10.04.2015

time for tea @ the palm court


In February, we made our way to The Palm Court, at London's Park Lane Hotel, to indulge in a more traditional afternoon tea in their lavish Art Deco lounge.


The lounge was fabulous, comfortable sofas, moody lighting and floral painted panels lined the walls, while gorgeous Gatsby-esque Art Deco furniture was displayed on every possible surface. There was even a harp player serenading us as we tucked into our champagne and sandwiches, who ever know that was such a good combination?

Scones were served warm, and I enjoyed mine with the refreshingly floral, if unfamiliar, taste of rose bud tea. Which, while it didn't exactly blow my taste buds away, would have to go up there as one of the prettiest things I've ever had to drink. The fruit tart was lovely, but aside from that unfortunately I can't remember anything exceptional about any of the food served. Perhaps, I would even go as far as to say that the best thing about the entire experience was the setting itself, and so it is exciting news that The Palm Court is now being renovated, and expects to open again early next year. In the interim, The Park Lane Hotel Afternoon Tea Service has been taken over by Patissier of the year, Eric Lanlard, and though I haven't had the opportunity to sample his version yet, it promises to be an 'edible travalogue' inspired by foods from around the world, which sounds divine.

The afternoon tea we had though was sadly not what I would class as 'a must do', still I will probably be keeping an eye out on the reopening because there's likely to be celebratory promotions, and I'd like to see what has been done to revamp the space itself, because that is well worth a visit.

67 comments:

  1. Now I want tea! It's one of my favorites!

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  2. Oh dear, really?! This is so cool :D

    Amazing event. I really want tea and a cookie :D

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  3. It's been a long time since I had some afternoon tea. Oh, it looks wonderful! I've never tried rose bud tea, surprisingly. I'd love to visit the Palm Court one day <3

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  4. Everything looks utterly delicious! i wish you an amazing week Raj!;)
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  5. Oh, this looks like a fabulous place to have tea. It looked like you had a wonderful time. I would love to go here once it reopens, I am sure it will be amazing! :)

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  6. Everything looks divine! Those scones look AMAZING!

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  7. Mmmm, I'm eating breakfast and yet I want your food!

    Great post :)

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  8. Looks really delicious and the ambiance sounds so cool! Love love tea anytime:)
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  9. Bummer about the food, but to be honest: Warm scones with jam are my idea of heaven, so I don't think I´d been disappointed. When it comes to food, I am easily pleased I guess.

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  10. omg warm scones! It looks so yum! I just finished breakfast and I want to eat again. And those cakes look so pretty and delicate! What a lovely way to catch up with friends :)
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  11. It looks so great!!

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  12. Great post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  13. That rose bud tea looks sooo pretty!! Too bad the food was not the best...
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    1. Indeed a beautiful rose bud tea, Raj! At least the cakes look like foodart. ;)

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  14. This lounge sounds like my type of place. I am simply loving the food, loving the ambiance, and loving everything about this place. Thanks for posting about it.

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  15. Everything looks so delicious and good! Who wouldn't like that... I love afternoon teas :) x

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  16. so cute! definitely going to have afternoon tea when i'm in london later this month :)

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  17. this looks so tasty! Afternoon tea is needed! x

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  18. We missed afternoon tea when we visited London!! What a big regret!

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  19. I love tea. My favorite is ginger/pomegranate tea.
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  20. Love afternoon tea! Those scones look delicious, great pics.

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  21. Oooh this looks so fun and fancy!

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  22. Going to tea looks so nice! I wish it more of a thing in the States, the sandwiches they serve are always so delicious but not too filling.

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  23. Wow this looks incredible, love the flowers in the tea
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  24. Oooh this looks like such a lovely place to go for afternoon tea! The photos of the food all look amazing, I bet you had a real treat :) xx

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  25. Beautiful! Looks amazing

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  26. Looks so yummy!

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  27. This place looks delicious! Great photos!

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  28. This looks so posh! What a shame it wasn't as special as it looked though x

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  29. What a lovely (and yummy!) spread!

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  30. Amazing post dear! I love it:)

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  31. I can totally get what you mean in comparison to the rock-themed high tea but kinda like you said, I just love how elegant, classic and traditional it is at the same time!

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  32. Everything looks so delicious!

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  33. Oh my gosh, that looks like an actual dream! I love tea, so much, so this is heaven to me! You took some pretty photos.

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  34. Rose bud tea? What a concept.. I do want to try! I am also famished at the moment so everything pictured here has me going crazy!

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  35. Champagne and sandwiches sounds like interesting combo, dear :)

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  36. SO DELICIOUS! I almost drooled! Looks like you had a great time :)

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  37. You always get to go to the best places! I'm so jealous! :P This look amazing, hun!
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  38. Tea time is my favorite! This looks delicious and fun!

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  39. wow everything looks so adorable ! looks like you had an amazing time over there :) I've never tried this tea but it looks super fine ! :D

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  40. Yum, everything looks so delicious!

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  41. I'm a huge fan of afternoon tea and this one looks amazing! Look at those little cakes! London really do such a great range of options don't they?

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  42. Gorgeous photos! This afternoon tea looks like so much fun, and such delicious treats!
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  43. Wow everything looks delicious! :) great post!

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  44. Great post! I had fun reading this. Have a fun Friday!

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  46. Wow a harp, that's so posh! It's a shame the food wasn't too great but the whole atmosphere looks incredible :)

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  47. I've never had rose bud tea! I'd like to try it one day :) The food looks so delicious!

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  48. Awesome post! Tea looks yummy :)
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  50. I have not had afternoon tea in a while, but this post really makes me want to do it soon! Lovely post and photos - all of this food looks so tasty!

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  51. That tea though!!

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  52. I'd love to go for afternoon tea one day. I'm tempted to start putting petals in my tea after seeing this, so pretty!

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  53. I love your photos and food looks amazing.


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  54. Oh boy, I'm so jealous. It looks amazing!

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  58. These photos are gorgeous!
    Looks like you had a great time (and the food looks delicious)

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  59. Wow, great photos, the cakes especially look soooo delicious! :) <3

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  60. Looks great this food!!

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