Welcome back to another afternoon tea post from Tea With Me and Friends - this week we have a lovely guest post for you written by Hazel from Cupcake Daisy who recently visited The Rubens at The Palace in London for a spot of tea. Hazel creates and bakes amazing cakes herself and I was keen to hear what she thought about this afternoon tea....
The Rubens at The Palace offers a lovely traditional setting for afternoon tea with really friendly, professional staff. The afternoon tea offers diners a mix of both traditional and modern flavours.
For example, whilst the sandwich fillings were traditional with cucumber and cream cheese, ham and mustard, Smoked Salmon and chicken, the scones we enjoyed had a slight twist as they are flavoured with ginger and honey.
|Afternoon tea - The Rubens at The Palace|
In addition to the flavoured scones we also enjoyed plain ones, all served with Lemon Curd, Strawberry Jam & clotted cream.
|Afternoon tea sweet treats - The Rubens at The Palace|
The desert tray was a modern twist on traditional deserts, which looked wonderful. However, some of the deserts were slightly lacking in flavour which was a little disappointing - it did not however detract from the wonderful experience that we enjoyed.
|A glass of bubbles with your afternoon tea!|
As it was Afternoon Tea week we were offered a complimentary glass of champagne and as a bonus at the end of the tea we were also offered the chance to peruse the new 350 square metres of Living Wall, which has been designed to provide waves of blossoming plants throughout the year. This was accompanied by another complimentary glass of champagne.
Although some of the flavours were a little disappointing we had a wonderful time and would definitely go back and enjoy this afternoon tea experience again.
It sounds like Hazel had a wonderful afternoon tea at The Rubens at The Palace. Tea is served between 2pm - 4:30pm during the week and between 1pm-5pm on the weekends. Pastry chef, Danielle Maupertuis, has created this very special Living Wall afternoon tea, which features some of their homegrown flowers! For more information about this unique afternoon tea visit their website.
I'd like to thank Hazel for sharing her wonderful afternoon tea adventure with us, this is one I would definitely like to try for myself. If you have experienced an afternoon tea that you would like to share with us please get in touch.
Thank you for popping by today,