Friday, 3 August 2018

The Tea Files - The Draycott


It's not usual that I post two Tea Files posts so close together, but I was very lucky to be invited down to the Draycott Hotel near Sloane Square to try out their new Wimbledon themed afternoon tea. It seems Wimbledon is the hot theme to go for with teas now, doesn't it? 

The Draycott is almost like a hidden treasure in the heart of London's busy streets. You would honestly walk right by and not know that there is a hotel hidden behind the gorgeous houses. I discovered that it is actually the sister building of Cliveden House (where Meghan got ready before the Royal Wedding!). 

You can definitely tell from the decor too, it has a very similar style to Cliveden and definitely gives off vibes of British luxury. 


The tea was served with Pimm's and although I don't drink Pimm's, my dad drank his and mine and said it was a really refreshing and summery accompaniment to the tea!

Of course I went for hot chocolate which was delicious. 


We were then presented with a glorious spread of afternoon tea treats, all laid out on some fake grass to keep in with the theme.

The sandwiches were classic finger sandwiches and we had smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise and cucumber. The bread was very soft and fresh and all of the fillings were perfect too!


The cakes on top were berry cheesecake and a vanilla sponge. The cheesecake was lovely but the sponge was sadly quite dry. This was probably the only fault with the whole experience however! 

We were also presented with warm fruit and plain scones that were massive and really yummy too! 


My favourite part had to be the classic Wimbledon treat that is strawberries and cream! It was absolutely delicious and the cream tasted so good that I honestly could have kept eating it all day! I'm drooling now just thinking about it! 


We also had lemon macarons presented on a fondant tennis court and they were great, albeit a bit too sweet after all the other sugar we had! 


Overall I'd definitely reccomend the Draycott's Wimbledon themed afternoon tea! Nearly everything was excellent, the only thing that let it down was the dry sponge but I can forgive that. To enjoy the tea in such a peaceful surrounding was the perfect way to get off the busy London streets and into somewhere more tranquil. 


The Tea Files Rating

8.5/10

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Our afternoon tea at The Draycott was complimentary in exchange for a review. All opinions are entirely my own. 

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