Went for afternoon tea with a groupon voucher on the 30th September, normal value apparently £65, we spent £26. We arrived and were shown to a small area passed empty unlaid tables, it looked like the restaurant area was actually closed when we arrived. My friend had already had a glass of champagne in the bar area while waiting for me and had complained about glasses not being washed correctly, he watched them just rinse a glass under the tap and had to complain, not a good start.
The tea choice was good and on the face of it looking at the menu the tea advertised sounded good but how disappointing when it arrived.
3 strips of poor sandwiches, 1 ham, 1 egg and not sure what the other was. 1 scone each with cream and jam, not sure it was clotted. The cake selection was poor, the type of cakes you would buy from a cheap bakery, certainly none of them looked homemade or very appealing. If I had wanted any extra food a note on the menu said I would have to pay for it!
On a plus side the staff were very friendly and attentive but had I paid full price I would have been making a complaint there and then to the Manager.
There are a lot better teas on offer, even Fortnums only charge £35 per head and serve a fantastic range of homemade cakes and you can have more should you wish at no extra cost.
Based on that, would I go back to the Corys? No!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Corus Hyde Park is a 4 star, 389 air conditioned bedroom hotel for business and leisure guests and is in a spacious location overlooking Hyde Park. Corus is 50 metres from Lancaster Gate tube on the central line, only 8 minutes walk to Paddington station and the Heathrow Express and 15 minutes walk to Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill, Albert Hall and so close to all the major attractions including the new Westfield shopping centre and the Paddington Basin. The hotel features 4 meeting rooms up to 90 guests, free powerful WiFi in all areas, a fitness studio, large air conditioned lounge with an all day menu. The hotel has three restaurant concepts - seasonal and quality British dishes, an authentic Malaysian menu and Bel Canto Opera dining where opera students act as waiters and sing a wide range of Operatic classics whilst you dine. ... more less
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