It’s afternoon tea epic at the moment! I’m going to share another unique afternoon tea – The Mad Hatters!
The Mad Hatters afternoon tea at the Sanderson hotel is like Alice going to wonderland. It brought us an afternoon of fun and laughter. We even had riddles to keep us entertained.
When we arrived a jewellery box was sitting on the table but unfortunately it did not have any hidden gems, instead it was filled with sugar cubes.
The menu is hidden in a red vintage book. I didn’t even know and thought it was just a book to read.
There are four unique selection of tea to choose (Strawberry and Cream, Mint choc chip, Apple Pie, Rhubarb and Cream). We were presented pretty mini pots of each one to help decide which one to select.
I decided on the mint choc chip which tasted as you expected – mint choc chip! It probably to as unusual compare to the others since you get mint tea and this had an additional hint of chocolate flavour.
The tea are served in a king or queen pot, which comes with their crown. It was definitely a mad hatters tea party.
There are a selection of savoury dishes including quiches, as well a good selection of sandwiches with different types of bread and fillings. We had four to choose, with my favourite being the sundried tomato bread and the dark rye bread.
- Smoked Cumbrian ham with whole grain mustard on sundried tomato bread.
- Cucumber and chive cream cheese on spinach bread
- Egg mayonnaise with watercress and smoked sea salt on lemon bread
- Smoked salmon and lemon butter on dark rye bread
We also got a selection of savoury and sweet scones which are served with butter, jam and clotted cream. The sweet scone was like chocolate brownies and I could eat it on its own or with some clotted cream.
Although the sandwiches was colourful so was the sweet selections, which included Matcha green tea and white chocolate mousse served in chocolate cup. The Melting Mango cheesecake was interesting as it had a melting mango centre which looked like runny yolk.
On the top-tier had ‘strawberries and cream’ homemade marshmallow mushrooms and carrot meringue that was served on a bed of uneatable pea shoots.
The ‘Tick Tock’ traditional Victoria Sponge was beautifully made and instantly reminded me of the rabbit.
My favourite was the ‘Drink Me’ Potion is another favourite which was like drinking a tropical flavoured foam.
We finished it all off by visiting the trolley of Jelly wonderland, where you can freely fill a glass of different flavoured jelly.
I loved the who afternoon tea experience which meet its name as The Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea. Not only was it just the food but the whole layout of the table went with the theme. It is an afternoon tea that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids.
The Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea cost £38 without the champagne and for kids (4-11) it would cost £30.
(Prices correct at the time do dining)
50 Berners Street,