Review: The Wolesley Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at The Wolesley had been on my list for ages. I'd heard such good things about and after visiting for breakfast last year, it only upped my desire to visit for cake. I love the old-fashioned vibe of the place - it feels like you've gone back in time. My mum is my afternoon the partner in crime - we can sniff it out from a mile away. Naturally I treated her to Afternoon Tea for Mother's Day. Let's gloss over the fact I was a few months late. We got there in the end!

Never one to turn down a glass of champers, we opted for the champagne afternoon tea at £33. It's always seems a crime not to opt for bubbles if it's on offer. Included in the price were a selection of traditional sandwiches. Nothing too fancy but delicious all the same - sometimes the more traditional sarnies are the best. The smoked salmon was absolutely delicious. On the second layer was a selection of cakes and pastries consisting of a zesty lemon meringue, a rich chocolate cake, a juicy strawberry tart, marzipan battenberg and an incredible lemon cheesecake. Finally we each scoffed two fruit scones each with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry jam. It's safe to say we waddled out!

I really couldn't fault the service. We were made to feel very welcome and wasn't rushed through our cakes at all - as I found to be the case at The Ritz. We were left alone to enjoy it but someone soon popped up to offer to fill up our plates when we finished. We obviously opted for a second tray of sandwiches AND cakes. I liked the fact they topped up our tea with hot water when it started to get cold. I really can't recommend The Wolsely enough, it's such a pretty venue, the service is outstanding and it's reasonably priced. Definately one of favourite afternoon teas in London! 

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  1. I'm so hungry right now so these cakes are doing nothing for my stomach! I really want to go for afternoon tea somewhere! xx

  2. Stunning photos! Looks like a great afternoon.

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  3. You've managed to make my stomach rumble with both hunger and jealousy! Those cakes look amazing.

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  5. I love The Wolseley. My parents and I go for lunch every year and the service is always spot-on. Have never had the afternoon tea but it's on my list - the Delaunay's afternoon tea is awesome too but I prefer The Wolseley during the day as its so much lighter! x

  6. Afternoon tea is always a favourite, this looks lovely x

  7. That place is stunning,perfect place for afternoon tea. It looks delicious
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