This week’s Throwback Thursday post is my experience of Afternoon Tea with my mum at Harrods. It feels like yesterday but it was a year and a half ago now – my mum was on holiday in the UK, partly to see ‘the wedding dress’ before I bought it, and to get the Mrs Rex seal of approval 😉
I had arranged for us to go for Afternoon Tea at Harrods as a belated Mother’s Day treat, as part of an action packed day of dress trying on, shopping, cocktails and seeing Phantom of The Opera in the West End. It was a fabulous day, with taxis from place to place. I think my mum thinks this is how I live all the time!
We arrived at Harrods and got lost fairly quickly, which happens every time I go there. It really is a labyrinth of luxury, but I can’t help but feel there must be an easier way of navigating it. I must be missing a trick somewhere. Luckily the restaurant was easy to find, as we just headed up to the top floor in the lift (at which point we took a rather hilarious selfie, she’ll kill me for posting this :P)
We were promptly seated in the Georgian Restaurant, which really is a stunning venue, albeit quite big. The high ceilings, huge flower arrangements and chandeliers were very grand and in keeping with the rest of Harrods.
I was impressed with the wide range of teas, an area that I feel Bettys fell down on when we visited recently. The food was lovely and in line with what you would expect from an Afternoon Tea, with a good selection of sandwiches (including lobster), scones and cakes. They were easily some of the best cakes I’ve had at an Afternoon Tea, you can see some of them in the picture below.
But where Harrods really shines is the service, which was impeccable, as you would expect. We were offered to take our leftover cakes/scones home if we wanted to, which I haven’t experienced at other Afternoon Teas. If we hadn’t been going to the theatre afterwards, I’m sure we would have taken them.
It’s all about the experience at Harrods, and it’s certainly worth doing at least once.