16 oct. 2012

TODAY I LIKE ··· LONDON AFTERNOON TEA

Este fin de semana en Londres vivimos una experiencia que no podía esperar más a contaros: tomamos el clásico té de las cinco (British Afternoon Tea) en el Cadogan Hotel,   un lujoso hotel en Knightsbridge, rodeadas de las típicas señoras inglesas y en un saloncito encantador que parecía sacado de una novela de Agatha Christie. 

Música clásica de fondo, nos atendieron camareros con esmoquin que nos llamaban "Madam" :) Pero el tema no se acaba con la taza de té: la gracia es que toda esta ceremonia viene acompañada de sándwiches (pepino, crema de queso, jamón dulce ...), scones con vainilla y pasas (como magdalenas), bizcocho de limón, pastel de chocolate y nueces y crumble de manzana.

Y si no os gusta el té también se ofrece café ¡y champán! Nos lo tomamos como la comida del día, reservando previamente para las 3 de la tarde (imprescindible reservar con antelación). Fue un rato súper relajante. Está cerca de Harrods, así que os recomiendo tomaros un tiempo para las compras y daros una vuelta por las monísimas casas de la zona y luego ¡a por el té! 

Y no os asustéis por el precio: el menú son 22.50 libras, mucho más económico que los sitios más turísticos como The Ritz (aquí un listado con los reconocidos mejores -y más caros- "afternoon tea" de Londres).

PS: Quería dar las gracias a Katie and Chelsea por descubrirme en su blog este sitio estupendo :)

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This past weekend in London we lived an amazing experience that I couldn't wait to share with you all: we had the traditional English Afternoon Tea at the Cadogan Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Knightsbridge, surrounded by the typical English middle-aged ladies in the cutest living room ever. 

It felt as if we were in an Agatha Christie's novel! Classical music in the background, waiters dressed in tuxedos calling us "Madam" :) But it's not only about tea. This ceremony includes the following delights: an assortment of freshly-prepared finger sandwiches, honey&lavender homebaked scones with homemade preserves, chocolate éclair, lemon drizzle loaf cake and apple&blackberry crumble in a glass.

And if you don't like tea, they also offer coffee and champagne. We made a reservation for 3PM (online early booking is a must) and considered this meal as our lunch. The hotel is near Harrods so I would suggest spending some time shopping in the morning, marvelling at the beautiful houses in the area and then relaxing at the cosy hotel enjoying the experience.

And it's not as expensive as you probably thought: the menu is 22.50 GBP, cheaper than other touristic spots such as The Ritz (here a list of the top-10 recommended places to have the best afternoon tea in London, and the most expensive).

PS: I wanted to thank Katie and Chelsea for their wonderful post about the Cadogan's afternoon tea, I went there thanks to you both and I enjoyed myself so much!













8 comentarios:

  1. Me lo marco para mi próximo viaje a Londres!!!

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  2. What a beautiful day! I have never visited England but it's always been my dream to spend an afternoon enjoying a traditional English tea service. It sounds incredible and you are just adorable in that last photo. :)

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  3. Me diste un hambre¡¡¡¡ me pilla lejos Londres, pero ahora mismo voy a hacerme un té con pastas¡ ;)

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  4. The hotel looks so cozy and the desserts look so yummy!
    XO,
    Zhanna

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  5. Hi anna,

    Thank you for the wonderful comments about the afternoon tea at cadogan knightsbridge. I am glad that you liked everything about it. I hope you come by again sometime, we are doing a different afternoon tea this time, It is more about the christmas season so I have made it with different cakes, jam and scones. Yummmy I would say :) .. Thanks again and definitely loooove your blog. so hip!


    Marie,

    Pastry Chef

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    1. OH Marie I am so happy for this comment, you made my day! I'm honored to see you read it and thanked me. your food is delicious I am glad to spread the word ;-)
      I'd love to try your Christmas Tea of course.
      take care!!!
      anna

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