Over 30 of London’s finest hotels and restaurants were shortlisted for the Afternoon Tea Awards 2016, sponsored by AfternoonTea.co.uk. A team of independent judges looked at all aspects of the afternoon tea experience, from arrival to departure, with a strong focus on the food, drink and service.
Four awards were presented:
Best Traditional Afternoon Tea – Claridge’s
Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea – Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Best Family Friendly Afternoon Tea – Grosvenor House
Best Themed Afternoon Tea – Sanderson London
The awards were presented by Martha Collison, the youngest ever contestant on ‘Great British Bake Off’, in a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last week.
Managing Director of AfternoonTea.co.uk, Keith Newton said, “The standard was extremely high and we are delighted that the hard work that the venues put into their afternoon tea has been recognised by the judges”.
Highly Commended were
The Langham London (members enjoy a 10% reduction on Palm Courts Afternoon Tea Monday to Thursday)
Fortnum and Mason
Harrods – Georgia Restaurant
The Milestone Hotel
Ting @Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard
Conrad London St James