I have just returned from a weekend in London and was lucky enough to be treated by a friend for afternoon tea at the Dorchester, in celebration of my birthday.
On arrival, we were warmly greeted and advised where the clockrooms and ladies were situated. On returning, we were shown to our table and introduced to our waitress (unfortunately I'm terrible with names, so can't pass on our delight directly). Although we had booked the standard afternoon tea, we were shown the menu to see if we wanted any extras. As it was the day of my birthday, we treated ourselves to a glass of champers, which was delicious. Although you are given a time limit when booking, we certainly didn't feel rush and it was a very nice paced afternoon.
We ordered our tea and then our sandwiches arrived. They were so fresh and full of flavour and you were given the opportunity to have as many as you liked. Warm scones followed, together with an amazing selection of cakes. Our waitress was warm, friendly and the service was perfect.
As a lovely touch, I was then presented with a small birthday cake, which really made my day :). The birthday cake and small cakes that we hadn't been able to eat, were boxed, to enable them to take us home.
So all in all, I would throughly recommend the Dorchester for any special occasion, the surroundings are beautiful, the food divine and the staff so warm and friendly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dorchester occupies the most prestigious acre and a half of real estate in the world, in the heart of Mayfair overlooking the glorious green expanse of Hyde Park. The preferred hotel of British society, The Dorchester embodies the highest service values whilst its design and character exude 1930s glamour with a contemporary edge. Prized for its spacious and beautifully designed rooms and suites, The Dorchester’s restaurants and bars - Alain Ducasse, China Tang, The Grill and The Promenade – also attract Londoners and the glitterati alike. The Dorchester Spa was recently transformed to create the most desirable and indulgent pampering destination in London with a uniquely named Spatisserie for tea and cake. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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