Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel is one of the most popular and original afternoon teas in London. The Sanderson is a luxurious and trendy hotel tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. The afternoon tea is served in their courtyard garden so the best time for it is probably spring or summer when it’s a bit warmer. We went last week, it was quite chilly but we were kept quite warm thanks to their outdoor heater umbrellas and cosy blankets.
It’s all about the little details at the Sanderson, from sugar cubes inside in a music box, menus hidden in vintage books and napkin rings with riddles printed on them. The choices of teas were presented in little glass bottles with their details printed on playing cards, all really very much in tune with the Alice in Wonderland Theme.
Savoury sandwiches were beautifully presented, dainty but really filling. Green bread, a crab & herb eclair, and a tiny caviar Scotch egg were all in the menu.
When you think it can not get any better you are presented with a three tier cake stand full of amazing, mouth watering sweets. Marshmallow mushrooms, blue chocolate caterpillars, coffee flavoured pocket watches macaroons and red velvet ladybirds amongst a few other flavoursome sweet treats.
Eatable flowers? Ice cream presented in a small flower pot? This was just the icing on the cake so to speak.. something unexpected to end up our tea experience with.
Mad Hatter’s Tea it’s a real treat, from the crockery, to the setting to the perfect service, it’s really an afternoon tea with a difference. If you are looking for something a bit special this is a place to try.
Have you tried the Sanderson’s Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea? or Do you prefer a more traditional one?