At the end of half term the Minx and I went to take advantage of the Lancaster London’s great offer of a kids free afternoon tea (for all children under twelve) with every dining adult (up to two children per adult).
There is something special about an afternoon tea with all its tiny sandwiches, scones and various fancies, and even more special to take a tiny person with you (who actually might see this as regular size food after all!). We went along to Lancaster London, a hotel practically next to Lancaster Gate tube station and bang opposite London’s Hyde Park to indulge and we weren’t disappointed.
First up, Minx was given a kids pack to keep her entertained (I’m always a fan of this in restaurants so that you can cover an element of hunger and frustration whilst their food is prepared) and a ‘kids cocktail’ – gosh, how grown up did she think that was?! Apple juice and lemonade – TOGETHER, wow! She chose the appropriately child-friendly nutella, jam and tuna trio of sandwiches (there are more savoury versions if your child has a more discerning palate). Then a delicious plain and fruit scone with two tiny doughnuts filled with nutella, followed by Executive Chef Ben Purton’s brilliant dessert plate of strawberry cake pops (standing in shot glasses of sherbet), chocolate brownies with smarties and carrot top cup cakes – a massive thumbs up from a little Minx.
The adult version is equally as delicious with a selection of sandwiches, fresh from the oven scones served with home made jam and thick clotted cream. And a dessert plate that we ended up with taking home in a box as we were so stuffed!
Priced at £30 per adult, accompanied by a selection of fresh loose teas presented with a mini sand-timer to ensure it’s brewed to perfection.
This offer will run during the school summer holidays too – a fun way to spend an afternoon.