Congratulations to The Athenaeum, winner of the Tea Guild's 'Top London Afternoon Tea 2012' Award.
The judges comments -
The Athenaeum Hotel gained the top spot for London tea destinations after hugely impressing the Tea Guild judges with its exceptional service, great quality tea and extensive knowledge by the staff.
The Athenaeum Hotel, in the heart of Mayfair, London, was voted into the top spot after its tea room, The Garden Room, gained a near perfect score from The Tea Guild’s inspectors. The judges praised it for its tasteful intimate style and fine furnishings, as well as friendly and efficient staff and excellent selection of scones, sandwiches and cakes.
The Athenaeum Hotel surpassed expectations with an excellent selection of teas, and knowledgeable and friendly staff that excelled firstly in advising customers on the choice of tea blends on offer and then serving those teas perfectly. The judges concluded that The Athenaeum Hotel offered “a very enjoyable and relaxing tea experience in splendid surroundings.”
Having been to The Athenaeum and having had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon tea, I can highly recommend it.