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Afternoon Tea At Annabel's

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Does anyone else have a London bucket list (or insert your city instead) ? When I moved to London nearly 6 years ago I wrote a list in the back of my Filofax (RIP) of all the London things I wanted to do. I found it about a year ago and it was amazing how many things I had managed to tick off. One of those things was to go to Annabel’s. If you don’t know, Annabel’s is a London institution. It’s a private members club that is notoriously hard to get into and is famed for being the hangout of the rich and famous. It was one of those places that I just wanted to see once. So let me tell you I was ecstatic when I received an invite from Laurent-Perrier to come join them for afternoon tea at Annabel’s to celebrate the launch of their new Cuvée Rose Jeroboam.

Annabel’s as we know it today is actually the second iteration, but is just two doors down from the original on Berkeley Square. First opening its doors in 1963 by Mark Birley who named the club after his wife, this new larger Annabel’s is an entire townhouse designed by Martin Brudnizki is what can only be described as visionary. Every room is a different design but with a hefty membership cost, photos with other guests in them is strictly off limits, so let me show you The Flower Room. 

The Flower Room really is breathtaking. Adored with floral fabric wall covering, gold flowers bordering the ceiling and of course its outstanding feature, 13,000 ceramic flowers fixed to the walls. Yes, 13,000 of them handmade and hand attached to the wall.

I'd been invited to Annabel's to help celebrate the launch of the new Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Jeroboam, which is a 3 litre bottle! Aged for 5 years, only 500 have been made as they wanted to make sure the blend was absolutely perfect. 

Also launching is the new constellation cage for the regular size Cuvée Rosé which is such a pretty design update.

The Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Jeroboam is a light, fruit based champagne, with notes of strawberry and raspberry making it the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea.  

Out came a selection of sandwiches with classics such as coronation chicken, smoked salmon and cream cheese, as well as some more high end ones such as truffle and egg mayo. 

My favourite part of afternoon tea is the scones. Annabel's served both plain and raisin with jam and clotted cream which was delicious. 

Finally on top of the silver tier was a selection of cakes, pastries and macarons which were really good.

After the afternoon tea, I couldn't leave until I'd seen the world famous Annabel's bathroom. You might have seen it on Instagram as with its pink stalls, floral walls, and flower covered ceiling, it is probably the most photographed bathroom in the UK!

Without meaning to, I seemed to have colour coordinated my outfit!

It was a dream come true to be able to tick off Annabel's from my bucket list, and to be on of the few people who will get to try the Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Jeroboam is also an amazing honour. But that doesn't mean you can't be too! If you want to try the Cuvée Rosé Jeroboam, its on sale now at luxury retailers like Annabel's and Hedonism Wines


  1. Oh, my, God. All those details. It's no wonder Annabel's is so hyped, it's just so beautiful! I'd love to have afternoon tea there one day!

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  2. This place would definitely be on my bucket list!

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