JW Marriott Grosvenor House London: Afternoon Tea Review
We are back to London and to celebrate the start of new school year we went to JW Marriott Grosvenor House London to try their afternoon tea. The weather on that day was not very pleasant and we practically run through the doors, just avoiding being completely soaked under a particular strong autumn shower!
And how delighted we were to discover the elegant dining room with mellow music played live by a resident pianist. The room has tall windows, allowing as much light as possible even on the grey day. On a good day you would be able to see a beautiful view of Hyde Park across the road.
JW Marriott Grosvenor House looks after their little guests. They offer the Grover’s Children’s Tea, tailored for sweet taste with jam sandwiches and ice cream shaped desserts.
Before sandwiches and cake arrive, you are offered a tea menu and I spend a good 10 minutes trying to decide which kind to have. Apart from classic selections, you can go for rare and exclusive teas or herbal tisanes. To help with indecisiveness, you can start with one tea and then switch to a different one. I though this was a great idea, as you can try different teas in a collection and there is so much to choose from!
I went for Wild Cherry to start with and then changed to Persian Rose, which was a real find for me! The tea was just dried rose flowers steeped in hot water. The taste was so delicate, I loved this tea from the first sip. I urge you to try it, it is very unusual!
The afternoon tea arrived and what a delight it was!
Classic sandwiches were also supplemented by open sandwiches, which were brought over to the table for you to choose. I tried both varieties : smoked salmon and egg and cress. In the smoked salmon sandwich I loved the combination of cold water prawn and slightly smoked fish.
My favourite, scones, were served with a selection of jams, that again you can choose.
What I loved about this afternoon tea, is that you can tailor it to your taste and there are plenty of options to choose from. It is little details, but sometimes it is the little things that matter!
The couple, who sat next to us, requested gluten free selection and staff was happy to oblige. Before we ordered our afternoon tea, we were also asked whether we had any allergies or intolerances, which means that nothing is too difficult and cannot be altered to your requirements.
My cakes were amazing, just look at all those delights: Kaffir life and ginger éclair, , milk chocolate and honeycomb mousse and lavender cake If you love patisserie, you will love the selection here – it was dainty, fresh and very elegantly decorated with real flowers!
Lidia and Barbara were serving us on the day and they were lovely, paying attention to my daughter and checking whether she wanted hot chocolate or was happy with her selections. We definitely felt welcomed and for me it is a big plus, when people around you are friendly and happy to share their passion for the place they are working in.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that soft toy bulldog complete with monocle and tail jacket is gifted to each child at the end of the tea to keep the memory of the their Grover’s Children’s Tea.
I definitely recommend JW Marriott Grosvenor House London Afternoon Tea as it is great for any occasion and they are only happy to cater for kids with their own special menu.
Next time you are in London do not hesitate to make a booking, they do get very busy so the more time you allow before your desired date the better.
Our Afternoon Tea was hosted by JW Marriott Grosvenor House London but all opinions are my own.