Review of Afternoon Tea (W Rock Tea Menu), W Hotel London
The W Hotel London has spruced up their afternoon tea by introducing the W Rock Tea Menu at the W Lounge. With a wave of her magic culinary wand, Gizzi Erskine has given traditional British baked cakes and French pastries a contemporary twist with a hint of Americana thrown into the mix.
Inspired by 1970’s British Rock n Roll each cake is named after a different song or reference from that era.
Dark side of the moon was a selection of sandwiches; Egg mayo and watercress, Smoked salmon & cream cheese, Cucumber and Greek yogurt and Roast chicken and lemon butter. Fabulous fresh sandwiches each taking on a different British flavour, very impressed with the use of Greek yogurt and lemon butter – very Marks and Spencer.
Rule Britannia – a warmed currant scone, crumbly and moist topped with lashing of thick rich clotted cream and jam. Perfect!
Sticky Fingers – Vanilla meringue and attitude. Crunchy exterior and chewy inside, light and melted into your mouth meringue.
Cherry Bomb – Chocolate, mascarpone and cherry. Squidgy, bouncy, creamy and rich mascarpone with a cherry infused chocolate bottom.
Every rose has a thorn – Rose financier and rose jam. My favourite on this tier, a moist rose and almond sponge with a jammy sweet centre was a genius take on the victoria sponge.
Wild Thing – salted caramel and popcorn eclair. This mini choux pastry filled drizzled with salted sticky caramel and milky white chocolate slab was divine.
Rockabilly Rebel – Devils food cake, peanut mousse and peanut brittle. One word: HEAVEN! indulgent gooey brownie like chocolate cake topped with a thick chocolate ganche and smooth rich peanut mousse.
Flips Ville – cherry cola and yuzu tart. After scoffing so much food I couldn’t finish it :-( BUT the glazed top and cupped tart looked moreish and temptingly delicious.
The W Hotel Lounge is chic, modern and stylish. Elaborate light fittings, avant garde fashion plates and cosy white sofa and black booths make up the seating areas. A glamourous setting for afternoon tea and drinks but without the pretentiousness.
Afternoon Tea at the W Hotel London has it all; style, sexiness and yes the best afternoon tea I’ve been to in London. The cake and pastries were phenomenal, luxurious and creative. Thank you to Stylist magazine for 2 for 1 offer and massive congrats to Gizzi Erskine for her fabulous menu makeover.