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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Time for Tea.....Covent Garden Hotel, London

Hello there,

Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends - we hope you're feeling tea-riffic today!

Last weekend our lovely friend Sheree was celebrating and her birthday......and what better way to celebrate than a spot of tea. Sheree and her friends enjoyed an afternoon tea adventure at the Covent Garden Hotel in London, which is a Firmdale Hotel.

Let's hear all about Sheree's experience......

Afternoon tea - Covent Garden Hotel

Three of us went to tea which is served in the hotel's Brasserie Max Restaurant. This  offers a range of afternoon teas from 'traditional' to 'gentleman's'. The occasion was a double birthday celebration and the choice of menus was important as one of us is on a gluten free and vegetarian diet, so it was helpful to be able to see the gluten free menu beforehand. 

We each chose a different menu - traditional, Covent Garden and gluten free afternoon tea. 

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches - Covent Garden Hotel

Sandwich variety was good and dietary preferences dealt with well, although the gluten free bread was a little dry. Cakes and sweet treats were a good mix of light and fruity to chocolatey, whilst the scones were a good size, fresh and tasty. We were offered more sandwiches and scones, but even I declined as I'd eaten all of my cakes, which is a first as I sometimes prefer savoury food - this says a lot about the range of cakes being just right for me!

In fact our cake stands were left practically empty, which is the sign of a good tea! 

Afternoon tea - Covent Garden Hotel

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea - Covent Garden Hotel

The restaurant itself was very relaxed and comfortable. We were there nattering for over 3 hours and didn't feel rushed to leave. To help my friend and I celebrate our birthdays we were each presented with an extra cake with a candle matching the colour of our tops! Nice touch!

I'd definitely go back to try another tea, or maybe to have the same one again!

Well it looks like Sheree and her friends had a tea-riffic afternoon tea adventure! To find out more about the Covent Garden Hotel pop by their website.

We'd like to thank Sheree for sharing her experience with us - if you enjoy an afternoon tea don't forget to send us a photo....we love to see what treats you've been experiencing!

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

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