Marco Pierre White Afternoon Tea
As a birthday gift, I booked my friend and me in for an afternoon tea at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in Islington.
Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in Islington is located inside the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, just around the corner from Angel Tube station. We walked over from Hatton Garden, as that’s where we’d been earlier in the morning and it was quite a nice day.
The hotel was really easy to find and on entry we were seated at a nice table right by the window. The afternoon tea I had purchased for us included a cocktail, so the waitress handed us a cocktail menu and asked which one we would each like. There were quite a lot to choose from, but we both opted for the Kir Royale, which is a cocktail made with crème de cassis and champagne. Crème de cassis is a French liqueur made with blackcurrants.
After our cocktails arrived, the waitress then bought over our cake stand which was full of delicious looking sandwiches, scones and cakes.
The sandwiches were lovely. They were freshly made with the crusts cut off. Egg and cress, ham and mustard, just to name a couple. There were two scones each which tasted as though they’d been freshly baked and they were scrummy. There was also two small slices of red velvet cake and carrot cake and two fruit compots with cream.
I will say the highlight of the afternoon tea were the scones, they were gorgeous. I wouldn’t have normally eaten both of them but the second one was too good to leave.
All in all, the Marco Pierre White afternoon tea was very high quality. The service was a little lacklustre after we arrived. It took us a while to be offered any tea and we had to find someone to order a second pot. The restaurant was very quiet, just a handful of people eating lunch or afternoon tea so it lacked a little atmosphere. But all in all a really nice experience and the superb food made up for the slight let downs.
Cocktail afternoon tea for two at Marco Pierre White’s normally costs £48, but Buyagift often have an offer running where you can purchase it for less.