As you have probably guessed, we love afternoon tea, and not just any afternoon tea, it must be unique (or atleast extremely delicious)!
We headed down to the K West Hotel in Shepherds Bush on a very chilly and dreary Saturday afternoon.
The K West Hotel, a short distance from the Central Line at Shepherds Bush, was once a BBC recording studio, and this old tradition has not faded. We took a seat upstairs in the Studio Kitchen and our waitress kindly explained the menu to us, there are a selection of teas, or if you fancy it, tea infused cocktails!
We were treated to the Tea Rex, a bespoke tea comprising blended black tea leaves, mellow green tea, a natural cherry flavouring, with peony flowers and fragrant rose petals.
Then came what we were most excited for, the food!
It’s usually the sweeter things in life I look forward to, but as afternoon teas go, these were the most delicious savoury snacks I have had. More modern than many afternoon teas, we enjoyed items such as smoked salmon on rye bread, Mini Halloumi, Turkey Sliders (with cranberry of course), Roasted Peppers and Sundried Tomatoes on Focaccia (my favourite!), and even Mini Hamburgers.
Moving up a layer we reached the scones. I am fussy, so it is hard to get these right for me. Too stodgy? Too raw? Nope! These were cooked to perfection, light and fluffy, and of course we smothered on the clotted cream and jam.
Next we were presented with a sweet feast! A top the cake stand perched devilish deserts such as Chocolate Cherry Apples, Rocky Road Fudge, Orange & Cinnamon Panna Cotta Shots, Chocolate Truffle Lollies, and a selection of Macaroons.
I’ve enjoyed many an afternoon tea in my time, but this one has got to be some of the best tasting food so far. Even better that it comes with the history and heritage of this West London jaunt, the setting is stylish and laid back .Once finishing our tea we took our time to soak up the ambience and listen to the music that filtered into the Studio Kitchen, just at the right volume.
The staff were friendly and we felt we could take our time and enjoy the afternoon without being rushed out the door. Overall I would highly recommend the Glam Rock Afternoon Tea, this would tie in perfectly with a day of retail therapy at nearby Westfield.