Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea: One Aldwych
Golden Chocolate Eggs, Lemon and White Chocolate Cake Pops and Rhubarb and Custard Candy Floss…did you know that 14th to 20th August is Afternoon Tea Week? Nope, neither did I but what a perfect excuse to indulge in one of the coolest afternoon teas in London – the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at the gorgeous One Aldwych Hotel.
I think you either love or hate afternoon tea but when they are as quirky as this Roald Dahl inspired spread, it’s hard to say no. For kids, it’s another good way to get used to eating out with easy finger food making life a bit less stressful for everyone.As it was a Monday I thought it only right to choose the Champagne option. It was accompanied by a small but unique tea selection, of which I chose Mango Noir. Rex opted for the Virgin Charlie Cocktail which arrived at our table in a pot of magical smoke, bubbling away as it was poured. It’s one of the most fun parts of the afternoon tea and Rex was mesmerised.
Whilst Willy Wonka would probably have smirked at the savouries, I loved this tea’s slightly different take on original tea nibbles. Mini leek, walnut and chedder quiches, small vegetable wellington slices and coronation chicken in a brioche bun.It’s the sweet surprises to follow that really are the showstoppers however. Fluffy pink clouds of homemade candy floss next to lemon and white chocolate cake pops and golden chocolate eggs filled with vanilla cheesecake and mango. Scones and coco bean financiers are washed down with chocolate caramel milk, slurped up through candy cane coloured straws (of course). This really was an afternoon tea as theatrical as its neighbourhood.The setting of our afternoon tea was in the beautiful lobby of One Aldwych. This luxury London hotel is situated in the prime theatre district area next to Covent Garden. Its location near to the big shows (The Lion King is currently playing opposite) means it is no stranger to families and little guests. The hotel prides itself on offering convenient but stylish family stays with options such as self catering suites, mini bath robes and slippers and a gorgeous indoor swimming pool amongst many other family facilities.The Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea is without a doubt Scrumdiddlyumptious – one of the best I’ve had in London. Both little and big fans of the Roald Dahl classic won’t be disappointed.This post was written in association with One Aldwych who invited us to try their afternoon tea on a complimentary basis. All opinions are my own.
For more information on the Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea visit www.onealdwych.com