My Mum had her birthday during the Easter Weekend so as the wonderful daughter that I am I had arranged to spend a girly day in London culminating in a trip to the theatre to see Matilda. Taking both of my girls and my Mum for a full day in London meant we had lots of hours to fill and so we used our Merlin Passes to visit Madame Tussauds and then headed to The Arch London to try their special Easter Afternoon Tea.
The afternoon tea menu sounded delicious and its combination of classic flavours really appealed to us with the battenburg and rhubarb fool enough to make our mouth water and that was just reading the menu.
I have sampled a fair few Afternoon Teas but this one really stands out when it comes to the savoury selections. The piccalilli in the ham sandwiches was fresh and crunchy without being over powering. The beef with horseradish and crispy shallots was full of flavour, the chicken liver parfait was perfecty balanced by the spicy fig chutney and the stilton cheese straws were perfectly cooked and full of flavour. In fact the only downside was that I could have eaten even more of it and passed up on the sweets instead, not because the sweets were bad but just because the savoury selections were so good!
The sweet selection was varied and fresh. The Rhubarb Fool was the hands down favourite with it being light and full of fllavour from the rhubard. The Lemon Curd cupcake was small enough that it wasn’t too sickly and was lovely and sharp. The battenburg took my tastebuds back to my childhood and the chocolate orange teacake was rich and chocolatey.
The afternoon tea was served with plain and fruit scones accompanied by clotted cream and strawberry jam. Whilst not the best scones I have ever eaten (I like mine fresh out of the oevn), they were well cooked and a great size making them the perfect end to our afternoon tea.
We al thoroughly enjoyed our Afternoon Tea at The Arch London Hotel and we would definitely return there in the future and woud recommend it to friends. Located in easy reach of Marble Arch it is also in a great location for taking a break from the rush of London for a bit of relaxation with delicious food.