Wednesday 5 October 2011

Afternoon Tea at The Langham - Review

Afternoon Tea at The Langham

I booked The Langham for my mum's birthday back in January 2010 after she showed me a press cutting with this tempting image and said she would love to try it. I went with my mum and sister.

Afternoon tea at The Langham is served in the stunning Palm Court which is famed as being the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born over 140 years ago!

We were running late that day but the team at The Langham were very accommodating and assured it was no problem and when we arrived we were greeted with a smile and shown to lovely seats in the corner of the room, a perfect place to people watch and admire the decor and surroundings.

The atmosphere was buzzy and jovial with nearly all of the tables taken up with mainly ladies enjoying afternoon tea. In the background the pianist was playing a mix of old and new tunes that perfectly set the mood. I really do love the touch of live music and even more so when the musicians interact with their audience. The pianist delighted by mum by coming round the tables and asking if we had any requests. She requested one of her favourite songs - John Denver 'Annie's Song' which he duly obliged and how beautiful did it sound resonating across the room.

Above is a shot of the Palm Court but in reality it is much warmer with low lighting as pictured below

We indulged in the traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve.

All three of us together with the stand on my left.

I selected the rose tea to drink and it didn't disappoint, it was delicately fragranced. There are over 30 teas to choose from on the menu, something to satisfy every palette.

The delicious cakes that we devoured, they really were some of the best I have ever tasted.

Halfway through the afternoon tea my sister and I escaped on the pretence of needing to visit the ladies room ..but in reality we left through one exit and entered where my mum couldn't see us. We mentioned to our waitress that it was my mum's birthday and she said not to worry and to leave it to her to do something special.

A bit later on the pianist started to play Happy Birthday and our waitress beamed as she approached our table with this cake and candle, a lovely surprise for my unsuspecting mum!

We had a fantastic time at The Langham, the service was friendly and attentive, the food was spot on and plentiful. We all agreed that we would return. As we didn't finish our cakes we were given the cutest bag to take them away in.

I think The Palm Court at The Langham is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea with your friends, the atmosphere is relaxed and you will have the space to chat and catch up in glamorous surroundings whilst being served a top quality afternoon tea. I highly recommend it.

The Palm Court was awarded The Tea Guild's Top London Afternoon Tea 2010

For more information on The Palm Court and to book please click here 


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  2. Looks lovely - and the cakes look delicious! Sounds like a fab afternoon out.


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