If there is one thing I absolutely love its afternoon tea, there’s something so special about it and it’s so quintessentially British.
Last week I was invited to a very special afternoon tea at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie. It was an afternoon to celebrate three special ladies I have met through blogging in Surrey; Emily from Blog me Beautiful, Kim from The Only Way is Latte and Rebecca from The Ordinary Mum.
I’ve been to The Ivy Cobham Brasserie, a number of times but really only for dinner, with the last time trying their themed Halloween menu so I was really excited to try the afternoon tea. After a group picture in the garden area (which would be stunning in the summer for lunch) we were shown to our table.
We were seated on a mezzanine level in the restaurant which has a long table big enough for us all to be seated with views over the main dining room. There was also room for a couple of armchairs which was perfect as we had a few little ones with us. The table was beautifully decorated with our menus, glasses for bubbles and some very special goody bags.
The bags or boxes had a baby shower theme and we were all treated to a wonderful selection of cards, bath products, makeup bags and jewelry to name a few. We felt very spoilt!
As we all had a look at the lovely presents our waiters came over and poured us all a delicous glass of the Ivy Collection champage which was one of the nicest champagnes I think I have had!
The afternoon tea comes with a choice of teas or coffees. Being a coffee drinker I went for an americano but there was a huge selection of teas as well. Once those orders were made our afternoon tea arrived on gorgeous platters for two to share.
The afternoon tea has a selection of sandwiches, sweet pastries, cakes and of course scones!
The sandwiches are actually my favourite part of afternoon tea and especially the ones from the Ivy as I love the truffled chicken brioche roll – honestly, it is delicious! After sampling my favourite sandwich I moved onto the cucumber and dill finger sandwich and smoked salmon on dark rye bread with cream cheese and chives.
The sweet course was a mix of scones with clotted cream and jam and then raspberry cheesecake, chocolate and salted caramel mousse and a crème brûlée doughnut. I loved the mousse which looked beautiful in a plant pot (we did have to clarify if it was food first though)!
The food, as always at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie was delicious and I had a lovely afternoon celebrating three Mamas to be!
A big thank you to The Ivy Cobham Brasserie for having us and to Sarah from Cold Coffee Style to organising such a wonderful afternoon.
For more information on the Afternoon Tea at The Ivy Cobham Brasserie visit their website. The Ivy Cobham Brasserie.
*Our afternoon tea was gifted to us in return for a review*