Review (English)

This category references all my articles and reviews referred in the English language. Keep calm & Bon appétit !

Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La Istanbul – Review ★★★★★

The Shangri-La brand is not very strong in Europe, with only a handful of hotels (Paris and London) serving rather unimpressive afternoon teas. Fortunately for us, the Shangri-La Istanbul afternoon tea is an amazing experience, which successfully blends the best of Eastern and Western traditions: Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La […]

Afternoon Tea at Novotel Paris Les Halles Hotel – Review ★★★☆☆ (English/Anglais)

The Novotel Paris Les Halles afternoon tea is a newcomer on the Parisian scene. Let’s see how the “T Time du Jardin privé” fares against the competition: Pour la version française, cliquez-ici  Afternoon Tea / Tea Time at the Novotel Paris Les Halles Hotel ★★★☆☆ Novotel Paris “Préface” afternoon tea […]

Afternoon Tea at the Kempinski Frankfurt Gravenbruch ★★★★★

The Kempinski Frankfurt Gravenbruch afternoon tea is probably one the best I have ever had in Germany, all criteria considered. Let me explain why: Afternoon Tea / High Tea at the Kempinski Frankfurt Gravenbruch ★★★★★ “Tea Time” Afternoon tea price: 39€/person Savoury bites, Scones & Sweets with Hot beverages and […]

Sunday Brunch Buffet at the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona – Review ★★★★☆

After a fantastic Champagne Brunch at the Majestic, the standard has been set for brunch in Barcelona. I did come to the Blanc Restaurant in 2014 for a light afternoon tea (which is not served anymore, unfortunately) and thus I had high expectations for the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona Sunday brunch buffet. […]

Afternoon Tea at The Hotel Bristol Vienna – Review ★★★★☆

Reviewing the three afternoon teas offered by the Hotel Bristol Vienna proved to be quite challenging, especially when you’re neither a kid nor a vegan: Afternoon Tea / Vegan Afternoon Tea / Kids Afternoon Tea Hotel Bristol Vienna, Austria (five-star hotel) Overall Mark: ★★★★☆ Traditional Afternoon Tea price: 39€/person Vegan Afternoon […]

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul – Review ★★★★☆

The Ritz-Carlton Istanbul serves an afternoon tea with a view of the Bosphorus. It has many merits which make it well worth a visit: Afternoon Tea / High Tea Ritz-Carlton Istanbul, Turkey (five-star hotel) Overall Mark: ★★★★☆ Afternoon Tea price: 95TL/person Tea refills: Yes (tea & coffee) Food refills: No Service: Every […]

Afternoon Tea at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul – Review ★★★★☆

The Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul is among the city’s most luxurious establishments. It is especially renowned as the most prestigious wedding venue in Turkey. Let’s see if their afternoon tea is on par with the hotel’s reputation:  “İstanbul classic” Afternoon Tea at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Turkey (five-star hotel) […]

Breakfast Buffet at Hotel Sacher Vienna – Review ★★★★★

The Hotel Sacher Vienna is a world-famous establishment which is renowned for its speciality: the “Original Sacher-Torte”. While it is relatively easy to have à-la-carte breakfast or sample Viennese delicacies at Café Sacher, the Sacher hotel’s breakfast buffet requires booking well in advance, unless you are a hotel guest. I […]

Breakfast at Hotel Sacher Vienna

Mad Hatter’s Tipsy Evening Tea at the Sanderson Hotel London – Review ★★★★☆

Boozy afternoon teas are more and more common, offering Champagne, cocktails and even alcohol-infused food. I initially wanted to try the Mad Hatter’s afternoon tea at the Sanderson Hotel London but my schedule didn’t allow it. So I went to the cocktail based tipsy evening tea instead: Mad Hatter’s Tipsy […]

Spanish Afternoon Tea at the COMO The Halkin London – Review ★★★★☆

I’ve had many afternoon teas with an international twist, be it French, Italian or Japanese. I didn’t really know what to expect from the COMO The Halkin London’s Spanish afternoon tea, designed by the Michelin-starred “Ametsa with Arzak Instruction” restaurant team: Spanish Afternoon Tea / Belgravia High Tea Hotel COMO […]

Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental Paris – Review ★★★★☆ (English/Anglais)

Considering how exceptional the Mandarin Oriental London afternoon tea is, I had some really high hopes for the Mandarin Oriental Paris, which is now home to Michelin-starred charismatic chef Thierry Marx: Pour la version française, cliquez ici Afternoon Tea / Tea Time at the Mandarin Oriental Paris, France (5-star hotel) […]

Saké, Wine & Beer Afternoon Tea at The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London – Review ★★★★★♥

I initially reviewed the Mandarin Oriental London Saké & Teamaster’s choice afternoon teas in 2017. Here I go again 2 years later, to update this article and review the two newcomers: the Beer afternoon tea and Alsatian wine afternoon tea – Article updated in June 2019 1920’s Afternoon Tea at […]

Afternoon Tea / High Tea at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal – Review ★★★★☆ (English/Anglais)

It would seem that the Ritz-Carlton Montreal is the only 5-star hotel that serves a proper afternoon tea in Québec’s metropole. Fortunately for us high tea addicts, it does not disappoint. Pour la version française, cliquez ici – March 2022 update: price and link to the afternoon tea menu  Afternoon […]

Ritz-Carlton Montréal

Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel, London – Review ★★★★☆

South Kensington is home to many of London’s museums, notably the V&A and the Science Museum. If you feel hungry after a museum tour, I strongly recommend going to the Ampersand Hotel to try out their “Science Afternoon Tea”: Science Afternoon Tea The Ampersand Hotel London Overall Mark: ★★★★☆ Science Afternoon […]

Ampersand science afternoon tea

Sunday Brunch Buffet at the Majestic Hotel & Spa, Barcelona – Review ★★★★★

While Barcelona offers a rather limited choice of British afternoon teas, it is still a foodie’s dream come true in terms of choice and quality. Let’s review the Majestic Barcelona brunch, a truly “majestic” culinary experience: February 2020 update: Champagne is not free-flowing anymore. Guest now get a welcome drink […]

Majestic Barcelona brunch

Afternoon Tea at Vinteas Tea Room, Leamington Spa – Review ★★★★★

Leam’ and Warwick are home to several gorgeous afternoon venues. Let’s review the Vinteas tea room in Leamington Spa: Traditional & Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea Vinteas Tea Room, Leamington Spa Overall Mark: ★★★★★ Price: £13.95/person Tea Refills: No; Water refills: Yes (£2.70 – £6 for an extra pot of tea) Food refills: […]

Breakfast & Afternoon Tea at Zuckermonarchie, Hamburg – Review ★★★★★

If you fancy a queen/king-like breakfast or afternoon tea, Zuckermonarchie Hamburg is the place to be: Breakfast & Afternoon Tea Zuckermonarchie, Hamburg Overall rating: ★★★★★ Breakfast price: 12.50€ /person (With beverages, extras & tip: 13€-16€ ~ / person) Afternoon tea price: 14.95€/person Hours: Mon – Fri: 11 am to 7 pm (no breakfasts) […]

Zuckermonarchie Hamburg

Breakfast & Brunch at Pauline Café & Bistro, Hamburg – Review ★★★★★

The Pauline Café & Bistro is one of the many great breakfast venues in HH. You’re in for a healthy/vegan-friendly treat and great quality tea and food: Breakfast & Brunch Pauline Café & Bistro, Hamburg Overall rating: ★★★★★ Breakfast price: 7-10€ ~ /person With beverages, extras & tip: 10€-15€ ~ / person […]

Pauline Café & Bistro

Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough Hotel London – Review ★★★★★

The Lanesborough Hotel serves one of the best afternoon teas in London, with a strong emphasis on tea and pastries. Traditional Afternoon Tea The Lanesborough Hotel, London Overall Mark: ★★★★★  (03/2018 update) Afternoon Tea price: £39/person; Champagne Afternoon Tea price: £49-64/person Food refills: Yes; Tea Refills: Yes (3 choices per person) 1:00 to […]

The Lanesborough Hotel Afternoon Tea London

Afternoon Tea at The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel Birmingham – Review ★★★★★

I went back to the Edgbaston Boutique Hotel in Birmingham while transiting from Derbyshire (second home) to London. It’s even better than before 🙂 Article updated on August 2019 (spring afternoon tea) Afternoon Tea / High Tea at the Edgbaston Boutique Hotel Birmingham ★★★★★ The Edgbaston Traditional Afternoon Tea price […]

Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus – Review ★★★★★

The Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus serves a delicious Turkish afternoon tea which can be enjoyed on the waterfront. Weather permitting, it is a rather amazing experience and a “must-try” for any respectable afternoon tea aficionado. Turkish Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus Overall rating: ★★★★★ Price: 80 […]

Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus

Afternoon Tea at Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry – Review ★★★★☆

The Coombe Abbey Hotel serves one of the most popular afternoon tea in the Midlands, which requires to book up to two months in advance on weekends. February 2020 update: price and booking links Afternoon Tea at Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry Overall rating: ★★★★☆ Abbot’s afternoon tea price: £26.95 (weekdays) or £29.95 (weekends) […]

The best Tea Rooms in Warsaw, Poland

These are two of my favourite tea rooms in Warsaw, both very good in a different way and equally ranked for the “Best Tea Room Warsaw has to offer” title. 1: Same Fusy. Herbaciarnia i Kawiarnia ★★★★★ If you happen to visit Warsaw’s old town, make sure to stop for a pot of […]

Afternoon Tea at AMBA Hotel Marble Arch, London – Review ★★★☆☆

The AMBA Hotel Marble Arch serves a decent afternoon tea in a cosy environment. Not a bad plan for a budget friendly outing. Afternoon Tea Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London Overall rating: ★★★☆☆ Price: £25/person for  afternoon tea £35 with a glass of Champagne (excl. optional tip/service charge) Tea refills: Yes; Food refills: No […]

Chocoholic Afternoon Tea at The Hilton Park Lane, London – Review ★★☆☆☆

The Hilton Park Lane London serves a chocolate themed afternoon tea and despite its fancy title, it is a very ordinary experience. “Confessions of a Chocoholic” Afternoon Tea London Hilton on Park Lane Overall rating: ★★☆☆☆ Price: £36/person for the Traditional afternoon tea £46 with a glass of Champagne (excl. optional 12.5% tip/service […]

NCAD Fashion Afternoon Tea at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin – Review ★★★★★

The Westbury Hotel Dublin and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) have teamed up to create a “Fashion inspired afternoon tea”. The result is stunning and is bound to delight both foodies and fashionistas. February 2020 update: price and links NCAD Fashion Afternoon Tea at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin Overall […]

Afternoon Tea at The Shangri-La at The Shard, London – Review ★★★☆☆

The Shangri-La at The Shard is the highest hotel in Western Europe, with restaurants and rooms overlooking London from one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. Asian & English Afternoon Tea The Shangri-La at The Shard, London Overall rating: ★★★☆☆ Price: £54/person £62-70 with a glass of Champagne (excl. 12.5% service charge) Tea refills: […]

The best Tea Room in Krakow, Poland

Herbaciarnia Czarka Truly a hidden gem (seriously, it’s hard to find even when you know where it is), the Herbaciarnia Czarka is a must see for any tea aficionados. It is the best tea room Krakow has to offer, and the best one I have ever been to worldwide. Herbaciarnia Czarka […]

Afternoon Tea at Binswood Hall, Leamington Spa – Review ★★★★☆

The Binswood Hall Leamington Spa is a luxurious retirement home based in 19th Century Victorian Gothic building. The in-house Whittle’s restaurant is open to the public and serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea at Binswood Hall Leamington Spa, Warwickshire Overall rating : ★★★★☆ Price: £16.95/person £19.95/person with a Gin &Tonic […]

Dinner at Agust Gastrobar Barcelona – Review ★★★★★ 2017 update (English/Anglais)

If you happen to visit Catalonia and fancy a little gastronomical break, I strongly recommend hitting the Agust Gastrobar Barcelona. Hands down one the best restaurants I have ever been to, if not the best ever. Pour la version française, cliquez ici Dinner at the Agust Gastrobar Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Overall rating: ★★★★★ Cuisine: International/Gastronomy (Japan, China, Peru, […]

Agust Gastrobar Barcelona

Dinner at Chez Elles Bistroquet, London – Review ★★★★★

Fancy some traditional and yet affordable French cuisine in London? The “Chez Elles Bistroquet” on Brick lane serves amazing food for brunch, lunch and dinner. It’s the latter that we’ll review here, allons-y! French Dinner at Chez Elles Bistroquet Brick Lane, East London Overall rating: ★★★★★ Cuisine: French (traditional) Prices: £25~ for 3 courses (Excluding tip […]

Afternoon Tea at Mallory Court Hotel, Leamington Spa – Review ★★★★★

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Leamington Spa (Warwickshire) and fancy an afternoon tea surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Mallory Court Hotel is your best bet in Warwickshire: Afternoon Tea at Mallory Court Hotel in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire Overall rating: ★★★★★ Prices: £22.50/person with tea/hot beverage £27.50 with English sparkling […]

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, London – Review: ★★★☆☆

The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel is one of the few places in London to offer a chocolate themed experience: the “Charlie and The Chesterfield Afternoon Tea”. “Charlie and The Chesterfield Afternoon Tea” The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel, London Overall rating: ★★★☆☆ Tea refills: Yes; Food refills: Yes Price: £38.50/adult; £19.50/child; £45.50 with a glass of Champagne […]