I booked the afternoon tea at The Dorchester as part of a birthday celebration for one of my friends. Three of us went.
I could cut the waffle down and say - 'wonderful, wonderful, wonderful'...........but............I just have to say more.
Fabulous service, fabulous ambience, fabulous food, fabulous piano player......really can't describe any better than that - but will try.
Immediately on arrival very welcoming and helpful. Pointed us towards the bar as we were early. Bar is amazing too, but need to move on to the afternoon tea.....
We sat near the piano player, who welcomed us to 'his' section with a warm smile and nod.
Our server was attentive, helpful, friendly. A pleasure to be served by her.
The food was simply divine - finger sandwiches - and she kept coming back to give us more - but we wanted the scones and clotted cream and jam.....lovely. Followed by beautiful little cakes and tarts - divine. Sorry - I've run out of words to describe so am using the same ones.
Atmosphere wonderful, especially with piano in the background, who even played my friend's favourite song for her.
I would definitely go back there again, not necessarily as a special treat, just to experience it all again.
A special mention to the gentleman who was the co-ordinator of the area. I would call him the maitre'd, but our server said he was the co-ordinator. Great guy, helpful, nothing too much trouble.
Definitely a 'pick you up' for any occasion.
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