A couple of months ago I went with my mother for afternoon tea at the Wellington Lounge in the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane. I thought I would share with you my review, a few pictures and my outfit of the day.
The whole experience was very nice. The hotel was beautiful and smart, and bit of a strange thing to notice but it smelt amazing. The Wellington lounge was stunning but laid back at the same time, with neutral calming colours, so was a very relaxing location. The service we received was immaculate and I couldn't fault it at all. Each server only waits on one or two tables so it is not rushed and they are more then willing to help. After looking at a long list of different tea's we both went with the Wellington's own blend which was to die for. Honestly the best tea I have ever tasted, I really which they sold it!
The afternoon tea itself looked amazing and there was a good selection. The starter part was probably the nicest thing I ate, I think it was Spanish ham and fig chutney with goats cheese served on potato bread. The sandwiches weren't bad, a bit boring but that is expected with an Afternoon tea, typical egg, beef and sardine (obviously not in the same sandwich). Next was warm scones fresh out the oven with clotted cream and jam. Although I am not a big fan of scones these were very nice. I was so full by then but we still had loads of cakes to eat. I wasn't overly impressed with the cakes, they looked really good but didn't really perform on taste, although my mum thought they were very nice.
We had a lovely time at the Wellington lounge and would definitely go back again. Although next time I would probably try one of the more expensive afternoon tea menu's that they have. We had the normal afternoon tea which was £28 a head but they also do 2 more which are £38 a head. They also add on 12.5% service charge as well.
I really had no idea what to wear as I wanted to look smart but also acceptable for shopping afterwards. I opted for a long sleeve silky shirt to cover the tattoo :) I think it's from H&M and has a gorgeous print on it. And a plain black skirt from Asos which I fell in love with as it's thick, puffs out a tiny bit and the back is longer than the front, the photo's don't do it justice. Heels are quite low and sophisticated from Next.
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