Sunday, 11 January 2015

#LDNBloggersTea at the Lancaster Hotel

Now firstly I must apologise for the lateness of this post. The #LDNBloggersTea in question happened back in November, Sunday 30th to be precise. The following day December arrived and my schedule seemed ridiculously busy, unfortunately this meant

This was my 4th #LDNBloggersTea. This time it was held at the Lancaster London, with Melanie from Sunny in London organising, and what a great job she did. She's the woman to get in touch with if you fancy coming to the next one. :-)

If you told me at the beginning of 2014 I'd walk into a roomful of strangers whilst attending my first bloggers event, I'd have probably said 'don't be daft'.

It was hosted by Chef Ben Purton,who definitely knows how to keep us bloggers happy. He was at the Royal Horseguards Hotel back in February when I attended my very first #LDNBloggersTea, which you can read more about here.

There were two tables laid with the Afternoon Tea ready for all of us bloggers to pounce with our cameras - it was perfect, we could take lots of photos without stopping anyone from tucking into the food. (Although we're all bloggers we know the etiquitte here, right)?

Between them Ben and Melanie organised a really spectactular afternoon for us bloggers. We had a representative from
Laurent Perrier talking to us about the Champagne and a lovely prize draw and a goodie bag to take home.


 


 The backdrop is just beautiful, Hyde Park and the Serpentine. The bloggers tea was held in a private room. Since Chef Ben arrived he has introduced Afternoon Tea to the Lancaster, it would seem they were missing a trick previously. He is very proud of what he has achieved and was keen to give us all a 'behind the scenes' tour. We saw the kitchen and preparation area which gave us a real insight into how much hard work goes into the Afternoon Teas.


There were lots of Scones and sweet treats to enjoy. Including traditional plain scones, scones with dried fruit, and then a new one for us to sample - Christmas Pudding flavour scones. The Christmas pudding flavour scones were lovely - just a subtle Christmas flavour. Some of my fellow bloggers claimed they don't like Christmas pudding, but liked these scones.  The scones were accompanied with a delicious strawberry jam and zingy marmalade. I have to say I do LOVE the scones, they are almost definitely my favourite part of Afternoon Tea. However the sweet treats also caught my eye, there was a lovely selection of cakes, macaroons and little lollies with popping candy which were my favourite.


The Lancaster's signature Afternoon Tea is priced at £30 per person.
£40 with a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne
£45 with a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne (Rosé)
 
*Disclaimer - I attended the #LDNBloggersTea which meant our Afternoon Tea was given at a discounted rate. All views are my own.
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  1. Yum! Brings back good memories. Sorry we didn't have a chance to talk at the tea but hopefully next one!

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