One of my best friends and I have an unhealthy obsession with afternoon teas in London and our latest escapade saw us visiting the Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair (nearest tube station is Green Park).
Set inside a hotel that oozes wealth and glamour, you are shown to your seats by a welcoming member of staff and are greeted by non other than Willy Wonka himself who hands you a gobstopper and a golden ticket that cannot be opened until you next return to the hotel. Inside is either a discount for a meal or a free stay in the hotel. Before you pick which afternoon tea you would like, you are served a fizzy popping candy drink in a mini bottle and straw – I felt like I was eating one of the ‘eat me’ tiny treats in Alice in Wonderland! We opted to try the Willy Wonka chocolate tea which had just the right ratio of chocolate to actual tea!
Your afternoon is accompanied by a classical pianist and the food is served in a traditional 3 tiered afternoon tea stand with sandwiches, scones (including chocolate ones) and my favourite tier – desserts- which include a Willy Wonka chocolate bar, a golden egg and an ooma lumpa cupcake. Being a big lover of food, my favourite thing about it was the fact you could have as many refills of food and tea as you liked.
The staff are incredibly observant – topping up your drink and food before you even realise it’s empty and the every part of the home made food tastes incredible. It was by far of the best afternoon tea experiences I have ever had.
If you’re looking for an afternoon tea with a twist, then this is definitely worth a try! Tickets can be found here: https://www.chesterfieldmayfair.com/afternoon-tea