09/02/2011

Tea for two?

I had some really nice presents for Christmas,but undoubtedly one of the best was a nice cup of tea - not just any old cup of tea though....the surroundings were really quite nice!


Monday afternoon himself and I set off at about 4 o'clock to get the train and tube (yes,I went on the tube!) and made our way to The Ritz Hotel for our 5.30 tea appointment.. We'd put our nice clothes on and he'd even got a jacket and tie on.






It was so lovely to be waited on for an hour and a half, with the man on the piano playing in the background.
We had a selection of perfectly cut sandwiches,smoked salmon, chicken, ham,cheese,cucumber,and egg bridge rolls. I'd never had a cucumber sandwich before but I actually really liked it..





 I managed to not go too mad with the sandwiches - even though they were replaced at regular intervals.

We could have had one of a selection of many types of teas but being us -we went for the 'English tea'

Then we had home made raisin scones with clotted cream and strawberry conserve...yum..
of course I had to take a few photos and was dying to get one of the waiter just so I had a full picture of the whole thing to scrap later......


What  a fab pose !
Then it was on to the lovely little pastries from the top shelf...A little boat pastry with fruit, a chocolate slice, a pear millefeulle,a banana macaroon, a white chocolate moussey pastry,I can't remember the name of the other one.

While we sat there, there was the most wonderful fragrance surrounding us and we realised after a while it was the lilies in the massive arrangement in the middle of the room...I don't normally liike the smell of lilies indoors as it can be quite strong but it was really lovely here.
Oops,I seem to have gone overboard with the photos, but Igot all excited about telling you all about it !

12 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

This is something I'd love to do....and that waiter is the real deal!!!!!

jordiegirl said...

You lucky things. Sounds like you had a great time. What a super pressie.

S said...

What a wonderful treat. I can't wait to see your layout.

Hilary J said...

What a lovely treat! Would love to do that myself... must drop a few hints!

Karen said...

What a lovely gift - Are these photos coming to a scrapbook page near you some time soon?

debs14 said...

I sense a few new layouts on their way!
So pleased you had a lovely time. Food looks delicious!

Ruth said...

How lovely! I went years ago and would love to go again.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh how lovely, Denise! I'm so glad the two of you got to do this. Lucky you and himself! xo

karen said...

Sounds like a lovely day.I didn't think you were allowed to take pictures,which had always put me off.

Sian said...

Ooh, very fancy! It sounds like a wonderful special occasion

Scrappi Sandi said...

This is on my 'Bucket List'...I've had cocktails at the Ritz, years ago, but Tea is more my thig...especially as it involves cake!! So glad you enjoyed it & the photo's are fabulous!!

humel said...

That sounds *amazing* :-) Thanks for sharing it with us with your photos and descriptions - hey, don't apologise for it! xx