The Kensington Hotel… One of the first hotels, I noticed, when I moved from Copenhagen to London 5 years ago. This beautiful and luxurious hotel in South Kensington, It is close to popular must-visit places like Harrods, Harvey Nichols and The Royal Albert Hall. (The Natural History Museum and The V&A are just 5 minutes on foot)
Autumn vibes in the cosy seating area outside The Kensington Hotel
The Town House has a magnificent & area with period drawing rooms. Its setting offers a blend of traditional and contemporary features, and is an for for , lunch or evening dinners. Stunning, isn’t it?
Perrier Jouet in my glass… Life is good!
I have enjoyed Afternoon Tea before at The Kensington Hotel. Back then, it was the adorable “Tale as Old as Time” Beauty and The Beast-themed Afternoon Tea (and I had recently found out, that I was pregnant with Clara. Joy, oh joy!)
This time it was all about London’s historic and recognisable landmarks, and I was really excited, as I had heard amazing things about the creations. Thinking about the hotel’s iconic location in the capital “It was only fitting to honour the city with our Afternoon Tea offering” The hotel manager told me
Voila! The savouries! As British as it gets (with a cheeky twist): Colston Bassett Stilton and broccoli quiche. Steak and London ale pie. Crab cake tartar sauce and caper (My favourite was the quiche… It was warm, crunchy and melted in my mouth! If only I could have brought home a bigger version for dinner!)
Time for tea! I went for a classic black Earl Grey Tea. (Quintessentially British, I know! – and I love it) It had a lovely flavour and I could have as much as I wanted. Got to love the elegant blue and white striped crockery!
The show-stopper! The Kensington Hotels skyline of scones (with clotted cream and strawberry jam), sandwiches and four delectable desserts created in the shape of our best beloved buildings – presented on a London Eye-inspired tea stand. The menu certainly was a celebration of London and I was stunned by its beauty!
We started with sandwiches: Campbells and Company smoked salmon lovage pesto, cream cheese on brown bread. Coronation chicken on brown bread. Egg and cress bridge roll. Marinated cucumber crème fraîche, pepper on white loaf. (My favourite was the Egg and cress roll, but everything was so tasty and freshly made)
Big Ben (minus the scaffolding!) with the face of the famous clock embossed on the tart: Lemon curd tart
Red Telephone Box: Rhubarb mousse
The Shard: Carrot cake, milk chocolate
The Gherkin: White chocolate, dark chocolate ganache
I honestly loved them all – even thought I almost found them too pretty to eat. My favourite was The Shard – a deliciously spiced carrot cake with milk chocolate
When it was time to leave, the very loving staff handed us the leftovers in a gorgeous box to take home!
As many of you know, I am one of the biggest Afternoon Tea fans that ever existed! It can be hard to choose my favourite place, but this is certainly one of them. It is so lovely at The Kensington Hotel. I really appreciate being in the very heart of London – and still feel a bit “cosy, country-side” in a gorgeous lounge with a fireplace to keep me warm
We were invited as guests at The Kensington Hotel. All opinions are as always my own
Those pastries look incredible! You find the best afternoon teas!
How utterly fabulous! I love your afternoon high tea stories.