Afternoon Tea at Amba Hotel, Charing Cross

10 March 2019 London, UK

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Anyone who knows me knows I love a good afternoon tea and, if there's a glass or two of alcohol included in there then it's even more of a winner for me. My friend Larissa who you probably all recognise as she's been on here before and I wanted to have a good catch up over some good food so, naturally, we decided on afternoon tea!

It was the first time I'd seen Larissa since Christmas and, as she's currently planning her wedding, we definitely had a lot to catch up on. 

When it comes to finding a good afternoon tea (especially in London) I would always look out for reviews or blog posts to see what people really thought of the food...and the tea, of course! But, as I'd been to Amba Hotel twice before for this afternoon tea I knew it would be a good'un. The hotel is just a good location if you're spending the weekend playing tourist in the City as it's literally a hop, skip and a jump away from Charing Cross station and right next to Trafalgar Square. You can't get more London than that, can you!

The staff helped us find where we had to go (yes, I've been twice before but the hotel's so huge it's easy to forget) and we settled down in our comfy seats in the Terrace Room getting very excited for our food and tea. But first, we got to have our glass of Taittinger Champagne and the chance to peruse the extensive tea list. From the more traditional Earl Grey to the not-so-traditional Persian pomegranate, there's definitely a tea there for everyone!

afternoon tea at amba hotel wowcher
afternoon tea at amba hotel wowcher
afternoon tea at amba hotel wowcher
afternoon tea at amba hotel wowcher

TIER 1 (the sandwiches)

Ham and whole grain mustard mayonnaise
Smoked salmon with black pepper and lemon butter
Hens egg mayonnaise with watercress
Cucumber and chive cream cheese

The sandwiches were just as good as I remember them from last time, the bread was spongy and soft and you get a lot of filling in each one. There's also a good amount for two people, you get one of each as standard but, if you don't fancy one or you have allergies then you can just let the staff know and they'll readjust the menu for you. Being unfussy eaters, Larissa and I tried the lot.

TIER 2 (the scones)

Freshly baked plain and sultana scones
Strawberry preserve and Devonshire clotted cream

I think this actually might be my favourite part in an afternoon tea, the scones were warm and we got a good amount of jam and cream. We had one plain and one fruit scone each but I couldn't finish mine (let's just say the wedding diet didn't put Larissa off finishing both), the cream was fresh and the jam had delicious chunks of strawberry - my fave!

TIER 3 (the cakes)

Wild berry delice
Cranberry and white chocolate chip brownie
Coffee macaroon

And to finish, some teeny tiny cakes! The only one we didn't have was the coffee macaroon as neither of us are particularly keen on coffee but the rest of them were delish! The brownie, in particular was rich and chocolate-y but the hit of cranberries inside add a little extra flavour. Yum!

As you may have already guessed, I would highly recommend Amba Hotel for afternoon tea. I got a voucher from Wowcher (where I work) for mine so it was only £22 each - a real bargain for the amount you get and the quality of food and tea on offer.

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afternoon tea at amba hotel wowcher

afternoon tea at amba hotel wowcher
afternoon tea at amba hotel wowcher

Disclaimer: Whilst I do work for Wowcher, I bought this voucher with my own money using my 15% staff discount

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