Kids eat free for Afternoon tea

Over the May half term we headed to the Lancaster London where they were offering a complimentary Kid’s  for all children under the age of twelve accompanied by a dining adult and to make it even better if included up to two children per adult. Now I know that the May half term has passed us by but you will be excited to hear that this offer will be extended into the Summer Holidays.

We love doing different things with the children and afternoon tea in a nice hotel is something we all enjoy. The Lancaster London have put a lot of effort into ensuring that the offering is child friendly and as well as a fantastic spread of food made to make kids drool they also provided each of the children with a fun pack to keep them entertained.

The children do have the choice between a mini traditional Afternoon Tea spread, or the fun Kid’s Tea put together by Executive Chef Ben Purton. Both of my girls selected the Kid’s tea and enjoyed a selection of sandwiches featuring Nutella, peanut butter & jam. They could have enjoyed a hot chocolate with mini marshmallows but the day was quite warm so they opted for some fresh fruit juice and a pot of pomegranate tea that they shared between them.

The selection of sweet treats was fabulous to behold and even more tasty to devour and included strawberry cake pops; chocolate brownies with Smarties; carrot cupcakes and a chocolate lollipop covered in hundred and thousands. This came with some still warm donut balls and traditional freshly baked scones covered in clotted cream and strawberry jam made on site.

The grown up Afternoon tea was for a much more refined taste and featured roast beef filled Yorkshire pudding with horseradish cream; Wild mushroom, chicken and tarragon tartlets and a selection of traditional sandwiches. I had cucumber, roast beef, smoked salmon and egg.

By the time I had finished the savoury selection the sweets was almost too much but in the name of reviewing I forced myself to enjoy the fabulous selection.

After letting the puddings settle and my second pot of Novus berry tea my waitress asked if I was ready for scones. Each batch of scones are cooked to order so they come out still warm. I received 6 mini scones including both plain and raisin. These were served with cornish clotted cream and a delicious home-made strawberry jam.

My Afternoon Tea would have cost just £30 and with the girls getting theirs for free it really would have been amazing value. The afternoon tea was accompanied by a selection of fresh Novus loose leaf teas and we were given a mini sand-timer to ensure my tea was brewed to perfection. The girls loved the timer and had great fun watching the time tick away.

The whole experience was fantastic and even with the kids being kids and being noisy and messing around the hotel staff did not bat an eyelid. They are obviously used to catering for children and this showed in their manner and in the food that they presented.

Some people think that afternoon tea in a posh hotel should be reserved for adults so it is great to see a high-class establishment like the Lancaster London not only allow children but embrace them and cater for them so well. We will definitely be going back during one of our trips to London this summer.