Mother/Daughter Day – Mini Afternoon Tea

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Early this year I enjoyed Afternoon Tea at the Royal Horseguards hotel, you may remember the Tea & a Tour at The Royal Horseguards post. When talking to Head Chef Ben Purton about how I would love to do it again with my daughter, he stated  they also serve a mini tea. I couldn’t wait to visit again with Eva. She had no idea what Afternoon tea was, but I told her it was to do with eating tiny sandwiches and lots of cakes. As you can imagine…she was quite excited by the prospect.

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We met with Ben in reception and he took us over to our table. The time between sitting down and waiting for food can be quite an impatient affair for a 4 year old – but she was kept busy with goody bag filled with activities and stickers. Eva picked an apple juice and I went for the delicious strawberry and cream tea I had last time.

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Then each of our 3 tier plates arrived. The bottom layer with the section of sandwiches. I had a mix of cucumber, chicken fillings and savoury bites. Eva had chocolate and strawberry jam sandwiches and mini versions of mine. The middle plate had the jam and clotted cream in preparation for the warm scones to be brought out.

The pièce de résistance for both of us was the top plates filled with sweet goodness. I probably took a million and one photos of Eva’s sweet treats – the cute touch was her name on the fairy cake and heart shortbread biscuit. Like any good blogger child (or friend/relative) she knows to be patient until the food is well photographed.

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Under the sea jelly

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get in mah belleh!!!

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It was a perfect afternoon for a mother/daughter date and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I will 100% be bringing Eva back again and would be a fabulous idea for a tiny persons birthday party – which the Royal Horseguards do offer.

For all of April there is buy one get one free on the Mini Tea. Just quote FREE-MINI-TEA when booking in advance. The Mini-tea costs £12 per child and adult afternoon teas start from £16.95 per person. – details on the offer page

For all infomation on Afternoon tea and mini tea visit the Guoman Royal Horseguards hotel website


*we were guests of the Royal Horseguards hotel for purpose of this post

  8 comments for “Mother/Daughter Day – Mini Afternoon Tea

  1. 11 April, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I’m quite miss the afternoon tea in UK though I’m not a fan of sweet. Can’t wait to go back there this September! x

    • memoirmode
      29 April, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Ah have fun! I may be bias, but I think London is the best city in the world 😉 xx

  2. 11 April, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    This is THE most amazing afternoon tea, EVER. now if only i can convince my mom to take me, haha. all those desserts are so pretty and adorable- i want to sample them!

    xo marlen
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    • memoirmode
      29 April, 2014 at 11:16 am

      do it, do it, do it! *chanting xx

  3. 12 April, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    OMgosh, what an amazing idea! I looove the snap of Eva smiling while she’s tucking into some tasty grub. Sooo cute! Her hair is way better than mine haha. Oh golly, I want afternoon tea, this afternoon.

  4. 13 April, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    aww I’d love to visit this place next time I’m in London!!!
    ciao 🙂

  5. 13 April, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    This is such a great idea, I love how all the kids food & desserts are really fun & colourful, the under the sea jelly is amazing! Now I want some Nutella and strawberry jam sandwiches! I’m really surprised at the prices too, I expected it to be much more & it’s really pretty good for what you get. I’m also a little bit jealous of Eva’s hair! <3

  6. 26 April, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Aw she’s such a beautiful little girl. Looks like you had a great time and the cakes look seriously yummy :))

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