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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Time for Tea....Firmdale Covent Garden

Hello there,

We hope you've had a good week.

We love it when our friends on Facebook and Twitter contact us with photos of afternoon teas that they have enjoyed - its always great to hear about other people's afternoon tea experiences.

This week I received a message on Facebook from Jude, who had enjoyed afternoon tea with her family at Firmdale Covent Garden Hotel. Now I've been inside this beautiful hotel, and loved the interior but I have never had their afternoon tea so I was keen to hear more about Jude's experience.

Jude and family enjoying afternoon tea

 There are several different afternoon teas that you can enjoy at the hotel, the Covent Garden afternoon tea with bespoke cakes and sandwiches, or there is a more traditional afternoon tea, both of which can be enjoyed with a glass of bubbles. Alternatively if you prefer a more savoury tea time treat you could opt for the Gentleman's afternoon tea. Guests are spoilt for choice from the moment they arrive!

Afternoon Tea - photo from Firmdale website

There is a good selection of teas on offer, Jude particularly enjoyed the Lapsang Suchong. There is also a bespoke English Breakfast tea and a Rare Earl Grey to name just a few.

Jude and her family opted for one of the traditional afternoon teas and one of the Covent Garden afternoon tea....and couldn't wait to tuck in when the feast arrived at the table....

They couldn't wait to get stuck into the feast!

The traditional afternoon tea includes a selection of traditional afternoon tea sandwiches and cakes.

Included in the Covent Garden afternoon tea is a slightly more unusual selection of afternoon tea sandwiches including lemon roasted chicken, Cheddar cheese and pickle and a smoked salmon, prawn and avocado wrap.

The sweet treats in the Covent Garden afternoon tea include a chocolate and blackberry slice, an orange an chocolate mousse and a coffee, chestnut and hazelnut praline cake. Don't they all sound scrummy?

Jude commented on how wonderful the scones were, very light and scrummy. There is the choice of plain or fruit scones, and they are served with preserves and clotted cream.

The scones were popular!

Jude also liked the china that the hotel uses, which was very quaint and delicate. I do like it when a hotel uses special china for their afternoon tea, I think it makes the whole experience a little bit more special. I also think that the service you receive during your afternoon tea is also very important. Jude commented that the waitresses who served her were very friendly.

Jude loved the delicate china

Both sweet afternoon teas cost £26.00 per person, or if you wish to add a glass of bubbles it costs £34 per person. Considering the location of this hotel, within a short walking distance of both the Royal Opera House and the National Gallery, I think this is a really reasonably priced afternoon tea.

If you opt for the gentleman's tea you will be treated to a feast of savoury items including fish goujons, steak sandwiches and scotch eggs, all followed by a piece of cake. This tea also costs £26.00 per person, if you would like to enjoy a glass of pale ale with your savoury feast it will cost £31.50 per person.

Afternoon tea - photo from Firmdale website

Thank you Jude for sharing your experience and photos with us, this looks like a wonderful afternoon tea....one we must add to our afternoon tea wish list!

If you've enjoyed an afternoon tea recently we'd love to hear from you. You can either contact us via Twitter or Facebook, send an email or leave a comment on the blog.

Thank you for popping by today,
Square Meal

1 comment:

Jenna Fifi said...

That all looks scrumptious! I'll definitely try this place out..I love afternoon tea!

Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk