Monday, 17 February 2014

#LDNBloggersTea

Yesterday I went to my very first bloggers event, London Bloggers Tea (#LDNBloggersTea) organised by Selena (what a great job - thank you). I was a little nervous about arriving alone and walking into a room potentially full of strangers. However it's amazing how soon you can forget that and quickly your finding out you have an awful lot in common with the other bloggers.We were welcomed by Chef Ben, who later explained to us a little about the menu and what they offer at the menu.
 
Nerves aside and champagne in hand we all got chatting and eventually took our places, and 3 tables beautifully laid with pink and flowery cups and saucers. The Royal Horseguards Hotel did a lovely job, having a private room for an event like this works perfectly. And in true blogger fashion all the cameras and phones appeared whilst we all snapped away.
We each had a lovely menu rolled into a scroll with pink ribbons, which I love to have to refer back to. The waiting staff were lovely, and constantly topped up our teacups with either an Earl Grey or Pomegranate Herbal Blend.
Personalised Menu 
 
The entire Afternoon Tea stand with plenty of sandwiches. 
  
My selection of vegetarian sandwiches.
Close up of Mango Curd Tart with Coconut Marshmellow and Mango Glaze,
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, and Pink Peppercorn & Strawberry Stripy Macaroons
 
From above: The beautiful top tier bursting with beautiful treats.

The desserts were wonderful - bursting with colour and flavour. I especially enjoyed the Banana Roulade and the Mango Curd Tart. However the 'After Eight Shot Glasses' almost stole the show with a lovely rich chocolate and pannacotta ensemble.
 
One of my personal favourite parts of Afternoon Tea: warm scones, clotted cream & raspberry preserve.

The Afternoon Tea on offer at The Royal Horseguards Hotel is just lovely. The staff accommodated a private party perfectly, from being greeted in the reception area by Chef Ben to having our coats taken and members of staff topping up our tea at just the right time. I always feel it's the little touches that all add up and make Afternoon Tea such an special experience.

I had a lovely afternoon meeting new people, and some faces that I recognised from the world of Twitter. 
 
It's always very exciting walking away from an Afternoon Tea with a little goodie bag, so I've enjoyed (and shared a few more treats this evening).

You'll find The Royal Horseguards Hotel (a Guoman Hotel) situated at 2 Whitehall Court, London, Sw1A 2EJ. Just off of Whitehall and a short walk from Waterloo. A perfect place for that special treat of Afternoon Tea!

Thanks for reading x
 
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9 comments

  1. Lovely photos and lovely to meet you Sarah!!! Looking forward to the next one already!!!! xx

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    1. Thank you, and you too Meg. Look forward to reading your blogposts! xx

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  2. Wow, I didn't realize you didn't know anyone. I'm glad you came though! It's so nice to meet other people at these bloggers events. Especially while enjoying an afternoon tea :-).

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    1. Yes, all by myself!! It was lovely, glad I decided to come too! It was lovely! xx

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  3. Great review of such a lovely afternoon. I'm so glad that you joined us and I hope you made some new friends. I hope to see you at the next one and have some more time to chat. xoxo

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    1. Thank you definitely, it was lovely - you did a great job at organising it. Thank you! xx

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  4. What fabulous photographs! It's reassuring to know that others were nervous at first. I felt the same way! Wish we could have had more time to talk together, but 20 bloggers in one room is certainly a bit overwhelming. Hope to see you at the next tea in May, if not before.

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    1. Thank you - you weren't the only one. It'll be much easier next time. Yes, definitely hope to come to more - see you then! xx

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  5. It was a great afternoon, and it's so wonderful to have met you - and for you to have braved all of us lot!

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