Thursday, 30 January 2014

Down the rabbit hole for afternoon tea.

Alice in Wonderland + best friends + tea + cake= a perfect magical afternoon obviously. 

I went for a Mad Hatter's afternoon tea at the Sanderson hotel on Oxford Street with two of my favourite people in the whole world.  I felt like a child, and was instantly overexcited. Everything was adorable- the menu, the crowned teapots, the dancing singing sugar box, the delicious little goodies that did not even look like food. It was priced at £38.00 per person. Which initially I thought sounded a lot for tea and cake- however when we arrived in the courtyard garden (that was undercover) I soon stopped being scroogy and fell in love with the surroundings. 

The selection of teas smelt absolutely delicious- Mint choc chip, apple pie, rhubard & custard and strawberries & cream. The only disappointing thing was they did not actually taste great. You cannot beat a normal cup of tea. 


The design and detail that went into every piece was amazing. 

Smoked Cumbrian ham with wholegrain mustard on sun dried tomato bread.
Cucumber and chive cream cheese on spinach bread.
Smoked Salmon and lemon butter on dark rye bread.
Egg mayonnaise with watercress and smoked sea salt on lemon bread.

I'm late, I'm late.

The afternoon would not have been complete without a drink me potion, which was a passionfruit and coconut layered pannacotta. I did not grow tall or tiny, however when we had scoffed the lot I think I was twice as wide. 

The most beautiful mirror in the land is in the toilet!!! If I could have brought this home with me I would give it pride of place. If you ask me it was screaming more Snow White than Alice in Wonderland. 

Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fattest, greediest of them all? That would be me of course.

We left grinning like Cheshire cats.




  1. Glad you had a fab time, it all looks so pretty (and tasty!) xxx

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  3. This looks amazing and completely up my street.
    Didn't know this even existed!

    nailsandteapots xx

  4. It all looks amazing! So adorable. Love the little tiny details like the trinket box for sugar cubes and the 'drink me' potion.
    I would love a mirror like that too, it's gorgeous!!x

    Kathryn | effievanity

  5. Ah, wow, that looks so cute and fun! And I completely agree, that mirror is amazing! :D

    Technicolour Dreamer

  6. That looks absolutely amazing!! So jealous!


  7. Wow that looks so amazing!
    It's like disneyland... wish we had this in Belgium, but I think a lot of people wouldn't get it out here! You look like the 'real Alice' in the mirror. xoxo

  8. I have been a long-time MAJOR fan of Alice in Wonderland, so this looks like absolute heaven. So adorable, my goodness! x



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