Finally, this Alice in Wonderland fanatic got to spend an afternoon down the rabbit hole at the Sanderson Hotel London.
I’ve seen so many pictures of this afternoon tea I thought I wouldn’t find it that exciting – been there, done that, seen the Instagram – but I was wrong. I loved it and it definitely lived up to the hype.
The theme is top notch with special Alice in Wonderland flavoured teas (the green tea with mango Mad Hatter was my favourite), red velvet ladybird cakes and chocolate caterpillars.
The savoury bites were unusual, and delicious, with a white crab éclair, salmon scotch egg with caviar and crowd pleaser goat cheese croque-monsieur. Round it off with a surprise passionfruit ice-cream served in a flower pot and you have some very happy guests who are glad they weren’t ‘late for tea’.
I loved sitting outside by the water fountain in the conservatory too. We were bold enough to delve further into Wonderland, exploring glass walled bars, a space themed lift and various wacky chairs around the hotel. Seemed a shame to grow back into the real world…