A visit to London would not be perfect without indulging in a cream tea, I did plan my perfect night out in Soho in advance and booked a table in wonderful Barshu, however I neglected to book cream tea perfection. On the morning of the day – the Dorchester was full, Browns was full, everything was full, and then I called this place expecting them to turn me down, but no they had had a cancellation just moments before and so we scored afternoon tea for 4 at the Mad Hatter’s tea party at the Sanderson hotel. The location is modern, if you can get outdoor seating in the conservatory then that is what I would recommend. I bring this to Fiesta Friday and virtually I am bringing along a cake platter. It’s been a while but lovely to see you all :)!. The menu comes stuck inside the pages of a book:
4 different teas are on offer, a delectable one named chocolate and mint – which was lovely with sugar, although I am a traditional English breakfast kind of girl. The sandwiches were rolled instead of small triangles and made of different coloured breads, a tiny sponge with a watch dial on top a reference to the late rabbit, and teapots with the king and queen on them all added to the fun. The food was lovely, but not traditional in a trad English cream tea kind of way, that’s to say the focus wasn’t on perfect scones, the scones were ok, but you wouldn’t come here for the scones and the preserves were ok but not artisanal, the setting modern not traditional, but if you sign up for the mad hatters cream tea, then that is what you are hoping to get. And I either wanted the whole deal at the Dorchester or else something wholly different. And if that is what you are looking for then this is it: a wholly different experience.