There is nothing I like more on a trip to London than experiencing afternoon tea. It is a quintessential British tradition that I just can’t get enough of! On this trip I booked myself in to the Radisson Blu Edwardian on Bloomsbury Street.
I had received an ASDA gifts voucher for afternoon tea and selected this location after deliberating over the menus of all available venues. I had previously visited a Radisson Blu for afternoon tea and it was great, so I booked this without much concern over the quality of the food to be expected.
On arrival at Bloomsbury Street it took a while to locate the hotel as they (as I was informed at reception) had taken all Radisson Blu signs down for cleaning – even the gentleman at reception didn’t understand why they had left the hotel with no branding at all.
But I was soon seated and given the menu which included several options of different tea.
I selected peppermint and a boiling hot teapot was soon placed on the table, along with advice to let it brew a little longer as it was loose leaf. The tea was gorgeous and I couldn’t fault the attentiveness of staff questioning whether I wanted a refill at various times through the tea.
But then the best bit arrived; the tray adorned with sandwiches, scones and cakes!
I am a savoury girl mostly so the sandwiches are my favourite part. There were egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon and cream cheese, ham and cucumber. They were all equally as delicious as each other and I could have eaten another plateful!
I then moved on to the scones, which were teeny tiny but very cute. I layered Tiptree jam and thick clotted cream and was in absolute heaven – they melted in your mouth and were so delicious! I can see why they were only small as soon after this course I was feeling very full indeed. But I still had the array of desserts to go.
Radisson Blu are brilliant at cakes. Each one was a delight to the senses and the chocolate brownie especially had me “mmm’ing” aloud. Although by now I was more than suitably full I didn’t want to not try at least one of each.
I was really impressed with the afternoon tea, although at first I questioned whether the portion size would be enough for two you don’t quite realise how filling everything is!
It was easy to book; I reserved the table online through the hotels website, and on arrival presented my voucher with no fuss. At just £39 for the voucher it was great value as the afternoon tea was scrumptious and you can easily spend a few hours eating and drinking a neverending supply of tea!
The hotel itself is really modern and bright, making it the perfect place to bring your friends for afternoon tea or a few drinks.
This voucher was kindly provided by ASDA gifts for review purposes.0