For Christmas last year I bought my Mum a treat for us both to enjoy - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldywch. Last weekend we finally found the time to go and I can't praise it highly enough. We had such a lovely time!
We were seated in the upstairs area of One Aldywch, overlooking The Lobby Bar (perfect for people watching) and were taken through the sumptuous looking menu. We were told that we could try as many different teas as we wanted! Obviously I went for the English Breakfast but Mum did try the chocolate tea which was unusual and delicious!
We were each delivered a big pot of tea, and our savoury 'course' arrived - our favourites were the tomato tarts and the leek and stilton quiche. As we were coming to the end of the savoury, our waiter asked if we wanted any more of anything so we asked for more of these and he happily obliged. The service was outstanding - probably the best service I've ever had!
It was then onto the best part - the sweets! As you'd expect from a Charlie and the Chocolate Tea there were some amazing treats. From the golden chocolate egg filled with cheesecake, to the homemade candy floss with a secret flavour that you have to try and guess (I got it right and was very smug). It felt sparkly, and fun, and truly indulgent. Even better was that there was a constant supply of tea.
Once again, we were asked if we wanted more of anything but we were getting so full by this point that we just couldn't eat anything else! We were given boxes to put our leftovers in so we could take them home and enjoy them later when we had a bit more space in our bellies!
We had an absolutely fantastic couple of hours at One Aldywch. We felt very spoilt and the waiters were just incredible. If you want to treat yourself, or want to buy a lovely gift for someone then I highly recommend the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea!