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Afternoon Tea Berkeley Hotel London with Estee Lauder and Classic FM

This was no ordinary afternoon tea at the Berkeley Hotel, London - it was actually rather special. I was very lucky to have won a competition from Classic FM and Estee Lauder including a weekend in London! You all know how much I love Afternoon Tea so what a perfect prize.

Afternoon Tea Berkeley Hotel London
Afternoon Tea Berkeley Hotel London

My sister and I arrived at the Berkeley Hotel, the event was being held in the Berkeley Hotel Ballroom. We were personally greeted and welcomed by Classic FM's Margherita Taylor, what a lovely lady and so tall too! We then enjoyed a champagne and nibbles reception and mingled with other competition winners, there were a number of Estee Lauder stands and beauticians who were offering some ten minute beauty treatments. So of course we took them up on the offer, I had my eye make up done. It makes such a change having your make applied by a professional, no poking myself in the eye! I think the ladies were from the Estee Lauder, John Lewis store in London - they were all very welcoming and happy to answer any make up questions I had.

Estee Lauder John Lewis London
Gift Bag full of Estee Lauder Skin Care Products

After a short while we moved into the ballroom and seated at tables to enjoy our afternoon tea. Waiting on our seats was a rather fabulous gift bag full of Estee Lauder skin care products, what a delight! But there was not time to explore the contents in detail as afternoon tea was being served.

Ballroom Berkeley Hotel London
The fabulous Ballroom at the Berkeley Hotel

There was an array of sandwiches and mini savoury treats. I particularly enjoyed the delicate egg roll, goats cheese and beetroot mousse and the cheese and ham filo pie. Sadly the tea was not served in a teapot, but a large flask by the waiting on staff - there were around 50 people so I guess it was the most efficient way.

Savoury Afternoon Tea Treats
Savoury Afternoon Tea Treats

Moving on to the cakes, oh yes the cakes now they deserve full details. The Berkeleys Pret-a-Portea afternoon tea is inspired by the latest fashion seasons catwalk designs.

Afternoon Tea London Estee Lauder and Classic FM
Estee Lauder Lemon Biscuit

The Berkeley Pret-a-Portea Afternoon Tea Menu


Christian Louboutain chocolate biscuit Pigalle Spike Heel

Karla Collecto Lemon biscuit swimsuit

Miu Miu exotic skin tote bag

Diquared mini strapless mango bavarios dress with hot pink lampshade hat

Alberta Ferreti pretty in pink Siciliam Guava and Lemon verbena pannacotta

Victoria Beckham graphic geometric cherry and white chocolate mousse shirt

Simone Rocha pineapple and coconut Savin shirt dress 

Emilia Wickstead striped fuchsia pink and orange jocund

Oscar De La Renta summer pistachio sponge cake dress

Estee Lauder lemon biscuit created especially for the event

pistachio sponge cake for afternoon tea
Oscar De La Renta drew inspired pistachio 
sponge cake
Shoe biscuit for afternoon tea
Christian Louboutain chocolate biscuit
Wow! They all looked and tasted fabulous, the cakes were accompanied by a printed guide including photographs off the designers outfits so you really could see and appreciate the inspiration and interpretation from the real designs to the sweet transformation.
Mui Mui handbag review afternoon tea
Chocolate Mui Mui Handbag 
The Miu Miu chocolate tote bag was the richest most divine chocolate treat I have ever eaten! 

Performance by Laura Wright for Classic FM
Laura Wright and Classic FM's Margherita Taylor
This was not the end of the event, we were now treated to a wonderful performance by soprano Laura Wright. I can say with certainty she sang Ava Maria and Bring Him Home from Les Miserables and rest was blur. I was preoccupied with admiring her lovely green dress and the skills of the pianist and guitarist.

What a fabulous day! I really did enjoy it all, the performance by Laura Wright, the pampering by Estee Lauder and the afternoon tea at The Berkeley Hotel all courtesy of Classic FM. 
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  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time Angela, despite the lack of teapot!!!
    I will definitely add this to my London tea list!

  2. Congrats on your win sounds fab. I've had the fashion afternoon tea at the Berkeley so know it will have been even better.
    Lynn x


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