Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday Tasties No.33 - Rock Tea at the W

First of all, I should start this post by apologising for the lack of post yesterday, it was my Birthday and I decided to take the evening off to recover from the masses of sweet treats which passed my lips and left me in a sugar coma. 

I had been dying to go to the W for a long time and as a birthday treat, Ad took me for their Rock Tea, the W's take on the classic afternoon tea with an awesome rock and roll inspired twist. The Rock Tea has always appealed to me as there is a much more relaxed (and less pompous) feel to their menu; it's all incredibly informal and served in the lounge amongst the plush sofas and provocative d├ęcor. 
We decided to go for some of Rock mar-teani as an extra treat (and in addition to the delicious tea), plus what's a birthday treat without a delicious cocktail or two?
The mar-teani was incredible and came served in a quirky teapot and was served with a slice of lemon peel to add a touch of zing. In all honesty, this lasted me a whole 5 minutes, I could hardly taste the alcohol making this cocktail rather lethal. 
To start, we had the Dark Side of the Moon, a selection of sandwiches, some of the most amazing scones I have ever had the pleasure of tasting (and Ad's first scone) with a side of clotted cream and strawberry jam. 
The next tier was filled with some of my favourite sweet treats of the afternoon, Sticky Fingers of meringue, rose financiers and the Cherry Bomb complete with marzipan wick. 
The top tier as you can see was complete with a twist on a battenberg cake cheekily named Purple Haze with a side of Sweet Emotion with really pretty glitter hearts on top.
To top it all off there was a decadent chocolate mouse style pudding, it tasted like smoked cocoa with very little sugar added so this is great for those chocolate snobs who aren't fans of the milk based stuff. By this point, I was almost in a cake induced coma but the W wasn't finished with me yet. They brought out an rather large slice of red velvet cake complete with a candle so I could make a birthday wish. I had to ask if I could take this home as I was just to stuffed to manage even the tiniest mouthful!
All in all, I had an awesome time. Ladies, if you're looking for an afternoon tea which you could share with your man then this is it! There's a very chilled and relaxed atmosphere to the Rock Tea, there's no pressure to finish your treats within a certain amount of time and the staff were friendly and content to leave you to your own devices. The hotel itself has a pretty sweet vibe to it; trendy, modern and a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square.

Have you been to the W? What did you think?

1 comment:

  1. The chocolate mouse looks amazing! I'm definitely going next time I'm in London :)


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