Review: Afternoon Tea at the Royal Albert Hall
Style Points: 5/5
Afternoon Tea always has a sense of occasion to it, especially when located in the Royal Albert Hall. Even on a typically British grey summer’s day, the Royal Albert Hall is an inspiring sight, and I couldn’t help admire this architectural gem.
Our Afternoon Tea in the Royal Albert Hall was located in the elegant restaurant Verdi and we were seated by the window offering a beautiful view of the historic streets surrounding the Royal Albert Hall.
Would I Want Seconds?
We started our Afternoon Tea sitting with a glass of Champagne and ordered our cups of East India Company tea. I tried the subtle Blend 68 White Tea with touches of hibiscus, rosehip and orange peel. Our three tiered stand full of delights arrived soon after offering up beautifully presented delicate morsels.
We started with the layer of traditional sandwiches which had been cleverly updated with a modern twist. These included cucumber, cream cheese and mint presented with thin cucumber slices fanned elegant across the tops of the sandwiches. Smoked salmon, crème fraîche and moreish balsamic caviar, as well as egg and cress in a crêpe wrap. We also tried British honey-roasted ham, mustard and rocket.
Next we moved onto the second tier of plain and sultana scones served with the classics of clotted cream and strawberry jam.
The last layer looked the most inviting as it was the dessert tier. It included a white chocolate, mint and rum macaron which tasted almost exactly like mojito! It also included
a mango, passion fruit and Jivara éclair and strawberry and rhubarb custard tart. As well as raspberry almond cake with a tonka bean meringue and dark chocolate mousse with salted caramel which we left till the end of eat which meant it had begun to melt!
My highlight of this layer was the Grand Marnier infused carrot cupcake which was served with extra injectable Grand Marnier!
Could I Afford Seconds?
Afternoon Tea at the Royal Albert Hall costs a very reasonable £25 per person. Or add a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne or a Staunton Earl Grey Martini for £36 per person.
This is a very well priced Afternoon Tea especially as it is located in such a lavish London destination.
I really enjoyed my Afternoon Tea experience at the Royal Albert Hall. As it is located in such an iconic venue this afternoon tea has a sense of occasion to it which makes it even more appealing.