Friday out with Clara and my mother! I can’t remember the last time, when the three of us went out together on a real “girls’-day-out!” Obviously there had to be Afternoon Tea involved, as we are all big fans of this lovely British food tradition – and this time we were going to Knightsbridge for a cosy and wonderful afternoon at The Egerton House Hotel
I am ready for “The Hatter’s Tea Party!”
Bonus-info: Egerton House Hotel is an AA five star luxury double-townhouse boutique hotel located at 17-19 Egerton Terrace off Brompton Road in the Knightsbridge area. It is part of the Red Carnation Hotels group and consists of two adjoining Victorian townhouses originally built in 1843
This is such a stunning hotel! I really love the traditional style and very cosy atmosphere here! (and it is only a short walk from Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Sloane Street and Mayfair – the ideal base for experiencing the best London has to offer)
We were invited to try the “Hatter’s Tea Party”. And as you can see, The Cheshire cat had already arrived!
Worth knowing… This might be a luxurious five star hotel, but everyone here were very, very friendly and gave us a warm welcoming. We felt immediately at home and as always Clara was the star of the day! She didn’t mind!
Champagne for the ladies…
I just loved having my mother with us! It is a bit special being three generations around the same table!
Spoiled by the staff. Clara and her new friend The “Egerton House Hotel Teddybear”, which she was allowed to bring home with her. So sweet!
Clara could choose from many different juices, tea or hot chocolate. She went for apple juice!
The “Hatter’s Tea Party” Afternoon Tea comes in many versions. You can have the kids version, a traditional version, a vegan or vegetarian version or a gluten-free version. Impressive isn’t it!
This little lady enjoyed playing with the beautiful tea-set practising her “do-you-take-sugar?” skills
Clara had her own “White Rabbit” Afternoon Tea! A fine selection of sandwiches and freshly baked white rabbit scones all accompanied by a choice of juice, tea or hot chocolate
The Rabbit Scones! Adorable and almost too cute to eat!
Just look at her face! Precious!
The “Six O’ Clock Orange Brownies” were very popular! (I loved them too!)
Here is the “Hatter’s Tea Party” traditional afternoon tea for my mother and I…
A selection of freshly cut sandwiches including H Forman’s smoked salmon on cape seed loaf, free-range egg mayonnaise on white bread, Blythburgh roast ham and English mustard on brown bread, cucumber and cream cheese on sun-dried tomato bread, and coronation chicken on granary bread (I loved the coronation chicken, and my mum was a big fan of the salmon)
Freshly home baked plain and fruit scones served with Devonshire clotted cream… The scones were really, really lovely!
Queen of Hearts: Homemade raspberry jam tart with sweet pastry hearts. Plum pudding: Vanilla posset with stewed plums.Sleeping Dormouse: Buttery shortbread with a hint of lavender. Oyster Pearl:White chocolate Lanson Champagne truffle.The Carrot:Traditional carrot cake, cream cheese icing. Eat Me!:Chocolate, cherry and butter icing cupcake
Such a gorgeous selection, isn’t it? Good thing, the staff gave us a box to bring some of the cakes home, as we simply could not eat it all!
Mummy / Daughter time… These are moments, I will keep in my heart forever!
At some point, Clara wanted to go and explore! The staff noticed, that she was a bit “restless”, so they immediately brought her this beautiful Alice in Wonderful pop-up book to keep her entertained! Brilliant move!
She loved it…
– almost as much as she loved the scones!
– and the Oyster Pearl!
Cosy times with “Mormor” (that means grandmother in danish)
A quick change into something more casual for a walk around in the neighbourhood. Of course Clara had to do a little dance in front of the lovely staff at Egerton House Hotel. Can I just say again, that they were SO wonderful to us. I love it, when you feel, that it is ok to bring a toddler around without feeling, that it’s a bit “too much”
A big thank you to everyone at Egerton House Hotel for making our day really special. We left happy and very full! The weather was amazing, so we went up to Hyde Park and Green Park and ended up in Regent Street…
– Because someone really wanted to go to Hamleys and get her nails done! Princess for a day!
We were invited to Egerton House Hotel as guests. All opinions are as always my own