11 July 2014

Afternoon tea at Hotel Indigo, Kensington

Afternoon tea has to be one of my favourite treats, partly because of all the yummy food and partly because it's the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and catch up with friends/family. My most recent afternoon tea experience was at Hotel Indigo, a chic boutique hotel located right next to Earl's Court station:

Afternoon tea at Hotel Indigo

Walking into the hotel, we were immediately struck by the luxurious decor and the lively but not too busy atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful and despite us running 15mins late (oops) there were no problems and we were sat down straight away. In keeping with the modern chic decor, the drinks menu came printed in newspaper format and after much deliberation I opted for a Jasmine tea whereas R opted for the hot chocolate, which came traditionally served with hot milk and a chocolate lollipop.

Afternoon tea at Hotel Indigo

It wasn't long before the food came and after taking far too many photos we dug into a selection of savoury sandwiches, chocolate and almond cake and of course the obligatory scones with clotted cream and jam. I loved that the sandwiches came on different types of bread and although it would have been nice to have more variety, the chocolate cakes went down a treat. With afternoon tea I always find myself wanting more savouries, but overall the portions were generous and we even had to take some of the desserts home we were both far too full to finish it all.

Afternoon tea at Hotel Indigo

Even though we'd finished the meal there was no rush to leave and we were offered another round of drinks. This time we opted for peppermint and wild berries. Both of which were really refreshing and a lovely way to end the meal.

Afternoon tea at Hotel Indigo

The afternoon tea also comes with a cocktail each, which turned out to be a rather interesting blend of cream and citrus liquor. Unfortunately neither of us were particularly impressed and ended up leaving most of it untouched. The table next to us opted for the non-alcoholic version which looked to be a really nice combination of juices. Next time we'd definitely go for that instead.

Cocktails aside, we both really enjoyed our afternoon tea at Hotel Indigo. There was a really nice atmosphere, the food was tasty and the staff polite and attentive. Well worth a visit if you're looking for somewhere new to try, especially if you can get a LivingSocial/Groupon deal like we did. Whilst we were there I noticed they do an evening menu too which I'd be really keen to go back and try.

Have you ever been to Hotel Indigo? What's your favourite place for afternoon tea?

3 comments:

  1. yumm! you look so pretty ♥

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  2. Ooh this looks so pretty. I love Afternoon Tea! x

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  3. Great post! The food looks amazing. Those desserts look so good! Glad you had a nice time! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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