The Berkely Afternoon Tea: Pret a Portea

On Saturday for our shopping trip in London the highlight of the event was going for afternoon tea. We booked the sitting around July time as it was fully booked most weekends!

The Berkeley have a Pret a Portea afternoon tea in their Caramel room, its fashion inspired. We went to the Autumn/Winter 2013 sitting, which had only just started a week ago. 

Outside the Berkeley
We we're seated straight away at a window table, and given menu's to choose our tea, they had a huge selection of Loose leaf tea's like; Assam, English breakfast, Vanilla, Earl Grey and they had Fruit/ Herbal tea's like Peppermint,  African Amber, Chocolate truffle, Camomile and a few others. I chose decaffeinated English Breakfast, and Katy had Assam.

Our table setting when we arrived
Once they brought the tea over they poured it for us, then asked me about my dietary requirements and what i could and couldn't eat. They then brought the sandwiches over.

Our tower of goodness!!!

 How cute is the tea set!!!!? 
Its made by Wedgewood, and you could even buy a set from the Berkeley if you wanted to!

My favorite sweet thing was the Yellow Mousse on the top, The berkeley describe it as ' Jean Paul Gaultier gold quilted banana and caramel cremeux with passion fruit compote accessorised with leopard print chocolate shard'

But in my words it was bloody lovely!!!!!

I have to admit i was a bit apprehensive about the food, im Veggie and a really fussy eater, but i made sure to tell them in advance. I was so happy with the food, it was absolutely delicious, the sandwiches were cream cheese and cucumber quintessentially British! I also had sweet pepper and rocket, mozzarella and tomato, and cheese and onion
. There was also savory spoons with tasters like Artichoke, aubergine pastry with tomato salsa type thing in side. (that was my favorite!) 

With our name card - i kept it for my smash book!

My new handbag... teeny tiny cake! yummmmm
The best thing about the whole experience is that they replenishing everything non stop, you could ask for 10 refills and they would do it!

 It cost £39 each but i really think thats its worth it, they give you the MOST tastiest cakes and sandwiches, you can have more than one pot of tea so you get to try a variety, and the service is just above excellent. They even ask if you want to take a goody bag home with a couple of cakes in!!! 

Of course we took up that opportunity..

The lighting has made my face look really brown... weird!
I cant wait to go again to see the next seasons fashion inspired cakes, i might even get my mum to come along! :)


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