Thursday, 26 October 2017

Honey Afternoon Tea at St Ermin's Hotel London




St Ermins Hotel is in the heart of London, a short walking distance from St James's Park Station. Set in an iconic location in central London, close to Buckingham Palace, the hotel is truly grand in decor and look. It is built upon the site of a 15th century chapel dedicated to St. Ermin. The hotel boasts beautiful sweeping staircases, alcoves filled with lovely sofas and books so that you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea and a book or a quiet drink with friends at the bar.


Amongst other facilities there is a bar, terrace, grill and a library with a tea lounge which serves the most beautiful Honey themed afternoon. At St Ermin's  on the 3rd floor you will also find their own Bee and Bee hotel where you can view safely behind glass doors 350,000 bees living in special Hexagonal shaped suites.

The honey afternoon tea is inspired by the bees and its nice to know that for every Honey Afternoon tea purchased in October a donation of £1.00 will go to wards the BBKA to support their work with honey bees. Further more you also get to adopt your own bee and get an adoption certificate too.


I was really lucky to be invited to St Ermins with my two blogger friends Heidi and Manjiri to sample the tea. The hotel was able to cater for our dietary needs by providing a classic afternoon tea and also a gluten free tea and a vegetarian option too. Be warned this post will make you super hungry!!!!


We started with bottomless prosecco, well my friends did whilst I sipped on my freshly squeezed orange juice. Next came the tea menu there were lots of beautiful tea options but being a true Indian  nothing beats masala tea so I opted for that.


The waitress brought our afternoon tea on a beautiful three tiered stand, each layer was designated to our individual dietary needs. We enjoyed an array of mouthwatering sandwiches such as goats cheese with apricot chutney and bee pollen, cottage cheese with carrots, sultanas, shallots and honey truffle sauce, grilled mushroom with artichoke tapenade on wholemeal bread, honey and roasted squash with rocket pesto on rye bread and lastly my favorite the red pepper hummus with caramelised onion on white bread.


Next came the sweet treats, orange and yoghurt mousse pots, chocolate and espresso cups, jasmine cake with lemon frosting. The mousse was velvety and smooth and the jasmine cake was so delectable and aromatic that I could have easily eaten a couple more.


There were more sweet treats to follow, but before we devoured them we needed a break so we chatted over endless top ups of prosecco and orange juice.


Next came the white chocolate and honey macaroon, matcha sponge with yuzu and honey creme mousseline and blackberry gel and a delicious vanilla tart with a gold lustre raspberry.


With more pots of fresh tea we thought our afternoon tea feast was over how wrong we were, the waitress arrived with a basket of freshly baked scones.


The melt in the mouth scones served with dollops of fresh cream and strawberry jam were light and airy and perfectly scrumptious.


We most certainly enjoyed our delectable spread and surprisingly the afternoon tea turned into a four hour affair. We were having so much fun that we almost forgot to visit the Bees on the third floor.


Although the evening was closing in we did get a couple of pictures to remind us of the amazing honey themed tea we had enjoyed and also to adopt our own Bee. I have named my bee Buzzbee and I am honoured to receive my adoption certificate and a bottle of St Ermin's honey as a gift.


The Honey afternoon tea is £29.00 per person and you can upgrade it to get unlimited prosecco for £35.00 per person. Considering the grandeur of the hotel, the variety of the food and the location this afternoon tea offers great value for money.

I was a guest at St Ermin's Hotel, all views and opinions shared are my own as are all the photographs.



20 comments:

  1. I've not heard of St Ermin's before but what a beautiful hotel and wow to that honey afternoon tea, it realy does look divine and like something I'd love to sample. Mich x

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  2. The hotel looks amazing! The food too. I love a good afternoon tea so definitely jealous of this one.

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  3. This looks so lovely! I have always wanted to do a fancy tea date:-)

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  4. It sounds like a perfect experience! I love the decor of the hotel; it's very stylish. I'm currently on a dairy and egg free diet so it's good to know that they were able to accommodate your needs for the afternoon tea. Plus, they help conservation of the bees: I always love an added touch of sustainability :) Thank you for sharing!

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  5. St. Ermin's honey looks amazing. So fresh and pure! And the scones, tea, and jam sound delightful for morning or afternoon. What a great find!

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  6. This hotel is awesome and the afternoon tea with that jam and cream looks yummy.

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  7. What a beautiful hotel! The food looks amazing too - really good value for the money.

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  8. I have to admit I do love an afternoon tea and this one looks fab x

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  9. St. Ermin's is gorgeous and the afternoon tea looks amazing. It's fantastic that they are able to cater to special dietary needs as well.

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  10. What a beautiful hotel! The afternoon tea looks divine x

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  11. The food looks lovely, and it's such a good thing that they required to diety needs.

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  12. I have to say, the decor and design of that hotel is amazing!

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  13. This sounds fab - I love honey (and the fact you get to adopt a bee!) so this one is going on my to do list :)
    ♥ Fran - frannymac.com xx

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  14. Afternoon tea that too in heart of London would be so amazing. From your pictures it looks they have lots of variety in food and also seating arrangement is amazing.

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  15. Been to London so many times but I have not been to this hotel yet. Looks wonderful. Sheri

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  16. Afternoon tea is always a treat! It looks like you had a great time and the assortment of tea sandwiches and pastries looks wonderful!

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  17. What a lovely looking place and a really sumptuous tea. I did think they could donate a little more than £1 per tea though given the price.

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  18. The hotel looks gorgeous and foods look appetizing. And a honey tea to top up the day? I would love me some good staycation there.

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  19. What a fantastic treat and way to spend an afternoon with blog friends. The price is simply fabulous! Can't wait to give it a go on my next visit.

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  20. This place looks so comfortable. I would love to try this out someday. It will be surely wonderful to stay here.

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