Welcome back to another guest post at Tea With Me and Friends. Do you remember in the summer Lorna and I celebrated the blog running for a year with a little competition? The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington helped us celebrate by giving us an afternoon tea for two to give away. Lots of readers joined in the fun, but it was Lucy from Foodie Force who was the lucky winner.
Lucy recently enjoyed her afternoon tea prize.....let's see what she thought of her afternoon tea experience....
Two minutes from South Kensington station the Ampersand Hotel and The Drawing Rooms have been beautifully designed. The Drawing Room instantly put me at ease. It has a wonderful warm and homely interior with freshly baked goods on display (a FoodieForce paradise).
We opted for the traditional afternoon tea, which began with Tartines....
Highlights had to be the coronation chicken and smoked salmon. The coronation chicken had the right balance of creaminess and spice.
Service at the Ampersand Hotel is seriously relaxed, now this won't be to everyone's cup of tea (pardon the pun), but for me I personally found this refreshing. Where you are quietly allowed to enjoy the wonderful food and the company of friends without being rushed.
What followed have to be the best scones I have ever had. Now this is no exaggeration, this woman knows her scones and these were super light and wonderfully fluffy. With the addition of clotted cream and strawberry jam, all I could have wished for is that they were bigger.
The Ampersand definitely have their pâtisserie down to a fine art.
The lemon meringue tart, chocolate brownie and English breakfast tea bonbon were seriously delicious.
A wonderful afternoon tea. I very much look forward to visiting again in the future to stay in their superbly modern boutique hotel.
We'd like to thank Lucy for sharing her experience with us, to read the full blog post please visit Lucy's blog - Foodie Force. We're really pleased that Lucy enjoyed afternoon tea at the Ampersand as much as we do, her photos certainly made our mouth's water!
The traditional afternoon tea at the Ampersand costs £27.50 per person or £39.50 with a glass of Champagne. The Ampersand offers a range of different afternoon teas, including themed and vegetarian options. For more information please visit their website.
Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna