Review:Family Afternoon Tea at Park Corner Brasserie at London Hilton on Park Lane

by Nadia Ismail

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I recently had the pleasure of indulging in the new Afternoon Tea at Hilton London Park Lane, joined by my son who was able to relish in the children's Afternoon Tea. The iconic Hilton Hotel, nestled in the heart of London, has a reputation for luxury and sophistication. Their recent renovation creates an atmosphere of elegance and refinement. My visit left me thoroughly impressed with the culinary experience, ambiance, and the family-friendly options available.

The moment I stepped into the Park Corner Brasserie, the venue for the Afternoon Tea, we were warmly received. The décor, with its sparkling modern touches, exuded a sense of elegant beauty, yet we were made to feel comfortable and welcomed even with a young child. The serene backdrop of Hyde Park outside the large windows provided a perfect setting for a relaxed afternoon.

The Afternoon Tea at Hilton London Park Lane was an exquisite affair. Served on a three-tiered stand resembling a golden tree, the selection of sandwiches, scones, and pastries was a visual delight. The children’s version was the most delightful spread and as a parent, it was so pleasing to see how exciting it was received. Adorning a mini picnic bench, served on teddy China and gifted a teddy bear this was the ultimate Teddy Bear’s Picnic!

For the adult selection, we started with a carrot mousse, beetroot foam, herb leaf, uniquely for an Afternoon Tea, having an introduction course gave the experience a more ‘Fine Dining’ feel. We were also served two canape style savouries, including a delicious take on a quail Scotch egg served mushroom ketchup and my personal favourite – an asparagus crisp.

The finger sandwiches were more reflective of a traditional British Afternoon Tea with flavours such as Burford Browns free range egg with cress, chicken garlic truffle mayo and roast beef with horseradish cream. The children have more simple, child-friendly versions including ham, cucumber and cream cheese and chicken with sweetcorn.

The scones are served warm with a sprinkling of icing sugar on the plain and raisin bakes, accompanied with strawberry jam and a generous scoop of clotted cream, a nod to tradition. The children have mini versions, with a decadent chocolate spread in addition to the jam and cream – I may have nipped a bite and can confirm chocolate scones are a must!

The real highlight, however, was the selection of pastries and cakes. The creativity of the pastry chefs was evident in every bite, with innovative flavours and artful presentation. The lemon meringue tart was a particular favourite, bursting with the flavour of sharp lemons contrasting the sweet meringue. I also loved how the apple crumble mousse was actually served appearing to be an apple!

The presentation of the children’s selection was fun and whimsical, designed to appeal to little one’s imaginations. A personalised chocolate is adorned with each child’s name -it's a thoughtful touch making the younger diners feel special. The macaron is shaped as a teddy bear, and there is a chocolate bird in an edible nest alongside numerous other sweet treats that ensures families can enjoy this experience together.

The tea selection at Park Corner Brasserie was extensive, offering a wide range of options to suit every palate and the service was impeccable. The staff were attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. They made sure to cater to dietary preferences and allergies, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all guests and upon departing they gift you the sweetest sponge cake to ensure the magic lasts for the whole day.

The new Afternoon Tea at Hilton London Park Lane is a refined and delightful experience that pays homage to tradition while embracing innovation. The Brasserie’s ambiance, the quality of the food, and the attention to detail make it a memorable affair. Additionally, the Children's Afternoon Tea is a testament to the hotel's commitment to inclusivity and family-friendly offerings. Whether you're a with friends or a family looking for a special treat, Hilton London Park Lane's Afternoon Tea is an excellent choice.

Afternoon Tea at Park Corner Brasserie at London Hilton on Park Lane starts at £65 per adult and £36 per child. Click here for more information and to book.

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Nadia Ismail

Nadia is a Londoner and dessert advocate. Passionate about showcasing the beauty within food and the memories they can evoke, she shares her sweet adventures on her Instagram page @southbankfoodie

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