Already awarded the Tea Guild Award of Excellence in 2012 and 2013, this is one to recommend.
The afternoon tea at The Capital Hotel began with a glass of Champagne Jacquart Brut, which lead on to a cake stand containing sandwiches, English pastries and an excellent selection of Jing teas.
The menu contained a unique selection of tea, one member of our party chose black rosebud tea which was actually a black and white tea hybrid and oh-so-very-pretty, with the other member choosing a flowering green tea which was refreshing and a good balance to the sweetness of the pastries.
The sandwiches included smoked salmon and cream cheese, smoked mackerel and cucumber on a mini roll, egg mayonnaise, and salt beef with mustard. We liked the traditional angle to the savouries and this echoed throughout the afternoon tea.
Before moving on to the English pastries, our scones arrived, fresh from the oven, almost perfectly formed with the right balance of buttery and fluffy. These were served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam.
Following our fantastic scones we knew the sweet selection would be good. We were served a petite Eccles cake, clementine jelly and dark chocolate mousse, lemon tart with figs, spiced ginger cake with butterscotch and set vanilla cream with red currants and mint.
The quality of the food was very good. We were delighted with the petite size of the sweets making us feel indulgent but not guilty, however, the highlights for us were the mackerel buns, warm scones, and the Eccles cakes which had a crispy pastry outer and inside contained delicious mixed fruit
All in all, a very good traditional afternoon tea in the heart of Knightsbridge with exceptional service and a beautiful interior. With prices starting at £29.50 and already awarded the Tea Guild Award of Excellence in 2012 and 2013, this is one to recommend.
The food was a very traditional and good quality afternoon tea.
The Capital Hotel Afternoon Tea Menu
- Smoked salmon and cream cheese on wholemeal bread
- Mackerel and cucumber on a white roll
- Egg mayonnaise and cress on white bread
- Salt beef and English mustard on white bread
- Sweet delights”
- Spiced ginger cake with butterscotch
- Lemon tart with figs
- Home made Eccles cakes
- Clementine jelly and dark chocolate mousse
- Set vanilla cream with red currants and mint
- Home made fruit and plain scones served with strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream
- The Capital serve Jing Tea
Set in a cosy family run hotel with comfortable and dark interiors, the Michelin starred Nathan Outlaw restaurant where the afternoon tea is served has a modern interior with beautiful chandeliers and a good use of natural light, with classical music playing on the sound system.
We understand that the Capital are happy to work with you on your special occasion, for further information contact the hotel directly. This would be an excellent hotel to take your mother for Mother’s Day.
When we arrived the hotel was quiet but by the time we finished our afternoon tea, the Capital was buzzing with people dressed in smart casual, all enjoying a high quality afternoon tea in a relaxed atmosphere.
A very good traditional afternoon tea in the heart of Knightsbridge – with exceptional service and a beautiful interior. With prices starting at £29.50, this is one to recommend.
All in all, a very good traditional afternoon tea in the heart of Knightsbridge with exceptional service and a beautiful interior.