First blog post of the New Year!
So in my last post I talked about how I decided to take a bit of a hiatus from blogging in January….
However, I did manage to squeeze in a trip to the Wellesley Hotel for some afternoon tea. Trying to find a place for afternoon tea close to Christmas is a bit of a mission. So we took a bit of a gamble with The Wellesley but it definitely paid off! The hotel is a fairly new addition to Knightsbridge and is situated next door to the Lanesborough Hotel. Decorated in an art deco style this place is all about detail, elegance and luxury.
We arrived on a windy and wet Sunday evening to be greeted by staff at The Wellesley and were shown to the beautiful Jazz lounge. Not having had the chance to check the rooms out before we had booked I was blown away by the opulent and luxurious interior, especially the larger than life chandelier ( bling bling)!
After we had settled into our seats the waiter explained to us the various types of tea and we were given the chance to test their aromas. I opted for a black tea which had vanilla notes. This proved to be a good choice to counter the sweetness of the pastries.
Courtesy of the chef we received a surprising and very tasty extra, a strawberry pannacotta.
The afternoon tea was pretty extensive – we enjoyed a selection of homemade finger sandwiches, assorted pastries, warm raisin & plain scones homemade preserves & clotted cream. While we took tea we were quietly serenaded by a pianist.
For 35 pounds we thought the afternoon tea at The Wellesley was definitely worth every penny. Staff were very attentive and we had as many refills of our teapot as we needed. We couldn’t even finish the array of pastries that we were given, luckily we got to take the rest home in a goody bag!