Welcome back to another guest post at Tea With Me and Friends and this time we are joined by Kelly who is going to share with us some of her gluten free afternoon tea adventures....
Like Rachel and Lorna, I'm a big lover of Afternoon Tea - the food, the tea and spending an afternoon enjoying delightful conversation in a posh London hotel is always a perfect way to spend an afternoon. But there is one difference between Rachel and Lorna and myself - I have a gluten intolerance.
I'm not one to back away from a challenge so in 2013 I made it my New Years Resolution to eat as much Afternoon Tea as I could to find the best Gluten Free Afternoon Tea in London.
Not all 5 Star Hotels are created Equal
Unfortunately some of London's top hotels are still struggling to get their gluten free Afternoon Tea right - from undercooked & overcooked scones and pastries tasting foul it can feel like you are stepping on egg shells. My stand out hotel from last year was The Goring Hotel in London for their Afternoon Tea - everything was to die for!
|Gluten free afternoon tea - The Goring Hotel|
|Gluten free scones - The Goring Hotel|
Cheap and Nasty
If you are on a budget and looking at spending £20 per head for your Afternoon Tea then you will get the bulk standard finger sandwiches, scones, a chocolate brownie and bakewell tart - I have seen this numerous times. Never fret, there is a great cheap £20 Afternoon Tea at The St James Hotel and Club who specialise in Gluten Free Afternoon Tea and they have a great selection of pastries.
|Gluten free afternoon tea|
The St James Hotel and Club
The Bees Knees - Vintage Tea Rooms
Surprisingly the Vintage Tea Rooms dotted around England offer some of the best gluten free Afternoon Teas and can actually outclass some of London's top hotels. Case in point would be Southill Vintage Tea Rooms in Bedfordshire that have a great gluten free selection - they employ someone with a gluten intolerance so all their cakes are amazing!
|Gluten free cakes|
Southill Vintage Tea Rooms
|Gluten free scones - Southill Vintage Tea Rooms|
If you would like to read my round up of the best Gluten Free Afternoon Tea's in London then please check out my blog.
I don't know about you....but I'm drooling a little bit after looking at all of those scrummy photos! To see more gluten free afternoon tea photos and other articles pop by Kelly's fab blog! A huge thank you to Kelly for sharing her afternoon teas with us!
If you've enjoyed a gluten free tea and would like to share it with us please get in touch - we'd love to feature you as a guest blogger!
Thank you for popping by today,