Looking for the best afternoon tea? Don’t you worry guys I’ve got you covered, I’ll do the leg work and the calories and then report back. Get ready for the Mad Hatters Tea Party thanks to the Sanderson, London.
I think this and the Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea are by far the best, with this one inching in to the lead because it has scones and they might just be my favourite part. Who doesn’t love a scone covered in jam and then smothered in clotted cream. Or the other way round, you know what ever floats your boat.
Location – The Sanderson – 50 Berners Street, Just off Oxford Street, London.
Price £48 per person – ouch but kinda worth it.
The food is genuinely delicious and there are lots of little touches making it a really great afternoon tea. The food, the extras and the table wear has all been thoroughly thought out to take you on a magical Disney adventure to the Mad Hatters Tea Party.
How many girls were taken back to childhood memories with that sugar cube jewellery box. I felt like I was 9 again and completely care free.
Food and Drinks
Start your tea party by picking a bespoke tea. Aptly named to suit the theme and bursting with tasty bespoke flavours.
Your cake stand is packed to the rafters with tasty calorific treats, if you’re on a diet stay well clear. If that wasn’t enough you get scones on the side. I love that there isn’t any skimping in sight and the offer of more sandwiches is given. You’re probably not gonna need them though, unless you’re trying to get your monies worth.
Mixed in with the sandwiches was my favourite french treat the Croque Monsieur. Not forgetting the crab brioche and salmon scotch egg. We’re talking taking standard sandwiches to the next level. If you do like a good old finger sandwich though you will find a few of them too.
Not only are there cakes, scones and sandwiches on offer but you get extra sweet treats including meringues and marshmallows. Sticking well to theme with ‘drink me’ potions. A delicious liquid of creamy fruity yumminess.
I can’t fault a single cake, well maybe the coffee cake chess board, because I’m one of those weird people who don’t like coffee. Short bread jammy hearts were to die for, melt in the mouth type biscuit with delicious jammy filling. If this wasn’t enough then the gift that just keeps giving gives you one final treat. Little plant pots with biscuity cakey stuff.
The service is pleasant the atmosphere is relaxed with a slight buzz. You can sit in the pretty court yard or inside if you prefer. You’ll need your stretchy pants on because there is so much food on offer and it’s 100% delicious food at that. Only niggle is the service charge because I mean they didn’t exactly go above and beyond and aren’t I paying for that with the cost of eating out.
Don’t forget to leave me any foodie recommendations in the comments and let me know if you visit the Mad Hatters tea party, I’d love to know what you thought.