Last week, a lucky selection of Team Aesthetic (Lifestyle & Health Editor Sophie, Careers & City Editor Lily, Associate Fashion Editor Aisling and myself- Features Editor Sarah) were invited along to the Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge to sample their newly launched afternoon tea. Taking the core elements of traditional English afternoon tea and adding a full flavoured twist, we enjoyed an array of sandwiches, scones and sweet treats as well as a copious quantity of cuppas, whilst learning from the lovely Christine of Minding Manners the history of tea and getting some perfect pointers on teatime etiquette.
Served with a tea of your choice (we opted for Green and Earl Grey), the menu encompasses the core elements of afternoon tea as we’ve come to know and love them. Sandwiches come in a variety of flavours (definitely keep an eye out for the bruschetta!), and we really loved the different artisan breads which were used to compliment the flavour of each filling. From there, we moved on to the scones which were just as moreish as they should be, and served just as we like them- with lashings of clotted cream and jam. The sweets and pastries were the perfect final course- and we were all unanimous in the opinion that the chocolate mousse served in a dark chocolate teacup is perhaps one of the most precious things we’ve ever seen. At only £17.50 for two guests, you really can’t go wrong!
Served daily in the Tangerine Cafe Bar, Millennium Knightsbridge, 17 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9NU.
Sarah Farrell is a fashion and lifestyle blogger at My Sentimental Heart. A regular contributor to Aesthetic Magazine, Sarah’s main interests lie in baking and style. Sarah is also the Features Editor of Aesthetic Online. She Tweets @sarah_sentiment.