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HYDE PARK CORNER, Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Both experiences of afternoon tea here have surpassed my expectations - and afternoon tea is my absolute favourite thing to take part in, so for me to rate it as my No.1 place has to be saying something.
The food was exquisite, the staff were adorable and the tea sommelier was mind-bogglingly awesome. The pianist remembered us from a previous occasion (nice touch) and even remembered which song I had requested! Afternoon tea was plentiful - copious amounts of food being replenished at timely intervals, yet the waiting staff were attentive yet not in-your-face.
A wonderful place: I celebrated my 40th birthday here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone to go here for ANY occasion! In intend to visit again very soon, to celebrate the end of my year-long medical treatment - I truly cannot think of anywhere else I'd rather visit in the world for afternoon tea.
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1-3 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3HZ
This branch of Carluccio’s is an excellent ‘refuelling’ stop while on the tourist path or doing a spot of shopping in the area. A very busy deli-cafe, service is always at the Carluccio’s-usual-snails-pace but no complaints about the food or hot drinks, at all. You always know what you are going to get – which is no bad thing.
It’s a shame that the tables aren’t laid out a little better (not much space to get between the tables-for-2) but it’s the perfect place to grab a Cioccolata and divine almond croissant while resting weary feet, as long as you can cope with the noisy buzz of such a busy deli-cafe.
423 Leatherhead Road, London KT9 2NG
The Shy Horse is always well worth a visit if you are in the area (but preferably avoided during the school holidays when Chessington World of Adventures ensures it is bursting at the seams!). The staff are always very friendly, the seasonal menu is supplemented with a “specials” board and the pub always feels warm, welcoming – and very clean.
The food is, on the whole, very well presented and well-cooked – the treacle tart and sticky toffee pudding is worth skipping a starter for!!!
85 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 3DX
A great Malaysian fusion restaurant located in the heart of Brompton, which offers a range of excellent cocktails, very tasty food and excellent service.
We return time and time again just for the cocktails and starters! However, as with most restaurants in this area, it has quite a pricey menu so best to take advantage of some of the good deals that are regularly offered.
Our last visit we were totally beaten by the monkfish curry – enormous portions, delicious with very delicate flavourings.
14 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 4RQ
This is our welcoming, homely and very busy “local” which is even more enticing during the winter months, with the real fires roaring, than the summer months with the buzz of people spilling out onto the Crooked Billet Green.
We recently had a steak and burger which was a little disappointing, however their homemade steak & ale pie is a firm favourite of ours. Yet to try Sunday lunch ‘tho we’ve heard it’s very good.
Great atmosphere and suitable for all ages.
41 Gerrard Street, London W1D 5QF
Great place if you want quick service and piping-hot delicious food - it was a lucky stumble with some friends one lunchtime (great value lunch menu) and I visited there again most recently with my partner for an evening meal.
Service was speedy and very friendly; each dish was well-cooked (if a touch too salty for our palate) and the Singapore noodles, in particular, was fabulous.
Good choice of restaurant if you are with a group of friends and looking for decent food and an OK price.
24 High Street, Wimbledon , London SW19 5DX
We visited Bayee Village for the second time this weekend and thankfully we were early diners (7pm), as we hadn't booked and it was full-to-capacity by 8pm.
The food was as wonderful as we'd expected - my partner rated his sweet & sour pork as the best he had ever eaten (not faint praise, he travels extensively) and my crispy beef was delicious with a light, tasty sauce with no hint of fake colourings added.
Service was good, the rose wine was very more-ish and a nice, light accompaniment to the flavours of our chosen dishes.
One thing could elevate this to a 5 for us - I was sat by a very cool air-con unit (shivering most of the way through the meal hehe) and the food dishes were not placed on warming plates, so by the time we'd gotten halfway through our meal, the rice, noodles and meat dishes were cold.
Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7BQ
We stayed for just one night at Heather House and had a delightful stay with Ann & Ted, who were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Our room was clean and comfortable, with all the comforts you need - fluffy white towels, crisp bedlinen and even Aero hot chocolate sachets awaiting us on the tea tray!
Heather House has the most beautiful windows on both levels of the staircase and we loved the really homely feel; we were especially drawn to their garden where we rested our weary feet in the late afternoon sunshine!
We also liked the idea of placing your cooked breakfast order by mid-evening on the breakfast slips - which we duly did!
Up and about early in the morning, we went for a walk before breakfast and walked back into Heather House to a gorgeous aroma of home-cooked breakfast. We loved the locally-sourced sausages, the cooked breakfast was done to perfection and we also enjoyed the wide range of cereals and fruit they also left out for us.
All in all, a delightful stay and we will certainly stay there again when we next visit the New Forest for longer than a day trip, as Heather House is perfectly located for exploring the area.
Swan Green, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7DT
We called in to The Swan after an afternoon wander (and some hiking) around Lyndhurst.
The food menu seemed to be the usual unappetizing pub fayre so we opted for a cream tea and half a cider! We sat outside in the garden which is a little unkempt but still pleasant enough on a warm late summer's day.
Our cream tea comprised of two large fruited scones with a decent portion of yummy strawberry jam and clotted cream served in individual pots (not the horrible plastic individual containers); our tea was nice and strong with a big pot of hot water to top up.
The scones were homemade and were surprisingly tasty. Definitely worth a visit for a hungry and thirsty traveller.
We didn't see much "real" food passing by on its way to other tables but what we did see looked tasty; the pies also looked very nice.
Toilets were clean although could have done with some automatic deoderising!
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