The Mad Hatters Afternoon tea is hosted at The Sanderson Hotel, they have teamed up with design collective Luna & Curious to produce a charming and alluring twist on the traditional afternoon tea. I had previously seen lots of posts about this on Instagram, so needless to say, I was intrigued.
Dainty sandwiches arrived quite soon after and there were plenty of them! The fillings were paired with a selection of breads such as tomato bread and spinach bread, I felt this was a refreshingly unexpected twist on the normal afternoon tea style. Then came the real show-stopper, the sweets. Our tiered plates consisted of sweet and savoury scones, rainbow encased mango cheesecakes, victoria sponge cakes in the style of ticking clocks, fascinating little “drink me” bottles and carrot meringues to finish the display. The Sanderson are certainly not shy on their portion sizes, but what I admired the most was the fact that the taste of the food was just as stunning as the presentation.
Once finished, diners are offered their pick from the Jelly Wonderland trolley, unfortunately at this point we had eaten so much we simply could not manage another bite.
The Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea really is an experience like no other. I could have happily spent all afternoon in here and it almost felt like we were sadly transported back into reality once we stepped outside. Prices start at £38 per person and the afternoon tea is served from 12.30pm – 5.30pm daily. Bookings and enquiries can be made here.