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Friday, 30 November 2012

Chocolate afternoon Tea at Podium

My friend Vikki was badly injured in a horse riding accident and to aid her recovery and cheer her up I took her out for a girly afternoon tea this week at The Park Lane Hilton's Podium restaurant.

Vikki is an afternoon tea connoisseur having frequented The Berkeley's Prêt-à-Portea, The Ritz and others so I was slightly nervous whether my choice would be up to par.

The hotel isn't the prettiest from the curbside, however once inside, seated at our table and sipping our Pommery champagne this was long forgotten.

The tea started with a selection of open sandwiches which I was a big fan of, the reduced volume of bread would mean more room for scones and cake!

The tea is named 'confessions of chocoholic' and this was revealed when the tea tray arrived. The chocolate chip scones were accompanied not only by the traditional cream and jam but also with a praline chocolate spread. Yummy.

The cutest selection of cakes made up the next layer, composing of the mandatory wedge of chocolate cake, our favourite raspberry and elderflower cupcake among others.

The top layer of miniature fancies were served on an edible chocolate plate, which we didn't even notice until we had devoured the treats it held - they were so beautiful! 

We just about managed to finish the tea, minus the chocolate plate which was popped in a box for us to take home (with another raspberry cupcake or two!). The cake and fancies menu changes frequently so I'm sure I'll be tempted to visit again soon!

The Podium's Confessions of a Chocoholic's afternoon tea is £37.50 per person with champagne or £29.50 without.

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