Enjoy an alternative to the usual china and scones with K West’s Glam Rock Afternoon Tea
Although conveniently located just minutes from Shepherd’s Bush station, K West Hotel & Spa in West London is a little bit tucked away in the style that I find exciting. An urban oasis, at the end of a road of terraced houses – stepping into the stylish lobby, it felt more like Soho than SheBu. The hotel also has a bit of a rock’n’roll history – it’s the former site of BBC Recording Studio Kensington House, with Marley, Bowie and The Kinks among former guests.
I went along on a crisp Tuesday evening after work to try out their perfectly music-inspired Glam Rock Afternoon Tea. Here are the treats you just have to try for yourself…
The Glam Rock Afternoon Tea
First of all – can we talk about the fabulousness of THAT TEA SET?
In the welcoming and cosy Library space, adorned with Warhol art and rock’n’roll memorabilia, we were served our K West Glam Rock Afternoon Tea. Even though I’m not a massive tea drinker, I was actually a big fan of K West’s bespoke tea, ‘Tea Rex’. It’s described as ‘bold, distinctively smoky flavour with a soothing floral undertone and a pleasant spicy after taste.’ I have limited experience as a tea sommelier (is that a thing? Ha.), but I’m inclined to agree.
A few savoury treats were on offer, and I enjoyed the miniature sandwiches – particularly the avocado, red pepper and mozzarella. Honestly, the mini beef burgers weren’t my favourite and could do with being a bit more flavoursome – but that was the only negative I found. Plus, the sweet treats more than made up for it…
Starting with delicate little macarons, we moved on to the refreshing and tangy sorbet cones – a strange choice for afternoon tea, but their sherbet-y deliciousness fit this slightly quirky afternoon tea perfectly. Providing a fun festive twist, mini baubles filled with strawberry and watermelon slushie mix perched amongst the treats – basically healthy, right?!
The absolute star of the tea tray though, was the white chocolate mini cheesecake bowl. The creamy white chocolate ‘bowl’ began to melt in my hands as I dug out light, fluffy mousse; revealing crumbed biscuit below. Seriously wonderful.
If you’re looking for an alternative afternoon tea experience in London, K West’s Glam Rock Afternoon Tea is definitely packed with colour, fun and flavour. Plus, you can relax in the spa afterwards like I did. You’ll leave revived and refreshed, but still craving more of those mini cheesecake bowl…
The K West Glam Rock Afternoon Tea starts at £28.50 per person, £36.00 with prosecco, and £40.50 with cocktails.
*I was a guest of K West for the Glam Rock Afternoon Tea and spa session – thoughts and words my own.