The Crystal Moon Lounge
It was in 1840 that Anna,
the seventh Duchess of Bedford, noticed she felt a ‘sinking feeling’around mid-afternoon. Once served with a pot of Darjeeling tea, some bread, butter and biscuits, she felt decidedly better.
The afternoon tea was born.
The Corinthia Hotel is based in the heart of London, pronounced for its world class service combining traditional and modern. The luxurious redesigned Victorian building
offers Jazz Sunday Brunch, Kerridges Bar & Grill, The Northall, Crystal Moon Lounge, Private Dining, Bars and The Outdoors.
The heart of the hotel is The Crystal Moon Lounge, where guests can take afternoon tea or enjoy a cocktail.
Personally Christmas time is my favourite time of year to visit London hotels for stays, lunch, dinner or tea. Simply because they are so festive, the decor is always outstanding and most luxury hotels go above and beyond to give you that Christmas feeling.
As you enter the Corinthia Hotel you are greeted by a pianist playing you the best Christmas songs to get you in the festive spirit.
We were seated on their comfy lounge sofas, our tea orders were taken and a selection of finger sandwiches was placed down;
Cucumber, Radish and Cream Cheese on White Bread
Egg Mayo Truffle and Watercress on Spinach Bread
London Smoked Salmon, Gherkins, Capers, Crème Fraiche and Spring Onion
on Brown Bread
Tandoori Chicken, Green Apple and Raisin on White Bread
Roast Beef, Caramelized Onion and Wholegrain Mustard with Rocket Salad on Granary Bread
Followed by delicious golden scones, plain and sultana were set on the table with the obvious Cornish Clotted Cream served alongside Rhubarb and Tonka Bean Jam.
My favourite part of any afternoon tea is the sweet delicacies and The Corinthia pulled out all the stops to showcase an incredible selection inspired by the season.