London most certainly is not my favourite city in the world but a Bridal Shower is a special occasion. Hotels have been one of my muses since I began travelling at the age of 12. The art and craft that goes into a hotel in order to give you a new experiences has always fascinated me. From the lobby to the dining area, the interior design and external architecture of hotels have always made me feel inspired in some way shape or form. Of course not all hotels emit this feeling but St. Ermin’s hotel in London certainly made me feel this way and I hope I can return soon.
I hadn’t been to London for a while so getting my bearings after a long time is always a struggle, but St. Ermin’s was easy to find and only 10 minutes away from Victoria station and a couple of seconds away from St. James Park Tube Station.
St. Ermin’s Hotel offers four different types of Afternoon tea: Afternoon Tea With Unlimited Prosecco £35pp, Afternoon Tea £29pp, Gluten Free Afternoon Tea, £29pp and Buzzy Bees Afternoon Tea £15per child. My original option was Afternoon tea but when I arrived I upgraded to unlimited prosecco since it was o
nly £6 more. So not only do you get unlimited prosecco, you get a vast selection of teas to choose from. From my experiences having afternoon tea there are usually only 3-4 options of a tea to choose from. St, Ermin’s offered such as;
- Earl Grey
- Lady Grey
- Green Tea
- Jasmine and many more
Along with the tea were some light bites to share;
Lemon prawn roll with chilli & coriander
Ham with tomato chutney and rocket
Hot smoked salmon roll with cream cheese & dill
Egg mayonnaise with cucumber
Salt beef with horseradish & watercress
Apricot, almond & thyme delice
Strawberry jelly & hibiscus panna cotta
Rhubarb & custard bavarois with rhubarb crisp
Passion fruit tartlet with whipped white chocolate ganache
Milk chocolate mousse with mango & Szechuan pepper
(As seen and show on their menu here, http://www.sterminshotel.co.uk/eating-drinking/afternoon-tea/afternoon-tea-with-unlimited-prosecco-35pp/)
The tea was served perfectly and strained correctly in beautiful crockery. The nibbles of food were of high quality and presented to a lovely standard but as usual you will be left hungry after. Afternoon tea is more of an experience of the palette than satisfying your hunger which is a little bit of a shame, it should be both right?
The interior of St. Ermin’s was impeccable consisting of white, purple gold and black colour scheme. There is a grand staircase to meet your eyes as you enter through the entrance which you will not be able to resist taking a picture on before you leave.
The overall experience at St. Ermin’s hotel was amazing, the service and staff were on point which is always a plus and the tea and food was lovely (despite still being hungry). I will definitely need to stay here at some point in the future as well as try a more extensive menu.