Festive Afternoon Tea at The Chinoiserie, Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Festive Afternoon Tea at The Chinoiserie, Jumeirah Carlton Tower
During the Christmas season, the traditional Afternoon Tea served at The Chinoiserie, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, has been given a festive twist, perfect to share with friends and family, in the gorgeous lounge. Located just off Sloane Street, it was my first time visiting the Jumeirah Carlton Tower, and it is a quiet little sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Knightsbridge.
As you walk into the lobby, you are greeted with a gorgeous festive facade with ‘Seasons Greetings’ on it, which is decorated with baubles, acorns and ribbons. I couldn’t resist a photo with it, and it certainly brought on the Christmas cheer as you stepped into the hotel.
Once seated, I enjoyed a glass of Laurent Perrier Brut whilst we made the all important choice of what tea to have alongside our treats.
I chose the Vanilla Black tea, and it was fantastic and the aroma from it was sublime too.

From Santa’s Savouries, we enjoyed three each of the Festive feast finger sandwich with roast Bronze turkey, sage, apricot and chestnut stuffing and Christmas chutney, as well as the decadent bridge roll with duck egg mayonnaise and sun blushed tomatoes. You normally get a third option of a buttermilk pancake with Royal Warrant Holder Scottish smoked salmon, quail eggs and whipped goats cheese but neither of us are Salmon fans so we chose to replace this with an extra of the others. My favourite was most definitely the duck egg mayonnaise, although both were scrumptious.

For the Sweet Tidings, the cutest selection sat on the top tier of our stand which included Santa’s Choice, which was a cherry bavarois Christmas bauble, the most adorable Frosty the Snowman garnished with roasted coconut on a white chocolate snowman macaroon, Reindeer Fuel, which was a dark chocolate and orange yule log, and my personal favourite from the selection, so much so that I ate both, the ‘Underneath the Christmas Tree’ custard, nutmeg and mincemeat tart.

The homemade scones, raisin as well as plain, were divine, and served with clotted cream and traditional preserves.

The Chinoiserie, where the Afternoon Tea is enjoyed, is a wonderful venue and it is so relaxing, with superb service and a great ambience. The Festive Afternoon Tea costs GBP 39 per person or GBP 49 per person, with a glass of Champagne Laurent-Perrier, which is really good value, especially for the offering that you get. I highly recommend it as the attention to detail in the pastries as well as the delicious festive twists are done so well, that it is highly impressive and enjoyable. The perfect festive treat!

It is available until 31 December 2018 so get booking!

For more information, visit their website here: https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/london/jumeirah-carlton-tower/restaurants–bars/chinoiserie/

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I was a guest of Jumeirah Carlton Tower 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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4 Comments

  1. November 28, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    What a fantastic festive afternoon tea! The sweets are all so cute!

  2. November 29, 2018 / 8:39 am

    What an adorable afternoon tea!

  3. December 5, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Ooh coconut snowman me up! I do love a themed afternoon tea

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