Starlight Children's Foundation, he decided to bid for something he knew would be right up my street....Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at the Connaught. Something for me to get very excited about as well as it all being for a wonderful cause (the charity I mean, not me!).
I invited my friend Beth along. She's jetting off to to the sun in Sydney for a year and this was the last time I'd see her before she left. I thought it would be a sweet send off for her.
It turns out that The Connaught Hotel is very grand. In hindsight, I probably should have dressed up a little more than I did but I'd decided to wear my comfy Juicy Couture dress and Kurt Geiger over-the-knee suede boots.
Our glasses of Laurent-Perrier champagne were poured, we ordered two pots of pomegranate tea and awaited arrival of the cakes!
I couldn't help but let out a squeal of delight when they arrive at the table in all their glory. Beautifully presented pastries, cakes and delicious looking finger sandwiches.
The cakes were very nice - a real mix of tastes and textures. But it was the sandwiches that I couldn't leave alone! We ended up ordering a refill of the ploughman's pickle with montgomery cheddar cheese and - one of my favourite sandwich fillings ever - the coronation chicken with crunchy apple.
Then more cakes and a basket of scones with cream and preserves arrived!
We worked our way through all of them...and ordered more to take away!
But I accidentally left them in the ladies toilet. Damn. ☹
Afternoon tea at the Connaught is a quintessentially British, elegant and lovely experience. The seating area is bright and airy much like sitting in a pretty conservatory. The waiter service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommended!
Full of cake and sarnies, we headed off to the Everyman cinema to see...
....a film that is so awful that it's almost enjoyable.
If you're planning a cinema visit, I'd definitely recommend going to see Rush instead. Now that's a good movie.