some afternoon teas are wont to be. I’d say our experience was excellent, but poor Lindsay had a hard time booking our tea; numbers on the website didn’t work and it seemed a bit unsure that our reservation actually existed. But the food itself was great and we were well looked after once we were there.
The cast of characters. Above: the beautiful Lindsay.
Lindsay took her gremlin-pal to tea, apparently.
Champagne afternoon tea is £30 per person.
The hotel is located at Bryanston Street, W1H 7EH.