Afternoon tea is one of my favourite things to do. I’ve slowly tried to make my way through all of the popular offerings in London. You can check out my posts on the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tea and the Pret-a-Portea at the Berkeley! Next on my list was the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson. It is based a short walk away from Tottenham Court Road
I’ll start with the savoury which was probably the best selection I’ve had at an afternoon tea so far! We had a smoked salmon & caviar scotch egg, a croque-monsieur (so good!!), a crab and herb eclair (this was slightly weird as I usually associate eclairs with sweet things) and a cucumber and cream cheese sandwich on lime bread. They even gave us a second plate when we finished these ones!
Then came the sweet selection, my favourite part! The cake stand came out topped with a plant containing 2 carrot shaped meringues. On the second tier there was a chocolate fudge blue caterpillar, 2 marshmallow mushrooms, a coffee flavoured pocket watch macaroon, a red velvet ladybird cake, a banana bread butterfly cake and an oreo cookie biscuit soldier -phew!
Not forgetting some warm scones with cream and raspberry jam and a “drink me” potion which was a combination of coconut, passionfruit, mango and pannacotta.
There were loads of unique touches at the tea. From the beautiful crockery depicting kings and queens, zebras, birdcages and ticking clocks to the music boxes filled with sugar cubes.
After we had finished the treats we were presented with this little flowerpot. It contained passionfruit ice cream, a raspberry filling and crumbled oreo biscuit on top. You could eat the flowers and the little wooden spoon was a cute finishing touch!
If you find yourself in London and are looking for an afternoon tea I’d really recommend this! Although it was quite pricey at £48 for the basic package plus service it was worth it.