Indulge in a little bit of ‘belle époque’ luxury when you enjoy a Waldorf afternoon tea! It really is all about location location location for what has to be the very best afternoon tea in the West End. The two of you will be taking high tea at the Waldorf in Aldwych just a short stroll from Covent Garden.
Your afternoon tea at the Hilton Waldorf is served in the Grand Salon of the Homage restaurant. And what a sumptuous setting it is. With huge gilded ceilings tall Gothic-style pillars sparkling mirrors and an intricate block wooden floor this really is a room that’s dressed to impress.
In fact we’d say this superb eatery is almost theatrical in its disposition blending modern design touches with a very ornate Louis XVI-style decor. If you’re looking for the perfect place to luxuriate in an afternoon tea we think the Waldorf is it right down to the sleek black velvet upholstered dining chairs and the dark wood and glass tables. Very smart.
At the five star Waldorf the emphasis is very much on polite and attentive staff who will be on hand to serve your afternoon tea selection at your table. Just as you’d hope from this sort of establishment the fancy cakes sandwiches and scones come on a silver three-tiered stand and the table linen is most definitely starched!
An extra special touch we love is the fact that the tea that is served all afternoon at the Waldorf is actually exclusively blended for this leading West End hotel. You can plump for a nice fresh-brewed coffee or any of a range of other teas but surely the Waldorf’s own Tribute and Luxury White blends of tea have got to be the ones to try served in a china cup with saucer of course.
As for the delicious delights that go with your hot beverage well what can we say. Miniature chocolate eclairs mini lemon meringue tarts wonderfully gooey chocolate cakes and delicate macaroons are just some of the treats you could be enjoying along with both fruit and plain scones with a nice strawberry preserve that’s not too sweet. The Waldorf’s afternoon tea sandwiches are also rather special with different breads chosen to complement each filling.
So if you fancy munching on a classic egg and watercress sandwich sipping on a fine in-house blend of tea and smothering your scone with the freshest clotted cream all in a spectacular setting this Waldorf afternoon tea definitely hits the spot when it comes to taking afternoon tea for two. Well-placed in the heart of the West End a tea here is a great interval during a day of central London sightseeing and shopping. Go on treat someone you love!