Not being a tea drinker (team coffee), fan of dead flies (raisins) in scones or noxious egg sandwiches, for a long time I was not keen on the traditional afternoon tea. However as they’ve evolved the more I’ve begun to appreciate their charms. There is something very decadent about taking a couple of hours during the day to eat cake and sip tea that really gets you in touch with your inner Marie Antoinette.
Every hotel now seems to do an afternoon tea and frankly many are meh for the prices charged. There are however some that I think are worth it. A recent delectable discovery is the ‘Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea‘ at Sanderson. The setting and menu are inspired by Alice In Wonderland with the tableware created by design collective, Luna and Curious.
Colourful, playful, fun with touches of whimsy, the attention to detail is fabulous.
Sanderson is generous with servings and everything is topped up on request. Is it style over substance as far as the actual food flavours go? Possibly but I found it all delightful and it left a grin as wide as the Cheshire Cat’s.
Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at Sanderson London, £35 per person plus 15% service charge.