An Autumnal Treat – Anna’s Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor House

An Autumnal Treat – Anna’s Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor House

I recently found myself back at the stunning Park Room at The Grosvenor Hotel Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, this time to try the Autumnal version of their much loved Anna’s Afternoon Tea.

I adore the decor in the Park Room with its vibrant furnishings in cream, grey and green, and large mirrors reflecting natural light, a plush abstract carpet, luxurious chandeliers and a beautiful central table adorned with bright flowers and a selection of home baked cakes, which you are invited to enjoy as part of your Afternoon Tea experience.

This Afternoon Tea serves two of Nyetimber’s wonderful sparkling English wines, which I was delighted by, as I have tried Nyetimber’s selection before and adored the wines. Unlike a normal afternoon tea glass of bubbly which is classically a dry champagne, for this afternoon tea we were treated to two different sparkling wines.

To start, and to complement the savoury selection of classic finger sandwiches and open sandwiches, we enjoyed the Nyetimber Rosé, which has distinctive flavours and aromas of red fruit. It has the perfect body and texture to match with the savouries.

I also had the Royal Zafrani tea, with flavours of saffron, which was absolutely divine.

I loved the pear amuse bouche that arrived in a cute shot glass topped with candy floss. It tasted so delicious and the perfect start to the afternoon of indulgence.

Our selection of finger sandwiches included Cucumber with garden mint butter, Smoked Oakham chicken with tarragon and crème fraîche, Roast Aberdeen Angus beef with creamed horseradish, Honey roast Yorkshire ham, with Coleman’s English mustard and North Atlantic cold water prawn with a classic Marie Rose sauce.

The open sandwiches were Foreman’s smoked Scottish salmon with cream cheese and Burford brown Clarence Court egg with mayonnaise and chive.

For the sweet course, we enjoyed Nyetimber’s Demi-Sec, which is actually England’s first ever Demi-Sec. It is four times sweeter than a rose and perfect for delicate cakes and pasties.

We had this to accompany our Plain and Raisin Buttermilk Scones served with an amazing selection of Devonshire clotted cream with lots of different British preserves such as Strawberry, rose petal, rhubarb and ginger, gooseberry, raspberry and blackcurrant.

The cakes and pastries included a Caramelised apple tartlet, Chestnut and blackcurrant palmier, Pumpkin and rum raisin choux, Cranberry and white chocolate sable and a Chocolate and pecan praline delice.

If you have space left after this incredible course, you can also try one of the fresh home baked cakes on display at the centre of the room.

I love the Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor House and the scones are especially amazing as they are so perfect! They even passed the scone test by a seasoned Afternoon Tea reviewer on the day.

If you are looking for a wonderful Autumnal Afternoon Tea, I highly recommend Anna’s Afternoon Tea.

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, 86-90 Park Lane, London W1K 7TN

I was a guest and my experience was complimentary but all views and photos are my own.
Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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  1. September 23, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    What a lavish afternoon tea! What caught me the most was the Royal Zafrani tea. I’m a big tea drinker so I would love to experience what that was like! I quite like the presentation of the open sandwiches. Very unique! xx

  2. September 24, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    I was doing some hotel research and stumble upon your post. Thank you, now I have to stop my work and go out for some dessert 🙂

  3. September 24, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    What a lovely classic tea!

  4. September 25, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Loving this autumn-inspired afternoon tea Binny! Really classic and simple too

  5. September 27, 2018 / 9:20 pm

    This sounds so delicious and the open sandwiches are what I love most. Also I need to try some of that Demi sec especially if it’s four times seeeter than Rose. Think that would be a bubbly I can settle for

  6. October 10, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    What a delicious afternoon tea! I love the idea of serving two different Nyetimbe sparking wines!

  7. October 11, 2018 / 10:32 am

    I adore Nyetimber! It’s so tasty, how lovely that somewhere is pairing it for their afternoon tea. Yum!

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