Monday, 29 February 2016

Review: Little Darlings Afternoon Tea

We love our food and our family eating out. Maybe it's because I'm not a keen cook, but whatever the reason, the kids love eating out as much as we do. So it's little wonder that I couldn't resist the offer of trying out the Blythewood Square Hotel "Little Darlings' Afternoon Tea" when it was offered to review the experience.

There's always a little apprehension around afternoon teas because of our combined dietary requirements - and it was refreshing and so reassuring that the staff was able to accommodate very personalised requests. The children's high tea even came with a menu to ensure that they could pick and choose and accommodate the general fussiness of childhood.

But also the vegetarian and no cheese/mayonnaise diet was easily accommodated with the wide range of items, and the staff took every care that we had plenty of a varied choice of foods on our trays.

The environment of the hotel is rather grand, and to be honest, we're not used to such grandeur. We were most definitely underdressed. However, the staff made us feel so very welcome and it was absolutely not an issue that my kids had arrived in their footwear of choice (wellies) or that mum turned up in her comfy ancient trousers and warm woollens. We were rewarded with great views and so much to look at in the restaurant that kept the kids well busy.

Now to the important part, the taste test, because the proof is ultimately in the pudding. It was a festival for the taste buds, every single item (and there was quite a variety of items) had its very own character and was bursting of flavour. Needless to say that there wasn't much leftover.

Afternoon Tea is available at the Blythewood Square Hotel Salon from 12 to 5pm and it's £28 for adults and £12.95 for children  under 12. Hve a peek at the delicious menu.

I asked the girls what I should write in my review and they said they absolutely loved it.

Full disclosure: There was no bill in exchange for a review of the Little Darling's afternoon tea. All views are entirely mine.

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