Walking into the Drawing Rooms puts you instantly in a happy mood. The bright colours, the natural light streaming in through the windows and the comfy furniture, make you feel right at home. The theme of the decor, I was told, has everything to do with its location, Kensington. It's a reflection of all the things that the area is known for. So you see a lot of works of art depicting natural, musical and scientific elements which are all inspired by the museums and the Royal Albert Hall which are located nearby.
The food at the Drawing Rooms made me happy too. From 11 am guests can indulge in pastries and light bites. Afternoon Tea is served between 2.30 and 5.30 pm and in the evening you'll find champagne and a choice of canapés and savories on the menu.
We started with a glass of champagne and made our choice of tea. There's a good selection of different flavours of tea, and I chose the Jasmin Silver Tip tea.
All pastries and sandwiches are handmade from scratch by a team of pastry chefs headed up by Chris, who popped out of the kitchen to say hello and to hand us a little present. It was a little, green box and when I opened it later at home, I discovered two small cakes inside. Very chuffed I was, to be able to hold on to the Drawing Room Afternoon Tea experience a little bit longer.
For more information and prices on afternoon tea at the Drawing Rooms, click here