Thursday 29 August 2013

Frozen Afternoon Tea At Paramount - Review

Last Wednesday my husband and I headed to Centrepoint to experience London's first Frozen Afternoon Tea at Paramount. Leaving behind the steaming hot, bustling streets below we took the super fast lift up a cool 32 floors, soaring high into the sky we soon found ourselves seated in a hidden city oasis. Paramount is a rather fabulous and hip bar and restaurant boasting spectacular 360° views across London.

The view from our table 

Whilst I cooled down with the 'Iced Tea' my husband, when asked if he had any dietary requirements, requested a dairy free version (we did also email ahead with this request) the waiter assured us this would not be a problem and sure enough it wasn't. We were brought out an afternoon tea stand each :-)

The dairy free stand is on your right in this picture.

The options were fantastic, I loved the open sandwiches (they fill you up less so you can enjoy the whole afternoon tea!), each topping was on a different type of bread and I even had a wonderfully light cheese and onion quiche on my side.

The menu 

Smoked Salmon & Fromage Blanc on Rye Pumpernickel
Dry Cured Ham with Piccalilli on Sour Dough.
Poached Chicken with Spring Onion Mayonnaise on Multi Grain Loaf
Egg Mayonnaise

Warm Handmade Raisin & Plain Scones with Clotted Cream & Homemade Strawberry Jam

Pastries & Frozen Desserts included

Carrot Cake
Strawberry Parfait 
Lemon Posset
Mango Chiboust in a cone 
Mini Fruit Tart

(The selection of frozen options can include a Frozen Coffee Cream but sadly this was not in my selection)

My husband's options included

Dairy Free Chocolate Mousse
Frozen Banana Smoothie
and other fruit mixes 

An incredibly tasty selection of sweet & savoury treats and my husband was absolutely delighted with the care and attention to detail that had been given to his dairy free afternoon tea.

To accompany the food our tea was served in reinforced glass cups


Whilst I chose 2nd Flush Darjeeling tea, a fragrant and light perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea my husband opted for Assam Gold tea - a deeper and richer tea, in taste and colour but with a good smooth flavour. We were both more than happy with our choices.

Also on offer is a Frozen Cocktail - Paramount Colada -Made with  Alantico Private Cask Rum, Fee Brothers orange bitters, coconut syrup, pineapple juice and served over pineapple-and-roasted coconut ice block.

The Setting 

Mural On The Wall 

The Bar On Entry

As we were leaving we noted a door saying 'Up To The Viewing Gallery'

The Views

London's Highest Afternoon Tea just became the epitome of cool. A stunning setting with food to match. Grab your partner, grab your friends and grab your colleagues and make your way to the top of the city to Paramount. This is an afternoon tea not be missed.

Paramount 'Iced Tea' costs £28 per person or £42 with the Frozen Cocktail

*We were guests of the Paramount

1 comment:

  1. what an amazing view!! for that alone i wanna go haha dunno if you ever go to birmingham but when i was living there, i discovered the afternoon tea at hotel la tour which was lovely!!! ♥


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