The Tea Files - Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

It hasn't been long since my last Tea Files, but I was very lucky to recently be invited down to the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane to try their brand new afternoon tea in collaboration with Lock & Co. Hatters! If you've never heard of Lock & Co. before, they are one of the most prestigious and famous hatters in all of London, and are renowned for being established since the 1600's!

I was very excited to try out the tea, especially because after a quick google search I discovered all the pastries were shaped like tiny hats! 

I was surprised to see that the restaurant was quite empty when we arrived, but there was a harpist playing some beautiful tunes which gave a lovely atmosphere. 

We were both presented with two glasses of champagne, as well as our hot chocolates and teas. The hot chocolate was very good (which you all know is important!) and mama said her tea was amazing too. 

It wasn't long before we were presented with our very gorgeous afternoon tea, served in a traditional Lock & Co. hat box!

The top lid of the hat box showcased our five cakes, all shaped like little hats and a hat box itself. They consisted of...

Worsley Hat: Tonka cream, pineapple jam, cocoa nib tart.
Bowler Hat: Kalamansi and caramelised chocolate mousse, double chocolate biscuit.
Dick Tracy Fedora Hat: Mandarin jelly, Alunga chocolate fudge, red velvet cookie.
Drab Shell Top Hat: Mascarpone and lime cream, carrot cake.
The Hat Box: Traditional Victoria Sponge, strawberry jam.

My favourite of the lot had to be the hat box and the top hat, which were Victoria sponge and carrot cake respectively. They tasted absolutely incredible and so fresh! To be honest, I couldn't fault any of them. They were absolutely perfect. 

Underneath the lid were our sandwiches. There are two menu options for normal or vegetarian afternoon tea, so we went for vegetarian. All of the sandwiches were incredible and again, very fresh and wonderful flavours. 

Last but not least were our scones, served warm with clotted cream, strawberry jam, lemon curd and apricot jam. I have to say, I am a huge fan of when places serve their scones with lemon curd, and it was some of the best I had ever tasted. The scones were perfectly baked, with two of them being plain and the other two being chocolate and orange (a very unique and delicious combination!). 

I have to say, I wasn't expecting this afternoon tea but as amazing as it was, but it may be one of the best we've had in London! Everything was delicious and perfectly baked. The display was gorgeous and had such a cute spin on how to present an afternoon tea. I would definitely recommend visiting if you're around the Park Lane area as it was absolutely brilliant!

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Our afternoon tea at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane was provided complimentary but no review was required and all opinions are my own.