We booked afternoon tea at The Dorchester as a surprise for my Mother-in-law for her 70th Birthday. What a fabulous experience. The ambience, the friendly, attentive staff and the food...amazing. We booked the last sitting which was perfect especially as we did not feel hurried and could totally relax and enjoy. The sandwiches were mouth watering...so delicious. They were offered time amd time again until we said we'd had enough. The warm scones with jam and cream equally tasty. When one choice of pastry proved popular, along came some more. My 3 year old son was treated like a VIP - made to feel really special. He was asked what sandwiches he would like and his drink of choice and was promptly given a sticker/activity book When the scones arrived he said he wanted them plain and the waiter asked if he liked chocolate. Yes of course was the reply and within a few moments he returned with a pot of chocolate spread. We ordered champagne tea as this was a special event. Due to a mistake with our order we were given a complimentary second glass. This is the place to take those special people in your life. You get what you pay for here and they certainly deliver. Will be back the next time I can think of an excuse!