I went to the High Tea at Chateau Laurier with my 2 daughters and a niece. We had a very good time. I loved the fact that the girls (aged 4 and 6) were welcomed. The view, by the hotel's window overlooking the canal and Grand Central station was great. Service was excellent and attentive.
The best part was the tea service. I don't really know how to call it, but a gentlemen with his assortment of teas was coming around table to table and advising us on tea type and choice before preparing what we had chosen. He had a huge old fashion tea cart. He then came around to offer more water. He was also great with the kids and at chatting up with the adults. The small girls were offered hot chocolate and whipped cream.
Because high-noon tea is something we quite enjoy, we found that the actual 'food' lacked variety and distinctive taste. It was quite bland although the menu made it sound delicious. My oldest daughter and I each had a different kind of food tray and it almost tasted the same. It wasn't bad - it just wasn't great. The scones were excellent and moist though.
So overall, loved the experience (hence the very good) but would need to sample more Chateau Laurier to see how the food normally taste.
Would do it again for a special occasion.
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