‘Be Our Guest!’ & Try Disney Themed Afternoon Tea at Town House Kensington
August 10, 2018
‘Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test!’ That’s how the Disney song goes, and it couldn’t have been better at this Beauty and the Beast themed afternoon tea at Town House Kensington.
From the moment we arrived, the staff couldn’t have been more attentive, and that’s before we got to the best part.
Once seated in the gorgeous dining room, cocktail in hand, we couldn’t wait to see what was in store for us at the Tale As Old As Time Afternoon Tea (£42pp) – and we weren’t disappointed.
What I liked best was that the tea was served in courses, rather than everything being on the same cake stand, and each item on the menu linked in with the theme.
First up was a savoury course which consisted of beef ragu, cheese souffle and bite size venison pie, which all feature in the film if you think back to the words in the songs.
I loved the attention to detail when it got to the main event – which meant Chip, Mrs Potts, Lumiere and Cogsworth all appeared on our table. There was even an enchanted rose in the middle of the dining room.
We were served brioche baguettes with chocolate dip or apricot reserve, and traditional sandwiches of smoked salmon and creme fraiche, cucumber and cream cheese, egg and cress, and (my sister’s favourite) roast chicken and cranberry. In fact, my sister – who I took along for a birthday treat – liked these so much she asked for more, when it was kindly offered by staff.
Sweet treats came next, and we got to try the grey stuff (which was delicious) in the form of a white chocolate mousse, served adorably in a Chip teacup.
You could actually eat Cogsworth, who made a dessert appearance in the form of a chocolate clock tart.
Coconut and chocolate macarons were also served, which my sister loved even though she’s not a macaron fan.
We enjoyed a glass of champagne with ours (£54.50pp), but the tea selection was out of this world.
I’m more of a coffee drinker myself, but you must try the Jasmine Silver Tip Tea, which is entirely crafted out of spring buds and scented over six nights with jasmine. How fancy is that?!
After being told the hot chocolate was the best in town, it would have been rude for us not to try one. It was pretty good!
And it was such a nice touch at the end when staff brought out a slice of cake with Happy Birthday written in chocolate for my sister, who was turning 30.
As far as afternoon teas go, this was the best I’ve had so far. As well as the superbly played out theme, there was just the right amount of sweet and savoury, and the service and attention to detail was faultless. No wonder it sells out so quickly.
If you’re thinking of booking an afternoon tea in London, then this is the place to go.
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Written by Luxuria Lifestyle UK’s Katie Wilson