Monday, 25 March 2013

An evening at Claridges

A couple of Fridays ago I was luckily enough to spend an evening at the elegantly beautiful Claridges. Afternoon Tea was a Christmas gift from a friend and I need to say it ticked all the boxes... I've always loved Claridges and fell in love with it a little more after the recent BBC documentary so was very excited to be going.
On another cold winter evening the greeting by the lovely doorman Roman Proboziak was a little ray of sunshine. On entering through the revolving doors you are greeted by this huge hallway entrance overhung by a stunning chandelier. The tea / dining salon in the foyer which was a buzz with patrons dining.The opulent surroundings are stunning, elegant and full of class.

After off loading coats we were taken to our table which was in the through the Foyer into the Reading room, where we had a great view into the foyer. The tables are staged in a way that you can talk without overhearing the surrounding tables and eat and drink in comfort.


Afternoon tea was a selection of sandwiches, apple & sultana scones with cream and preserve and a selection of delicious mini desserts and cakes. The food was delicious, one of the nicest afternoon teas that I have eaten.

The service was great, attentive without being overbearing. Even with a late sitting we didn't feel hurried to leave, even as they prepared for dinner service around us.
We were served by the young waiter who was seen starting his first day on the TV programme who talked to us about how much he is enjoying his time at Claridges.

I loved my time at Claridges, the perfect escape from a cold Friday evening in London, we had lots of laughs, the people watching was fun and the service and staff were fantastic.


2 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

After watching the Claridges tv prog I informed my parents that was where I wanted to get married... soon put a stop to their anxiousness I become a bride one day!!

Victoria xx

Archies Mum said...

You lucky thing. I also watched the programme on tv. To see how the other half live (oh to have that much money). Sounds like afternoon tea was lovely. What a great friend you've got to buy you that as a gift.

Monday, 25 March 2013

An evening at Claridges

A couple of Fridays ago I was luckily enough to spend an evening at the elegantly beautiful Claridges. Afternoon Tea was a Christmas gift from a friend and I need to say it ticked all the boxes... I've always loved Claridges and fell in love with it a little more after the recent BBC documentary so was very excited to be going.
On another cold winter evening the greeting by the lovely doorman Roman Proboziak was a little ray of sunshine. On entering through the revolving doors you are greeted by this huge hallway entrance overhung by a stunning chandelier. The tea / dining salon in the foyer which was a buzz with patrons dining.The opulent surroundings are stunning, elegant and full of class.

After off loading coats we were taken to our table which was in the through the Foyer into the Reading room, where we had a great view into the foyer. The tables are staged in a way that you can talk without overhearing the surrounding tables and eat and drink in comfort.


Afternoon tea was a selection of sandwiches, apple & sultana scones with cream and preserve and a selection of delicious mini desserts and cakes. The food was delicious, one of the nicest afternoon teas that I have eaten.

The service was great, attentive without being overbearing. Even with a late sitting we didn't feel hurried to leave, even as they prepared for dinner service around us.
We were served by the young waiter who was seen starting his first day on the TV programme who talked to us about how much he is enjoying his time at Claridges.

I loved my time at Claridges, the perfect escape from a cold Friday evening in London, we had lots of laughs, the people watching was fun and the service and staff were fantastic.


2 comments:

Florence and Mary said...

After watching the Claridges tv prog I informed my parents that was where I wanted to get married... soon put a stop to their anxiousness I become a bride one day!!

Victoria xx

Archies Mum said...

You lucky thing. I also watched the programme on tv. To see how the other half live (oh to have that much money). Sounds like afternoon tea was lovely. What a great friend you've got to buy you that as a gift.