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The AfternoonTea.co.uk team recently visited the elegant Park Room Lounge at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, to try out the ‘Anna’s Royal Afternoon Tea’ menu, inspired by the recent Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (newly titled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex).
After a lovely stroll around Hyde Park in the glorious London sunshine, we headed over to the 5* Grosvenor House Hotel. This iconic hotel is situated in a prime location on Park Lane, in the heart of Mayfair, and only moments away from some of London's top attractions!
The Park Room décor is stunning; it is clear that inspiration came from nearby Royal Hyde Park. Key features include a crystal butterfly chandelier, plush green sofas, and gorgeous floral displays creating a tranquil oasis to enjoy Afternoon Tea.
After a very warm welcome, we were escorted to our table with unrivalled views across Park Lane and onto Hyde Park. Our waiter expertly talked us through the menu and we opted for the full Anna's Afternoon Tea selection with Free-Flowing Champagne for 1.5 hours!
Alongside the Anna's Royal Afternoon Tea, they also serve an
award-winning children's Afternoon Tea priced at £15 per
Before the Afternoon Tea arrived, we were given a delicious passion fruit amuse bouche topped with candy floss. This wet the pallet for the treats to follow!
We began with the freshly made finger sandwiches which included traditional fillings such as honey roast Yorkshire ham with Coleman's English mustard, and cucumber with garden mint butter. My particular favourite was the bite size open sandwich with Foreman's smoked Scottish salmon and cream cheese. In fact, they were so delicious we requested more, with our lovely waiter more than happy to oblige!
Executive Pastry Chef Dale DeSimone has created a menu full of mouth-watering treats, all inspired by the Royal Wedding. As you can see, each cake looks like a work of art! The Invictus is a nod to Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus games and includes ginger curd, topped with strawberry hair and passion centre.
Of course they did not forget the romantic proposal which was celebrated with a trio of chocolate rings, inspired by the engagement ring designed by Prince Harry. As a chocolate lover, this was my favourite sweet treat!
We then made our way onto the scones which were perfectly formed and still warm from the oven. They served two types of scones, plain and raisin, along with a choice of British preserves. I picked the rose petal which was sweet and floral without being too overpowering.
With our taste buds still tingling, our waiter unexpectedly asked us what flavour cake we would like to take home, which was a lovely surprise. The choices were beautifully displayed in the Park Room and included British classics such as Victoria Sponge and Chocolate cake to name but two. This topped off an unforgettable experience at Grosvenor House and one which we would thoroughly recommend.
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