Having had afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason and not being impressed I was, after reading the reviews for Brown's ever hopeful, and I wasn't to be disappointed. From the minute we walked in to the trip to the powder room before leaving I could find no fault. I was in London with my sister for a special girls day out. We arrived a little early so had a cocktail in the bar, served with nibbles. We were informed by a member of staff from the tea room when our table was ready & no sooner had he moved away than the young lady who had served us our drinks was at our side with the bill. We were seated at a small round table, big enough for two in beautifully upholstered wing backed chairs, that were so comfortable I could have easily had a little nap after tea! The waiter came over to pour us a glass of our chosen Champagne & explain the process. Our sandwiches & pastries arrived followed a short time after by our tea. The sandwiches were so tasty & when we were offered more we happily accepted. The scones were warm & light & the strawberry jam was just yummy, I'm told the clotted cream was to die for too! The pastries were dainty & delightful & again seconds were offered & accepted. The atmosphere was very pleasant, lots of people chatting away in comfortable seats or on sofas at well laid tables with highly polished tea service & fine table ware. The waiter was attentive & polite. On paying the bill you are given a small package of the tea you had ordered, I now need to buy a tea strainer! You could look at it that it's a lot of money for a glass of fizz a pot of tea with a few sandwiches & cakes, but it's all so nicely done & now and again so nice to have a treat. I have been telling all my friends & family of the wonderful 2 hours we spent there & couldn't recommend highly enough that if you want afternoon tea whilst in London then Brown's is the only place to go. Can't wait to take Frank, he'll love it.
- Also Known As:
- Browns Hotel London
- Brown's Hotel London, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brown's was the first hotel to open in London in 1837 and since completing a 24 million-Pound restoration, this outstanding hotel now offers guests 117 luxurious rooms and suites, outstanding dining, a buzzing bar and relaxing spa. Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Brown's Hotel has many of London's major attractions and best shopping on their door step. It is from here that Rudyard Kipling wrote "The Jungle Book" and Agatha Christie "At Bertram's Hotel". ... more less
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