I would recommend the Dorchester’s Afternoon tea for any occasion, be it a birthday, get together or catch up with friends, this place lets you get on with your own little party.
I spent a Thursday morning having back to back meetings at the bar and realised that for one the place serves amazing Italian coffee, and two the place has a distinctive interiors settings, very chic, Italian yet British. Its an ideal place for an early morning meeting and espresso as it immediately wakes you up!
I just couldn’t get over how they had the juices arranged, how classy!
I cannot emphasize enough how much I loved the vibe of this place and how I would love to go back! The smell of freshly ground coffee in a beautiful surrounding, nothing can really beat that!
I decided to have a latte – surprisingly for a hotel it was very velvety, smooth and the right amount of espresso which allowed me to enjoy it without having to add sugar. The presentation was great, served with bite sized shortbreads and chocolate cookies, it’s a great place for meetings and for relaxing when you feel you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of London. The view facing Mount Street and the fountain is breathtaking, making you feel as a part of a Hollywood movie!
I would highly recommend if you are looking for a formal place for a meeting or if you just feel like going somewhere fancy for a drink!
The cakes display gives it a feel of a grandmother’s house but don’t get me wrong, I mean to say a very chic grandmother’s kitchen.
You walk in to a cosy seating area on your left hand side and a great modern wooden ceiling with gold painted walls surrounding you.
The team is absolutely lovely and Manager, Mark has been with the company from the beginning and highly knowledgeable about the coffee.
The coffee was presented beautifully, with caramel printed latte art and a layer of froth followed by a layer of espresso and another layer of milk. The tinge of ginger in the latte was just about right followed by the flavour of honey, milk and not an overpowering espresso. I have never had this combination before and will definitely recommend it to those who are bored of regular lattes. My latte was accompanied by a delicious Almond Crossaint. I cannot recall having had one as rich and crispy before – another high recommendation. Croissants are my 2nd weakness so if you fall in to the same category you must try them out!
My friend thoroughly enjoyed her Flat White which looked equally tempting so I will be going back for that!
I was at Dukes the other day for a meeting and happened to order a cappuccino in their drawing room (which also has a terrace lounge attached to it!) The Cappuccino was surprisingly good and served with a delicious set of biscuits! Above all the ambience replicates that of an upper class lounge or drawing room!
It is cosy yet elegant, modern yet traditional and is perfect to sit down unwind and read a magazine!
This is highly recommended and you must visit!
Right behind Claridges the coffee shop has friendly staff and needless to say the coffee is amazing – you dont need to add sugar as the espresso already has a sweet taste to it. If you enjoy velvety textured coffees, this is the place to go!
P.S Surprisingly you will see a lot of suited men ‘hanging out’ here!