Champagne afternoon tea at Tophams Hotel

I've been wanting to go for afternoon tea for quite some time now, but was always put off by the price. So when I saw a Groupon deal for a bargainous £26 I snapped it up straight away!

(How cute is the Cath Kidston cake stand!)

For those of you that don't know, Groupon is a group buying site, where they bulk buy everything from jewellery to beauty treatments to meals out. These deals are then sold on a daily basis and usually have a saving of around 60%.

Our deal was for champagne afternoon tea for 2, at the 4* Tophams hotel in Belgravia. Booking was easy enough via the website and despite leaving it till the last minute, we were able to get the time slot we wanted. However, a few days before I received a voicemail asking me to ring the hotel, only for them to put me straight on hold before hanging up!! I later rang up again to double check and of course no-one got back to me!

Upon arrival at the hotel, we were promptly seated and each presented with a glass of champagne. Soon after we were offered a choice of teas and the food platter brought out. There was a choice of 3 sandwich fillings, as well as a plate of sweet treats and the obligatory scones with jam and cream.

Everything was delicious and we quickly got through the smoked salmon, ham and cheese, and cucumber sandwiches. It would have been nice to be given a second plate of sandwiches, but we were told that it wasn't included as part of the deal. Dessert wise, the macaroons and custard tart were lovely, and I really enjoyed the scones.

The afternoon tea parlour felt very luxurious with it's white and mahogany decor, staff were attentive and it had a nice bustling atmosphere. Had I paid the full price of £64, I would have been disappointed by the communication issues and lack of sandwiches, but with a Groupon deal, it was definitely value for money. We both really enjoyed ourselves, and should the deal come up again, I would definitely repurchase.

Have you ever been for afternoon tea? What's been your favourite Groupon deal so far?

Disclosure- part paid for using a Groupon gift voucher

16 comments

  1. Wow, those cakes look beautiful! I've never been for afternoon tea but so want to now!

    Also, I don't suppose you'd be interested in buying a Clarisonic Mia? I'm selling one on my blog, it'd be great if you could check it out! Here's a link: http://daisy--meadow.blogspot.com/ xxx

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    1. You should, it's a lovely treat. I was introduced to it last year and it's so nice!

      Unfortunately I'm not looking to buy one but I hope you manage to sell it soon x

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  2. all the cakes look so yummy!

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  3. My belly is rumbling now! Looks so delish!

    peaas.blogspot.com

    x

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    1. I was getting so hungry just writing the post lol x

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  4. mmmm this is making me so hungry!!! iv never had afternoon tea before :)

    Beautiful Dreams

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    1. It's such a nice afternoon treat, hope you get to try it soon x

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  5. I went here on a KGB deals offer a few months ago - I agree that I would've been disappointed if I'd paid the full price but with the discount voucher it was great value. x

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    1. Seems they do a lot of deals here- about 90% of the room had Groupon vouchers. Glad you liked it too x

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  6. Making me hungry, it looks delicious!
    xx
    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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    1. Lol it's making me hungry too, I could do with a salmon sandwich and scone right now! x

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  7. the afternoon tea culture needs to be popularize here. they look so pretty and yummy.

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    1. No arguements from me, afternoon tea should definitely be a regular treat! x

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  8. This looks amazing! So jealous!
    Loving your blog and can't wait for new posts :) So I have followed!

    Karys x

    www.whoisgrumblebeard.blogspot.com

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