Monday, 11 November 2013

The Knightsbridge Lounge

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So it would appear that since moving down to London, all I do is taxi hop from restaurant, to bar to club. Contrary to popular belief, I do actually work, however I'm not going to be convincing anyone soon, as I had a very lady of leisure style day again. Well it was a Saturday.

Me and Caroline had been trying to plan a very special afternoon tea (I'm too excited, as hint hint, it's my ultimate afternoon tea dream) however we are struggling to get booked in. Nobodies like us can't waiver the reservation list. Dayum. So in the mean time we decided to perk up our spirits and take afternoon tea at The Knightsbridge Lounge.

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The Distinctly Knightsbridge Afternoon Tea is apparently influenced by the gardens of Hyde Park- think salmon from the Serpentine, that sort of thing. 

To add a twist to tradition afternoon tea, we started with a little quiche of red king crab thermidor with seaweed butter (I wonder if the crab came from the Serpentine eh?).

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Usually we were served our tea almost like a tradition meal with courses.

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I opted for the Jasmine Pearl tea as I really liked it when I went to Crewe Hall. I said at the time I was going to buy some, but it's never quite the same in your chipped Mr Men mug is it?

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The Knightsbridge lounge is a gorgeous little place. It feels cosy and relaxed, with deep sofas to sink yourself into. Because obviously us lady's of leisures need time to relax and unwind after our oh so stressful life...

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Thankfully out came the tradition stand, that makes me heart skip every time. There is just something so comforting about taking quintessential British afternoon tea. Although this isn't quite what Lady Grantham would have had...

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Marshmallow, Turkish delight and nougat lollipops?! Lady Grantham would defiantly have a thing or too to say about those!

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The elderflower jelly and meringue cup was pretty fabulous. A shot of apple cider with blackberry jelly topped with meringue. Delicious to say the least.

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The tropical chocolate mousse waffle cone wasn't bad either. Reminded me of summer, although the weather soon killed that feeling.

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But it was the The Serpentine Swan Petit Chou that really made my heart melt. Just look at it. It was nearly too god to eat. I said nearly...

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OK, so I know I said it was relaxed and cosy room, but it is Knightsbridge after all?

If you fancy being a lady of leisure, you can check out the website here.

Hope you all had a leisurely Saturday too, let me know what you do to chill out after work.

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  1. The good looks amazing! This would be a perfect place to go for a birthday or special occasion. Whilst you live in London you should definitely make the most of everything x

    1. I agree, I would love to take my mum here for her birthday.
      London now is my permanent home, so got plenty of time to do everything! :) x

  2. Wow, the swan! What a beautiful setting. You both look gorgeous, as does the food.
    Is it the Pret-a-Portea that you're hoping to get to? I hear it's amazing. Hope you had a great weekend!

    Christy x
    Another Weekend Without Make-up

    1. Good guess but not quite. Try again haha x

  3. So cute photo!!! so appetizing

    1. Thanks. All that sugar made it very cute doesn't it? x

  4. Aaah, good times. But the questions is...where next?? :D

    Cocktails and Caroline

  5. Great post!

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    So that deserves a new follower :)

    Love your style and see you as such as good inspiration!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Janice! That just made my day :D x

  6. That looks absolutely beautiful! So jealous.

    Vickie xo | vickieblogs

    1. Maybe ask for a trip to London for Christmas? :) x

  7. I am so jealous! Wonderful photos, this makes me want to move to London :) What a lovely looking place!
    - Pihla, So Much Story

    1. Thanks Pihla. Everyone should move to London! hehe x

  8. This place looks absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the look of the swan petite chou!
    We really must meet sometime to go adventure food hunting! I need a foodie blogger friend <3

    Peach Pow XO

    1. We should! I'm always on the look out for new foodie recruits! x

  9. Me and my friends have been looking for a place to have afternoon tea when we visit London at the end of the month, this place looks perfect x

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  10. oh wow! Looks amazing :)

    xx Jo Betty

  11. This place looks amazing! wonderful post, will definitely pay a visit : ) K x

  12. Oh I definitely will be a lady of leisure and have to go there ASAP! It looks so lovely :)



  13. Wow, what a wonderful afternoon tea :)
    That chandelier is absolutely breathtaking and I'd love to have something like that cotton tree painted on the wall in my dream house.
    x x x
    The Lobster & Me

  14. aahhh this just made me suuuupper hungry!!! aaahhhh!!! everything looks so tasty!! :D i'd love to have afternoon tea too (i can't find any local restaurant that hosts one).

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  15. There's nothing wrong with sampling all that London has to offer! Beer festivals one week, afternoon tea the next - an eclectic mix too. Hopefully I'm off to the Sanderson on Saturday for their Alice in Wonderland themed tea. I can't wait.


  16. What beautiful food! And you both look gorgeous :)


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