Nestled away in a leafy courtyard, in the heart of Soho is The Ham Yard Hotel – one of London’s most stylish luxury hotels and a regular haunt for those with excellent taste 😉. Last week, I finally made a long overdue return to the hotel, after gushing about it previously on my top 10 Luxury Hotel Bars in London.
This time around, I was here with a fabulous group of ladies, who were gathering from all corners of the globe to share their common interests over champagne and afternoon tea!
One thing I love about the Ham Yard hotel is that it oozes #interiordesigngoals everywhere. This is even more apparent if you’re seated on the Lower Ground Floor, in the vicinity of where the private dining room is located. The hotel’s vibrant scene, luxurious upholstery and playful features are quite a sight to behold and no expense has been spared by interior designer Kit Kemp, in ensuring that this is one hotel to remember.
As we were a large group, we hired out the private dining room to enjoy the Ham Yard Hotel afternoon tea in a relaxed yet intimate setting.
We weren’t disappointed as the room was beautifully laid out and had quite an endearing yet quirky vibe to it. There were also a fair few references to London just to make sure there was no forgetting where we were!
Everything was ready and waiting for us and the only thing we needed to concern ourselves with was, where to sit and accept the free flowing champagne headed our way.
It’s been a while since I indulged in afternoon tea and my last experience was actually Christmas afternoon tea at The Ritz back in December. Nevertheless, glaring at the delicately presented towers of afternoon tea served as a gentle reminder as to just how much I enjoy this popular British past-time.
Our Ham Yard Hotel afternoon tea selection included classic finger sandwiches of roast beef, egg, coronation chicken and cheese along with savoury quiches, bagels and chorizo sausage rolls.
The scones were delicious and served warm with clotted cream and homemade raspberry and passion fruit jam. It was the cakes that really stole the show for me though. The vanilla macarons were light and crispy, the chocolate fudge browny had just the right amount of gooey-ness without being sickly and the gigantic sized jammy dodgers brought back wonderful memories of my childhood.
After polishing off our afternoon teas, we made our way up to the hotel roof terrace which is usually reserved for overnight guests only. Management kindly waived this rule to allow us to continue our soirée whilst soaking up the typical British weather – thankfully there was no rain!
We had a fabulous afternoon tea at the Ham Yard Hotel. The service in the private dining room was excellent and drinks were served for the entire duration of our room hire. We were also given access to the rooftop terrace to continue our celebrations which was the icing on the cake!
Have you experienced the Ham Yard Hotel Afternoon Tea before?