Treat yourself to an afternoon tea fit for a queen this Jubilee Weekend

The Queen’s Jubilee weekend is upon us and what better way to commemorate the occasion than by taking your favourite human out to a chic 5 star hotel for a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Nestled in lavish Mayfair, also the Queen’s place of birth, The Biltmore is a chic slice of escapism offering decadent suites and rooms, a restaurant with a Michelin star chef and glorious lounges where you can relax and treat yourself to an afternoon tea fit for royalty.

The Royal Afternoon Tea will be available on the 4th and 5th of June to celebrate our Monarch’s Jubilee with a selection of quintessentially British fayre including Coronation chicken and Hereford roast beef sandwiches. Regal desserts include Victoria sponge cakes and Chocolate Cherry & Almond Battenberg as well as traditional freshly made scones served with lashings of clotted cream and a variety of jams.

To add to the sense of celebration there will also be live entertainment whilst you sit back and indulge in a much needed afternoon of carb devouring – royal style.

When I visited to sample the hotel’s afternoon tea with my mother in law we were particularly impressed with the cakes and scones presented elegantly before us in such glamorous surroundings. The vast variety of teas on offer (14 in total) were a true delight to our brew-loving selves.

I was particularly fond of the Rooibois and my mother in law was a big fan of the Earl Grey, although as an afternoon tea traditionalist I found myself ordering an extra cup of English Breakfast to go perfectly with the delicious baked goods on offer.

Image credit: Paul Winch-Furness

The sandwiches were light as air and filled with delicious fillings – the olive tapenade and pesto varieties were a perfect addition for vegetarians. The pretty cakes on offer were not only delicious but were some of the finest looking baked creations I had seen in a luxury hotel – very Instagram friendly darling.

Image credit: Paul Winch-Furness

Whilst the food and surroundings were exceptional, I have to emphasise just how warm, professional and welcoming the service was during our visit. The acting general manager Amit Baitly was especially attentive and endearing in his demeanour. He regaled us with the history of the building and stories of his favourite tipples as we asked for recommendations and was generally a joy to be served by.

I always feel that an establishment can be let down by poor service no mater how incredible the food or decor is, so to have such incredible service from all staff members at The Biltmore certainly made the whole experience for myself and Mother in Law so much more enjoyable.

For anyone wanting to take the celebrations to fabulously boozy levels a glass of champagne each is also on offer, so you can toast to the Queen or to your own inner queens…

 

The Royal Afternoon Tea at The Biltmore costs £75 and can be booked here 

Mitra Wicks

Editor in Chief