Last week I went to the Berkeley for afternoon tea with my Mum and some of her friends as well as my auntie. It was so much fun, and I had a really great day! I wanted to share a quick few pictures with you guys, if you're looking for something special to do up in London I'd definitely recommend tea at the Berkeley. The Berkeley feels so much less formal than the Ritz, but everyone's still dressed up for afternoon tea, it really is lovely.
The top picture is my hot chocolate that they served me (I don't actually drink tea or coffee), complete with dark chocolate Berkeley logo!
The tea was fashion-themed so all of the cakes/sweets/etc were based upon spring/summer designs by designers like Manolo Blahnik and Chanel. The tea cups, saucers and plates all matched the bright pink, yellow and green colour scheme.
This is what the cake stand looked like originally, once we'd finished the centre plate they replaced it with scones, cream and jam. Once you finish something you are allowed to ask for more, and refills don't cost any extra! I ended up bringing some of the cute shoe and bikini biscuits home with me!
This is the top layer, there were pistachio panna cotta pots, peach and strawberry mousse pots, chocolate shoe biscuits and vanilla bikini biscuits that kinda tasted like iced gems.
This was my favourite layer, all the little cakes had so much detail. My favourite was the layered chocolate mousse cake with the squiggly chocolate thing on top. The squiggly chocolate tasted like kinder bueno.
I didn't have anything from the bottom layer, it was all savoury food. There were things like roasted vegetable tarts and chicken liver paté shaped into mushroom stalks with tiny pieces of toast as the top of the mushroom.
These are the scones, there were plain ones and fruit ones, my favourite part of this layer was that the cream was shaped into perfect little round balls. It was cool.
I hope you guys liked this post, I really enjoyed my day and you should totally consider doing this some time!