Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea at The May Fair Kitchen London

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The team visited The Mayfair Kitchen in London to try their new Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea.


Just a few minutes walk from Green Park tube  station, the surroundings of The May Fair Kitchen exude luxury and  provide a variety of possibilities of how to spend your afternoon after indulging in a delicious Afternoon Tea. Perhaps a little stroll around Mayfair's shops, a trip to Buckingham Palace, or maybe a bike around Hyde Park. 

On arrival to The May Fair Kitchen, the  hostesses  were immediately warm and welcoming. My companion and I were relieved of our coats and bags and led to our table, which was a gorgeous white marble, and given the Afternoon Tea menu. I opted for Earl Grey, and my guest chose a coffee.  We were  assured if we wanted any refills, they would oblige free of charge.  As we settled in to our comfortable seats, we noticed how bright and airy the surroundings are, and how the restaurant is flooded with an attractive natural light from the floor to ceiling windows  



A friendly server explained the Afternoon Tea menu to us. For the current menu, The May Fair Kitchen have teamed up with luxury chocolatier Charbonnel  et Walker to create a deliciously chocolatey menu, but with a refreshing Mediterranean twist. We eagerly awaited our stand, which came out all at once, stuffed with delicious goodies. 

Full Stand 1

The bottom tier was a  trio of different  bruschetta and a pan con tomate (a nod to The May Fair Kitchen's menu). Our favourite was the  pan con  tomate, which  provided an excellent combination of tomato and garlic garnished  with a generous  drizzle of high quality olive oil. The three bruschetta were topped with cherry tomato and basil, spinach and soft cheese, and, another highlight, the king crab with avocado and chilli. These savouries were a delicious reinvention of the traditional finger sandwich portion of the Afternoon Tea,  the citrus notes of my Earl Grey  complimenting the flavours of the bruschetta nicely.   


We tucked in to the scones - one Sicilian lemon, and one flaked with  Charbonnel et Walker chocolate, both delicately dusted with icing sugar and accompanied with a  delicious  mascarpone cream, and a specially made orange and nectarine preserve. 


By the time we reached the sweet tier, we were definitely  struggling, but the treats were just too tempting to resist. There was a tiny tiramisu, little  doughnuts dusted with sugar and cinnamon complete with a  Charbonnel  et Walker dipping sauce  and  Charbonnel et Walkers signature chocolate truffles. My personal favourite was the flourless chocolate and orange cake  with salted caramel icing - another citrus Mediterranean touch to help balance out the rich chocolate featured throughout the tea.   


All in all, the experience was  delightful, from the helpful and friendly staff, to the bright and airy surroundings and big windows for people watching. The delicious, decadent chocolate flavours featured in the Afternoon Tea are balanced with citrusy flavours throughout. If you love chocolate, and fancy trying  something a little different, the  Charbonnel  et Walker Afternoon Tea at The May Fair Kitchen is the perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon.   


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