Ladies are you looking for a special afternoon with your group of girls? Then fashionista afternoon tea at The Berkeley hotel could be just what you will be after. This is not just the traditional afternoon tea with the usual sandwiches and scones. This is an afternoon tea that is inspired by the latest fashion, so the menu changes every six months to follow the changing season of the fashion world.
I was WOW by this beautiful and tasty afternoon tea, where you are presented by splash of colourful fashion. It is by so far the best afternoon tea I have experienced in London. This is definitely so far the afternoon tea I recommend for a ladies afternoon. But of course this afternoon tea does come at a price.
At the time we had the Autumn/inter 2012 Prêt-à-Portea collection and was given two Champagne afternoon tea menu options – with a glass of Laurent-Perrier (£49.00 per person) or with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé (£55.00 per son). I am not fuss with the champagne as I was more there to enjoy the fashion inspired cakes, so I choice to have a glass of Laurent-Perrier.
The service from start to finish was super, we felt comfortable and was friendly. It was a well deserved 12.5% discrentionary service charge. The waiter explained the whole afternoon experience that we could order our glass of champagne any time, and it did not have to be served right away. He was also very patient in explaining to us the range of tea that was available.
That day I felt some thing from the herbal range and selected wild blossom and berries. To my surprise it was a beautiful light tea which still had the berries flavour but not too strong.
The afternoon tea is served with individual plates of sandwiches. We each got five different filling which includes many of the classic filling, such as egg mayo, salmon with cream cheese etc.
Shortly, after the sandwiches the it was catwalk time and out came the colourful three tiers stand. The top-tier had cookies and glasses of mousse. The second tier contained a range of petite cakes. Then the bottom tier contained different savoury canapés.
Although, the cakes seem sweet it was surprising not that sweet. If we found it sweet we had the savoury canapés to balance it out, and since they were canapés size it still leave you room to go back for more delicious cakes.
To our surprise even after our first round we were not full which you usually get with many afternoon tea. We had room and craving to get second round for the bottom and second tier. The cake was just so yummy that we asked to have some of them replenish.
My favourite for taste had to be the pink polka dot cake which is an inspiration from designers Manolo Blahnik.
My favourite for cutest design had to be the Yves Saint Laurent inspired green handbag. Inside the handbag contained a green victoria sponge cake.
Other collection we had, included Fendi ankle boot biscuit, Marc Jacobs blazer biscuit, Burberry Prorsum layered praline, chocolate mousse trench coat which was topped with an umbrella etc.
We did not go home empty-handed, as we each got a colourful cardboard handbag each containing two different cakes. We were able to carry on enjoying the tasty fashion inspired cakes at home.
Fashionista’s Afternoon Tea
The Berkeley Hotel