Sunday 27 November 2011

The Mandeville Hotel Festive Tea Menu

The Mandeville Hotel is an elegant 4 star boutique hotel located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.I was recently invited along to preview their Festive Afternoon Tea Menu.

The festive afternoon tea menu is a real treat for traditional afternoon tea lovers ticking all the boxes, the added element of festive treats will delight fans of Christmas food.

Afternoon tea is served on Zandra Rhodes designed Royal Doulton fine bone china and a traditional 3 tier stand

There is a small but carefully chosen selection of teas including herna

I chose to drink the Mandeville Special Blend and Whole Rose Buds

Both teas were immensely enjoyable, the rose tea was beautifully fragranced and delicate, exactly how I would expect it to be.

Starting with 5 different finger sandwiches

Home cooked ham with Dijon mayonnaise
Scottish smoked salmon
Free range egg mayonnaise
Organic turkey and cranberries
Cucumber and cream cheese

These were nice, although it would make a welcome change to be offered something other than egg mayonnaise. I really enjoyed the assortment of pastries and cakes, absolutely delicious and plentiful!

Stollen, mince pies and Christmas cupcakes were served alongside chocolate fudge brownies, macaroons and my personal favourite clementine and walnut tarts.

No afternoon tea is complete without scones, Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam (the scones were smaller than usual, which is no bad thing with the amount of food on this menu!)

I was so full I didn't manage to try the cupcake, I am not entirely convinced they even need to be on the menu, I don't think anything would be missing if they didn't feature, the addition of stollen and mince pices were enough to make it festive (and of course the turkey sandwiches).

If you are looking for an escape from retail therapy to experience a relaxed, laid back festive afternoon tea in chic surroundings, The Mandeville Hotel is definitely worth considering.

The Mandeville Hotel Festive Tea Menu is available until the 15th January 2012 and costs £26.50 per person or £32.50 per person with a glass of Champagne. Contact the hotel for more details and to book.


  1. Oh I so need to go for afternoon tea sometime!


  2. Ooh lovely, although those cakes maybe don't look quite as elegant as afternoon tea demands, Christmas cupcake looks a bit kids tea party, but I am sure the taste made up for the alarming colouring! x

  3. Looks amazing ! will definitely be booking tea for two ! thanks for the review x


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