Eat | Afternoon tea at the Wellington Lounge

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After enjoying the Wellington Lounge’s Botanical afternoon tea last year, I’ve since been back for cocktails, mince pies and a moment of refuge from the Saturday shopping crowds. Needless to say, I was happy to be invited back to try their Wellington Tea as inspired by Arthur Wellesley, a former Prime Minister and Duke of Wellington. Starting with an open sandwich of Spanish ham and Monte Enebro cheese and a glass of champagne, there was little doubt that my afternoon at the Wellington Lounge was going to be anything but delicious and relaxing, which is what afternoon tea is about after all.

Afternoon tea without sandwiches simply won’t do. Sirloin beef with a hint of horseradish to a surprisingly tasty Portuguese sardine and honey variety. With dessert including the ultimate pairing of chocolate and coffee in the form of Sachertorte, layered blackberry and vanilla sponge bavarois, a Basque-style cake with a rich black cherry jam and a pairing of some of my favourite ingredients: coconut and pistachio tart. Hmmn, yes please! As I’ve come to expect, the presentation was exquisite. Every time I slice into a cake, those feelings of angst arise and I half expect to be told off for ruining the dessert. Fortunately, I was left in peace to indulge further. I don’t like to choose favourites but the buttermilk scones get my vote every time. Served warm with hip-widening clotted cream (is there any other way?), and strawberry preserve, the texture was perfect. Making scones is no laughing matter, which is my my rather bleak efforts have yet to make an appearance on the blog. Scone classes needed!

The Wellington Tea costs £28 per person (excluding champagne).

Wellington Lounge
InterContinental London Park Lane
One Hamilton Place
Park Lane
W1J 7QY
+44 (0)20 7318 8509

Not Just Another Milla was a guest of the Intercontinental Park Lane.

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6 Comments

  1. 21 July 2013 / 16:05

    Oh, I’m in love with these photos! Will you be going for afternoon tea in Japan?

    • Not Just Another Milla
      Author
      23 July 2013 / 11:41

      How sweet, thank you Aggie! Yes, I have an afternoon tea booked for each week I’m here. It would be wrong not to. I am in the land of tea after all!

  2. 22 July 2013 / 13:51

    This looks amazing. Ah, I can’t wait for my afternoon tea experience in London next month 🙂

    • Not Just Another Milla
      Author
      23 July 2013 / 11:40

      Really one of my favourites. Maybe you should consider it for your trip with maman. It’s not in Covent Garden but only a few metro stops away, if you can handle the heat of London Underground… 🙂

  3. 29 September 2013 / 19:28

    To the queen of afternoon teas, you are fabulous! I am following you now.
    Call Moi!
    Heavenly *kisses*

    • Not Just Another Milla
      Author
      10 October 2013 / 14:36

      Merci beaucoup ! So looking forward to meeting you 🙂

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