Palm Court, Langham Hotel – Afternoon Tea

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Wendy and Joceline at Langham

History and Background

The Langham, London has been serving Afternoon Tea to the cream of London society since 1865.

Enriched with history,  the prestige and reputation of Palm Court, Langham Hotel,  has been alleviated even further in recent years, having been awarded several awards for ‘Top London Afternoon Tea 2012″. The West End hotel is located on Regent Street, one of London’s most iconic roads. Palm court itself, is displayed with elegance, intricately furnished with sage leather seats and a grand, high ceiling. Above average prices do not deter citizens from the traditional afternoon tea  experience, with the cheapest afternoon tea set starting at £47 per person.
The meal:
 
Afternoon Tea is often set, and may vary seasonally. Here is what you could expect:

Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood (£47.00)

* Currently a special offer for 10% off this set on opentable

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Warm selection of scones from their Palm Court bakery with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve
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Finger Sandwiches (unlimited)

Some finger sandwiches they currently have to offer:

  • London cured smoked salmon with whipped brie and rocket
  • Corn-fed chicken with tarragon mustard and plum tomato
  • Burford brown free-range egg and mustard cress
  • Smoked mountain ham with Comte cheese and white truffle oil
  • Cucumber with cream cheese and chives
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Quintessentially British
Langham
The Tripod, and Amuse Bouches
More finger sandwiches

In terms of reviewing the actual food, it’s good food and you’re treated well, but at the end of the day, you really are being served some sandwiches, some scones and some tea. Is it worth £47? I’m not so sure. There are many amazing afternoon teas you can get around London for a cheaper price (expect for it to be between £20-£30.) Afternoon Tea at The Langham is mostly for the experience, after all, its up there with Fortnum & Mason and places on Park Lane.

Boey Jung
It’s the return of Boris! Clotted Cream and Jam on scones

 

Service: Very lovely staff, attentive, but not intrusive. There is 12.5% service charge atop of the menu choices.

Bits and Bobs:

  • Suggest you book
  • Smart Casual wear is the minimum
  • Afternoon tea is available all day, everyday

Price: £££

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