A little while back the lovely ladies who organise the monthly travel link up that I join each month decided it was about time we all met up in London to do what bloggers do best – afternoon tea! Emma, Rebecca and Kelly organised the event at the gorgeous hotel Browns which is located in Mayfair and has a very good reputation for their classic afternoon tea.
I arrived with my friends and fellow bloggers Cara and Danielle and we were greeted by several doormen who escorted us upstairs to the Roosevelt Room which was set up for our all our blogging needs – champagne, light for photos and hash tags in which to use. The afternoon tea was not far away and all of our tummies were rumbling in anticipation.
Having had a rather large night the previous night I was reluctant to get on the champagne but it would be rude not to and I am glad that I did because the Ruinart champagne was so lovely and was topped up regularly by the very attentive staff. After mingling with other bloggers, some who I chat to regularly on twitter and whose blogs I follow we sat down to be served our afternoon tea.
The staff explained that our food would be replenished but we were shocked by how often and how much food they gave us! It was almost too much to eat but we gave it a good go!
The freshly cut sandwiches were the usual suspects – salmon, egg and cress, ham and mustard and cucumber with cream cheese which had a hint of mint to it which made it very nice indeed. My favourite as always was the egg and cress.
Now these scones were something else, the home made strawberry jam was to die for! The clotted cream and jam were so delicious I almost couldn’t stop with the scones! The scones were soft, tasty and very filling but I knew all too well not to fill up on them as the sweets are never too far away.
There was the classic batten burg cake, a very chocolatey tart and my favourite sweet of the day – a lemon macaroon. Just when we thought we couldn’t eat anymore the lovely staff brought out an extra sweet – cake and lots of it! I opted for the Victoria sponge cake as I hadn’t had this since my wedding (my friend made one for my wedding cake). The cake was such a lovely way to finish the afternoon filled with chats about blogging, travels and future plans.
Apologies for the slightly out of focus pictures, my DSLR camera was being repaired at the time.
I can highly recommend the afternoon tea at Browns as it was truly delectable and I very much enjoyed the wonderful attention to detail along with the attentive staff in the Roosevelt Room and I look forward to the next travel link up meet up in the not too distant future.